Helene Grousset-Rees 
Helene-Grousset-ReesHelene Grousset-Rees
Lecturer in Tourism
Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Room No: O1.57a
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2041 2149
Email Address: hgrousset-rees@cardiffmet.ac.uk

I have recently joined the tourism team as part of the Cardiff School of Management, having worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for over 17 years.  My industry experience is varied and complementary: I started my career working for a large hotel group in Germany for several years in sales and Front Office management.  Since studying for an MSc in Tourism Management at Surrey University, I have worked in the tourism industry in South Wales in a range of managerial appointments.

My Phd research focuses on the effects of the merger of Visit Wales into Welsh Assembly Government. This area of interest has stemmed from a previous research project as part of studying for my MSc and having worked within these organisational structures in Wales since.  I am look at key areas as corporate change, corporate culture and external perceptions of such change. I am pursuing qualitative research with intention of providing recommendations to focus the Welsh Assembly Government's planning of any future structural changes.

Other areas of interest and expertise include planning and development for tourism and tourism regeneration.