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Lecturer in Tourism and Events

Deputy Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Events Management and Business and Tourism Integrated Foundation Year, Module Leader (various modules), and Personal Academic Tutor (various stages).

After studying at the University of Sunderland for four years, I am currently undertaking a range of lecturing duties in Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism as well as studying for my PhD.

I have a First Class degree in BA (Hons) Events Management, a Distinction in MSc Tourism and Events, and I am Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Being the youngest member of the department allows me to easily develop strong relationships with students, ensuring the best university experience and highest possible results.

I have strong level of knowledge and understanding of the events industry to compliment my studies, as well as valuable experience of planning and organising a variety of events and promotional activities to compliment my teaching.

Teaching and supervision

I currently teach on:

I am module leader on the following modules:

  • TLH117 Fundamentals Of Events
  • TLH107 Impacts Of Festivals And Events
  • TLH216 Managing The Event
  • TLH219 MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions
  • TLH222 Cultural Tourism, Festivals And Events
  • TLH231 Planning Hospitality Environments
  • TLH342 Digital Technologies In The Visitor Economy
  • TLH348 Wellbeing, Festivals and Events
  • CHTM37 Current Practices In The Visitor Economy

Research interests for potential research students

  • Events Management Research Dissertation Supervisor
  • Postgraduate Tourism and Events Major Project Supervisor
  • PhD Co-Supervisor


My PhD explores the extent to which wellbeing festivals in the UK influence, motivate and impact attendee wellbeing.

Currently, wellbeing festivals in the UK are promoting elements that impact an overall positive existence view including being emotionally, spiritually, socially and mentally grounded, and are more focused toward positively existing rather than improving physical health and wellness. However, short-term and long-term impacts of these festivals are yet to be explored. If these impacts were explored, this would contribute to various research gaps in literature as well reducing the UK healthcare burden.

  • Events management
  • Tourism development
  • Tourism sustainability
  • Hospitality management
  • Tourism, festival and event impact
  • Health, wellbeing and wellness
  • Food tourism and gastronomy
  • Digital technologies in the visitor economy
  • Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE)

Last updated 13 December 2022