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Research Interests

My research interests relate to the tourism experience, with particular focus on pre-consumption and internal communications in times of uncertainty within the cruise sector.  I have published in several tourism journals and practioner publications.

Teaching Responsibilities

I am the the Senior Learning Designer in the Business and Law Faculty and I am responsible for enabling academic and services teams of staff across all disciplines to (re)design course and modules embracing different modoes of study through facilitating EnABLe workshops. Prior to this I worked on the Faculty's undergraduate Degree Apprenticeship programmes in various roles including Course Leader and  Lead Apprenticeship Coach. l am a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.


I have taught at the University for over 10 years working in business, tourism and marketing at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Throughout my time at the University I have supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, covering a variety of  topics.  Professionally I have experience from many sectors of the travel and tourism industry, including airlines, tour operators, travel agencies and cruise companies, working for companies such as British Airways, Thomson and P&O.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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