Dr Vicky Simpson

Research Programme Coordinator

About Vicky

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.

Drawing on her research background, Vicky project manages a portfolio of UK and EU research grants across the Urban Institute. These include:

  • Community energy and the sustainable energy transition in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique funded by UK Research and Innovation Collective Fund award (GCRF)

  • ¬†Whose Heritage Matters? Mapping, Making and Mobilising Heritage Values for Sustainable Livelihoods in Cape Town and Kisumu funded by the British Academy

  • Radical Housing: Cities and the global fight against housing precarity funded by the European Research Council

  • An evaluation of the Better Arbourthorne Programme funded by the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action