Areas of expertise

  • Arts management
  • Cultural policy
  • Audience engagement

Steven Hadley is an award-winning cultural policy scholar based at Trinity College Dublin. His research asks how audiences are constructed and articulated within the context of enabling democratic access to culture.

He is the author of Audience Development and Cultural Policy (2021) as well as numerous academic publications and is Editor of several Routledge books including Cultural Leadership in Practice and Audience Data and Research. He sits on the Steering Committee of the Cultural Research Network, the Editorial Board of Arts and the Market and is Policy & Reviews Editor for Cultural Trends. He has given invited talks at the National Portrait Gallery, London, the European Parliament in Brussels, the Ministries of Culture in both Paris and Santiago de Chile, and on numerous global media platforms.

Steven has worked in over 30 countries internationally and is an Associate Consultant with Counterculture (UK), The Audience Agency (UK) and the Danish Centre for Arts & Interculture (Denmark).