She is an urban geographer with a keen interest in urban policy. Her research interests include terminally unfinished housing developments, the effects of the 2007 liquidity crisis on real estate internationally, gentrification, and public policy. She first completed her undergraduate BA in Geography and Economics at University College Cork in Ireland before moving to the UK. She then completed her MSc in Cities at King’s College London where her research focused on the socio-political impact of public policy.
She has also completed an MA in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Westminster. Here her master’s thesis focused on terminally unfinished housing developments in Ireland as a result of the financial crisis there.
Through her research interests and studies in the UK and Ireland she has further developed a keen interest in comparative urban policy. Joanne is a member of both the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Town Planners Institute in the UK.