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Jessica is a researcher/project manager with 10+ years experience across a wide range of local economic development and enterprise issues. She undertakes policy orientated research in rural and coastal places on behalf of Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities, businesses, charities and community groups.
Jessica works for Rose Regeneration (an economic development business based in Lincoln) and for the Rural Services Network. She previously worked in central Government (at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs), and for the New Economics Foundation.
Jessica has a first degree, master’s degree and doctorate in geography.
She is a Chartered Geographer (CGeog) accredited by the Royal Geographical Society and a Member of the Institute of Economic Development.
Jessica’s general research interests are in rural entrepreneurship, performance measurement and impact, workforce innovation (in health, social care, digital and agricultural sectors) and public services.
Bosworth, G., Annibal, I., Carroll, T., Price, L., Sellick, J. and Shepherd, J. (2016) ‘Empowering Local Action through Neo-Endogenous Development; The Case of LEADER in England’ Sociologia Ruralis , 56 (3), pp. 427-449. ISSN 0038-0199
Sellick, J (2014) ‘The rural Big Society and (changing) public service delivery: A case study of Jubilee Park’ Local Economy , 29 (1-2), pp. 163-169. ISSN 0269-0942
Sellick, J. and Yarwood, R. (2013) ‘Placing Livestock in Landscape Studies: Pastures New or Out to Graze?’ Landscape Research , 38 (4), pp. 404-420. ISSN 0142-6397
Ward, N., Keech, D. and Sellick, J. (2007) ‘The reform agenda: for rural communities’ Food Ethics , 2 (3), p. 15. ISSN 1753-9056
Sellick, J (2004) ‘Book review: Slaughterhouse blues: the meat and poultry industry in North America’ Journal of Rural Studies , 20 (3), p. 382. ISSN 0743-0167
Professional and academic body fellowship/membership:
Jessica is working with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and other public bodies to measure social value (http://socialvalueengine.com/#about).
Jessica has been supporting United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and other health organisations to establish a National Centre for Rural Health and Care.
Jessica is a board member of Lace Housing, a non-profit making organisation with charitable status specialising in providing housing and support services to older and vulnerable people. She is also a member of the audit and compliance sub-committee.