Just under two weeks has gone by since Anna Whicher joined Design Wales as a Research Officer within the SEE project. She has already proved effective in encouraging our SEE partners to engage with their own regional policy makers to establish what it is they really want from the policy guidelines we will be producing later in the year – and so by taking a user-centred approach.
After finishing her undergraduate studies in French and History, specialising in European integration, at the University of Reading, Anna went on to gain an MSc in European Public Policy at UCL. She already has experience of working in political circles from working in Westminster for her local MP and also spent a year working as assistant marketing and communication manager at Siemens in Paris. She will be using her experience to support the smooth running of the SEE project and helping us to best understand the part design has to play in European, national and regional policies.