Regina is a chartered planner and independent consultant in strategic planning, policy evaluation and education. She has over a decade of experience in housing research and practice in both the UK and the US. She is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster and an Associate Tutor at the University College of Estate Management. Regina completed her PhD – a comparative study of migrant homelessness in the US and UK - from Heriot Watt University in 2019. She has a Master of Science in Housing Studies from the University of Stirling and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois.
Previously, Regina taught on the Housing Studies course at Stirling University, and was a Research Manager in the private sector at Rettie & Co and a Researcher for voluntary organisation, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. Formerly as a practitioner, she provided homelessness services at a Scottish local authority and in the US at a non-profit organisation. Regina also practiced as a housing planner at community development corporations in the American cities of Boston and Chicago. Her research interests include homelessness, private sector housing, and social inequality.