Personal profile

Research interests

  • Consumer behaviour and psychology
  • Customer relationship marketing
  • Branding
  • Family decisions
  • Gender and sexuality in marketing
  • Cultural dimensions
  • Qualitative research methods

Supervisory Interests

I welcome students' research projects in the following areas: Consumer psychology and behaviour; Customer relationship marketing; Marketing for families; Gender and sexuality in marketing

Approach to teaching

One of the reasons why I quit a successful career in the hospitality industry to move to academia is my passion for learning and teaching. As a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton, I teach marketing-related topics.

My classes adopt an innovative and student-centred approached. They are designed to be engaging and students are invited to re-think their own paradigms. Rather than imposing views on the topics I teach, I encourage students to reach their own conclusions and make their own decisions.

I try to make my sessions as ‘democratic’ as possible, with all students being stimulated to participate with their inputs and no pre-judgment being made to their opinions. In doing so, I expect them to develop their analytical skills and critical thinking, which, I believe, are the most effective techniques for learning.

My enthusiasm, commitment, energy and passion for teaching have already been noticed by my students. Their feedback has been very positive. I was recipient of the Inspirational Teaching Award, given by the University of Brighton’s Students Union, twice: in 2014 and 2022. In 2019, I also received the Facilitating and Empowering Learning Award, by the University of Brighton.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Brighton

Sept 2016Jun 2017

Award Date: 31 Jul 2017

PhD, Gay and Lesbian Parented Families on Holiday: Travel Motivations and Destination Choice, University of Brighton

1 Oct 201123 Sept 2015

Award Date: 23 Jul 2016

Master, MA in International Hospitality Management, Manchester Metropolitan University

Jul 2009Oct 2010

Award Date: 1 Oct 2010


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