Shelley is the TWRI Policy and Research Senior Associate with special responsibility for event organisations. She has worked within Regional and Local Government for 15 years and has particular experience in policy development, implementation and evaluation and in research and event organisations.
Shelley previously worked as the Programme Management Officer for the Objective 2 Programme and was responsible for producing the Annual Implementation Report submitted to the European Commission. This is a lengthy and complex document that must detail the progress of the ERDF programme towards achieving both financial and output targets, whilst also detailing how the design of the programme met business and policy needs. The document is produced annually and submitted to the Commission for scrutiny.
It was during her time at the Government Office North East that Shelley offered research and data analysis support to OECD in completing the Territorial Review: Newcastle in the North East.
Within her most recent role as Business Liaison Officer seconded to South Tyneside Council, Shelley was the sole Policy and Information Officer working within the Economic Growth and Regeneration team and was responsible for ensuring that all key documents were current and conformed to National and Regional Policies.
Shelley has extensive experience of analysing economic data and the production of management reports, including local economic assessments.
Shelley is currently Chair of Governors at a Primary School in South Tyneside, sitting on the Finance and Staffing Committees and a member of the Curriculum faculty, whilst also holding statutory responsibility for the monitoring of Child Safeguarding.
Shelley has an MA Policy Studies and BA (Hons) in Sociology with History, both from Sunderland University.