Gill is Senior Lecturer Emerita in the Department of Geography and International Development at the University of Chester. Gill’s early career was as teacher and deputy head of a secondary school in Cheshire. She was Principal examiner of A-level Geography and established the A-level in World Development. She has authored several text books and currently advises on A-level geography. She regularly lectures to students around the country. It is the most exciting work to be able to teach young people about development issues and encourage them to become proactive in using their skills and energies to reduce poverty and inequality. Gill is President of the Geographical Association 2019-20 and is also a trustee of the Field Studies Council and MusicPlace Merseyside.
Gill and her husband Rory have travelled widely and worship at St Michaels Church in Chester, a large and lively Anglican fellowship.
“It is a privilege to be involved with Five Talents. I was attracted to an organisation with strong Christian principles which truly reaches out to the poorest, most needy, most vulnerable, and most ‘at risk’ communities. I am sure that the best way to help people to move out of poverty is to enable them to develop their own talents, and be empowered to build their own futures.
Five Talents provides opportunities to support such communities in a very practical and sustainable way. Five Talents shows God’s love in action by providing a structure for people to save small sums of money, establish small businesses and then share their expertise with others in their community.”
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