With more than 20 years’ international experience as a researcher, consultant and lecturer, Martindale has worked across several built environment sectors in private practice, academia, government and the third sector, in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. She trained as an architect and urban designer before moving into research, specialising in multi-disciplinary working models and researching informed design. She also works in housing, social and environmental sustainability, post-occupancy evaluation, master planning, planning policy, community engagement and events.