Joanna Hamer

2015/16 Fellow

Joanna founded Juta Shoes, a social enterprise which sells upcycled leather espadrilles made by socially marginalised women in East London.

Joanna was a 2015/16 fellow. During her fellowship she 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.