Job Title: Research Associate (Localities team) from 1st January 2009 to 30th September 2009
Becca’s academic career started with a degree in geography at Royal Holloway, University of London which prompted two fascinations: the built environment and interdisciplinary research. Her undergraduate dissertation explored British social housing which led to an interest in public space, having concluded that regenerated property in her case study area (in Somerset), had provided high quality new homes, but poor quality public spaces. Having finished her degree, she was lucky enough to be offered an ESRC Case Studentship that allowed her pursue her interest in public space, with a thesis titled: ‘An Urban Renaissance? New Labour’s Policy for Public Space’.
Public space in urban policy, the politics of regeneration, impact of social housing stock transfer, community-led regeneration and geographies of health. Member of the Urban and Regional Governance Research Group.