innovation & continuous improvement practitioner,
Rosie Hughes is driven by a fascination with how people move around; with how infrastructure shapes lives both in its development, delivery and everyday use. Rosie has developed a diverse practice base from understanding and engaging people and projects in infrastructure contexts, including using Lean, Collaborative Working and Innovation methods. Leading using her creative consulting approach, Rosie has demonstrated capability for driving change in the UK civil engineering highways design sector, promoting Continuous Improvement in project delivery. Having graduated from The University of Sheffield with a PhD that focused on rural road use practices, Rosie uses her expertise in Practice Theory to challenge our approach to infrastructure as an industry.
She is experienced and skilled in Lean Strategy and Operational deployment, Innovation leadership, Collaborative Practice, Statistical & Sociological Research Methodology, Efficiency Management, Public Speaking and Creative Facilitation.
Rosie’s client and project experience includes: several major Complex Infrastructure and Smart Motorway Highways England schemes; Highways England Specialist and Technical Services Framework; Heathrow Future Terminal 2 Programme; Welsh Government highways schemes; Network Rail; and, Midlands Highways Alliance, including Leicestershire County Council. Rosie’s wider experience includes university teaching, the Sustainable Mobility Research Group, and as a Visiting Fellow for the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research.