Jenny Rossiter has over 35 year’s experience of working both in urban regeneration and in overseas development. Her overarching interest is urban development and housing in both the global North and South. 

She worked for CIIR (now Progressio) in Nicaragua and Honduras and has travelled extensively in Southern Africa where she coordinated development programmes for agencies including Oxfam and Save the Children. 

After qualifying as an Environmental Health Officer she worked on housing and related issues in Coventry, Birmingham, Rugby, Leicester and Newham both for voluntary and statutory agencies. During the mid 1980s she worked for the Housing Department of the GLC managing improvement and modernisation programmes across the capital. 

Jenny now works as an independent consultant carrying out research and evaluations for voluntary and church organisations and academic institutions. Recently she has started to give guided walks on the history of social housing in London to students and other interested organisations. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has an MSc in International Housing Studies from UCL. 

She is currently Vice Chair of Faith in the Future (a Muslim-led regeneration organisation in East London).  After 12 years she has just retired from the board of Homeless International.



February 2011