Paul Walters


Staffordshire Business School

Prior to arriving at Staffordshire University in 2018, I was appointed to lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2008 I was appointed lecturer at ANGELL Business School in Germany; delivering bespoke Event Management modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students, an appointment which continued until 2014. This international teaching profile also includes an appointment in 2012/19, École de Management de Normandie institute in Paris, France. Lecturing at master’s level and IMI University Centre Switzerland 2014/15, lecturing post graduate students. I’ve also recently taught at the Guangdong Industry Technical College in China to undergraduate exhibition design and event management students. An employment history that spans 25 years within the area of music management, exhibition design/build, festivals management, project management, touring theatre management, film production, sponsorship/marketing and international sport event management.  I am the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Events Management degree at Staffordshire Business School.

Professional memberships and activities

Journal article reviewer for the 31st EuroCHRIE Conference “Cooperative Education & Research for Hospitality & Tourism Educators
Journal article reviewer for the Journal of Sustainable Tourism
2010 /11
International Society for Travel and Tourism conference
Paper reviewer for the ISTTE conference
Routledge publisher: book reviewer – Bladen, C., Kennell, J., Abson, E and Wilde. N (2012) Events Management an Introduction. Routledge

Academic qualifications

University of Liverpool
Master of Design (MA)1995
Faculty of Social and Environmental Studies

Manchester College
Architectural Technician Course 1991

Salford University
Exhibition and Retail Design (HND)1990


Able to teach a range of subjects across HE4/5/6/7 – Events Management and Live Events Management, Risk and Responsibility HE6/7
Sustainability for Events HE6/7, Health and Safety for events HE6/7, Sponsorship and Marketing HE6/7, Logistics HE6, Music Management HE6, Dissertation HE6/7, Production Management HE6/7, Legal responsibility for events HE4/5/6/7, Operation Management HE4/5/6/7 and Human Resource Management HE6

Research interests

Analysing the operational characteristics of international music festivals, working with Ear To The Ground event Agency. Developing their sustainable research profile and action plan, environmental and sustainable initiatives delivered and evaluated via outdoor music festivals.

Enterprise and commercial interests

Commercial consultant for Capital Properties Spinningfield Manchester and London Chrisp Street Market urban development site – research on eventful cities driving economic development. Undertaking research through data capture on audience expectation for impending urban regeneration. Final output, consultancy report for Capital Properties and research publication.


Sage Publication - Raj, R., Walters, P & Rashid, T (2017) Events Management Principles and Practice. 3rd edition.

Sage Publication: Raj, R., Walters, P & Rashid, T (2013) Events Management Principles and Practice. 2nd edition

Sage Publication: Raj, R., Walters, P & Rashid, T (2008) Advanced Event Management: An Integrated and Practical Approach. Sage

2002 - 2004
BSI/NOEA Contributing to the British Standard. PAS 51:2004
Guide to industry best practice for organizing outdoor events

Tassiopoulos, D., (2019) Events Management: A developmental and managerial approach Juta & Co Ltd. (book chapters 21 & 26)

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020