- MSc Urban Development Planning , Development Planning Unit , University College London (UCL)
- Bachelor of Planning with Honours, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University (JCU)
Before starting a PhD at SEES Johanna worked as a planner for the Queensland Government in land use, environmental conservation, infrastructure development, and the development of housing in Palm Island Aboriginal community. Johanna has also worked with urban poor communities, local governments, and NGOs in slum upgrading in South East Asia including Cambodia, Viet Nam, Thailand, and Philippines.
Urban planning, housing, urban poverty, community-driven and participatory planning processes and methodologies