Gina Corrigan was born and educated in the UK and holds a BSc in geography from London University and a Masters of Education from Nottingham University. She is co-author of a geography text book on China (Heinemann Educational Press, 1982) and has co-produced over 20 educational film strips on China and Europe with her husband, Peter. Her most recent publication focuses on the Miao and is published by the British Museum as part of a series on textiles. In 1980, after frequent travels to China over a seven-year period, she launched her specialist tour and travel business, Occidor Adventure Tours. Particular areas of interest include photography and textiles. Her photographs of China - which have earned her a fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society - are published in a wide range of books and articles through an agency in London. She is an avid collector of textiles and costumes from southwest China and has organized a number of exhibitions in the UK. A collection of her textiles and costumes has been acquired and exhibited by the British Museum.