Martin Boddy

Martin Boddy


Biography

Martin Boddy is Professor of Urban and Regional Studies and Pro Vice Chancellor responsible for research and business engagement at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is a member of Academic Board, the Vice Chancellor’s Executive team and the Finance and Resources Committee. He graduated with a first class degree from the University of Cambridge where he also studied for his PhD. He worked for many years at the University of Bristol, with shorter spells in Canada and Australia, before moving to UWE, Bristol in 2002. He has a national and international reputation for his work on economic development, industrial change, private sector housing markets, and the changing fortunes of urban areas. His work has also included a strong focus on the West of England and the South West. He was, for a number of years, an economic advisor to the SW Regional Development Agency. He is on the advisory board of the West of England Initiative, is Chair of the South West Observatory which draws together research, evidence and expertise to inform policy and decision-making across the region, and is contributing to the development of the Strategic Growth Plan for the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice