Jonathan is an Associate with DC Research, with 25 years of academic, policy development and consultancy experience as a research economist, analyst and project manager. He has a portfolio of studies that demonstrate detailed expertise from a wide range of research and evaluation work involving the arts, heritage, museum and cultural sectors, and specialises in research reviews and evaluations, business planning and organisational review, assessing and evaluating economic, social and community impacts derived from investments, projects and programmes.
Jonathan founded DC Research with long standing colleague Stephen Connolly in 2008, stepping down as co-owner and director in late 2018. He now balances working with DC Research on projects in an associate capacity, and working independently as Durnin Research Ltd, with family commitments.
Prior to previous consultancy posts with Regeneris Consulting and Experian, Jonathan held senior policy posts with Cumbria County Council and before that research posts at the Centre for Regional Economic Development (now part of the University of Cumbria). Jonathan is a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association, and is Chairman of Welland Valley Cycling Club.