I joined…

In August 2015, after graduating from The University of Sheffield in BSc (Hons) Physical Geography.

Today I work in the development planning team, project managing a number of our projects, supporting planning applications and providing design advice to clients and design teams.

I also manage the company’s environmental management system which achieved ISO 14001:2015 accreditation earlier this year. The main focus is to introduce measures that minimise our impact on the resources we use as part of our work.


I found my way into transport planning a little bit by luck!

I was interested in working in development planning and the built environment, having done an internship in planning whilst at university. But I’d never heard of transport planning! When an advertisement for a role at Momentum came through my university department I applied – and I’m happy to say I’ve been here ever since.


A typical day for me is normally a busy one… 

It’s usually a mix of attending external design team, client or planning meetings; internal project catch ups; working on technical notes and reports; and providing design advice to clients and design teams.


I belong to a number of professional groups…

Including the City Property Association NextGen Steering Group, Women in Transport and Women in Planning. They all provide great advice and support for my career.


There are so many things that I really love about my job…

We work on some really interesting and challenging projects and every project is different, so I’m always learning new things. At Momentum we work very closely as a team – and also across disciplines – so I get to learn from colleagues at all levels and of all disciplines.

I’m particularly proud that our work gives us the opportunity to make a real impact on cities and spaces and deliver places for people.

I also get to work with a variety of external consultants and project teams which can be really collaborative and which gives me the opportunity to expand my knowledge about other disciplines in the world of development and the built environment.

Sometimes the challenge of balancing so many projects can be difficult…

The nature of projects is that my workload fluctuates and there are sometimes occasions where all the work comes in at once! But that’s all part of the challenge


My most memorable moments at work include…

The first time a planning application, which I had supported, was consented. It was a great feeling.

The Women in Transport tour of Bank Station Capacity Upgrade was also fantastic because it was a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the workings of such a complex live construction site, which is tunnelling through a busy central London conservation area – all whilst keeping the station open for business as usual. It’s a really impressive project that you wouldn’t necessarily appreciate until you take a step behind the hoarding that you normally just walk past every day.