Naomi’s main areas of expertise are Labour market dynamics, skills, innovation, knowledge economy. She joined the Centre for Cities in March 2011 from the Work Foundation where she worked as a Senior Researcher leading a major research programme on labour market disadvantage. Naomi has worked with clients from across the public, private and voluntary sectors on a range of issues including the knowledge economy, innovation, skills, unemployment and economic relationships. Her expertise lies in using both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to support cities to make evidence-based decisions on the development of their economies.
Previously, Naomi worked as a Researcher at the Local Futures Group. She holds a BA (Hons) in Geography from the University of Liverpool.