Cathy joined UCEM in 2018 from the University of the West of England, Bristol. As Dean, she provides academic leadership for postgraduate and undergraduate surveying provision ensuring compliance with academic quality, professional, statutory and regulatory requirements. She also provides academic leadership in the development of our online provision promoting continuous programme and module enhancement.
As a chartered quantity surveyor she has a strong pedagogic interest and extensive experience in the teaching of measurement, cost modelling, workbased learning and collaborative practice. She has extensive experience of external examining and validation of surveying courses within the sector.
2015 Review member of QAA Construction, Surveying and Property Benchmark
2017 HEA Reviewer for National Teaching Fellow Applications
2018 & 2019 TEF Subject Panel Member
2020 Academic Board Member: London School of Business and Finance
2021 QAA External Expert
Previous external examining posts include:
2016–2020 External Examiner, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying (University of Derby)
2017–2021 External Examiner, BSc (Hons) University of Wales,Trinity St David
Cathy has previously taught a range of subjects at BSc level including:
- Quantity Surveying Practice & Procedures
- Workbased Research and Experiential Learning Modules
- Cost management
- Collaborative practice
Cathy’s research interests are both subject and pedagogic focussed in areas related to the field of quantity surveying.
- Ashworth, Hogg and Higgs. ‘Willis’s Practice & Procedure for the Quantity Surveying’ 13th edition,(2013), Wiley- Blackwell
- Currently authoring 14th Edition for publication 2023