Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Dr Jayne Caudwell

Associate Professor of Events and Leisure

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

Senior Lecturer 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 Neelu Setaram

Dr Neelu Seetaram

Principal Academic in Tourism

Areas of expertise

Neelu is an applied economist, with research interests in demand modelling, and economic impact analysis of the tourism and airline industries. Her research projects have included investigating the effect of Air Passenger Duty on UK outbound tourism, and analysing the demand for Australian tourism. Neelu is currently working on projects that examine the effect of… Read more »

Dr Deborah Sadd

Dr Debbie Sadd

Programme Leader in Events Management

Areas of expertise

Debbie’s current research interests include the social impact of events – including urban regeneration opportunities – as well as stakeholder management and legacy planning. Other activities include research into sports tourism opportunities and challenges, and the F.A.M.E. framework of event evaluation – as well the use of social media to measure event reach, volunteer management,… Read more »

Derek Robbins

Derek Robbins

Senior Lecturer in Transport and Tourism

Areas of expertise

Derek trained as a transport planner and has published widely on the relationship between transport and tourism, as well as developing research into tourism’s contribution to climate change. He has conducted projects for clients including, most recently, the Euro Arab Institute Foundation and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Derek has extensive media experience, including… Read more »

Hanaa Osman

Dr Hanaa Osman

Senior Lecturer 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 »

Barbara Neuhofer

Dr Barbara Neuhofer

Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Areas of expertise

Barbara’s expertise is in the area of consumer experiences, digital economy and tourism. Her research explores how digital technologies transform and shape the way consumer-driven experiences are co-created and enhanced – including the impact of social media and mobile technologies on tourism. Barbara is also researching how digital technologies blur the boundaries between our travel,… Read more »

Yeganeh Morakabati

Dr Yeganeh Morakabati

Principal Lecturer in Tourism

Areas of expertise

Yeganeh’s research focuses on understanding people and the decisions they make around taking holidays – or not, as the case may be. It also looks at holidaymakers’ behaviour, including perception of risk around themes like terrorism, and the impact on regions such as the Middle East. Her research has assessed the attitude of key decision-makers… Read more »

Philip Long

Dr Philip Long

Associate Dean in Tourism & Hospitality

Areas of expertise

Philip has 25 years’ experience in tourism higher education and research, with a particular focus on popular culture, media, festivals and their relationships with tourism – including his book Tourism and the Creative Industries. He is a board member of the Tourism Society, Tourism Management Institute and the International Festivals and Events Association. Philip has… Read more »

Duncan Light

Dr Duncan Light

Senior Lecturer 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 »