Senior Visiting Research Fellow
Michael Bradshawjoined the OIES in August 2008 and is also a professor at Warwick Business School, teaching on the global energy MBA programme. Before taking up this post in January 2014, he was professor of human geography at the University of Leicester. His PhD is from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research is on resource geography, with a particular focus on the economic geography of Russia and global energy security. In 2007, he was awarded the Royal Geographical Society’s Back Award for his applied research on economic change in post-socialist economies. Most recently, his research has focused on energy-related issues, including the development of the Sakhalin oil and gas projects in the Russian Far East and energy security in North-East Asia. From 2008 to 2011, he was engaged in a programme of research funded by a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship that examined the relationship between energy security, globalization, and climate change. This led – in October 2013 – to the publication of his book, entitled Global Energy Dilemmas. He also recently completed projects on the UK’s Global Gas Challenge (2014) and The Future Role of Gas in the UK (2016), funded by the UK Energy Research Centre. He is co-editor of Global Energy: Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications, published by OUP in 2015. He is currently writing a book on the geopolitical economy of Natural Gas for Polity Press. He is editor-in-chief of Wiley-Blackwell’s Geography Compass, co-editor of European Urban and Regional Studies, and contributing editor of Eurasian Geography and Economics. In addition to his involvement with the OIES, he is an honorary senior research fellow at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Birmingham and visiting professor of human geography at the University of Leicester.