Principal Lecturer for Quality and Validations
Gina is a Principal Lecturer with a role across the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment as well as lecturing specifically within the School of the Built Environment.
Her role across the Faculty involves the development and validation of new programmes and other quality issues to maintain and enhance the students’ experience.
Before entering academia, Gina had a career in finance working for the Halifax Bank in a number of property-related positions. At Brookes, Gina has led both undergraduate and postgraduate land use planning and real estate programmes. Her current teaching involves dissertation supervision and leading the undergraduate real estate Research Methods module.
Gina published research has investigated sustainability issues in property and real estate but more recently she has been involved in pedagogic research on learning in higher education and the role of the lecture in the university of the 21st century. She is currently pursuing her doctorate on this at the Institute of Education, University of London.
In addition to lecturing and her Faculty role, Gina is responsible for the Real Estate Mentoring Scheme in collaboration with the alumni group, Oxford Brookes Real Estate Management Society (OBREMS). This involves students being mentored by key property industry figures, who are also alumni of the programme. The scheme particularly seeks to support those students who do not have contacts within the profession in developing their network and skills, prior to graduating into the surveying industry. Gina is also part of the team responsible for the School of the Built Environment social media presence including the blogs Hot Property (for real estate) and Not Just Hard Hats (for construction).