I developed my business and commercial acumen while helping to support my family’s travel agency business and working part-time in retail for Marks and Spencer. I originally studied for a Combined Honours degree in Employee Relations and Management at University of Central Lancashire. I also have several years of HR experience working for Lancashire County Council in the Education Department.
Later, I progressed to working within the Postgraduate Admissions Department for Birmingham City University. On graduating, I gained full-time employment as Examinations Officer at the Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies, leading to gaining various teaching qualifications alongside my teaching duties within the higher education sector. I became employed as a full-time lecturer at UCB within the Hospitality School in 2000 and continued to complete further IT-based qualifications and postgraduate qualifications in Education.
In addition to the above, I have a keen interest in the Asian food industry, specifically coming from an Asian background myself, and I have been able to successfully accumulate a wealth of knowledge and experience suited to my current role.
My key responsibilities are centred on my role as Lecturer/Year Manager for the final year BA Hospitality with Events Management programme and supervisory role of Dissertation Projects, as well as some internal moderation duties.
Human Resources for Hospitality Managers, Research in Practice, Managing Activities and People, Research Projects
Research interests and scholarly activity
I have recently completed a postgraduate programme in Education and was successfully awarded a Master’s with merit. My current research activity includes keeping up to date with key changes affecting the hospitality, events and food industry.