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Our People

We are a school with a critical edge


We encourage critical thinking and a spirit of questioning to address local and global challenges associated with events, tourism and hospitality.

Our award winning teaching and research teams use their knowledge and extensive links with industry and other stakeholders to ensure our students have the skills and knowledge to succeed. Several of our students are award winners and many of our alumni go on to pursue highly successful careers.

In addition to authoring highly cited papers, several of the standard textbooks used by students of events, tourism and hospitality management have been written by our colleagues.

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Kate Dashper

Dr Katherine Dashper

Reader

Kate specializes in the social and cultural aspects of sport, leisure and events. She has expertise in relation to gender and equality, and in researching encounters between human and nonhuman animals in a variety of sport, leisure and event spaces.

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Professor Rhodri Thomas

Professor Rhodri Thomas

Dean of School

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

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Dorina Maria Buda

Professor Dorina-Maria Buda

Professor

Professor of Tourism Management Dorina-Maria Buda conducts interdisciplinary research with a particular focus on the interconnections between tourist spaces, people and emotions in times and places of socio-political conflict. In this respect she was awarded a number of individual research funds amongst which the Rosalind Franklin Fellowship [€585,000] in 2013, and an interdisciplinary four-year VENI grant [€250,000] from the NWO/Dutch Scientific Organisation for Research in 2015. Throughout her academic career she also received research funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Romanian National Service for Studies and Scholarships Abroad (ONBSS), and University of Waikato in Aotearoa New Zealand, amongst others.

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Emma Wood

Professor Emma Wood

Professor

Dr Emma Wood is Reader in Festivals and Events Marketing and specialises in marketing communications, social marketing and impact studies within the events sector.

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Professor Chris Cooper

Professor Christopher Cooper

Professor

Chris Cooper is Professor in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. He gained his undergraduate degree and PhD in Geography from University College London.

Chris has more than thirty years experience in tourism and has worked as a researcher and teacher in every region of the world. 

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Dr Yana Wengel

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Yana Wengel is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at ICRETH. Yana is a critical tourism scholar with research interests revolving around volunteer tourism, mountain tourism, non-profit tourism, and creative methodologies.

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Dr Alexandra Kenyon

Dr Alexandra Kenyon

Reader

Dr Alexandra J Kenyon: Alexandra is 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.

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Dr Neil Ormerod

Dr Neil Ormerod

Research Fellow

Dr Neil Ormerod is a Research Fellow at ICRETH. Neil specialises in evaluation studies within the fields of environmental management, tourism and recreation. His current research interests focus on outdoor recreation and tourism spaces, mobilities, and the commodification of outdoor sports and activities.

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Our Staff

Simon Bell

Course Director

Glenn Bowdin

Head of Subject

Dr Julia Calver

Senior Lecturer

David Dewhurst

Senior Lecturer

Chantal Dickson

Senior Lecturer

Reverend Ruth Dowson

Senior Lecturer

Dr Thomas Fletcher

Senior Lecturer

Dr Ian Lamond

Senior Lecturer

Michelle Lanham

Senior Lecturer

Dr Lucy Laville

Course Director

Dan Lomax

Senior Lecturer

Dr Ellie May

Senior Lecturer

Jonathan Moss

Senior Lecturer

Dr Neil Ormerod

Research Fellow

Alistair Palferman

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Micaela Raffuzzi

Part-time Lecturer

Stuart Rhodes

Part Time Lecturer

Dr Adrian Richardson

Principal Lecturer

Hannah Rossmorris

Senior Lecturer

Dr Davide Sterchele

Senior Lecturer

Dr Damion Sturm

Senior Lecturer

Bernadette Theodore

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Timothy Yeardley

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Kevan Burke

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Dr Elisa Burrai

Senior Lecturer

Heather Cockayne

Online Learning Tutor

Patricia Coll

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Peter Cox

Senior Lecturer

Dr Kyriaki Glyptou

Senior Lecturer

Lisa Gorton

Course Director

Dr Milka Ivanova

Senior Lecturer

Stephanie Jameson

Principal Lecturer

Jane Jones

Part-Time Lecturer

Steve Jones

Principal Lecturer

Guy Lincoln

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Lucy McCombes

Senior Lecturer

Dr James Musgrave

Course Director

Dr Neil Ormerod

Research Fellow

Annemarie Piso

Senior Lecturer

Dr Peter Robinson

Head of Subject

Dr Davina Stanford

Course Director

Dr Jane Turner

Online Learning Tutor

Alexandra Witte

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Dr Simon Woodward

Principal Lecturer

Simon Bell

Course Director

Glenn Bowdin

Head of Subject

Kevan Burke

Senior Lecturer

Dr Elisa Burrai

Senior Lecturer

Dr Julia Calver

Senior Lecturer

Heather Cockayne

Online Learning Tutor

Patricia Coll

Senior Lecturer

Peter Cox

Senior Lecturer

David Dewhurst

Senior Lecturer

Chantal Dickson

Senior Lecturer

Reverend Ruth Dowson

Senior Lecturer

Dr Thomas Fletcher

Senior Lecturer

Dr Kyriaki Glyptou

Senior Lecturer

Lisa Gorton

Course Director

Dr Milka Ivanova

Senior Lecturer

Stephanie Jameson

Principal Lecturer

Steve Jones

Principal Lecturer

Dr Ian Lamond

Senior Lecturer

Michelle Lanham

Senior Lecturer

Dr Lucy Laville

Course Director

Howard Leeming

Research and Enterprise Administrator

Guy Lincoln

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Dan Lomax

Senior Lecturer

Dr Ellie May

Senior Lecturer

Lucy McCombes

Senior Lecturer

Jonathan Moss

Senior Lecturer

Dr James Musgrave

Course Director

Dr Neil Ormerod

Research Fellow

Alistair Palferman

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Annemarie Piso

Senior Lecturer

Dr Razaq Raj

Principal Lecturer

Stuart Rhodes

Part Time Lecturer

Dr Adrian Richardson

Principal Lecturer

Dr Peter Robinson

Head of Subject

Hannah Rossmorris

Senior Lecturer

Dr Davina Stanford

Course Director

Dr Davide Sterchele

Senior Lecturer

Dr Damion Sturm

Senior Lecturer

Bernadette Theodore

Senior Lecturer

Professor Rhodri Thomas

Dean of School

Dr Jane Turner

Online Learning Tutor

Dr Yana Wengel

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Alexandra Witte

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Dr Simon Woodward

Principal Lecturer

Timothy Yeardley

Senior Lecturer

Featured Staff

Professor Rhodri Thomas

Professor Rhodri Thomas

Dean of School

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

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