Department of Hospitality and Events

The Department of Hospitality and Events aims to shape the future of the hospitality and events industry through dynamic research and teaching.

Overview

From robotics and automation to artificial intelligence, our Department works in partnership with industry experts to deliver research and teaching that engages with current trends and challenges. Our dedicated team of researchers also have a particular research focus on themes including: 

  • Innovation and productivity
  • Peer-to-peer platform and sharing economy
  • Talent management.  
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School of Hospitality and Tourism Management research

We have a world-class reputation for our research in hospitality, tourism, transport and events. Our excellent facilities and vibrant research culture attract researchers and doctoral students from around the world, creating a diverse, creative and stimulating research community.

Meet the team

Academic staff

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Professor Anita Eves

Head of Department

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Mark Ashton

Senior Lecturer; Director of Teaching and Learning

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Marco Ciraulo

Principal Teaching Fellow & Project Director Learning Hotel, Director of Industry Partnership

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Dr Emma Delaney

Senior Teaching Fellow

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Dr Michael Duignan

Reader in Events and Director of the Observatory for Human Rights and Major Events (HaRM)

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Sylvia Ganbert

Senior Teaching Fellow

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Christy Hehir

Programme Leader and Lecturer in Events / PhD Researcher (Environmental Psychology & Travel)

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Karen Kelly

Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Management

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Dr Bora Kim

Lecturer in Hospitality Management, Program Director for UG IHM and ITHM

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Dr Yoo Ri Kim

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Yanning Li

Senior Lecturer in Events Management

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Dr Daisy Liu

Senior Lecturer in Hospitality

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Dr Thomas Lunt

Senior Teaching Fellow (Events Management)

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Professor Nigel Morgan

Professor of Social Sustainability

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Dr Sumeetra Ramakrishnan

Senior Teaching Fellow

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Dr Emma Reardon

Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Management

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Dr Jonathan Skinner

Reader in the Anthropology of Events

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Professor Iis Tussyadiah

Head of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Professor of Intelligent Systems in Service

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Dr Lorna Wang

Deputy Head, Department of Hospitality

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Dr Tracy Xu

Senior Lecturer in Hospitality

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Dr Leon van Achterbergh

Senior Teaching Fellow

Emeritus staff

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Professor Leo Jago

Emeritus Professor

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Professor Andrew Lockwood

Emiritus Professor of Hospitality Management

Visiting staff

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Professor Chris Cowls

Visiting Professor

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Professor Paul Pike

Visiting professor

Postgraduate research students

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Abdullah Alnabati

Postgraduate Research Student

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Rachel Chang

Postgraduate research student

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Brana Jianu

Postgraduate Research Student

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Sanda Kam

Postgraduate Research Student

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Wanwisa Khampanya

Postgraduate Research Student

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Youngsoo Kim

PhD researcher

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Ikram Nur Muharam

Postgraduate Research Student

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Darina Svobodova

PhD Researcher

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Katy Tse

Postgraduate Research Student