Clare Holt is a Doctoral Researcher at Warwick Business School for the Warwick Commission on Directly Elected Mayors and City Leadership in English Local Government. As the primary researcher for the commission, Clare has interviewed directly elected mayors as well as senior civil servants and councillors from across England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She has also undertaken some observation work within a ‘City Mayor’s’ office.
Clare has degrees from Bournemouth and Aston Universities and has worked extensively in Customer/Client Service roles within the hotel, automotive and finance industries before working in Air Traffic Services with NATS Ltd (National Air Traffic Services) for 7 years. As well as air traffic controlling, Clare managed and completed several projects including Unit Investigation Procedures, Hazard Analysis and Open Reporting.
Before commencing her Doctoral studies at Warwick, Clare worked as a Research Assistant looking at Total Place and Big Society in Local Government, as well as organisational change within Dorset Police. She was extensively involved in the construction of the Continuous Professional Development programme for the National Police Improvement Agency’s High Potential Development Scheme and she was the principal researcher in the evaluation research for the scheme.