Leigh Walker

Leigh Walker

Research Project Manager

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Leigh is Research Project Manager at UBDC, managing the UKRI GCRF grant Understanding Risks and Building Enhanced Capabilities in Latin American Cities (URBE Latam) led by Professor João Porto de Albuquerque with multiple international research collaborators and non-academic partners. She also manages an ESRC Impact Accelerator Account project based at the University of Warwick, focused on accelerating the impact of two large sustainable development research projects by engaging with international stakeholders.

Previously Leigh spent several years in various professional services roles supporting research at the University of Warwick, after moving to HE from the charities sector. She has an interest in supporting the non-academic impact of research projects across the social sciences, particularly in sociology, urban studies, human geography and sustainability.

Leigh completed her MA in Social Research with a focus on urban sociology in 2021.