Personal details

Dr Andrea Blake
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Property and Planning
Discipline *
Commercial Services
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Applied Science (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Laws (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Registered Valuer (Number 2172) Associate Member Australian Property Institute Pacific Rim Property Research Society Urban Development Institute Australia Property Council Australia

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Andrea Blake has 11 years experience as an academic with the Queensland University of Technology and is currently a senior lecturer in property economics. During this period Andrea has published papers and spoken at international academic conferences on topics including property rights, valuation liability and practice, and property education. Andrea is currently undertaking doctoral research on Carbon sequestration and Queensland rural land: protecting use, rights and value. Prior to becoming an academic, Andrea has 10 years experience in the property and legal sectors and has worked in professional services.

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Andrea’s teaching philosophy is one that engages students and promotes their capabilities. Andrea engages students in learning experiences that empower them to take responsibility for their learning and promote leadership and independent thought. Students engage in case study analysis and real world simulations such as negotiations and case conferences to develop their theoretical understanding of property related concepts and their ability to apply these concepts in a way that improves their work readiness.

Andrea’s professional background is cross-disciplinary, in property practice and law, which informs her teaching practice. Andrea has experience in developing curriculum, coordinating and teaching in a number of core property areas such as residential, commercial and statutory valuation, property transactions and property law as it relates to property practice. Her cross disciplinary teaching activities include the development, coordination and teaching of cross-disciplinary, course wide units such as Stewardship of Land and Understanding the Built Environment.

Andrea is passionate about student learning and has published articles in international and national journals and been invited to present at international conferences in the area of teaching quality and practice. She has also been involved in a number of teaching and learning grants, such as:

QUT Teaching and Learning Grant, Creating new understanding through threshold concepts in Stewardship of Land (2012)

QUT Teaching and Learning Grant, Enhancing first year engagement and retention through game playing (2014)

This information has been contributed by Dr Andrea Blake.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Awards and recognition

Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
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Most Innovative Paper Award
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
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Best Refereed Conference Paper
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
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Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning