Gemma has held a number of teaching posts in Birmingham schools since 2003, and before entering higher education held the post of Head of Department in a local secondary comprehensive school. She is a member of the Geographical Association and the RGS-IBG, and has also worked with the Prince’s Teaching Institute on their Schools Programme for Geography, in conjunction with the University of Cambridge. Gemma has also carried out voluntary work in Tanzania.
Gemma now works as a Lecturer in Geography Education, specifically teaching on the PGDipEd (QTS) Geography course in the School of Education. She also supervises on the MEd Teaching Studies course.