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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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Featured Staff

Miju Choi

Dr Miju Choi

Senior 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.

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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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Emma Wood

Professor Emma Wood

Professor

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.

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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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Alex Kenyon

Dr Alexandra Kenyon

Course 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.

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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

Kevan Burke

Senior Lecturer

Dr Elisa Burrai

Senior Lecturer

Dr Miju Choi

Senior Lecturer

Patricia Coll

Senior Lecturer

Peter Cox

Senior Lecturer

Dr Kyriaki Glyptou

Senior Lecturer

Lisa Gorton

Course Director

Dr Milka Ivanova

Senior Lecturer

Stephanie Jameson

Principal Lecturer

Dr Alexandra Kenyon

Course Director

Lucy McCombes

Senior Lecturer

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

Jase Wilson

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Dr Simon Woodward

Principal Lecturer

Bernadette Albert

Senior Lecturer

Simon Bell

Course Director

Glenn Bowdin

Principal Lecturer

Dr Julia Calver

Course Director

David Dewhurst

Senior Lecturer

Reverend Ruth Dowson

Senior Lecturer

Jason King

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Dr Ian Lamond

Senior Lecturer

Michelle Lanham

Senior Lecturer

Dr Lucy Laville

Course Director

Dan Lomax

Senior Lecturer

Dr Ellie May

Senior Lecturer

Dr Jonathan Moss

Senior Lecturer

Dr James Musgrave

Head of Subject

Dr Neil Ormerod

Research Fellow

Hannah Rossmorris

Senior Lecturer

Dr Davide Sterchele

Senior Lecturer

Dr 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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Emma Ellis
Emma Ellis

Academic Services Team Leader

Tom Greasley
Tom Greasley

Course Administrator

Jane Learmonth
Jane Learmonth

Course Administrator

Rebecca Lefever
Rebecca Lefever

Academic Quality Support Officer

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Julie Nunns

Course Administrator

Faye Thompson
Faye Thompson

Academic Services Manager