Joseph Macarthy, is one of the directors of the Sierra Leone Urban research Centre, SLURC. He holds a PhD in Urban Planning and Management from Newcastle University (UK). Trained and qualified as an urban planner, He specialise in management and urban planning for climate change adaptation. Apart from lecturing at Njala University.Joseph’s research interest is centred around urban planning, housing, urban vulnerability and public policy. I have co-authored a number of research articles including: “Understanding Freetown’s Urban Development” (2017) and “Towards Meeting the Knowledge and Capacity Building Gaps for Equitable Urban Development in Freetown” (2016).
Outside of the university, he has held a number of managerial positions with valuable experiences to bring to the KNOW project. These include serving as a local consultant to the EU-funded Urban Planning Project for Freetown (in 2013), as well as providing volunteer service to the UNDP as a member of the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Small Grants Programme (SGP) in Sierra Leone.