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Professor Roger Gibbard

University Teaching & Learning Dean

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HBS 126, Whiteknights Campus


Roger has been a member of staff at the University for over 25 years, and has held a number of key positions, including Head of School and School Director of Teaching & Learning.

As Dean, Roger is closely involved with developing the University’s strategy for Teaching and Learning. His remit includes oversight of programmes delivered at the University of Reading Malaysia as well as the School of Built Environment and Henley Business School campuses worldwide. He has been behind a number of recent international teaching collaborations on behalf of the Business School, particularly in China and South Africa. He takes forward this role for the University more generally.

With a background rooted in matters agricultural, Roger is a rural chartered surveyor, and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. His academic interests encompass rural land management generally, with specific focus on property law, compulsory purchase, and property and business taxation. His teaching includes agricultural law and valuation, property taxation, and rural land management.


  • BSc (Hons)
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Agricultural tenancies; International teaching collaborations


View a full list of Roger Gibbard's Publications

Key Publications

Gibbard, R. The Crichel Down Rules: Conduct or misconduct in the disposal of public lands? In Cooke, E., (ed) Modern Studies in Property Law Vol 2. Hart. Oxford, 2003

Gibbard, R., and Prag, P. Private investment in the countryside: an assessment of the role of new houses and estates in sustaining the rural economy and environment. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning 03/03

Ravenscoft, N., Gibbard, R., Markwell, S. and Reeves, J. Private sector agricultural tenancy arrangements: the European experience. In: Jackson, P. and Wilde D.C. (eds.) Contemporary Property Law. Dartmouth: Aldershot, 1999, 362-381.

Gibbard, R., Ravenscoft, N. and Reeves, J. Agricultural tenancy reform: the end of law or the rise of popular culture? Journal of Rural Studies, 15(3), 1999, 269-278

Gibbard, R., Ravenscoft, N. and Markwell, S. Private sector agricultural tenancy arrangements: the European experience. Food and Agriculture Organisation of The United Nations. Rome, 1998,