Prof. Bradshaw's research has focused on the geopolitical economy of global energy. For almost 20 years he has studied the development of the Sakhalin oil and gas projects in Russia's Far East. This has led to research on energy security in northeast Asia. He is currently examining Russia?s plans to develop its liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. From 2008 to 2011 he was engaged in a programme of research examining the relationship between energy security, globalization and climate change, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship. In October 2013 Polity Press published his book entitled Global Energy Dilemmas. He is currently completing a research project on Global Gas Security that is funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). He plans to continue his research on the global geopolitical economy of the gas industry and is now working on the prospects for the development of shale gas in the UK and Europe (he is involved in a Pan European project on shale gas). He also plans to continue research on North American fossil fuel abundance and the global geopolitics of fossil fuels with further support from UKERC.
Teaching in 2015-2016
Arup Global Energy Futures and Transitions
IB833A: Business, Policy & Regulation in the GEI ARUP
Global Energy MBA
IB833G: Business, Policy & Regulation in the GEI
IB837G: Energy in Global Politics
IB817G: Strategic Advantage
Prof. Bradshaw's academic background is in human geography. He competed his undergraduate training at the University of Birmingham (BSc) and he has an MA from the University of Calgary (Alberta) and he gained his PhD at the University of British Columbia. He works at the interface between economic and political geography, energy studies and international relations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (and past Vice President) and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Bradshaw, M. J. and Connolly, R. (2016)
"Barrels and bullets : the geostrategic significance of Russia’s oil and gas exports"
, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists , 72 , 156-164
Bouzarovski, S., Bradshaw, M. J. and Wochnik, A. (2015)
"Making territory through infrastructure : the governance of natural gas transit in Europe"
, Geoforum , Volume 64 , 217-228
Leck, H., Conway, D., Bradshaw, M. J. and Rees, J. (2015)
"Tracing the water-energy-food nexus : description, theory and practice"
, Geography Compass , 9 , 445-460 , gec3.12222
Bridge, G., Bouzarovski, S., Bradshaw, M. J. and Eyre, N. (2013)
"Geographies of energy transition : space, place and the low-carbon economy"
, Energy Policy , 53 , 331-340
Shadrinaaa, E. and Bradshaw, M. J. (2013)
"Russia's energy governance transitions and implications for enhanced cooperation with China, Japan, and South Korea"
, Post-Soviet Affairs , 29 , 461-499
Michael Bradshaw (2010)
"A new energy age in pacific Russia : lessons from the Sakhalin oil and gas projects"
, Eurasian Geography and Economics , Volume 51 , 330-359
Michael Bradshaw (2010)
"Global energy dilemmas : a geographical perspective"
, Geographical Journal , Volume 176 , 275-290
McGlade, C., Pye, S., Watson, J., Bradshaw, M. J. and Ekins, P. (2016)
"The future role of natural gas in the UK"
Michael Bradshaw (2016)
"Integrated review of public perceptions of shale gas impacts"
Bradshaw, M. J., Bridge, G., Bouzarovski, S., Watson, J. and Dutton, J. (2014)
"The UK’s global gas challenge"
McGlade, C., Bradshaw, M. J., Anandarajah, G., Watson, J. and Ekins, P. (2014)
"A bridge to a low-carbon future? Modelling the long-term global
potential of natural gas"
Michael Bradshaw (2012)
"Time to take our foot off the gas? The role of gas in UK energy security. A report for Friends of the Earth England, Wales &
Ekins, P., Bradshaw, M. J. and Watson, J. (2015)
"Global energy : issues, potentials, and policy implications"
, Oxford University Press, Oxford; New York . 9780198719526
Michael Bradshaw (2014)
"Global energy dilemmas : energy security, globalization, and climate change
, Polity, Cambridge . 9780745650647
Daniels, P., Bradshaw, M. J., Shaw, D., Sidaway, J. and Hall, T. ()
"An introduction to human geography : 5th edition"
, Pearson Education, Harlow, UK . 978292082950