Department of Tourism and Transport

The Department of Tourism and Transport has an outstanding global reputation for teaching and impactful research.


Our Department has a strong focus on forward-thinking ideas and innovation. With exceptional industry connections, our team is dedicated to delivering research that engages with current challenges in the tourism and transport sector. Our research themes include: 

  • Autonomous vehicles and aviation
  • Destination management and marketing
  • Smart tourism and big data
  • Sustainable tourism and climate change
  • Tourism economics and forecasting

Study with us

We offer a range of courses that aim to deliver a fundamental understanding of tourism and transport alongside a detailed study of core management and business principles. 

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Covid-19 research in hospitality and tourism

Our research aims to understand the needs and requirements of businesses and travellers to be able to return to a new normality when it comes to travelling and the prosperity of businesses.

Our staff

Academic staff

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Dr Jason Chen

Associate Professor in Tourism and Events Management, Director of Postgraduate Research

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Nicole Cocolas

Lecturer in Transport Management

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Professor Scott Cohen

Professor of Tourism and Transport, School Director of Research

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Professor Xavier Font

Professor of Sustainability Marketing

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Dr Nadine Itani

Programme Leader and Lecturer in Air Transport Management

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Dr Marion Karl

Senior Lecturer in Tourism Marketing and Management

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Dr Albert Kimbu

Reader, Head of Department of Tourism and Transport

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Professor Gang Li

Professor of Tourism Economics, Director of International Relations, Director of the Centre for Competitiveness of the Visitor Economy

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Dr Frankie O'Connell

Reader in Air Transport Management

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Dr Alector Ribeiro

Associate Professor in Tourism Management, Director of Tourism Programmes

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Professor Caroline Scarles

Professor of Technology in Society

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Dr Maltika Siripis

Teaching Fellow

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Dr Brigitte Stangl

Senior Lecturer in Tourism, Director of the Centre for Digital Transformation in the Visitor Economy

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Dr Nikolas Thomopoulos

Associate Professor in Transport

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Professor Allan Williams

Chair in Tourism and Mobility Studies

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Dr Anke Winchenbach

Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Transport

Emeritus staff

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Professor John Tribe

Professor of Tourism

Postgraduate research students