Tina Beale

PHD Student

Tina Beale

Tina Beale

Academic Area(s): Real Estate & Planning
Supervisor(s): Professor Peter Wyatt, Dr Catherine Hughes
Research Topic(s): What influences tax compliance? An investigation of property tax administration and tax payer behaviour in a small island developing state

Areas of academic interest

Land and property taxation, real estate investment and appraisal


Tina holds a BSc in Land Economy & Valuation Surveying and two postgraduate degrees – a MSc in Land Management and another in Real Estate and Property Management. Tina’s doctoral research investigates the compliance-evasion phenomenon in Jamaica by drawing on new institutional economics to examine the relationship between the transaction costs in the property tax institution, the tax administrator-taxpayer relationship and compliance. Tina’s doctoral research has recently received two awards from grant funding organisations in the USA and UK. They are a Lowell C. Harris Dissertation Fellowship from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Mary Bradburn Prize from the British Federation of Women Graduates.


  • MSc Real Estate and Property Management, University of Salford, UK (2015)
  • MSc Built Environment, University of Technology, Jamaica (2011)
  • BSc Land Economy and Valuation Surveying, University of Technology, Jamaica (2008)

Research grants

  • The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Lowell C. Harris Dissertation Fellowship 2018,($10,000 USD)
  • Principal Researcher for Towards Property Tax Compliance: A Case Study of Attitudes Toward Paying Property Taxes in Jamaica, 2015-16, funded by The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Ref TTB031015 ($30,000 USD)


  • The British Federation of Women Graduates Mary Bradburn Prize (2018)
  • Commonwealth PhD Scholarship (2015-2018)
  • University of Salford Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence (2012-2014)
  • Best Post Graduate Research in the School of Building and Land Management, University of Technology, Jamaica (2012)
  • The Laurence Neufville Award for Best Academic Performance in the MSc Built Environment Programme, University of Technology, Jamaica (2012)


Beale, T . (2018). An Economic Analysis of Compulsory Acquisition in Selected Caribbean States. In Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Issues in Expropriation (pp.397-415). Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.

Beale, T. , ChannerMiller, R., Ishemo, A and Murray-Stuart, C. (2016). Towards Property Tax Compliance: A Case Study of Attitudes Toward Paying Property Taxes in Jamaica. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper.

Beale, T. (2015). Real Estate Theory versus Practices: A Case Study of the Valuation Practices of Jamaican Valuers. Appraisal Journal, 83(2), pp.113-125.