Joanna Hamer

2016 Fellow

Joanna currently works at Wellcome and also runs Juta Shoes, upcycled leather espadrilles made by socially marginalised women in East London.

Joanna was placed at XX Place Health Centre where she supported the growth of social prescribing – which she wrote about in Pioneers Post – in the area. She went on to work on a co-design project for Surrey County Council, working with people in recovery from substance addiction to create a new vision for recovery in Surrey. She was mentored by regeneration expert Finn Williams.

Joanna studied Medical Anthropology at the University of Oxford and English and pre-medical sciences at Vassar College in New York.