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Head of School, Law and Tourism

In 2006, following work with Durham University, that considered the effectiveness of performance measurement in local governance, and work with the Home Office on the night-time economy and licencing laws, I began employment at the University of Sunderland.

Since then, I have led the Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism department and developed our programmes in our Sunderland, London and Hong Kong campuses and with our partners in Malaysia (SEGi), Nepal (ISMT) and Singapore (MDIS). In 2021 I was appointed Head of School Law and Tourism.

My research interests include Tourism in the Developing World and Poorism.

I am a travel enthusiast and have enjoyed hospitality and events in 65 countries.


  • Tourism Policy and Planning 
  • Governance
  • Tourism and the Developing World
  • Poorism
  • Student experiences on field visits
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality 
  • Events
  • Programme Development and Management
  • Student Experience
  • Change Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Governance
  • Fieldwork
  • Social Media
  • Travel
  • Transnational Education

Last updated 02 February 2022