Who I am

Jason Deegan

The purpose of this website is to highlight some of my personal reflections and be a repository for much of my public facing work

As you may already have guessed by now, my name is Jason Deegan. I’m a PhD student and Research Fellow at the University of Stavanger, where my research focus is applied to the area of Regional Diversification, my supervisors are Tom Broekel and Rune Dahl Fitjar. I also received a Master of Public Policy from University College Dublin, and I hold a Bachelor in Marketing from Technological University of Dublin.
Data Science

Proficient in cutting-edge data science methods

Management & Analysis

Applying years of experience to deliver expert insights

Policy & Research

An accomplished researcher with an eye on policy relevance

My Experience

A little bit
about Jason

Jason Deegan is a Ph.D. Candidate in Innovation and Regional Studies at the University of Stavanger. A graduate of the Masters in Public Policy program from University College Dublin and received his Bachelors in Marketing from the Technological University of Dublin.


Jason has considerable industry experience prior to beginning his PhD. He began his career as the Marketing Coordinator for Emerging Markets for the Swiss publishing company Ringier and focused on growth in Sub-Saharan African markets. In more recent years his professional experience has seen the leadership of communication and organisational development projects in a number of markets around the world.


Jason has enjoyed considerable success in publishing original research in highly regarded international journals thus far in his PhD journey, with his first paper from his PhD published in Economic Geography, and focused on European smart specialisation policy, and his second published in Growth and change and focused on Entrepreneurial discovery in western Norway.

Key Skills

Python &

Business Intelligence & Data Management

Project Management & Leadership

strategic management
Strategic Management & Communications

Sample of my work

An example of my recent posts

Publishing and writing across a number of topics highlights the evolutionary nature of my career to date, below you can find an example of this focus.