Our people

Bill Seabrooke
Bill Seabrooke obtained his BSc (Estate Management) and PhD in Land Management from Reading University,

He is a ‘Fellow’ of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He commenced his professional career as a Land Commissioner in the UK, Agricultural Development and Advisory Service. Before joining the Institute, his academic career has been spent at Reading University (senior lecturer); the University of Portsmouth (Professor of Land Economy and Head of the Department of Land & Construction Management); The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Professor and Director of the Research Centre in Construction and Real Estate Economics). He has taught at several universities in Mainland China, particularly Zhejiang University. His current research interests are in a) institutional analysis of ‘foreign’ real estate markets and b) international corporate asset management.

Robert Couchman
Bsc (Est .Man), FRICS.
Robert Couchman has extensive high level academic and professional real estate expertise and experience in the United Kingdom and internationally. This includes  working in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Robert’s current roles include being a Visiting Professor in International Real Estate at the Royal Agricultural College and an international real estate investment and development consultant. Robert has played a leading role in developing and delivering award bearing university programmes and professional courses.

Dr. Monica Stevens
BSc, PhD
Associate Director of Operations
Monica joined Cambridge International Land Institute in 1996 and the projects that she has organised include the CILI Diploma in Real Estate; the transnational EU Leonardo project (REMIT); SOLUM Real Estate Foundation events; international courses for universities and governments in the USA, China, Japan and Malaysia; the Investment Property Forum postgraduate diploma in Real Estate Finance and Investment. Before joining the Institute she pursued a medical research career in Immunology in Cambridge and Lille.

Dr Nicky Morrison
Core Team Member
Dr Nicky Morrison is a Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy and Fellow of St Edmunds College, University of Cambridge. She is also a core team member of the Cambridge International Land Institute (CILI) and associate of Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR). Her research focuses on comparative housing and urban planning at the city and neighbourhood level. She lead the housing and economic futures themes on the steering committees of two ‘visioning’ projects entitled: `Cambridge sub-region 2030’ and `Wisbech 2020’. She is a member of the Board of a not-for-profit housing association. Internationally, she has participated in European projects examining comparative housing and neighbourhood renewal projects. She has also advised the Shenzhen municipal government on affordable housing policies and worked on an Amnesty International project on housing rights in Accra, Ghana.

Professor Peter Tyler
Core Team Member
Professor Peter Tyler is a Professor of the University of Cambridge in the Department of Land Economy. He is Fellow, St. Catharine’s College and Director of Studies in Land Economy at St. Catharine’s College. Professor Tyler is an urban and regional economist with an extensive track record in consulting for the public and private sectors. He has an established reputation in the field of urban and regional economics with a particular emphasis on the evaluation of policy. He has been Project Director for over sixty major research projects for the UK Government, resulting in forty research monographs (twenty-four have been of book length). He has published in all the major academic journals in the field. He has also undertaken research for the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on urban, regional and industrial policy.
Recently, he has been team leader on a major, Government-funded research initiative, undertaken in collaboration with the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which investigates why new and growing enterprises, particularly with a technology edge, thrive in certain places and not in others and what may be the role for policy intervention.
Professor Peter Tyler is an Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, which publishes multi-disciplinary international research on the spatial dimensions of contemporary socio-economic-political change. The aim of the Journal is to understand the formative changes and developments associated with the new spatial foundations of today’s globalizing world. It also examines how changes in the global economy play out across different spatial scales.