Pat Coupar

Research Consultant


MA (Politics), PGCE (History), MSC (URP – Awaiting award)

Career History

Having graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in Politics Pat started his career with the Co-operative Bank before embarking upon a thirteen-year teaching career. Initially teaching in Somerset he returning to Sheffield in 2013 to teach at All Saints School in Sheffield. During his time in education, he undertook a variety of different roles including Head of Department, Head of House, and Strategic Leader. In 2020 he embarked on a career change following up his passion for urban form, design, and social and economic planning. Graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2021, with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning Pat joined KADA in September 2021.

Strengths and Experience

During his URP Masters Pat developed a strong understanding of housing, transport, and urban planning policy, complimenting his existing strengths of UK governance and policy, and education. Interviewing and report writing, informed by quantitative and qualitative research, were a key aspect of his work within education, as was monitoring and implementing national policy changes. His recent dissertation was focused upon regional attempts to improve air quality through reduced car usage, with other research focused upon housing affordability, spatial planning strategies, and urban regeneration.

Outside of Work

Pat enjoys spending time with his family. He has three young children and as a family they spend much of their time out in the Peak District walking, exploring, and cycling. He plays rugby for Sheffield Rugby Club, enjoys reading, sport, and cooking.

Interesting Fact

Pat was born with a hole in his lung and has an artificial skin graft on his chest.

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