Vikki graduated from Manchester University with a Masters in Town and Country Planning in 2011. She began her career with a town planning internship for UN HABITAT based in Kosovo where she assisted in the creation of the first plan for the area. Following this she also undertook an internship at a mineral planning consultancy.
After a temporary position in Planning Policy at Cheshire East Council, Vikki joined GVA preparing supporting submissions for a wide range and scale of planning applications along with conducting research. She was subsequently accepted into the RTPI as a Chartered Member in 2014. In 2015 she moved back to the public sector as a Planning Policy Officer for South Tyneside Council with responsibilities ranging from the development of the local plan, viability, minerals and waste and Habitat Regulation Assessments.
Vikki is active in the regional RTPI, sitting on the Regional Management Board, Regional Activities Committee and the Members and PR committee she also assists with the newsletter and judging the regional awards. In her spare time Vikki enjoys making jewellery, walking in Northumberland, travel, growing veg, keeping bees (plus a cat and an axolotl) and supporting Northumberland National Park maintain its heritage assets through projects such as Wall Watch.
Vikki is currently Chair for the RTPI NE.