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Find contact details and information about our team, including their areas of expertise. Many of our team are also experienced conference speakers and media contributors.

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Andrew Carter

Chief Executive

Andrew is the Chief Executive of the Centre and before that he was the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research. Andrew has over 20 years of experience working on urban...

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Paul Swinney

Director of Policy and Research

As Director of Policy and Research, Paul oversees the research programme and strategy of the Centre. He has published on a wide range of subjects relating to city economies, including the...

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Sian Morgan

Director of External Affairs

Sian leads our public affairs and stakeholder engagement strategies, building partnerships with the politicians, policy makers, academics and businesses interested in our work. She also oversees...

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Anna Bullegas

Head of Finance and Operations

Anna moved from Poland in the early 1980s, after graduating from Warsaw University in Management Studies. She joined the team at Centre for Cities in November 2008 and is responsible for the...

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Anthony Breach

Senior Analyst

Anthony works as part of the research team at Centre for Cities, where he focuses on housing and planning. Anthony won the Thinkhouse Early Career Researcher Prize 2019 for Capital cities: How...

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Valentine Quinio

Senior Analyst

Valentine joined the Centre for Cities in October 2019. She currently leads research on high streets and city centres and the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic; and she is also responsible for...

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Guilherme Rodrigues

Analyst

Guilherme is an Analyst at the Centre for Cities, where he focuses on transport; how different urban forms shape mobility and carbon emissions. He has also worked on research focused on the...

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Joe Sheppard

Head of Press and Media

Joe joined Centre for Cities in March 2022 and handles the Centre’s relationship with the media, issuing press notices and handling enquiries from journalists. Prior to joining Centre for...

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Jovana Lalic

Partnership and Policy Manager

Jovana joined Centre for Cities in August 2021 as the Partnership and Policy Manager, working to bridge together the world of policy and key policy debates with the Centre's strategy for...

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Charlie Campbell

Digital Communications Officer

Charlie joined the Centre for Cities in January 2021. As Digital Communications Officer she is responsible for creating and posting content across the Centre’s online platforms. She is committed...

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Viola Pititto

Digital Publications and Visualisation Officer

Viola joined the Centre for Cities in July 2022. As Digital Publications and Visualisation Officer she is responsible for designing and publishing the Centre’s reports, data visualisation,...

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Caitlin Rollison

External Affairs Officer

Caitlin joined the Centre in April 2022. As External Affairs Officer, she is responsible for planning the Centre's online and offline events programme including policy roundtables, report launches...

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Stuart Bridgett

Researcher

Stuart joined the Centre for Cities as a Researcher in October 2021. Previously he worked as a Policy Analyst in Ireland’s Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and as a Policy and...

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Marie Anselot

Office Manager and PA to Chief Executive

Marie joined Centre for Cities in January 2022 as Office Manager, having moved from Brussels to London in 2011. She is responsible for supporting the Chief Executive, research and events teams...

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Olivia Vera

Researcher

Olivia joined the Centre for Cities as a Researcher in March 2022. Prior to joining the Centre, she worked as an economist conducting subjective wellbeing valuation and measuring social value in...

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John Gibson

Research Intern

John joined Centre for Cities as a Research Intern in February 2022 from the Peterloo Institute in Manchester, where his research focused on regional educational inequality in the UK. Interested...

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Samuel Watling

Research Assistant

Samuel joined Centre for Cities in September 2021 as a Research Assistant specialising in economic history. Strongly influenced by the work of the late Geographer Sir Peter Hall, his current...

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James Evans

Research Assistant

James first joined the Centre for Cities as a Research Intern for the summer of 2021. He returned to the Centre in January 2022 as a Research Assistant specialising in economic history. James...

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Tom Leeman

Research Intern

Tom Joined Centre for Cities in June 2022 from the Constitution Unit at UCL. He holds a BA in Politics and Spanish from the University of Bristol and an MA in International Political Economy from...

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What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

Danielle Mason

Head of Policy, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

Danielle has spent 15 years working to improve the use of high quality evidence in policy making, as an academic, a researcher, and a civil servant. She joined the team from the RSA where she was...

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Victoria Sutherland

Head of Evidence, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

Victoria is Head of Evidence at the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, where she is responsible for ensuring that our evidence base and evaluations meet our evidence standards and are...

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Megan Streb

Head of Outreach, What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth

Megan has worked with local authorities in a number of roles over the last 10 years. She joined our team from Sustrans where she was Partnership Manager in the South of England. In that role, she...

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