Senior Lecturer (Academic Development APP and TEF)
Prior to my role at the University of Sunderland in London, I worked as a Lecturer and researcher on the impacts and scenarios evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport at the University of Greenwich. I held posts at Northeastern University in Boston, San Diego State University and the Universita Mediterranea of Reggio in Calabria, Italy, where I was a researcher for the MAPS-LED Project, exploring multi-disciplinary approaches to plan smart specialisation strategies for local Economic Development.
Teaching and supervision
I teach on the following courses:
My research interests include urban planning, innovation, sustainability, liveability, transportation, and Geographic Information Systems. Publication list available upon request.
- Cantafio Giuseppe Umberto (2017). Green Economy as a Driver for Urban Regeneration: Insights from Greentown Labs, USA. In 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2017 Conference Proceedings 14-15 September 2017, pp. 1054-1064, ISBN 9781912337057
- Bevilacqua Lina, Cantafio Giuseppe Umberto, Parisi Luana, Pronestì Giuseppe (2019) Investigating Local Economic Trends for Shaping Supportive Tools to Manage Economic Development: San Diego as a Case Study DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92099-3_23 In book: New Metropolitan Perspectives
- MAPS-LED (2017). S3: Cluster Policy & Spatial Planning. Knowledge Dynamics, Spatial Dimension and Entrepreneurial Discovery Process.
- MAPS-LED (2016). Research and Innovation Strategies in Cluster Policies. Methodological Approach to Cluster Spatialization.
Cantafio, Giuseppe Umberto and Ryan, Sherry (2020) Incorporating innovation metrics in urban indices: the Sustain-LED Index. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 7 (1). pp. 133-163. ISSN 2168-1376
Cantafio, Giuseppe Umberto and Nadda, Vipin (2021) Ecotourism as a Trigger for Economic Development. In: Handbook of Research on the Role of Tourism in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals. IGI Global, pp. 138-150. ISBN 9781799856931
Cantafio, Giuseppe Umberto, Nadda, Vipin and Koutrou, Niki (2022) Proceedings of Teaching and Learning Symposium 2022. Coming out of a Pandemic: Lesson Learnt, Innovative Teaching & Learning Insights. IJEMID International Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management, Innovation, and Development, London. (Unpublished)
I became a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (formally the Higher Education Academy) in August 2020.
I have a background in engineering, urban planning, and economics and hold a PhD in Urban Regeneration and Economic Development along with a BSc and MSc in Environmental Engineering.
I am a member of the Regional Studies Association (RSA).