Peter Eckersley

Senior research fellow, Nottingham Trent University

I am a Senior Research Fellow in Public Policy and Management at Nottingham Business School, focusing particularly on multi-level governance, sustainability, policy analysis and public services.

Before starting at NBS I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield, working on an ESRC-funded project that examined the implications of Brexit on environmental protection policy in the UK. This followed on from a post as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Environment Department at the University of York, where I contributed to a project analysing the impact of the financial crisis and austerity on environmental policy across different tiers of governance in Europe. Prior to working at York, I was a Research Associate at Newcastle University Business School, where I conducted research into local governance, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

My PhD in Political Science from Newcastle University highlighted how contrasting intergovernmental systems in England and Germany led one city in each country to adopt very different approaches to climate protection.

Before entering academia I worked for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy for ten years in various advisory, research and consultancy roles.


  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Sheffield
  • 2017–2017
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of York
  • 2015–2016
    Research associate, Newcastle University


  • 2016 
    Newcastle University, PhD in Politics