Vicky is the Research Programme Coordinator of the Sheffield-Manchester Local Interaction Platform for Mistra Urban Futures and works at the Urban Institute. Drawing on her research background, Vicky coordinates support across a portfolio of UK and EU research grants at the Urban Institute. Vicky obtained degrees from Manchester Metropolitan University BA (1997); MA (1998) and PhD (2004) and the University of Portsmouth (MSc, 2005). Vicky has also been awarded a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate (2009). After teaching, research and management appointments at Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Manchester and the University of Salford, Vicky joined the Urban Institute in September 2016.