Lecturer in Business and Tourism
I am a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and Society, currently leading the Integrated Foundation Year for Business and Tourism. Prior to this, I was working within the department of Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism holding the position of module leader for Study Skills, Impacts of Events, Marketing for the Service Sector and Urban Tourism.
My background is in the operations of major hotel chains, including Marriott Hotels. I worked for Marriott within the North East of England for 15 years, working across many of the departments from junior to managerial roles.
My degree is in Tourism Management and my postgraduate degree is in Hospitality Management.
Teaching and supervision
- FD012 - Essential Study Skills,
- FDN002 - Foundation Project module and
- Supervise Stage 3 projects under HEAT modules within FBLT.
Research interests for potential research students
- Tourism Management
- Hospitality Management
- Business Operations
My 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry along with my twelve years of professional practice in Higher Education complement each other. This giving an accurate and true reflection within the classroom environment of theory put into practice.