Gillian is an architect and partner of Penoyre & Prasad, a design-led practice recognised with many design and sustainability awards. She is committed to the valuable contribution of research in design and in practice. Gillian is very active in Design Review and chairs numerous panels. She is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Reading, a Trustee of the Design Council and a ‘Wise Friend’ advisor to Urban Design London. She is also a regular external examiner and awards judge. Gillian is currently completing a doctoral research thesis on the schism between elite and popular taste, focused on volume-built houses.