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I have been a Senior Lecturer at Kingston University since 2005, and more recently Director at the Institute of Real Estate. My responsibilities have included, the overseeing and the management of the PG and UG courses, ensuring they remain competitive in the market, a coherent whole and that students benefit positively from them. I have obtained much knowledge and experience by working within a worldwide role in the Real Estate industry (St James's, West End London) as Global Head of Asset Management and Performance Reporting (assets app. £2Bn in 2004).
I am a recognised Senior member of the Higher Education Academy since 2014, and hold a European chartered membership within the industry. I obtained my Masters in Real Estate in 1999 (UK and The Netherlands) and have a PGCert. in HE.
As Senior Lecturer I focus on Corporate Real Estate, Investment Strategy and Real Estate Research modules and ensure the course is linked with industry professionals and the RICS.
I am also embarking on a PhD investigating the evolution of the role of Women within Real Estate, focusing on their Wellbeing and the furthering of their role within the industry. I am currently a member of the Well-being at Work Research Goup.
During the current 2020 pandemic lockdown I have also had the opportunity of completing the Science of Wellbeing course delivered by Prof. Laurie Santos of Yale University. I intend to use some of the researched techniques to help students with new added challenges.
Director of UG Real Estate & Apprenticeship Programme & Senior Lecturer
I am very passionate about the work environment and the Real Estate Environment. I have previously looked into Productivity drivers of knowledge workers in London where a defined timescale and environment and behavioural conditions do influence productivity. It was also found that knowledge workers need quiet spaces for concentration and mental wellbeing. I am currently focusing again on Wellbeing in the workplace, but this time on women and how both female and male leaders have pivotal as roles in the strife for a more balanced workplace environment and greater gender equity.
I am also a member of the Wellbeing at Work (https://www.wwkresearch.com/) Research group.
Chadburn, A., Smith, J., Milan, J. (2017) Productivity drivers of knowledge workers in the central London office environment. Journal of Corporate Real Estate Vol. 19 (2), pp. 66-79.
June 2015 ERES 22nd Annual Conference European Real Estate Society, Istanbul, Turkey.
June 2014 ERES 21st Annual Conference European Real Estate Society, Bucharest, Romania. Paper: Productivity improvement measures in the workplace – the employer perspective (co-authored).
Chadburn, Ana and Smith, Judy (2016) Productivity drivers of knowledge workers in the Central London office environment. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 19(2), pp. 66-79. ISSN (print) 1463-001X