Dr Georgia Warren-Myers (2000)

Queen’s means years of fun and great friends. It gave me the independence and freedom to follow my dreams.

Whilst equality for women continues to improve it still has a long way to go, particularly in dealing with unconscious bias, sexism, equal pay and opportunity. 

There are many challenges being a woman in property and construction. Number one is the blatant and subtle discrimination and having to negotiate a constantly complex and changing work environment. Whilst the industry is changing, there is still a very long way to go.

I have spent time at the University of Cambridge as a visiting research fellow working with Prof Franz Fuerst. Our work was on the value of energy efficiency ratings in the ACT and the pricing implications of sea level rise and flooding in Melbourne.

Now I’m an Associate Professor in Property in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, about to head back to industry as the Head of ESG and Climate Risk Advisory APAC for Jones Lang Lasalle.  A focus of this role is actually implementing research that I’ve been undertaking over the last decade into practice and developing greater understanding of climate risks for property investment, occupation and management.

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