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Elizabeth Parker, Researcher

Elizabeth Parker

As a Researcher, Elizabeth works across BOP’s portfolio.

Elizabeth is currently working on an evaluation of the Arts Council England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Great Place programme, which explores ways in which culture can be embedded in local policy and decision-making. She is also working to evaluate the impact of the British Council UK-Georgia season. This is a programme of events and activities designed to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries and develop Georgia’s creative and cultural industries. Her interests include place-making, urban development and international relations.

Prior to working at BOP, Elizabeth worked for a think tank on UK-EU relations funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. She has also worked for an independent cultural centre in Croatia, where she engaged in cultural programming on behalf of the Trans Europe Halles (TEH) network. Other projects Elizabeth has contributed to include a cross-party parliamentary research initiative on effective local governance in the UK.

She holds an MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she wrote her dissertation on the role of subcultural exchange in urban development. During her Masters, she completed a British Council research fellowship at the Venice Biennale, looking at different approaches to cultural relations.