News and features

Expert academics joining the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Leading academics are at the heart of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, where our world-class teaching and research shapes the future of the hospitality and tourism industries.

As such, we are delighted to announce that a wealth of new academic talent will be joining the School in the coming months:

Graham Berridge, Senior Tutor in Events Management

Graham Berridge comes to the School from the University of Westminster, where he was a National Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer for Events. He has an international publication record and is the author of Event Design and Experience published by Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, as well as a founder member of the Association of Events Management Education and served as a Committee member until 2008.

Graham’s research interest specifically lies in the study of event design and creating experiences.

Alkmini Gritzali, Lecturer in Tourism

Joining the School from Cass Business School, where she was a Doctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Management and a Visiting Lecturer in Professional Skills and Visiting Tutor in Marketing, Alkmini Gritzali holds an MA in Creative and Media Enterprises from the University of Warwick and a PhD in Management from Cass.

Alkmini’s research interests include strategic management, product categorisation and branding in the creative industries.

Yanjun Guan, Senior Lecturer

Dr Yanjun Guan joins us as a Senior Lecturer at the School, bringing with him an extensive publication history and teaching experience. Previously an Associate Professor at Renmin University of China, Dr Gaun has a prolific publication record and has won awards for research excellence.

Dr Guan’s research interests include organisational behaviour, human resource management and cross-cultural management.

Paul Hanna, Lecturer in Tourism

Joining us from the University of Brighton, Dr Paul Hanna is a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist with an interest in behaviour change, ethics and sustainable tourism. He has a national and international record of academic publications and conference presentations, as well as six years’ successful teaching and research experience.

An experienced consultant in both public and private sectors, Dr Hanna has a PhD from the University of Brighton on ‘Consuming Sustainable Tourism: Ethics, Identity, Practice’.

Full academic profiles for our new staff will be available soon on the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management website.

Related news and features