Dr Alan White
BSc Hons (Geology), MBA, PGCE, FHEA
Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management
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My MBA dissertation focused on trades union organisational strategy and the way in which union strategy affects full time officer support of lay representatives.
I am currently developing a research interest is gender equality and social inclusion and am especially interested in understanding the use of inter-relational power mechanisms in the continuing process of exclusion of women from elite catering.
The current PhD students I supervise are focused on the strategies of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Research involves initiatives that target deprived communities and under-represented groups, together with partnerships between HEIs and organisations engaged in community regeneration. I am interested in developing models that can act as vehicles for improving real opportunities and reducing the difficulties experienced by less privileged individuals who achieve less than they are able and so are detached or excluded from the Higher Education mainstream.
Teaching Management, Theory and Practice
Teaching Strategic Management
Supervision of Enterprise Project students
Supervision of Dissertation students
Supervision of Professional Doctorate students
Tutor for Fairwood Trust Scholarships students since 2010: Twenty-five students studying at Cardiff School of Management were selected to receive £1,000 per year for the duration of their three-year course. The Trust’s main aim is to support individuals in South East Wales with talent, potential and ambition to develop, which in turn will provide benefits to their wider community.
Champion for Widening Access and Participation
(2004 to 2012): I promoted and ran numerous initiatives for Cardiff School of Management. including the development of an educational partnership with Michaelston Community College, situated in the Ely district of the city of Cardiff.
White, A. (2011) ‘Bridging the gap: an educational partnership working to make a clear progression route from school to higher education for underachieving pupils from deprived communities’. in Thomas, L. and Jamieson-Ball, C. (eds) Engaging students to improve student retention and success in higher education in Wales. York: Higher Education Academy. URL (consulted 12 April 2011): http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/ourwork/inclusion/retention/EngagingStudentsToImproveRetention_final_English.pdf
White, A., Jones, E. and James, D. (2005) There’s a nasty smell in the kitchen: Gender and power in the tourism workplace in Wales. Tourism, Culture & Communication 6 (1), 37-49.
White, A., Jones, E. and James, D. (2004) Gender equality in the tourism workplace in Wales. Proceedings of the First Combined CHME Hospitality Research and CHME Learning and Teaching Conference; UWIC.
White, A., Jones, E. and James, D. (2002) Gender equality in the tourism workplace. Report by Welsh School of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Management, UWIC; Commissioned by Tourism Training Forum for Wales.
2002 – present Senior Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC)
1999 – 2002 Student & hourly-paid lecturer
1984 – 1999 Manager, Christian charity
1976 – 1984 NHS administrator, rising to Principal Information Officer at South Glamorgan Health Authority
D32, D33 Assessor and Internal Verifier Awards, 2001