Sam Nair

Sam Nair

Research Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)191 279 0912


Through working for think tanks Forum for The Future and Centre for Cities Sam has experience of sourcing, analysing and reporting economic policy and data, as well as undertaking consultations with businesses, public bodies and local economic stakeholders. Amongst a range of projects and outputs Sam worked on two signature pieces, the Sustainable Cities Index at Forum for the Future, and Cities Outlook at Centre for Cities. Using a range of data to tell a story about places and local economies is thus one of Sam’s interests and skills.

Most recently before joining TBR Sam worked in the research and monitoring unit of a leading sustainable transport charity. He primarily worked on designing monitoring and evaluation plans, data collection tools and analysis and reporting outputs for infrastructure projects around the UK for clients such as the DfT, DCLG and DWP.

During the last few years at TBR Sam’s work has covered a range of sectors and topics. What is consistent across these is the ability to analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data as well as produce written reports to present and translate the analysis and findings for a mix of audiences. Reporting and analysis has ranged from investigating business and employment in London to consultations and demand assessments in the bioscience sector.

Outside of work Sam can often be seen riding one his bicycles or playing in the Northumberland County table tennis league. Since moving to the North East from Gloucestershire Sam has had a few stints of rowing on the River Tyne or sailing in the North Sea. When he’s not being so energetic Sam will be at home stroking the cat and avidly watching football scores, or listening to Radio 4.

Sam has always had a passion for economic geography, having gained an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies, following a BSc (Hons) in Geography with Economics, both from London School of Economics and Political Science.