Senior Lecturer in Hospitality
: Tourism, Hospitality and Events
: +44(0)29 2041 6413
My industry background is in the hospitality sector, working in the Savoy and the Connaught as well as 12 years as a director of a hotel in Devon. I have worked in education at the Army School of Catering, Cassio College in Watford, and 14 years in Higher Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University. During my time at Cardiff Met I have been involved in hospitality research projects, conference papers and conference organisation.
My current Research interests :
My on-going PhD work in the Welsh centre for Tourism research, concerns critically evaluating the internal and external influences on the design of the hospitality undergraduate curriculum in the UK and to explore the extent to which the curriculum meets all stakeholders needs and prepares graduates for their chosen careers.
Since 1995 I have been research active in hospitality related areas, involved in internal and external validation panels, external examining, conferences and an active member of the Institute of Hospitality professional body and CHME (Council for hospitality management education).