Following fifteen years as a practicing Chartered Surveyor, I joined Sheffield Hallam University in September 2007. During my time at the university my previous roles have included Undergraduate Programme Leader and MSc Real Estate Course Leader within the Department of the Built Environment.
I have been the course leader for both for our domestic Real Estate and Eastern European provision.
I hold an appointment as an external examiner for another HE Institution, I sit as an assessor for the Assessment of Professional Competence for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, I am an elected member of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Board and I am an active member of the South Yorkshire Local Association of the RICS.
As Postgraduate Programme Leader, I am responsible for the strategic operation and development of our departmental portfolio for both our domestic and international provision.
Additionally, I hold a faculty employability post through which I ensure that this aspect of learning is fully embedded within our departmental provision. I liaise closely with employers in pursuance of our strategy of developing our external relationships. Examples include the provision of sandwich placements, work shadowing opportunities and engagement with external sector-specific organisations.
As module leader and tutor, I specialise in the teaching of core economics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level within the Built Environment programme. I am responsible for the teaching of 'Real Estate Economics' and related modules specific to the real estate programme, including those associated with lease and asset management.
I teach economics across both the undergraduate and postgraduate (conversion) programmes. Additionally I teach property and lease management and enjoy analysing the practical manifestation of professional body initiatives, evolving legislation and policy guidance.
My research and scholarly activity is currently limited to the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation students, including co-authorship (where appropriate) of journal articles within the Sheffield Hallam University Built Environment Research Transactions. See: http://research.shu.ac.uk/ds/bert/
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Through my interest in 'Employability', I represent the university on the Property Training Forum, a group representing the leading employers and universities in the sector. I am actively involved in 'outreach' activities to the FE sector, I contribute to the placement preparation and management programme, and I have a supporting role within our international development strategy.