Glynis is a quantity surveyor and a fellow member of various professional bodies. During 2013-2015 Glynis was the first academic to be elected as Vice President of Quantity Surveying international and in September 2015 became the first female Global World President of QSi.
Glynis holds a wealth of practical experience within the built environment and construction industry spanning over 25 years. Originally working within International banking, Glynis changed career path and secured a position in Quantity surveying with Carillion major projects engaged on schemes of a value of £100m+. Glynis was decorated for her work and practical application to Quantity surveying and was invited to be part of Sir John Egan’s Task force and contributed to his initiative – “Re-thinking construction”. This was seen as a major influence on the world of Construction and was a key document for the development of the UK Governments Construction Strategy document. Glynis has managed various teams of multidisciplinary practitioners with multi-million pound SRB regeneration projects, Housing Association work and Quantity Surveying private practices within the UK built environment.
Educated at the University of Wolverhampton to degree level, Glynis was invited back in 2007 in the capacity of visiting lecturer to contribute to the delivery of quantity surveying. In 2011 Glynis moved away from industry to take up a role in academia and now contributes to a host of Courses as course leader and senior lecturer for RICS, CIOB and QSi accredited courses in Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and the UK. Glynis’ knowledge is also instrumental in delivering external in-company courses and supporting the University with pioneering initiatives. Glynis was also one of the early pioneers of on-line distance learning courses at the University and contributed to the development of curriculum and delivery of the courses.
Glynis continuously delivers, contributes and hosts CPD events for QSi and the RICS as well as bespoke CPD for construction companies. She has also delivered a conference paper at the 2011 Learning & Teaching Conference “Rich Exchanges” held at University of Wolverhampton.
Glynis’ research area includes Quantity surveying, learning and teaching in HE and employability skills especially in teaching professional judgement to graduates, the role of the Employers Agent and delivery of on-line distance learning.
Currently bidding for research funding for teaching development grant from Higher Education Academy on cultivating a seventh sense: making judgement for professional judgement. Glynis’ research focus is to explore how to cultivate this ability within the undergraduate cycle to enable undergraduates to develop industry relevant problem solving skills
Professionally Glynis is the current global President of Quantity Surveying International and a fellow member. Glynis was invited to be expert panel speaker at 2012 CHOBE event at Birmingham University on meeting the needs of tomorrow graduates and is well connected to industry and academic practitioners
Glynis is resrach active and co-author for publisher Wiley-Blackwell for book entitled “The Employer’s Agent in the Construction Industry due to be published in 2016.
Glynis has delivered papers at four conferences and Co-presented academic papers at three conferences.