Beth Perry, University of Sheffield

Beth Perry wearing glasses and speaking into a microphone

Beth Perry is Director of the Urban Institute and Professor of Urban Knowledge Governance at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on the theory and practice of co-production in urban governance and research, with a focus on addressing urban epistemic inequalities. This has included work on cultural heritage and the just city.

She publishes widely on these topics in monographs, journals and the popular press, and produces creative output for different audiences. Recent publications include Co-production as epistemic praxis, Is co-production a good concept? and Co-producing city-regional intelligence. She has also recently published the 5th edition of Social Research: Issues, methods and process with Open University Press.