Bradley started his career as a life scientist working for the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. He then moved in to technology transfer and business incubation, commercialising university research. Bradley's previous role was Head of Business Incubation at Design London, a partnership between Imperial College and the Royal College of Art. It was here that he gained experience of a wide range of industrial sectors including heavy manufacturing, fire suppression, electrical engineering and fashion.
Bradley has a B.Sc. In Medical Biochemistry from Brunel University, a Research Master's degree in Molecular Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge and an Executive MBA from Cass Business School. He is a Visiting Fellow at InnovationRCA, the commercialisation arm of the Royal College of Art.