Professor David Sadler PhD, BA

Professor David Sadler

Dubai Campus
Provost Dubai
University of Birmingham Dubai

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham Dubai
Block 2
Dubai International Academic City
P.O. Box 73000
Dubai

Professor David Sadler was appointed Provost of the University of Birmingham Dubai campus in 2020.

He has published six books and around eighty journal papers, book chapters and reports.

Qualifications

PhD (1986), BA (1981), Department of Geography, University of Durham

Biography

Professor David Sadler spent most of his early career in the Department of Geography at the University of Durham. He was appointed Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Liverpool in 2002. At Liverpool, he became Head of the Department of Geography from 2004 to 2007, and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Environmental Studies from 2007 to 2009.

In 2010 he was appointed Vice President (Academic) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, based at Suzhou, and worked there until 2014. In this time the joint-venture institution grew from 2,000 to 7,000 students, becoming the largest international university in China.

In 2014, he was appointed as Vice Principal (International) at Queen Mary University of London.

Publications

Books

  • 1989                The international steel industry: restructuring, state policies and localities (Hudson R and Sadler D) Routledge, London (163pp + xii)
  • 1991                Approaching human geography: an introduction to contemporary theoretical debates (Cloke P, Philo C and Sadler D) Paul Chapman, London and Guilford Press, New York (240pp + xii)
  • 1991                A tale of two industries: the contraction of coal and steel in the North East of England (Beynon H, Hudson R and Sadler D) Open University Press, Milton Keynes (135pp + xx)
  • 1992                The global region: production, state policies and uneven development (Sadler D) Pergamon, Oxford (274pp + xvi)
  • 1994                A place called Teesside: a locality in a global economy (Beynon H, Hudson R and Sadler D) Edinburgh University Press (209pp + xi)
  • 1995                Europe at the margins: new mosaics of inequality (Hadjimichalis C and Sadler D, eds) Wiley, London (246pp + xii)

 

Refereed journal papers, book chapters and reports (* indicates refereed journal papers)

  • 1983*              Region, class and the politics of steel closures in the European Community (Hudson R and Sadler D) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 1, 405-28
  • 1983                Anatomy of a disaster: the closure of Consett steelworks (Hudson R and Sadler D) Northern Economic Review 6, 2-17
  • 1984*              Works closure at British Steel and the nature of the state (Sadler D) Political Geography Quarterly 3, 297-311
  • 1984                Return to Consett (Robinson F and Sadler D) British Broadcasting Corporation (North East), Newcastle-upon-Tyne 84pp. Reprinted as Consett after the closure University of Durham, Department of Geography, Occasional Publication 19, 58pp
  • 1984                British Steel builds the new Teesside? The implications of BSC policy for Cleveland (Hudson R and Sadler D) Cleveland County Council, Middlesbrough 2 vols, 95pp plus appendices
  • 1984                Undermining Easington: who'll pay the price of pit closures? (Hudson R, Peck F and Sadler D) Easington District Council, Easington, 242pp
  • 1984                A town like Consett (Robinson F and Sadler D) New Society 68, 325-6
  • 1985*              Routine action, reproduction of social relations and the place market: Consett after the closure (Robinson F and Sadler D) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 3, 109-20
  • 1985*              Communities in crisis: the social and political effects of steel closures in France, West Germany and the United Kingdom (Hudson R and Sadler D) Urban Affairs Quarterly 21, 171-86
  • 1985                Coal and dole: employment policies in the coalfields (Hudson R and Sadler D) pp 217-30 in Beynon H (ed) Digging deeper: issues in the miners' strike (Verso, London)
  • 1985                The quiet revolution: social and economic change on Teesside, 1965-85 (Foord J, Robinson F and Sadler D) British Broadcasting Corporation (North East), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 85pp
  • 1985                (Mis) Managing Horden (Beynon H, Hudson R and Sadler D) Work and Employment Research Unit for Durham County Mining Federation Board, 136pp
  • 1985                The past, present and future significance of British Steel's policies for Cleveland (Hudson R and Sadler D) Northern Economic Review 11, 2-12
  • 1986*              Nationalised industry policies and the destruction of communities: some evidence from North East England (Beynon H, Hudson R and Sadler D) Capital and Class 29, 27-57
  • 1986                Contesting works closures in Western Europe's old industrial regions: defending place or betraying class?  (Hudson R and Sadler D) pp 172-93 in Scott A and Storper M (eds) Production, work, territory: the geographical anatomy of industrial capitalism (George Allen and Unwin, London)
  • 1986                            Horden Colliery, County Durham (Beynon H, Hudson R and Sadler D) pp 43-51 in Samuel R, Bloomfield B and Boanas G (eds) The enemy within: pit villages and the miners' strike of 1984-85 (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London)
  • 1986                Middlesbrough: contradictions in economic and cultural change (Beynon H, Hudson R, Lewis J, Sadler D and Townsend A) pp 175-85 in Cooke P (ed) The changing urban and regional system in the UK (ESRC, London)
  • 1987*              Manufactured in the UK? Special steels, motor vehicles and the politics of industrial decline (Hudson R and Sadler D) Capital and Class 32, 55-82
  • 1987*              National policies and local economic initiatives: evaluating the effectiveness of UK coal and steel closure area re-industrialisation measures (Hudson R and Sadler D) Local Economy 2, 107-14
  • 1987                Easington Undermined? An up-date of Undermining Easington: who's paying the price of pit closures? (Hudson R and Sadler D) Easington District Council, Easington, 15pp
  • 1987                The uncertain future of special steels: trends in the Sheffield, UK and European special steels industries (Hudson R and Sadler D) Sheffield City Council, Sheffield, 32pp
  • 1987                Living with economic decline: Teesside in crisis (Foord J, Robinson F and Sadler D) Northern Economic Review 14, 33-48
  • 1988*              Consett and Corby: what kind of a new era? (Boulding P, Hudson R and Sadler D)  Public Administration Quarterly 12, 235-55
  • 1989                "It's all falling apart here": coming to terms with the future in Teesside (Beynon H, Hudson R, Lewis J, Sadler D and Townsend A) pp 267-95 in Cooke P (ed) Localities: the changing face of urban Britain (Unwin Hyman, London).  Reprinted as pp 224-36 in Anderson J and Ricci M (eds) Society and social science: a reader (Open University Press, Milton Keynes, 1990) and as pp 70-81 in McDowell L (ed) Undoing place: a geographical reader (Arnold, London, 1997)
  • 1990*              Privatising British Steel: the politics of production and place (Sadler D) Area 22, 47-55
  • 1990*              The social foundations of planning and the power of capital: Teesside in historical perspective (Sadler D) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 8, 323-38
  • 1990*              State policies and the changing geography of the coal industry in the United Kingdom in the 1980s and 1990s (Hudson R and Sadler D) Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 15, 435-54
  • 1991                Manufacturing success? Re-industrialisation policies in Derwentside in the 1980s (Hudson R and Sadler D) University of Durham, Department of Geography, Occasional Publication 25, 29pp
  • 1992*              Beyond "1992": the evolution of European Community policies towards the automobile industry (Sadler D) Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 10, 229-48
  • 1992*              The steel industry in Scotland and the limits to re-industrialisation policies (Sadler D) Scottish Geographical Magazine 108, 99-103
  • 1992*              Industrial policy of the European Community: strategic deficits and regional dilemmas (Sadler D) Environment and Planning A 24, 1711-30
  • 1992*              New jobs for old? Re-industrialisation policies in Derwentside in the 1980s (Hudson R and Sadler D) Local Economy 6, 316-25
  • 1992*              "Just-in-Time" production and the European automotive components industry (Hudson R and Sadler D) International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management 22(2), 40-45
  • 1992*              Employment change in UK steel closure areas during the 1980s: policy implications and lessons for Scotland (Hudson R, Sadler D and Townsend A) Regional Studies 26, 633-46
  • 1992                Redressing the balance: labour, the national state and spatially uneven development (Sadler D) pp 325-54 in Cloke P (ed) Policy and change in Thatcher's Britain (Pergamon, Oxford)
  • 1993*              The automobile industry and eastern Europe: new production strategies or old solutions? (Sadler D, Swain A and Hudson R) Area 25, 339-49
  • 1993                Place-marketing, competitive places and the construction of hegemony in Britain in the 1980s (Sadler D) pp 175-92 in Kearns G and Philo C (eds) Selling places: the city as cultural capital, past and present (Pergamon, Oxford)
  • 1993                Structural tendencies in the north European steel industry: corporate strategies and organisation within the production system (Sadler D) Commission of the European Communities, Brussels, 51pp
  • 1994*              The geographies of "Just-in-Time": Japanese investment and the automotive components industry in Western Europe (Sadler D) Economic Geography 70, 41-59
  • 1994*              State and market in eastern Europe: regional development and workplace implications of direct foreign investment in the automobile industry in Hungary (Sadler D and Swain A) Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 19, 387-403
  • 1994                The steel industry in Cleveland: production strategies, supplier linkages, and labour market implications (Sadler D and Southern A) Cleveland County Council and the four Borough Councils, Middlesbrough, 161pp
  • 1995                The North in the new Europe (Sadler D) pp 207-23 in Evans L, Johnson P and Thomas B (eds) The Northern Region economy: progress and prospects in the North of England Mansell, London
  • 1995                Old industrial places and regions: the limits to reindustrialisation (Sadler D) pp 133-48 in Hadjimichalis C and Sadler D (eds) Europe at the margins: new mosaics of inequality (Wiley, London)
  • 1995                National and international regulatory frameworks: the politics of European automobile production and trade (Sadler D) pp 21-37 in Hudson R and Schamp E (eds) The new map of automobile manufacturing in Europe: new production concepts and spatial restructuring (Springer, Berlin)
  • 1995                Integration, marginality and the new Europe and Open questions: piecing together the new European mosaic (Hadjimichalis C and Sadler D) pp 3-13 and 237-43 in Hadjimichalis C and Sadler D (eds) Europe at the margins: new mosaics of inequality (Wiley, London)
  • 1995                "Europeanisation" in the automotive components sector and its implications for state and locality (Sadler D and Amin A) pp 39-61 in Hudson R and Schamp E (eds) The new map of automobile manufacturing in Europe: new production concepts and spatial restructuring (Springer, Berlin)
  • 1995                Manufacturing success: industrialisation policies in Derwentside in the 1980s (Hudson R and Sadler D) pp 75-87 in Critcher C, Schubert K and Waddington D (eds) Regeneration of the coalfield areas: Anglo-German perspectives (Pinter, London)
  • 1995                The economic significance of the steel industry to Cleveland: production strategies and supplier linkages (Sadler D and Southern A) Northern Economic Review 24, 66-81
  • 1996                Geographical dimensions of UK retailing employment change (Townsend A, Sadler D and Hudson R) pp 208-18 in Wrigley N and Lowe M (eds) Retailing, consumption and capital: towards the new retail geography Longman, London
  • 1997*              The global music business as an information industry: reinterpreting economies of culture (Sadler D) Environment and Planning A 29, 1919-36
  • 1997*                          El desarrollo de la cadena Europea de suministro de Nissan (The development of Nissan’s supply chain in Europe) (Sadler D) Economiá Industrial 315, 119-26
  • 1997                The role of supply chain management strategies in the "Europeanisation" of the automobile production system (Sadler D) pp 311-20 in Lee R and Wills J (eds) Geographies of economies Arnold, London
  • 1998*                          Changing inter-firm relations in the European automotive industry: increased dependence or enhanced autonomy for components producers? (Sadler D) European Urban and Regional Studies 5, 317-28
  • 1998                Transforming the motor vehicle industry in Hungary, 1989-95 (Sadler D and Swain A) pp 172-4 in Unwin T (ed) A European geography Longman, London
  • 1999*                          Internationalisation and specialisation in the European automotive components sector: implications for the hollowing-out thesis (Sadler D) Regional Studies 33, 109-19
  • 1999                            A divided European future? (Sadler D) pp 269-76 in Hudson R and Williams A (eds) Divided Europe: society and territory Sage, London
  • 2000*                          Organising European labour: governance, production, trade unions and the question of scale (Sadler D) Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 25, 135-52
  • 2000                            Manufacturing industry (Sadler D) pp 129-49 in Gardiner V and Matthews H (eds) The changing geography of the United Kingdom (third edition) Routledge, London
  • 2000                            Concepts of class in economic geography (Sadler D) pp 325-40 in Sheppard E and Barnes T (eds) A companion to economic geography Blackwell, Oxford
  • 2000                British Steel + Hoogovens = Corus: an analysis of its prospects and position within the European steel industry, and a consideration of alternative futures for steel production in the UK (Sadler D) Iron and Steel Trades Confederation, London, 38pp
  • 2001*                          The political economy and regional implications of energy policy in Britain in the 1990s (Sadler D) Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 19, 3-28
  • 2001*                          In search of regional industrial culture: the role of labour organisations in old industrial regions (Sadler D and Thompson J) Antipode 33, 660-86
  • 2001                The steel industry in Tees Valley and its supply chain in north east England (Sadler D) Teesside Steel Task Force/Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council/Department of Trade and Industry, Middlesbrough, 137pp
  • 2002*                          Networks of value, commodities and regions: reworking divisions of labour in macro-regional economies (Smith A, Rainnie A, Dunford M, Hardy J, Hudson R and Sadler D) Progress in Human Geography 26, 41-63
  • 2003                            Production systems and uneven development in east central Europe: the limits to regional economic management? (Sadler D) pp 107-19 in Keating M and Hughes J (eds) The regional challenge in central and eastern Europe: territorial restructuring and European integration Peter Lang, Brussels
  • 2004*                          Trade unions, coalitions and communities: Australia’s Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and the international stakeholder campaign against Rio Tinto (Sadler D) Geoforum 35, 35-46
  • 2004*                          Cluster evolution, the transformation of old industrial regions, and the steel industry supply chain in North East England (Sadler D) Regional Studies 38, 55-66
  • 2004*                          Corporate campaigning and corporate “social” responsibility: towards alternative spaces of citizenship? (Sadler D) Antipode 36, 851-70
  • 2004*                          Australian trade unions and the politics of scale: re-constructing the spatiality of industrial relations (Sadler D and Fagan R) Economic Geography 80, 23-43
  • 2005                Transformations: changing careers, meanings and experiences of women’s political activism (Colls R, Featherstone D, O’Brien M and Sadler D) North West Region of UNISON, 45pp
  • 2008*                          Revitalising the trade union movement through internationalism: the grassroots perspective (Ryland R and Sadler D) Journal of Organizational Change Management 21, 471-81
  • 2008                            Cluster policies, cluster evolution, and the transformation of old industrial regions (Sadler D) Journal of the Korean Academic Society of Industrial Cluster 2008 (12), 1-13
  • 2009*                          Neo-liberalising corporate social responsibility: a political economy of corporate citizenship (Sadler D and Lloyd S) Geoforum 40, 613-22
  • 2015                The challenges facing Chinese higher education, and why they matter Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, London, 21pp