Dr Hans Schlappa is Senior Lecturer in public management at Hertfordshire University Business School. Hans has undertaken assignments as URBACT Lead Expert since 2003, facilitating action planning, practice transfer and capitalization projects concerned with community-led urban regeneration. His current research explores how to tackle long term decline in small and medium sized towns. Hans teaches governance, leadership and strategic management of public services. He has extensive experience in undertaking practice oriented research for national and local government, public agencies and civil society organisations. Prior to his academic career Dr Schlappa worked for 20 years in local government and not-for profit organisations where he managed regeneration initiatives aimed at the socio-economic development of deprived neighbourhoods.
Senior Lecturer Public Service Management, Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire.