Heather Noble

Heather Noble is a freelance urban researcher focusing on evidencing the social, environmental and economic benefits of urban interventions. She has a BA in History from the University of Aberdeen and a MSc in Urban and Regional Planning from the London School of Economics.

She has designed and managed several high-profile evaluations at national funding and policy level. She is adept at delivering high-quality mixed-method research reports, drawing on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies following best practice as outlined in HM Treasury’s Green and Magenta books.

Notable past projects include the evaluation of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, a 29-million-pound restoration project and the evaluation of Heritage Action Zones, a 15-million-pound high street revitalisation programme. She has collaborated on a number of academic research projects across the themes of wellbeing, civic pride and heritage-led urban regeneration and has presented her research findings at the Sorbonne University, Paris.