Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies

Staff Profile

David Bradley

Principal Research Associate



David is a part-time Research Associate involved in directing research. David has led numerous studies across a range of policies with spatial impacts.
David is also a Partner with Bradley Research and Consulting.


Commercial consultancy in areas of programme and policy evaluation, urban regeneration and property development, spatial strategies

Roles and Responsibilities

Securing contracts
Managing / directing research / consultancy studies


BA Hons Geography
M Phil Town and Regioanl Planning

Previous Positions

Research Manager Ecotec
Consultant Price Waterhouse
Senior Consultant Price Waterhouse


Member of the Royal Town Planning Institure

Member of the Institute of Economic Development
Life Member National Trust


Basic French

Informal Interests



Research Interests

David's main expertise lies in the evaluation of policies and programmes with a spatial impact. David has led more than 50 studies and advised a broad range of organisations such as Government Departments, Police Constabularies, Regional Development Agencies, local authorities, LSCs, and the EU.

Other Expertise

Public Sector relocation
Knowledge Intensive Business Services
Locational requirements and residential preferences of mobile professionals / home based business services
Economic Impact Analysis

Current Work

Evaluation of Newcastle Science City Enterprise to Business

Evaluation of NE1 Newcastle City Centre Business Improvement District

My Newcastle - Young children's sense of place and the buildings and spaces they like and dislike


Industrial Relevance

Assessment of the case for government relocations helped to inform the Lyons review
Evaluation of civilian roles within Northumbria police helped to inform workforce modernisation
Economic impact assessment of closure of RAF Boulmer may have influenced shelving of plans to close RAF Boulmer 




Undergraduate Teaching


Postgraduate Teaching

Evaluation workshop, CURDS MA in Regional Development