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Joshua Dedman, Senior Researcher

Joshua Dedman

Joshua has 5 years of experience as a researcher in cultural geography, having carried out fieldwork in North America, Europe and Asia.

As a Senior Researcher, he works across BOP’s portfolio, providing in-depth research and project delivery.

Joshua recently evaluated the multi-year ERDF-funded business development projects, StartEast (Norfolk County Council) and Fashion Tech Emerging Futures (London College of Fashion), as well as the ongoing programme, London Creative Network (SPACE studios). Targeted at creative entrepreneurs and SMEs from a range of disciplines, these evaluations assessed impact on participants, the region, as well as the arts and cultural sector.

He has also worked on a range of feasibility studies across the UK, including the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Wolverhampton City Hall in Wolverhampton, St Columb’s Hall in Derry, and the Old Vic Theatre in central London. Large scale projects, these demanded detailed market appraisals, strategic analysis, case studies and benchmarking, as well as financial modelling to secure public funding and support.

Prior to joining BOP, Joshua completed a postgraduate degree at King’s College London in the Cultural and Creative Industries, where he developed a strong grounding in all aspects of social research, including quantitative and qualitative research designs and analysis. His dissertation looked into the changing role of contemporary craft in an age of technological change and economic uncertainty.

Joshua line manages BOP’s work placement students and the interns recruited via the Social Mobility Foundation each year.