• Bond University, Bond Business School

    4229 Gold Coast


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I have had an international career in industry, as well as in academic institutions. My industrial experience has taken me to several countries as both manager and proprietor. I began his teaching career at University College Birmingham, after several years working in industry. I have worked and studied hospitality administration with the Marriott Corporation and New Hampshire College in the USA and subsequently went on to teach at one of the premier hotel schools in Switzerland, The Institut Hotelier Cesar Ritz. I returned to the UK to take up a teaching position at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. I then moved to the US to work at Grand Valley State University in Michigan before joining Bond University.

The main focus of my research is tourism in peripheral areas, and I have several publications in A rated journals in this area. The issues related to peripheral regions are varied and complex and this area of research lends itself well to a relatively flexible approach to the research areas involved.

Statement for HDR students

Although my research has been focused on peripherality, I have several other research papers and consultancy projects that are outside the peripherality field of study.

At present my main focus has been Island destinations, in particular Malta. This is a very fertile research area and also fits well within my overall field of research, which is peripherality and issues related to that.

I am currently involved with a colleague in the HTM department doing research into peripheral area issues based on the Grafton region, here in Australia. The individual is an early career researcher, and I am mentoring as well as working with her to develop the research into published outputs.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Tourism in Peripheral Areas: The use of Causal Networks and Lesson Drawing as Analytical Methods., Robert Gordon University

Award Date: 1 Feb 2002


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