School of Sport, Performing Arts and
Crispin is a Principal Lecturer in the School
of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure. In addition to lecturing he
has responsibility across the school for learning and teaching.
Prior to academia, Crispin worked in a number
of supervisory and management positions in the hospitality
industry. Crispin was also involved in a European funded project to
work with the Bishkek Academy of Economy and Finance (BAFE) in
Kyrgyzstan to develop professional study programmes for both
undergraduates and tourism entrepreneurs.
Crispin’s Master’s degree is in Tourism and
Leisure, and he holds a PhD.
Crispin teaches strategic management and
business development for the hospitality, tourism, sport and events
industries, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, in both the UK
Crispin has published widely in peer-reviewed
journals and book chapters. This has included chapters on business
planning and strategy for sports, hospitality and events
Crispin is the Learning and Teaching
Coordinator for the School of Sports, Performing Arts and
Crispin’s research has focused on strategic
management and business development in the tourism, hospitality,
sport and events industries.
Crispin has co-authored a book on Hospitality
Business Development which is published by Butterworth-Heinemann.
He has also researched the impact of contemporary strategic
management issues on small tourism enterprises in the expanding
Crispin is also involved in dark tourism
research and more specifically the mobility of the dark tourism
experience. He has also conducted extensive research on the
pedagogic use of iPod and Virtual Learning Environment
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