Timea is a Lecturer at the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) at the University of Birmingham. She holds a PhD in Local Government Studies/Public Administration, and a Bsc & MSc (joint degree) in Architecture and Engineering.
Previously, she was Research Associate and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge where she co-led the ‘Digital Cities for Change’ programme, researching digitally-enabled urban governance. Timea was awarded early career researcher grants by the Cambridge Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), as well as a Research Fellowship at Hughes Hall.
Her research focuses on the dynamics of multi-actor decision-making processes in public policy and implementation in networked (collaborative and participative) governance settings, especially in relation to decarbonisation and digitalisation. It also extends to the role and impact of data and digital technologies – as ‘evidence’ – in shaping governance processes and outcomes.