Phil Tomlinson is Professor of Industrial Strategy and Deputy Director of the Centre for Governance, Regulation & Industrial Strategy (CGR&IS) in the School of Management, University of Bath. He is a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association (RSA) and Editor of the RSA Policy Expo Book series. He has published widely on industrial strategy and regional development, and his work has been received by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Department for Transport, NESTA, Innovate UK, The TUC, Industry Trade Associations and other business and regional organisations. He has also addressed All Parliamentary Manufacturing Group of MPs on industrial and innovation policy and given presentations at the UK Houses of Parliament and the EU Commission. He was appointed to the independent review panel for Swindon and Wiltshire LEPs local industrial strategy, and currently sits on the West of England Combined Authority’s Skills Advisory Panel. His recent co-edited policy-facing book ‘Revitalising Lagging Regions: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0’ (2019) was published by Taylor and Francis as part of the RSA Policy Expo series.