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BSc (Hons) Property Management & Valuation Auctioneering
Diploma Property Management & Valuation Auctioneering
Certificate in Estate Agency


I’ve been teaching at USW since 2001 having graduated from the same institution with a BSc (Hons) Property Management & Valuation (Auctioneering). In addition, I also hold a Diploma in Property Management & Valuation Auctioneering (University of Glamorgan) and a Certificate in Estate Agency (Cork College of Commerce, Ireland).

During my time at USW I’ve taught on modules covering topics relating to Property Valuation, Commercial Property Auctioneering, Estate Agency, Built Environment Economics, Design Economics, Development Appraisal, Financial Management, Research and Professional Development. In addition to teaching duties at USW I also teach on our international partnership at Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China.


Built Environment Undergraduate Programme Leader
SUST Partnership Manager for the School of Engineering

Course Leaderships:
FD Sustainable Construction & Surveying

Other duties:
Built Environment University Link Officer
Sandwich Placement Tutor
Revalidation Internal Panel Member


AFHEA Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
MIPAV (OS) Membership of (Irish) Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (Overseas)
MCEI Membership of The European Confederation of Real Estate Agents: Confédération Européenne de l’Immobilier (CEI)


My main research area is in Real Estate Commercial Auctions. I’ve presented at RICS COBRA conferences or acted as reviewer since 2010. Additionally, I’ve been successful in obtaining a research grant from the Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at USW to carry out research into the use of mobile technology and social media as part of the learning experience.

Recent Conference Papers

Galvin, S., Leigh, C., (2012) Spatio-temporal Analysis of Commercial Real Estate Auctions in the UK. RICS COBRA Conference, Las Vegas.

Galvin, S., Jenkins, D., Gronow, S., (2010) Commercial Real Estate Auctions: Growing? Going? Gone?. RICS COBRA Conference, Paris.

Galvin, S., Jenkins, D., Gronow, S., (2009) Commercial Real Estate Auctions: An Investigation of the British Market. RICS COBRA Conference, Capetown.

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