Previous to this she completed an integrated Masters degree in town planning and real estate at the University of Manchester. Josie has studied both planning and real estate surveying which has allowed her to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of planning systems, property markets and how they interact with each other.
During her time at university, she undertook a month long placement at Iceni’s Manchester office, which further deepened her desire to work within planning as well as various other work placements within Local Authorities and consultancies. She is currently working towards RTPI accreditation.
Josie’s assists the Economics team in a wide range of projects across the country. She undertakes various types of research into economic development within localities, including consultation with local experts in property markets and specific housing needs groups, economic baseline research and in-depth data analysis. Josie’s work aides in forming research bases for economic development strategies as part of emerging Local Plans.