Joanna has a professional background in practice and administration in architecture, planning, housing and regeneration. Her experience spans public, private and community sectors and follows a degree in architecture and a master’s in urban regeneration.
At the Heseltine Institute, Joanna is involved in research and consultancy including the British Academy project Situating Climate Change: Understanding the Importance of Climate, Place and Community and the evaluation of the government-funded pilot Partnerships for People and Place: Croxteth Good Help Hub.
Joanna joined the Heseltine Institute from the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Liverpool, where she was project manager for an EU-funded research project in marine planning. In previous roles, she has been responsible for the management and monitoring of place-based funding programmes in Liverpool City Region and elsewhere, including New Deal for Communities, Single Regeneration Budget, European Regional Development Fund and Area Based Grant. A policy and programmes officer at Liverpool City Council for over ten years, she worked on the Capital of Culture and Year of the Environment programmes, waterfront and city centre public realm improvements, community environmental projects and heritage strategy development.
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