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Dr David Sweeting

Dr David Sweeting

Dr David Sweeting
B.A.(Portsmouth), M.Sc.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Portsmouth)

Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies

Office Room 1.3, 6 Priory Road
Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5569

Research summary

David specialises in local and urban governance studies. He has research experience both within the UK and in international comparative context. David’s most recent work has been on city leadership, and he is working on a research project on the introduction of mayoral governance in Bristol. His latest edited book 'Directly elected mayors in urban governance' was published by Policy Press 2017. 

David has also worked on a projects on local political leadership in Spain, on local councillors in comparative perspective, and on various projects examining different aspects of urban governance funded by ESRC, the Nuffield Foundation, EPSRC, CLG ...

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David studied Social Policy at the University of Portsmouth for his first degree, before studying MSc Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics (LSE). He returned to Portsmouth for his PhD in local democracy.

His first academic post commenced in 1998 in the Cities Research Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE). He worked for nine years as a Research Fellow on various research projects. He left UWE in 2007 to take up a lectureship in the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research in School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol ...

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