I have 25 years of academic, policy development and consultancy experience as a research economist, analyst and project manager.
My portfolio of studies demonstrates detailed expertise from a wide range of research and evaluation work involving the arts, heritage, museum and cultural sectors. I specialise in research reviews and evaluations, business planning and organisational review, and assessing and evaluating economic, social and community impacts derived from public and commercial investments, projects and programmes.
Prior to founding Durnin Research in November 2018, I co-founded and ran DC Research with long standing colleague Stephen Connolly in 2008, stepping down as a Director in 2018. Stephen continues to lead DC Research, and I continue to work on projects with him as an Associate.
Previously, I held senior roles with Regeneris Consulting and Experian, senior policy posts with Cumbria County Council and before that research posts at the Centre for Regional Economic Development (now part of the University of Cumbria).
I am a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association, a Member of the Institute of Economic Development, and the current Chairman of Welland Valley Cycling Club.