I am a Chartered Building Surveyor and worked in private practice in London for many years before I made a bold move into Higher Education. 10 years of my working life was at Malcolm Hollis, where I was a Partner and involved in many different aspects of building surveying including commercial pre-acquisition surveys for investors and developers, party wall and boundary disputes, dilapidations and dispute resoltion. I have experience of commercial and residential buildings, including historic assets and conservation work. I am an RICS APC Assessor and past vice chair of the RICS London Region Board.
In 2016 I began teaching at the University College of Estate Management in Reading and became the Programme Leader for BSc Building Surveying. I moved to the University of Westminster in December 2018. I teach on undergraduate modules at levels 4, 5 and 6 and in particular the construction technology modules and final year building surveying modules. I am the Course Leader for BSc Building Surveying.
I am currently studying an MA in Higher Education at the University of Surrey and have completed a research proposal for my dissertation about the affect of design of learning spaces on student identity, to improve student outcomes. I also have a research proposal around the lack of women in leadership positions within surveying firms. This research will explore beyond the often quoted panacea of flexible working as a solution to this problem and examine the culture of surveying firms and the mechanisms for promotion.