Lucy is an experienced consultant with a background in architecture and design. Whilst at BOP, she has worked on capital project options appraisals for two major London museums occupying heritage buildings. Lucy has also conducted research and analysis as part of feasibility studies for new cultural spaces, most notably for the Smithsonian Institution at London’s Olympicopolis.
Lucy is closely involved with BOP international projects. She has worked on a comparative study of the museum and performing arts sectors in China and the UK, a review of public funding for culture in World Cities for Shanghai Municipality, and an evaluation of the impact of the British Council’s four year UK – Brazil Transform programme in the run up to Rio 2016. She also researches and drafts the latest thinking in the creative industries around the world for the Creative Industries Federation’s biannual international briefing. She has also contributed to BOP’s impact evaluation work, conducting qualitative research to assess the economic and social impact of projects as varied as an inner London business incubator scheme and a major UK cathedral.
Lucy graduated from the University of Cambridge in Architecture, after which she studied intensive Mandarin Chinese at Nanjing University. She speaks Mandarin to a high level, recently translating part of Shanghai municipality creative industries bible the Blue Book of Culture Shanghai 2015. Prior to joining the BOP team in London, Lucy was based in China for three years.