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Professor Allan Brimicombe has been appointed as Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Olympic and Paralympic Legacy – a committee that was appointed in May to consider the strategic issues for regeneration and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Games.
Last year, Professor Brimicombe was commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council to lead research on the Olympic Games Impact Study for the London 2012 Games – a project being carried out on behalf of the International Olympic Committee and the first of its kind for a summer Games.
Speaking in response to his appointment, Professor Brimicombe, said: “I’m honoured the House of Lords has appointed me to this Select Committee. I look forward to drawing on my experience and research in this area, and helping Whitehall in its effort to build on the legacy of last summer’s Olympic Games.”
Professor Brimicombe is the Head of the Centre for Geo-Information Studies at UEL. Allan is a Chartered Geographer and is active in the Royal Geographical Society, British Society of Criminology and Royal Statistical Society, and is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.