Dr Katie Higgins

Successful Business People and Families in North West England

Funding period: 28 May 2018 – 28 May 2021
Type of funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Katie is a human geographer and urban ethnographer. Her research engages with elite studies, geographies of wealth and urban inequality. Her current project is interested in the lives of economically successful business people in the North West of England. Several surveys have indicated that there is a concentration of wealth in the region, but we know relatively little about who those at the top end of income and wealth distribution are. The study hopes to contribute new insights about the role of the wealthy in the life of smaller urban centres.

katie.higgins@sheffield.ac.uk | https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/usp/staff/katie_higgins