Dr Peter Bradley

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About me

Peter has degrees in BSc Environmental Chemistry and MSc Economics as well as a PhD in Economics. Peter is leader of the Bristol Centre for Economics and Finance Sustainability Cluster.  His research explores environmental and energy governance challenges using empirical evidence based research as well as conceptual and theory based research to bring about economies that embody greater levels of environmental sustainability at local and global levels.  Peter is an editor for the Journal of Sustainable Production and Consumption. 

PhD in Ecological Economics, from the University of Surrey at an Internationally-Acclaimed Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Development with Professor Tim Jackson.

Current funded research:

'Local Sustainability Project'. The Cabinet Office Local Sustainability Fund.  Value £100,000.  Principal Investigator Dr Peter Bradley. 


Past UK research council research:

EPSRC funded fellowship on the industrial and social ecology of urban resource flows; Research fellow on an EPSRC funded project at the University of Surrey: Reshaping Energy Demand of Users by Communication Technology and Economic Incentives (REDUCE);  Researcher with the Research Group on Lifestyles Values and Environment (RESOLVE). 

Past consultancy researcher (undertaken as a researcher with Risk Policy Analysts Plc): 

Postle M. Salado R, Bradley P (2006).  REACH Implementation Project 3.9-1 Preliminary Study For a Technical Guidance Document on Carrying Out a Socio Economic Analysis.  FINAL REPORT – PART A.  By Risk & Policy Analysts Plc. in association with SYKE.  On behalf of the European Commission, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre.  

Jan Vernon (2006), Focus on Climate Change. First published in 2006. British Standards Institution 2006.  Updated with RPA (as a researcher) on behalf of the British Standards Institution.

Barriers and Incentives for Decentralised Water Infrastructures (Environment Agency 2006). Produced with RPA (as a researcher) on behalf of the Environment Agency.


Module leader Sustainable Business and Economy


In my spare time I write music: https://soundcloud.com/blackbird-origin

Area of expertise

Industry focused environmental input-output modelling; cost benefit analysis; business models for sustainable development; social norms


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