Jason Whalley is coming during the week of the 5th of November.
Jason Whalley gained an MA in Geography from the University of Cambridge, an MA in International Political Studies from the University of Leeds and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde. Before joining the Department he worked for TNO – STB in The Netherlands. At TNO – STB one of the research projects that he was involved in examined the impact of electronic commerce on the telecommunications industry, whilst another sought to identify the sources of innovation within the service sector.
There are three themes to his research. The first theme is that of the structure of telecommunications markets. The research here has largely focused on internationalisation by mobile telecommunication operators, but it has also looked at the broadband access as well. The diffusion of broadband is Jasons second research theme. This has examined how broadband availability and adoption have occurred in remote and rural markets such as the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. A third area of research has examined the development of ICT in Himalayan countries such as Bhutan and Nepal.
Jason has been a Member of the International Telecommunications Society since 1998. He was a plenary speaker at the18th ITS European Reference Conference (2007). Jason has been book review editor of Telecommunications Policy since January 2007. He is a Member of editorial of NordICT and involved in the Organising committees of ITS Biennial conferences (2006 & 2008 conferences) and European Regional Conferences (2005, 2006 & 2007). He regularly provides policy advice on EU telecoms regulation.