Ms Ijeoma Emeghe

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  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 82054

About me

With a background in Real Estate Surveying and Valuation, Ijeoma started her career at Covenant University, Nigeria from 2014 to 2017 where she held a lecturing position teaching different modules. She committed to elected and mandatory administrative duties, alongside mentoring and research. The research produced several collaborative academic articles.

Prior to this, she was attached to and employed as a trainee estate surveyor for her compulsory two-year test of professional competence. After which she got qualified and obtained an associate membership with The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) Body, giving her eligibility as a practicing estate surveyor and valuer in her home country, Nigeria.

In 2017, she got a studentship offer at the University of Reading, where she is currently working on completing her doctoral studies, and at the writing-up stage. Her research focuses on investigating the social value of investing in housing quality in the United Kingdom through examining housing quality, agency, and mental well-being with an aim to inform social policies concerned with social housing delivery.

Further, she has undertaken some collaborative research in real estate, well-being, planning, and the urban environment. In 2020, Ijeoma achieved an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Ijeoma is an early career researcher and educator, who is an effective leader, communicator, and team player. She aims to be a well-published researcher in real estate and the urban environment with particular interest across the following themes and subthemes – well-being and social valuation, housing, sustainability, planning in the urban environment, mainstream technologies, and education.

At the University of the West of England, and given the research themes and subthemes above, she strategically aligns herself with The Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments (SPE) and more widely with The Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER) for cutting-edge research, relevant collaborations, and continued personal growth and performance measurement.

Ijeoma teaches on a number of modules including Valuation, Law and Economics, Healthy Sustainable Communities, and Sustainability in the Built Environment.


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