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Becca is a principal research fellow and co-head of participative research at IPPR.

With Stephen Frost, she leads on participative research at IPPR, developing and using participatory methods and deliberative democracy to co-create policy solutions. Stephen and Becca were formerly co-deputy head of the Environmental Justice Commission, leading the commission’s citizens’ juries across the UK. Based in the energy, climate, housing and infrastructure team, Becca has a particular interest in a just transition for transport. She is also an experienced media contributor and panellist.

Becca joined IPPR from Sustrans, where, as head of strategy and governance, she led the development of a UK-wide strategy responding to the inequalities present in how people travel and the related challenges to health, communities and the environment.

Prior to joining Sustrans, Becca was a regional manager in the RSA’s fellowship team. Her professional and voluntary background also includes youth leadership development, interfaith and intercultural relations, human rights education and campaigning, working with unaccompanied minors seeking asylum and providing a listening service for women in distress.

Becca’s main areas of expertise include:

  • citizen engagement and facilitation
  • participative research methods
  • transport, particularly active travel
  • strategy development and charity governance
  • social change.

Becca's normal working days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Stephen Frost's normal working days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.