Naomi is Deputy Director at the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and Policy and Research Manager at the Centre for Cities. She has managed our engagement and work with local areas as they prepare for Brexit, and is currently leading on our work with local areas on developing their local industrial strategies.
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.
Naomi 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. She has also completed a Fellowship with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust exploring US cities’ approaches to improving young people’s employment prospects.