I have a depth of experience in undertaking leadership and administrative roles at School and University level. I have an excellent understanding of the requirements of academic administration and course/programme management duties. I directedthe MSc Urban and Regional Studies. I was the programme lead for our two PhD programme as Postgraduate Tutor for Geography and Urban and Regional Studies and also acted as Careers Tutor in charge of employability. I was also Second Year Tutor, coordinating the year 2 planning programme. This combined with my duties of mentor for early careers colleagues, personal development reviewer, research fellow manager, REF internal evaluator have provided me with the experience and expertise to make a positive contribution to the day-to-day administrative and management duties.
Management and Leadership Roles (Research related)
I established, lead and manage the Urban Initiative across the school while being the primary point of contact for collaborations across UOB and with external stakeholders and funding bodies. Leadership and overall strategic planning role involves establishing and providing strategic direction on research, education, influence and impact. The Urban Initiative operates as a virtual centre across the School and the University and is, along with the £15 million pound BIFOR (Birmingham Institute of Forest Research) centre, at the centre of the School’s REF 2021 narrative. I coordinate and lead the urban strategy and activities across the school and with the other research centres across campus for example in the areas of Energy and Resilient cities. I lead the collaboration with the European Union Joint Research Centre, as part of the Urban Strand. I managed to secure the participation of the City of Birmingham as the 4th City Lab, part of the EU community of practice (CoP-CITIES). This is a network of cities and of international and intergovernmental organisations and research bodies.
Management and Leadership Roles (Teaching related)
Management and Admnistrative Roles (Research related)
Management and Admnistrative Roles (Teaching related)
Contribution to corporate life