Peter is an award-winning lecturer, with a passion for teaching
and a flair for inspiring and motivating students.
Prior to entering academia Peter gained experience in the
public, private and voluntary sectors within tourism, hospitality
and events management in a range of roles that included senior
management roles with The National Trust and Derby University as
Tourism projects manager overseeing a range of EU funded business
Peter has also worked as a freelance Tourism and Events
Consultant working with a number of high profile clients, alongside
an IT Recycling business which he developed ‘by accident!’.
Peter is passionate about the application of theory to practice,
and especially enjoys opportunities to work closely with businesses
to provide advice and expertise, to develop projects and to ensure
his teaching is underpinned by contemporary knowledge of the
tourism, events and hospitality sectors.
Peter teaches across the Leisure Industries disciplines: Events,
Sport, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, specialising in Operational
Management, Employability Skills and Event Management, all areas
covered in his textbooks.
Peter also coordinates the Leisure Industries Dissertation and
designs and delivers workshops to support students through the
dissertation process – leading in some cases to the publication of
Peter is a Principal Lecturer and Head of Department for Leisure
Industries and The Arena Theatre.
Peter is actively involved in a wide range of research projects
around events management, tourism management and pedagogy, bringing
these subjects together through his specific interests in the use
of Google Earth within teaching and practice, Community Tourism
Development and Sociology within Tourism and Events Management.
British Academy of Management
Editorial Panel – Research Futures: The Undergraduate Research
Journal for Events, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism
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