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 economic development, policy and project management and is founding Director of citizen-led think tank Citizen-i Ltd. Her career portfolio includes recent tenure as Strategic Lead for Place & Culture in the North of England and previously as Research Fellow & North of England Associate with the Royal Society of Arts. She has delivered two TEDx talks, was a top-10 entrant in the 2017 Global Indigo Prize for Economics and ‘Panonomics’, a book based on her doctoral research, was published on global release with Palgrave Macmillan in 2021.