Catherine Yard

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After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Masters in Hospitality Management, I joined Bass Taverns’ Graduate Management Scheme. After working in hotel and restaurant management positions, I studied for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (post compulsory education), and taught tourism and hospitality related qualifications at Further and Higher Education Colleges.

I joined University College Birmingham in 2004 and have taught on a broad range of business and management related modules from Foundation to Masters’ level. I have been a Year Manager for the BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management students since 2004 (Years 1, 2 and 3) and have been a module leader for various level 5 and 6 modules. Alongside my teaching commitments, I also supervise undergraduate dissertations and I am a placement tutor for students engaging in industrial placements.


Managing Activities and People, Human Resource Planning, Human Resources for Industry, Human Resources for Hospitality Managers, Strategic Human Resources, Events, Hospitality and Tourism Dynamics.

Research interests and scholarly activity

Contemporary Human Resource issues with specific reference to the Hospitality Industry.

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