I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and recent winner of the Spotlight on Great Teaching Awards. I am an experienced lecturer with expertise in developing industry-relevant tourism and aviation programmes which focus on collaboration, employability, diversity, reflection and independent learning.
I take an active role in following the wider academic community and the major players of both industries to contextualise my teaching with up-to-date industry informed news and guest speakers facilitating employability opportunities for students. I am proud to be a member and sit on the Institute of Travel and Tourism Education and Training Committee who support me in shaping tourism and aviation education with industry practice.
I am committed to engaging in academic research and scholarly activity that contributes to the profile, reputation and operations of the faculty. Scholarly interests include disruptive innovation in tourism, managing human factors in aviation, development of health and wellness tourism, regulation of social media and the impact of terrorism on tourism flow patterns.
I am responsible for overseeing the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students studying for a BA / FDA in International Tourism Management and Aviation and Airport Management across a variety of Level 4-7 modules.
Dynamic Tourism Environment
Tourism Operations and Innovation
Live Industry Project
Global Dynamic Environment
I am committed to engaging in academic research and scholarly activity that contributes to the profile, reputation and operations of the faculty. Scholarly interests include disruptive innovation and the sharing economy, content marketing and blog writing, development of screen tourism, sustainability, and employability.
I represent University College Birmingham on the Education and Training committee board for the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) and West Midlands Growth Company Regional Tourism Board.