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Dr Rebecca Ince

Profile summary

Professional biography

Becky is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Business and Law, in the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) in the Department of Public Sector Leadership and Social Enterprise (PULSE). Her research covers health and environmental policy, combining the disciplinary and theoretical perspectives of both Geography and Social Policy. Becky’s projects illuminate how networks of people and organisations provide services in different and unique contexts, and how relational dynamics between actors in those networks impact service provision and equality of access. Her current work investigates how the third sector supports health and wellbeing in place-based contextualised services, and previous work investigated the contribution fo the voluntary sector to supporting people in mental health crisis, as well as investigating how cross-sector collaborations in urban contexts address environmental sustainability. Becky is committed to co-producing research and has worked closely with service users, co-operatives, national and local voluntary sector organisations and local and national government throughout her research.

Research interests

Voluntary/third sector, place-based research, community organisations, cross-sector partnerships.


The contribution of the voluntary sector to mental health crisis care: a mixed-methods study (2020-07)
Newbigging, Karen; Rees, James; Ince, Rebecca; Mohan, John; Joseph, Doreen; Ashman, Michael; Norden, Barbara; Dare, Ceri; Bourke, Suzanne and Costello, Benjamin
Health Services and Delivery Research, 8(29) (pp. 1-200)

Constructing domestic retrofit as a new urban infrastructure: experimentation, equitability and contested priorities (2019)
Ince, Rebecca and Marvin, Simon
Local Environment, 24(9) (pp. 825-842)

Retrofitting Obsolete Suburbs: Networks, Fixes, and Divisions (2019)
Ince, Rebecca and Marvin, Simon
In: Filion, Pierre and Pulver, Nina M. eds. Critical Perspectives on Suburban Infrastructures: Contemporary International Cases (pp. 318-339)
ISBN : 9781487531225 | Publisher : University of Toronto Press | Published : Toronto