Susana read Political Science and Administration in the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), spending a year in the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) in Rennes (France). She also has a Masters degree in European Studies obtained in the Free University Brussels. Her final dissertation was on “Urban policy networks: cities as actors of European policy-making” and has worked with New Towns on European projects. Susana joined Localis in July 2009 and has co-written “Can Localism Deliver? Lessons from Manchester".