Professor Wilkinson is a Chartered Building Surveyor, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Australian Property Institute. Prior to becoming an academic, she worked in London providing professional building surveying services particularly in refurbishment of commercial buildings and social housing.
She has worked in four universities in the UK and Australia over a 23-year period and is well published with over 100 publications. Her books include Sustainable Building Adaptation, Best Value in Construction, A Greener Home and Property Development. Professor Wilkinson is a member of RICS Oceania Sustainability Working Group and NSW committee.
Her research focuses on sustainability and adaptation in the built environment, user satisfaction, retrofit of green roofs and conceptual understanding of sustainability. Professor Wilkinson is leading a team who will create an experimental veggie patch on the roof of one of the buildings on UTS’s city campus at Broadway.