Gemma has spoken at the Design Museum, the Royal College of Art and for the Architecture Foundation; she has exhibited at Tate Britain and MOCCA; she is Chief Examiner of Design programmes at Glasgow School of Art; and is a peer reviewer and advisory board member for academic journals and institutions internationally.
Gemma’s book ‘Don’t get a Job, Make a Job: how to make it as a creative graduate’ (March 2016, Laurence King) is published in English, Spanish and Korean and is sold all around the world and is a key text for many colleges and universities.
Her research on zero hours contracts, early career academics and the future of teaching has seen her present at the designED conference in Chicago and act as guest editor for a special issue of Charette, the journal of the Association of Architectural Educators. Her interest in fictionality sees her tackle current issues such as gender and queer practices through the use of fiction wiring, such as her short story Architecture 2.0 published in ‘The Gendered Profession’ (Editors Harriet Harriss, Ruth Morrow, James Soane, James Benedict Brown. RIBA Publishing 2016)