Title: Social Science Researcher
Hometown: Paarl, South Africa
Qualification: MCRP, BCP (Hons), BA
Email address: heather.kirkby@livelihoods.org.za


Heather is an urban planner by training and has a background in the arts. She completed her Masters in City and Regional Planning at the University of Cape Town in 2017 and has been working as an urban planner in Cape Town since 2018. While Heather’s interests are necessarily multidisciplinary, she is particularly invested in the social aspects of urban space, with an emphasis on community development and gender. She joined the SLF team in April 2020 as a social science researcher.