Gill Armstrong MCIAT - ‘The globetrotting researcher’
Introduction to Gill
Gill is currently residing in Australia. She is both a Chartered Architectural Technologist and a registered architect. Prior to emigrating, Gill was a Senior Lecturer in Architecture, teaching on both Architectural Technology and architecture programmes. She worked in private practice for ten years, specialising in healthcare projects.
Current job role
Gill is currently a full-time PhD researcher and university tutor at University of Adelaide and University of South Australia. She is also the CIAT Australasia Centre Secretary.
Her doctoral research is focussed upon adaptive reuse. It examines barriers to change of use conversion stemming from national and international policy. Another key interest of research is change in architectural education.
Why Gill joined and qualified:
Gill qualified as a Chartered Architectural Technologist via the Professional Assessment whilst teaching on the Architectural Technology programme at the University of Central Lancashire in 2013. Her ‘professional respect for CIAT as a professional accreditation body grew through my experiences of working on Architectural Technology programmes’.
How Gill benefitted from the qualification
Gill was part of the core team of members who established the CIAT Australasia Centre, working towards building the existing network of members across Australia and New Zealand. This has helped her gain valuable professional contacts after moving to a new country.
- Gaining government support for my research from Australian Building Code Board (ABCB) and an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship in 2016.
- Attending Architectural Science Association 50th International Conference in 2016, representing CIAT as the event's main sponsor.