Joanne joined the School in May 2008 to work on the EPSRC-funded research project: Sustainable Regeneration – from Evidence-based Urban Futures to Implementation. She is a highly experienced Programme Manager and researcher on cross-disciplinary research in sustainable urban environments (SUE) and has been involved in the high profile, EPSRC-funded SUE programme including SUE1: VivaCity2020, £2.9M; SUE2: Sustainable Regeneration, £3.1M; and the recently-awarded Programme Grant: Liveable Cities, £6.3M. She has been involved in numerous urban sustainability-related projects and initiatives, covering issues from crime to soundscapes.
She was involved in a UK Policy Commission on Future Urban Living and co-authored consultation responses on UK infrastructure (commissioned by Lord Armitt), the UK’s Sustainable Development Indicators (commissioned by defra) and the UK Lane Rental Scheme (commission by the Department for Transport). Her current research focuses upon city analysis methodologies, incorporating the broad range of sustainability issues and future resilience. She is particularly adept at working across disciplines, working within multi-disciplinary research teams (from civil engineers to social psychologists) to address wicked problems such as sustainability, resilience and climate change mitigation.