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Professor David Wilson

Job: Deputy Vice-Chancellor / Dean of Business and Law

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7201




Research group affiliations

Local Governance Research Unit  

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

Public Sector Management

Local Government    

Areas of teaching

Public Sector Management

British Public Administration

Public/Private Interface

Local Politics


BA (Hons) History/Politics  University of Warwick  1968

BPhil in Political Science  University of Liverpool  1969

PhD in Political Science  University of Warwick  1974

Membership of external committees

Chair, Independent Review Body for Members’ Pay, Leicestershire County Council, August 1999-ongoing

Chair, Leicestershire Police Authority Remuneration Panel, 2003-ongoing

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow Higher Education Academy

Externally funded research grants information

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2002-05, Team member of Local Political Leadership research project (with Business School at Warwick University): £50,000

DETR, 1998, Team member of Enhancing Public Participation in Local Government research project (with V. Lowndes, G. Stoker, L. Pratchett, S. Leach, M. Wingfield): £82,000

Local Government Management Board, 1997, Team Member of Research Programme on The Officer/Councillor Interface (with S. Leach and L. Pratchett): £36,000

Local Government Management Board 1995, Team Member of Research Programme on The Management of Balanced Authorities (with J. Stewart, S. Leach and L. Pratchett): £11,600

East Midlands Provincial Council for Local Authorities: Research Project/Consultancy on Elected Member training needs ‑ financed by EMPC.  1984‑85


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