I began my academic career after working in the travel industry for several years. As a practitioner, I worked for tour operators and travel agencies in Spain and the UK, in a variety of roles that included marketing, planning tours and contracting suppliers, and on the frontline in a customer service role.
My academic qualifications include a degree in history and politics, a post-graduate diploma in Tourism Management, an MSc in Tourism. I'm also qualified to teach English as a second language to adults, and have a post-graduate certificate in higher education.
I started teaching in 1990, initially for an American university, where I was involved in running and delivering their tourism and hospitality programmes in London. I joined the University of Westminster in 1999.
Member of the Tourism Society
Member of the Higher Education Academy
I teach on the undergraduate Tourism courses, supervise third year dissertations and am a personal tutor.
I lead two second year modules - Tourism Marketing, and Tourism Destinations, and also teach on a number of first and third year tourism modules. I organise and lead the fieldtrip for our second year students, and am involved in developing links between our tourism students and the industry.
For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.