Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies

Staff Profile

Dr Nick Henry

Dr Nick Henry has recently returned to academia. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Business in Society Research Centre at Coventry University. 

This follows 10 years as a public policy and evaluation consultant. This culminated with a position as Consulting Director, Economic Development and Economic Policy, at GHK Consulting (now ICF International).

Academic positions

Before this, as a human and economic geographer, he held academic positions at: 

  • the Open University
  • universities of Southampton and Birmingham
  • a Readership in Urban and Regional Studies at CURDS


He has wide-ranging experience of directing and managing research and consultancy projects for: 

  • ESRC and various European Commission DGs
  • Government departments and quangos
  • national foundations
  • charities and trade associations
  • regional and local economic development partnerships
  • local authorities and voluntary and community sector organisations


Currently, he is undertaking research and consultancy on community finance: 

  • including bank data disclosure
  • social impact bonds
  • economic and social impact 

for a variety of clients and UK motorsport supply chains for BIS/UKTI.