"Invited Speakers"

Ian Bickerstaff

Ian Bickerstaff

Ian Bickerstaff is a lecturer in Accounts, Financial Management, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. He holds an Honours Degree in Economics and an MBA. His research interests primarily focus on the teaching of Entrepreneurship, specifically in Hospitality and Tourism. He is the Department lead on Academic Enterprise and has coordinated many collaborative initiatives and research with […]

Andy Heyes

Andy Heyes

Andy began his career at the University of Derby, graduating with a first-class honours degree in International Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts.  From there, Andy headed into mainland Europe graduating with a dual distinction in MA and MSc International Hospitality and Service Management from Stenden Hotel Management School, the Netherlands, gaining the highest grade ever […]

Maria Trofimova

Maria Trofimova

Maria’s childhood and teenage years have been dedicated to professional sports – Modern Pentathlon. After finishing the athlete’s career, she decided to connect future activities with sports and joined the Modern Pentathlon Federation of Russia as an Assistant to the Secretary General. The dream of all athletes is to participate in even become a gold […]

Ekaterina Kuzina

Ekaterina Kuzina

Since her teenage years, Ekaterina has always been fascinated by culture and cross-national encounters. This resulted in her choice of an academic field and, ultimately, in her career path. She studied intercultural communication in Russia and international relations in France, Germany and Turkey. Having started her career with the organisation of such international fora as […]

Diana Bryden

Diana Bryden

Diana Bryden is currently a Research and Evaluation Executive with Skills Development Scotland  (SDS) – the national skills agency for Scotland. The information and data SDS collates inform the planning and investment of future skills provision.  Diana’s research interests are in data visualisation, future of work and skills, types of authenticity, aesthetic and emotional labour […]

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Emma Wood

Emma Wood is Head the International Centre for Research in Events Tourism and Hospitality at Leeds Beckett University and Reader in Events Marketing. Emma focused her doctoral studies on event evaluation from a local government/community perspective. Her latest co-edited book, The Festival and Event Experience was published in 2015 and she is also co-author of […]

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Peter Lugosi

Peter Lugosi is a Reader at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management, Oxford Brookes University. His work draws on the concepts and methods of sociology, geography and anthropology in examining contemporary hospitality. His research and publications consider a wide range of subjects including customer experience management, consumer behaviour, parenting cultures, migrants and migration experiences, hospitality […]