Naomi joined Centre for Cities in 2011 as Senior Analyst. Until December 2018 she was Policy and Research Manager with responsibility for developing and overseeing the delivery of the Centre’s research programmes. She was also Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth.
Naomi has over twelve years of experience working in economic development and has a particular interest in labour market dynamics, skills, business and innovation. Her expertise lies in using research and analysis to support policy makers to make evidence-based decisions on the development of city economies. Naomi is an experienced speaker and commentator on a range of urban and economic issues.
Before working for the Centre, Naomi was at the Work Foundation where she worked as a Senior Researcher leading a major research programme on labour market disadvantage. She has also completed a Fellowship with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust exploring US cities’ approaches to improving young people’s employment prospects.