I am now a part-time visiting lecturer having retired as a principal lecturer in 2018 after fifteen years working at the University of Westminster. As well as doing some occasional teaching I continue to undertake some research.
I was formerly the course leader for MA Urban and Regional Planning and led on the development of BA Designing Cities.
Prior to becoming an academic I worked as an architect and on urban regeneration policy. I was a founder member of Matrix Feminist Design Cooperative.
I am currently investigating the extent to which obtaining planning permission is an obstacle to retrofitting homes to reduce carbon emissions. I am also editing a handbook on urban design research with Professor Marion Roberts.
My recent publications are:
Suzy Nelson & Rebecca Neil (2021) Early Career Planners in a Neo-liberal Age: Experience of Working in the South East of England, Planning Practice & Research, DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2020.1867777
Suzy Nelson & Jane Lewis (2019) Resident engagement in the regeneration of social housing: The case of Woodberry down, London, International Journal of Housing Policy, DOI: 10.1080/19491247.2019.1683126
Suzy Nelson (2019) Investigating Collaborative Interdisciplinary Practice to Develop a New Planning Undergraduate Course, Planning Practice & Research, 32 (2) 225-238. DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2018.1548955.