Dr Clare Devaney

is an experienced strategist, researcher and communicator with specialist knowledge in place, cultural heritage and innovation. She holds a PhD in Built Environment and has an extensive international research network. She has over twenty years’ professional experience in policy development and project management and is founding Director of citizen-led think tank Citizen-i Ltd. Her career portfolio includes tenure as Strategic Lead for Place & Culture in the North of England and as a Research Fellow & Associate with the Royal Society of Arts. She has delivered two TEDx talks and ‘Panonomics’, a book based on her doctoral research, was published on global release with Palgrave Macmillan in 2021.