Jay Karecha is a researcher and lecturer in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies. His research interests include active citizenship; neighbourhood regeneration; hate crime and sexual violence. He has led HEFCE-funded research into hate crime and sexual violence affecting students, and conducted research on behalf of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside examining the impact of austerity on community safety.
Prior to this, Jay was a Research Fellow with the European Institute for Urban Affairs. He has successfully led work for numerous UK and international projects including the ESPON 'Second Tier City-regions in Europe' project and the ESRC-funded project, 'UK City-regions: How Competitive in a Global Economy?' He has conducted numerous evaluations of urban regeneration schemes across the UK.
2019, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, PG Cert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2013, University of Salford, United Kingdom, PgC Geographical Information Systems
2000, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MBA Environmental Management
1999, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, PgDip Environment, Management & Sustainable Development
1997, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, BA (Hons.) Politics
Researcher & Lecturer, Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - present
Researcher, European Institute for Urban Affairs, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - 2016
Research Assistant, School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2002 - 2004
James A, Silverstone D, Carr R, Kelly T, Karecha J. 2019. A report for the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) on innovative programmes for the recruitment and training of investigators, currently in operation in police forces in England & Wales A report for the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) on innovative programmes for the recruitment and training of investigators, currently in operation in police forces in England & Wales :1-91
Lord A, Karecha J, et al . 2017. An Agenda for the Liverpool City Region An Agenda for the Liverpool City Region
Evans SR, Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J. 2016. The State of Liverpool City Region Report; Making the Most of Devolution :1-83
Evans SR, Meegan R, Karecha J, Jones G, Wainwright G, Burns J. 2015. Mapping local comparative advantages in innovation: framework and indicators (appendices) :1-249
Evans SR, Parkinson M, Jones G, Karecha J, Meegan R. 2010. The Credit Crunch, Recession and Regeneration in the North: What's Happening, What's Working, What's Next? :1-100
Evans SR, Meegan R, Karecha J, Jones G, Wainwright G, Burns J. Mapping Local Comparative Advantages in Innovation: framework and indicators :1-242
Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J. UK city-regions in growth and recession: How are they performing at home and abroad?
Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J, Evans SR, Jones G, Tosics I, Gertheis A, Tonko A, Hegedus A, Illes I, Sotarauta M, Ruokolainen O, Lefevre C, Hall P. Second Tier Cities in Europe: In An Age of Austerity Why Invest Beyond the Capitals?
Russell H, Jones G, Pemberton A, Karecha J. Kensington Regeneration Evaluation 2000-2009
Parkinson M, Karecha J. Walsall Regeneration Company: External Interim Review
Meegan R, Parkinson M, Karecha J. CPR Regeneration: Interim Review
Evans SR, Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J. Interim Review of Tees Valley Regeneration
Evans SR, Parkinson M, Karecha J. Interim Evaluation of Derby Cityscape
Meegan R, Parkinson M, Karecha J. Interim Evaluation of Nottingham Regeneration Ltd
Evans SR, Parkinson M, Meegan R, Karecha J. Final Evaluation of Sunderland arc
Parkinson M, Karecha J, Hutchins M. The Compete Network: Final Report - Messages for Competitive European Cities
Parkinson M, Evans SR, Meegan R, Karecha J, Hutchins M. New Evaluated Manchester: Interim Evaluation of New East Manchester
Parkinson M, Karecha J. Cardiff: A Competitive European City?
Couch CR, Fowles S, Karecha J. reurbanization and housing markets in the central and inner areas of Liverpool Planning Practice & Research, 24 :321-341 DOI
Parkinson M, Karecha J. European Cities in Austerity van Dijk M-P, van der Meer J, van der Borg J. From Urban Systems to Sustainable Competitive Metropolitan Regions - Essays in Honour of Leo van den Berg 978-90-6433-042-1
Reckien D, Karecha J. Sprawl in European Cities: The Comparative Background Couch C, Leontidou L, Petschel-Held G. Urban Sprawl in Europe: Landscape, Land-use Change and Policy 978-1-4051-3917-5 DOI
Nuissl H, Rink D, Couch C, Karecha J. Decline and Sprawl: Urban Sprawl is not Confined to Expanding City-regions Urban Sprawl in Europe: Landscape, Land-use Change and Policy 978-1-4051-3917-5
Engagement & Impact
Research Grants Awarded:
National Police Chiefs Council, Evaluation of fast-track detective recruitment schemes, Silverstone, Daniel; Kelly, Tim; Karecha, Jay; Carr, Richard, Grant value (£): 48000, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2019