Regina is a lecturer in Housing Studies and has been teaching in various capacities (teaching assistant, teaching fellow) at the University of Stirling since 2011. Regina specialises in quantitative social data analysis, qualitative research and spatial analysis. Her research interests include homelessness, private sector housing quality, and social inequality. Regina is currently providing research support to the Housing, Home and Communities research programme at the University of Stirling. She has a broad undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in housing and town planning, with over a decade of experience in housing research and practice in both the UK and the US. Regina is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and an Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Her career started in the US – after receiving a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois she became involved in affordable housing planning in Chicago and Boston working with local non-profit Community Development Corporations. With a specific interest in social housing Regina received a Master of Science in Housing Studies from the University of Stirling in 2010 and subsequently worked in homelessness service provision at a local authority (Fife Council). More recently she has experience working as a researcher for Anna Evans Housing Consultancy and Indigo House, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations as well as Rettie and Co. She combines her research and teaching at the University of Stirling with PhD study at Heriot Watt University where she is in the process of completing her doctoral research into migrant homelessness in the US and UK.