Vicky Sword-Daniels

Vicky is an expert in climate and disaster resilience with 14 years’ of experience. Her background in interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange and evaluation, focuses on the social impacts of environmental change and building resilience. In her career she has worked across sectors including engineering, academia and international development. She is fascinated by the intersection between culture and climate, and in exploring the multiple connections between people, place and culture.

Vicky is experienced in facilitation, participatory approaches, knowledge exchange, building and supporting partnerships, and supporting learning processes. She has worked in partnership with a wide range of organisations on large international programmes and projects on climate and disaster resilience and research for development with a focus on finding out what works, and what can be done better, to improve both development outcomes and future programming.

Vicky joined Julie’s Bicycle in November 2021 as the Arts Council England Programme Lead, supporting the arts and culture sector to understand and improve environmental performance and to share learning about experiences and solutions. Vicky is a social volcanologist and holds a Doctorate in Urban Sustainability and Resilience. She has lived in New Zealand and worked internationally, largely in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Sahel region in Africa.

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