Jessica is a researcher/project manager at Rose Regeneration (based in Lincoln). She undertakes projects – mainly in rural and coastal places – on behalf of Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities, businesses, charities and community groups.
Jessica’s recent evaluation assignments have included: preparing an evaluation framework for a charity supporting young people furthest from the jobs market in the North of England; a longitudinal evaluation of a Community Fund programme in western Cumbria; and mid-term evaluations of a wellbeing service in Lincolnshire and a Big Lottery funded project in County Durham.
Jessica has previously worked in the Food and Farming Division at Defra (exploring new funding structures for tackling animal diseases) and in the rural livelihoods team at the New Economics Foundation.
She has a PhD in Geographical Sciences, is a Chartered Geographer accredited by the Royal Geographical Society, and a Member of the Institute of Economic Development.