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.
Prof Scott Cohen (School Research Director)
"Our three research centres, COVE, DIGMY and SWELL, bring together the diverse multi-disciplinary research expertise of our staff in hospitality, tourism, transport and events. We focus on the grand challenges our sectors are facing and endeavour to undertake transformational research so as to play our part in creating a better world."
We've seen our research impact policy change, improve business tools in the hospitality, tourism, transport and events industries and influence professional standards, guidelines and training. We pride ourselves in designing and delivering research which impacts on culture and society, economy, commerce and organisations, practitioner and professional services, the environment, health and welfare, public policy, law and services, the events sector, and the food sector.
Dr Albert Kimbu (Director of Postgraduate Research)
"SHTM Surrey is home to the largest community of hospitality and tourism and events PhD scholars in the world, hosting more than 45 PGRs from 20 different nationalities across all continents, working on cutting edge topics linked to one of the three Research Centres: Cove, DIGMY and SWELL."
Latest research news
Professor Xavier Font awarded prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to help drive more sustainable tourism