I am a senior lecturer and have over ten years of teaching experiencing and have lectured on a variety of, research, subject specific (tourism, hospitality and events industry based), enterprise and management modules to a range of students undertaking their foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.
I have also lectured in several international destinations including Cambodia and Poland and have also been a visiting scholar and block taught in China at Chongxing University and Xiamen University.
Prior to teaching I worked in industry for fifteen years with an extensive commercial background and have experience of operation management. I have also been a client manager helping to build and maintain relationships, and then as an event organiser - planning, organising and delivering numerous art events both nationally and internationally.
Professional memberships and activities
- Member of ATHE
- Member of APM - PMQ Qualification
- MSc in Hospitality and Event Management – University of Central Lancashire
- BA Hons in Tourism Management – Staffordshire University
- FdA Tourism Management – Manchester Metropolitan University
- BA hons in Visual Art – York University
- PGCE - Post 16 – University of Central Lancashire
- FHEA certification – University of Central Lancashire
Her areas of expertise include: tourism, hospitality, event management and enterprise.
Enterprise and commercial interests
I have extensive experience of working with both UK and International partners.
I firmly believe that we need to preserve the best of our culture and nature for generations to come.
Separate to lecturing, I am a joint CEO and major shareholder of a building environmental controls company that specialises in reducing carbon footprints via environmentally friendly energy management systems in commercial buildings.
“Whose way? My way!” Evaluating wellbeing in the co-creation of ‘end of life’ events. Chapter in Jepson, A and Walters, T (2021) Events and Wellbeing. Abingdon, Routledge