Elliot Burns

Graduate Project Specialist

Elliot joined Urban Foresight in 2022, following the completion of an International Relations MA at Durham University. During his postgraduate thesis, Elliot focused on the influence of surveillance capitalism on the democratic process.  This focus was built on a basis of socio-political research conducted during his BA in Geography. The technological, political, social and environmental themes explored during his research position will help Elliot effectively contribute to many projects at Urban Foresight.

He is passionate about sustainable development, place-based innovation, smart cities, and interactions between people and the built environment. He is also skilled in research methods and report writing.

Alongside his studies, Elliot previously worked in various telecommunications and retail roles, gaining supervisory experience and wider industry knowledge.