Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Dr Jayne Caudwell

Associate Professor in Social Sciences, Gender and Sexualities

Areas of expertise

Jayne’s teaching and research interests are concerned with leisure and sport cultures, feminist theories, theories of sexualities and qualitative research methodologies. She joined Bournemouth University in 2015 as Associate Professor & Head of Research in the Department of Events & Leisure. She is Head of the research Centre for Events, Leisure, Society and Culture (CELSC)…. Read more »

Dr Anya Chapman

Principal Academic in Tourism Management

Areas of expertise

Anya’s current research interests and publications include work on the regeneration of coastal resorts, tourism development in Malta, tourism employment and traditional attractions at British seaside resorts such as fairgrounds, piers, and amusement arcades. Anya serves on the Executive Committee of the National Piers Society and has visited all 59 seaside piers in the UK!… Read more »

Dr Deborah Sadd

Dr Debbie Sadd

Senior Principal Academic in Strategy and Leadership

Areas of expertise

Debbie’s current research interests include the evaluation of events through the Framework for Assessing Major Events (F.A.M.E.), social impacts of events, urban regeneration opportunities from events, stakeholder management, and legacy planning. Other activities include being part of the ESRC-funded Sports Tourism initiative (STORMING) to undertake research into Sports Tourism opportunities and challenges, and the FestiM… Read more »

Hanaa Osman

Dr Hanaa Osman

Principal Academic in Tourism & Hospitality

Areas of expertise

Hanaa’s research interests are in the areas of hospitality, culture, gender and travel experiences. She is currently working on research around females travelling to Islamic destinations and has explored the experiences of ethnic migrant workers in the UK hospitality industry. Hanaa also supervises a number of PhD studies in the areas of emotional labour of… Read more »

Duncan Light

Dr Duncan Light

Principal Academic in Tourism

Areas of expertise

Duncan’s expertise lies in Central and Eastern Europe – particularly Romania. He is especially interested in how the country has negotiated ‘Dracula Tourism’, which is not welcome in the country but can generate a lot of income. He also explores how tourism unfolds in communist states and how the leftover heritage of communism can become… Read more »

Heather Hartwell

Professor Heather Hartwell

Professor of Food Service & Applied Nutrition

Areas of expertise

Heather is a registered nutritionist and member of the Nutrition Society, researching public health nutrition. She currently leads two EU projects – VeggiEAT, which promotes healthy eating and vegetable consumption, and FoodSMART, which aims to provide more informed consumer choice when eating out. She also coordinates Destination FeelGood, engaging with organisations to help develop wellbeing… Read more »

Janet Dickinson

Professor Janet Dickinson

Professor in Tourism

Areas of expertise

Janet’s research focuses on transport, mobile technology and collaborative communities, underpinned by a sustained interest in the social experience of time. Her funded research has been instrumental in developing the concept of slow travel and, more recently, analysed mobile enabled collaborative communities. Janet is currently exploring how the Internet of Things may transform reciprocal practices… Read more »

Dimitrios Buhalis

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

Professor in Marketing, Strategy and Innovation

Areas of expertise

Dimitrios is a strategic management and marketing expert, specialising in ICT applications in the tourism and hospitality industries. His research looks at the adoption of innovations and technology to create value for both organisations and consumers. His current research focus includes smart tourism; social media and mobile marketing; and augmented reality experiences and personalisation. He… Read more »

Jeff Bray

Dr Jeff Bray

Associate Professor in Consumer Behaviour

Areas of expertise

Jeff’s passion and research area is retailing and consumer marketing. He is currently researching ethical considerations in consumer purchasing decisions. He also has an interest in the internationalisation of retailing, and general retail issues. His research has featured in numerous journals including the Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Tourism Research and his work… Read more »

Adam Blake

Professor Adam Blake

Professor of Economics and Econometrics

Areas of expertise

Adam’s research has used economic modelling techniques to analyse a variety of issues, often relating to tourism – including government reports on the economic impact of the London 2012 Olympics; productivity and tourism demand in the UK; climate change mitigation; and income taxes. Recently, Adam has also been involved in research relating to the effects of potential… Read more »