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  • Simon Bell
    Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Events Management and the Course Leader for the MSc International Events Management. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Glenn Bowdin
    Glenn Bowdin is Head of Subject-Events in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management and Head of UK Centre for Events Management. He is former Chair and current Executive Committee member of AEME, Chartered Member of the International EMBOK Executive and on the editorial boards of Event Management and Journal of Convention & Event Tourism.

    Professor Dorina-Maria Buda
    Dorina Buda is Professor of Tourism Management AND Head of the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH).

    Kevan Burke
    Kevan is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality.

    Dr Elisa Burrai
    Dr Elisa Burrai is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management at the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH). Her research background focused mainly on volunteer tourism, residents’ perceptions of tourism, tourism impacts and social impacts assessment.

    Dr Julia Calver
    Dr Julia Calver is a senior lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality. Julia has worked extensively in the arts sector, both operationally in festival and arts management as well as strategically developing creative partnerships between the creative and education sectors at Arts Council England.

    Heather Cockayne

    Online learning tutor.

    Trish Coll

    Trish Coll MSc is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality.

    Professor Chris Cooper

    Peter Cox
    Peter Cox is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Events, Tourism Hospitality & Languages. His current research interests lie in worker commitment and motivation, leadership and management and the early career experiences of hospitality students.

    Dr Katherine Dashper
    Kate’s research interests centre on questions of identity, diversity and (in)equality within sport and leisure, with a particular focus on equestrianism. Her research explores gender, sexuality and embodiment.

    David Dewhurst

    Senior Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality.

    Chantal Dickson

    Senior Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality.

    Reverend Ruth Dowson
    Rev Ruth Dowson is a Senior Lecturer at the UK Centre for Events Management, with a background in strategic and operational corporate events and venue management. Ruth's research interests focus on the interplay between events and church, as well as protest and raves. Ruth is a priest in the Church of England.

    Dr Thomas Fletcher
    Dr Thomas Fletcher is a Senior Lecturer within Carnegie Faculty. Thomas’s current research interests are broadly related to the sociology of sport and leisure and include: ‘race’/ethnicity, social identities, heritage, and equity and diversity.

    Dr Kyriaki Glyptou
    Dr Kyriaki Glyptou joined the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality as Senior Lecturer in October of 2016 and since then, she has been engaged in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate modules related to Destination Management, Strategic Tourism Planning and Sustainable Development.

    Lisa Gorton

    Course Director within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality.

    Samantha Isaac

    Part time Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality.

    Dr Milka Ivanova
    Dr Milka Ivanova is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Tourism and Hospitality at Leeds Beckett University.

    Stephanie Jameson

    Stephanie Jameson is a Principal Lecturer and University Teacher Fellow. She is a member of the executive of the Council for Hospitality Management Education and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Steve Jones
    Steve Jones is Principal Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality. He teaches on Travel and Tourism courses and has responsibilities for Teaching and Learning. Steve is a university Teacher Fellow.

    Dr Alexandra J. Kenyon
    Dr Alexandra J Kenyon: Alexandra is a Reader in Hospitality and Management and a researcher leading on projects for the University’s enterprise strategy focussing on Corporate Social Responsibility for events and hospitality, together with development projects in marketing emotions and interactive packaging.

    Dr Ian Lamond
    Ian completed his PhD in arts and culture policy at Sheffield Hallam University in 2012. His research focused on a critical discourse analysis of electoral texts in the UK from 1945 to 2010.

    Michelle Lanham

    Creative Event Design specialist and practitioner. PhD Research interests include emotion studies particularly studies of pride through participation in large scale events. Member of Leeds bid for European Capital of Culture 2023.

    Dr Lucy Laville
    Dr Lucy Laville is an experienced course leader and senior lecturer in marketing and public relations. She has contributed to pan European research projects on the strategic role of corporate communications and conducted her own doctoral research on the development of new professions.

    Guy Lincoln

    Graduate Teaching Assistant within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality.

    Dan Lomax

    Dan Lomax is a Senior Lecturer in Events Management. He joined the team at the UKCEM in 2010 following a 20 year career in music event production and now specialises in event planning and design.

    Dr Ellie May

    Senior Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management.

    Lucy McCombes
    Lucy McCombes is a tourism and community development professional with an academic background in Social Anthropology of Development and Responsible Tourism Management. She currently teaches social impacts of tourism and managing host-guest interaction.

    Jonathan Moss

    Senior Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management.

    Dr James Musgrave

    James is the current Course Director for Hospitality Management.

    Dr Neil Ormerod
    Dr Neil Ormerod is a Research Fellow in the School of Events, Tourism Hospitality & Languages. Neil specialises in evaluation studies within the the fields of events, tourism, business and leisure. His current research interests focus on impact, outdoor recreation and tourism spaces, and the commodification of outdoor sports and activities.

    Alistair Palferman
    Alistair joined ICRETH in 2015 and is currently undergoing doctoral research into absorptive capacity. He is also teaching as a GTA in the UK Centre for Events Management.

    Annemarie Piso
    Annemarie Piso is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management.

    Stuart Rhodes
    Stuart Rhodes is a former full time member of the Events Management academic staff with over 30 years teaching and training experience both within the University and delivering courses in the workplace. Experienced in developing new undergraduate courses and modules especially in the area of Foundation Degrees.

    Dr Adrian Richardson
    Dr Adrian Richardson is a Principal Lecturer with thirty years’ experience in higher education who has designed and run a variety of courses.

    Dr Peter Robinson

    Dr Peter Robinson is Head of the Centre for Tourism and Hospitality management. His research interests include tourist experiences, urban exploration, nostalgia and memory, place making, representation and perception of place, prosumption, authenticity and heritage management, dark tourism and Cold War tourism.

    Hannah Rossmorris

    Senior Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management.

    Dr Davina Stanford
    Dr Davina Stanford is the Course Director for ;the Responsible Tourism MSc.

    Dr Davide Sterchele
    Davide joined Leeds Beckett University as a Leverhulme Visiting Fellow in January 2013 from the University of Padua, Italy, where he completed a PhD in sociology with an ethnographic study on football and inter-ethnic relationships in post-war Bosnia & Herzegovina.

    Dr Damion Sturm
    Dr Damion Sturm is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in MSc Sports Event Management in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality.

    Bernadette Theodore

    Senior Lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management.

    Professor Rhodri Thomas
    Rhodri Thomas is Professor of Tourism and Events Policy and Dean of the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management.

    Dr Jane Turner
    Dr Jane Turner is an Online Learning Tutor in the School of Events, Tourism, Hospitality and Languages. Her research interests include consumer decision-making in air travel, travel behaviour and airport management.

    Dr Yana Wengel

    Jase Wilson

    Graduate Teaching Assistant within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management.

    Alexandra Witte
    Alex joined ICRETH in 2014 as current doctoral research student and GTA in Tourism Management.

    Professor Emma Wood
    Emma Wood is Professor in Events Experience and Marketing.

    Dr Simon C Woodward
    Dr Simon Woodward has some 25 years’ experience providing research and consultancy support to the heritage and tourism sectors. His experience ranges from feasibility studies to impact assessments and strategic planning.

    Timothy Yeardley
    Tim is a Senior Lecturer and Course and Module Leader at the UK Centre for Events Management.


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