Simon Bradley is a director of MCM Research and the Research Director of the Social Issues Research Centre (SIRC). Simon has substantial experience of data processing and analysis and the design of communication and training materials for a range of sectors from the licensed trade to air traffic services.
Simon is responsible for the management of research projects in both companies and has coordinated work for government departments, private companies, trade associations and most recently the European Commission. He has extensive experience of field research and has conducted interviews and moderated focus groups with participants from a wide range of social strata, age and occupation. He is also practiced in the analysis of qualitative material from such research.
Simon has a degree in Cultural Studies from Hallam University, Sheffield (2:1, 1989) and is primarily responsible for SIRC's monitoring of press and broadcast coverage of health and science issues. Recent projects have included an analysis of the media's coverage of organised crime (Home Office), an examination of the potential impact for noise and nuisance arising from the liberalisation of the licensing laws (Defra), a review of the AlphaGalileo news service (OST) and the MESSENGER project, funded by the European Union under the 'Science and Society' section of the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
During his time at MCM and SIRC, Simon has contributed to a number of radio broadcasts and is jointly responsible for the design and day-to-day maintenance of the SIRC website. Simon's keen interest in music extends to performing and teaching jazz guitar.