I originally trained as an architect and then worked on housing, education and community projects for local authorities, housing associations and community groups. In the 1980s I was a founder member of the now defunct Matrix Feminist Architectural Co-operative. In the 1990s I worked on the development and implementation of urban regeneration policy for the London Borough of Islington and studied for a PhD in Town Planning. In 1999 I joined Southwark Building Design Service as a strategy manager and was responsible for managing a programme of education and housing projects. In 2004 I joined the University of Westminster.
I teach on MA Urban and Regional Planning and BA Designing Cities, and supervise a number of doctoral students.
My PhD research investigated the changing process of urban renewal in London and Paris particular focusing on the changing relationships between the public and private sectors.
Since I have been at the University of Westminster my main research interests have been the intensification of residential development and the provision of social infrastructure.
I have recently conducted research on collaborative interdisciplinary architectural and planning practice in the London area to support the development of our new undergraduate degree, BA Designing Cities.
For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.