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Biography

Erica is a senior research fellow at IPPR North. She leads our North East programme of work.

Erica joined IPPR North from Manchester City Council where she worked across a range of policy areas including the evaluation of the Early Years and Early Help programmes, as well as managing the city’s emergency food response work during the pandemic.

Previously Erica worked in research in the cultural sector including at the British Council where she managed its global programme of research on skills within the cultural and creative sectors. She holds a master's degree in arts and museum management from the University of Salford and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and psychology from the University of Liverpool.

Erica’s areas of expertise include:

  • skills and education
  • social policy
  • climate justice
  • the arts and culture and their value to society.

Recent work