The Centre for Research in Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics seeks to operate an innovative governance structure that reflects its transdisciplinary locations. Consequently there is a rotating chair, with a new chair from a different area (Arts and Humanities/Life, Health and Physical Sciences/Social Sciences) every three years. The chair and two deputy chairs will represent all three areas and in this way the research centre ensures insight and input from across the university. This model will also create sustainability, develop leadership skills and experience and offer a pathway for emerging researchers. Early career researchers and mid-career researchers will be encouraged to lead research areas, to develop the direction of the centre through the steering group, as well as the potential of creating new areas.