Amanda qualified as an architect and worked in practice for 12 years, managing retail and residential construction projects, in and around London.
In 1994 having gained a distinction for her master’s in Real Estate, she became an academic in the School of Surveying and Planning at Kingston University. In addition to her teaching, she co-designed the BSc Building Surveying course and managed expansion of provision as Director of Postgraduate Studies. Becoming a Principal Lecturer, she ran a pedagogic centre of excellence, promoting sustainability in the education of built environment professionals, as its Director of Teaching & Learning.
Amanda started working for UCEM as an Associate Tutor in 2016, teaching on various courses and is currently a Academic Tutor for Planning & Conservation, and Analysis & Adaptation on the Building Surveying programmes. This compliments her continuing work at Kingston, where she is Course Leader for the Historic Building Conservation degrees.
Vice-chair of Surrey Historic Building Trust.