Joanna is providing administrative cover to the Heseltine Institute until October 2022. She has a professional background in practice and administration in architecture, planning, housing and regeneration.

As administrator, Joanna looks after the day-to-day running of the Heseltine Institute. She is also a researcher on the British Academy project Situating climate change: understanding the importance of climate, place and community.

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 involved in the management and monitoring of place-based funding programmes in Liverpool City Region and in Yorkshire and the Humber, 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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