Dr Claire Humphreys
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My career in tourism grew from time spent exploring different cultures and places across the globe. This led to an undergraduate degree in Tourism Business Management (first class) and a postgraduate MSc in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Birmingham.
I complete my teaching qualification with a specialism in Further, Adult and Higher Education before joining the University of Westminster in 2000. My current research interests focus on sports tourism (and sports events) and consumer decision-making. I have recently been working with Chris Holloway to produce the ninth edition of the popular tourism text 'The Business of Tourism', published in 2012.
I am a member of the International Special Events Society, Meetings Professional International and the Tourism Society (professional bodies representing the tourism and events industries in the UK).
I am Course Leader for the MA Tourism Management and the MA Events and Conference Management degrees. I teach on both these courses as well as to students studying on the undergraduate tourism programme. My teaching areas include tourism and events marketing, events planning and design, and the sociological aspects of tourism.
I am currently working towards a PhD, the focus of which is on consumer decision-making and the implications for destinations. The research has an emphasis on the sport tourism market.