Dr Jenni Viitanen - Further information
Prior to joining the University of Manchester, Jenni worked in local government and housing in England's North West. In 2010-2012 she worked at the Institute for Public Policy Research North as a Research Fellow, where she worked on a variety of projects covering topics such as economic inequality and polarisation in the North of England, housing, climate change, local government reform and the third sector.
Jenni has extensive experience in comparative perspectives in public policy, especially in the European context both in academic research and in practitioner-facing learning exchanges and consultancy.
She has appeard in a variety of print, online and broadcast media, including the Guardian, Inside Housing, Shelter, Public Finance, British Policy and Politics at LSE and Left Foot Forward, and BBC radio programmes:
Does transparency erode trust? (The Guardian Comment is Free 2010)
Show me the money (Public Servant 2010)
Time to move away from the spredsheets and look at the real impact of the cuts (Left Foot Forward 2011)
Ripe or rotten? (Inside Housing 2011)
The North is poorer and contributes far less to the national GDP than the South East, but compared to the national pay gap, it is fairer up North (British Politics and Policy at LSE 2011)
Guest blogger on Shelter policy blog (Shelter 2012)