My research interests lie within employment and opportunity perceptions of hospitality and tourism workers in low paid jobs with a particular focus on gender and ethnicity influences. I am also increasingly drawn towards innovation in learning content and pedagogy that would address the career ambitions and life aspirations of students besides fulfilling the requirements of the radically transforming hospitality industry..
My work has been published in various journals and as book chapters including Economic and Industrial Democracy, Journal of Services Research, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Service Industries Journal. I am also a reviewer for various management, tourism and hospitality journals. I have received research funding for various projects to facilitate my research in hospitality and tourism education and successfully supervised PhD students in hospitality and tourism research.
University roles and responsibilities
- Programme Leader MSc International Hotel Management
- ATHENA SWAN Lead for SHTM
- SHTM link for Women in Travel and HOSPA
- FASS representative for the Race Equality Charter Group
- SHTM Mentoring Circles Lead
Affiliations and memberships
My teaching interests lie within the fields of business operations and people management in hospitality and tourism. Specific subject areas include managing hospitality and tourism businesses, hospitality operations management, organisational behaviour, restaurant development and HRM, hospitality marketing, strategic management, future of hospitality work and skills, employability and entrepreneurship.