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.
Dr Miju ChoiSenior Lecturer
Dr Miju Choi is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management of Leeds Beckett University, UK. Dr Choi obtained her doctoral degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, and completed her Master’s degree at the University of Surrey, UK.View Staff Profile
Professor Emma WoodProfessor
Emma Wood is Professor in Events Experience and Marketing.
Emma is Research Lead for the UK Centre for Event Management and a member of the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality. She has published widely in the areas of event impact, event experience and event marketing. Emma is joint editor of the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events and also chairs the Academy of Marketing special interest group in Events and Experiential Marketing. Her consultancy projects for local government and other bodies focus on the evaluation of festivals and events, social marketing though events and audience development. Her specialist areas relate to locality and event tourism, event marketing and the impact of events and festivals on social change within communities.View Staff Profile
Professor Christopher CooperProfessor
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.View Staff Profile
Dr Alexandra KenyonCourse Director
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.View Staff Profile
Dr Neil OrmerodResearch 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.View Staff Profile
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