Jonathan Bradbury joined Swansea University in 1992, after posts at the universities of Bristol, London and Warwick. He served as Head of the Department of Political and Cultural Studies, 2010-12 and was appointed to a personal Chair in Politics in 2012.
He is the editor of Devolution, Regionalism and Regional Development, the UK Experience (Routledge, 2008) and co-editor of British Regionalism and Devolution, the Challenges of State Reform and European Integration (Routledge, 1997). He has edited special editions of Government and Opposition (2010), Perspectives on European Politics and Society (2009), Regional and Federal Studies (2007) and Regional Studies (1996). He is also the author of Government and County, A History of Northamptonshire County Council, 1889-1989 (Bristol University Press, 1989).
Jonathan has published a wide range of articles in political science journals, including Political Studies, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Publius, the Journal of Federalism, Parliamentary Affairs and the Journal of Legislative Studies. He has also written chapters for edited volumes and is a contributor to J.Tonge & A.Geddes (ed) Britain Votes 2010 (Palgrave). He is a contributor to the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (3rd edn 2009) and the Dictionary of National Biography.
Jonathan’s research has been externally funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Nuffield Foundation and the British Academy. He regularly gives conference papers, including at UKPSA, APSA and ECPR, and has delivered invited lectures at Yonsei University, South Korea (2010) and the Centre for New Zealand Studies, University of London (2008). He was a keynote speaker at the inaugural conference of the Welsh Institute of Economic and Social Research, Data and Methods held at Cardiff University in June 2010. He has also provided reports, evidence or talks to a number of public bodies throughout the UK.