I am currently the Senior Professional Training Tutor and Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey. My working career extends over 30 years, which includes industry experiences in retail, insurance, engineering, and hospitality.
My academic career started 14 years ago, after gaining a Master’s degree at the globally acclaimed Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, in Switzerland. Subsequently I was appointed as lecturer at a global campus site in South Africa for a Dutch university, Stenden. I gained my PhD in Business Management in 2013, before relocating to the United Kingdom.
Since embarking on my academic career, I've been dedicated to provide guidance, coaching and supervision to university students with their internships, industrial placements and career development.