Lecturers School of Hospitality

Leo Dana PhD

Leo Dana, PhD, started at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in 2019. Previously, he was an employee of McGill University and Concordia in Montreal, and deputy director of the IB MBA at Nanyang. Also, he is a Professor at Montpellier Business School and a member of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation chair, which is part of LabEx Entrepreneurship - University of Montpellier, France. This “laboratory of excellence” is funded by the French government in recognition of high-level research initiatives in human and natural sciences.

Lucy Omwoha, MsC

Lucy Omwoha, MSc is a Msc graduate in event management, with strong background in marketing, events and hospitality gained from Bachelor’s degree in IBMS (International Business Management-Netherlands) and Hospitality Management (Institute of Commercial Management-UK). She is ambitious with proven experience of working in multidisciplinary environments. 

Adeyemi Banjo, MSc, MBA

Adeyemi Banjo, MSc, MBA joined Wittenborg University in 2010 where he has been lecturing to date. He currently gives lectures in the fields of Communications, Informatics, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. ' I started my career in 1991 working in marketing for the book publisher African University Press. I later worked for media company OPEN Communications in Nigeria. I have lecturered at Saxion University, helped start up marketing company JAA with three other partners and was involved in the personalization project of the ABNAMRO online banking system. In 2008 he left JAA to work as an analyst and researcher for Huisvolmuziek and in 2009 started his own company which specializes in marketing research and personalization.

Daniel O' Connell

Daniel O'Connell, After in-house training and work-experience in Graphic Photography in the USA in the later part of the ‘70s, I returned to London and entered a 3-year course in Homeopathy. Following a number of years of private practice and an entrepreneurial project in natural foods, I returned to Dublin, Ireland in 1989/1990 and completed a Diploma in TEFL. Since arriving in Holland in 2002, I have been teaching English at Wittenborg.'

Clare Weeden PhD

Clare Weeden, PhD, is a Principal Lecturer in Tourism and Marketing at the School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton, UK. After twelve years in the international hospitality industry, and on completion of an MBA, Clare entered academia at the University of Brighton. In 2008, she completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow. Following the publication of a monograph in 2013 entitled, "Responsible Tourist Behaviour", she co-edited 'Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism' with Dr Karla Boluk. She is the Tourism Editor for Tourism and Hospitality Research (Sage), and on the Editorial Board of Tourism in Marine Environments (Cognizant Communication). Clare has reviewed articles for many international journals, including Annals of Tourism Research, the European Journal of Marketing, and Tourism Management. Clare's research interests focus on responsible tourism, ethical consumption in tourism, marketing for SME tour operators, and the ethics of cruise tourism. She has examined PhDs that explored the role of values in luxury hotel consumption, cruise passengers' perceptions of destination image, and the significance of romance in marketing ocean cruise tourism. She is an experienced PhD supervisor and welcomes inquiries from potential candidates interested in exploring the nexus of ethics, tourism, consumer behaviour, and marketing.

Joop Remmé PhD

Joop Remmé, PhD, graduated from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Philosophy. From his competence and within a network of professionals, he offers services around stakeholder management, Code of Conduct/Corporate Values and Integrity Management. He is experienced at creating and facilitating learning networks and stakeholder networks, also experienced at preparing managers for corporate social responsibility and sustainability, focusing on stakeholder dialogue. He also teaches at the Maastricht School of Management, at locations such as Kigali, Kuwait, Nanjing, and Cairo. Between 2005 and 2015, this was mainly done abroad, from China to Peru, from Malta to Uganda. Since 1998, Joop has contributed to management development at a variety of companies, such as ABN AMRO, Shell, and Unilever. He has been responsible for management at the Business Ethics Network of the Netherlands, the Society for Organisational Learning, NL, and Transparency International, NL.

Angela Benson PhD

Angela M Benson, PhD,  is a Principal Lecturer in Tourism at the School of Service Management, University of Brighton and a Guest Lecturer on MSc International Event Management, MSc International Hospitality Management, and MSc International Tourism Management at Wittenborg. In 2010 Angela was made an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia. Prior to her career as an academic, she worked for 13 years in leisure and recreation, managing a range of facilities and events. Angela has published over 20 articles and chapters in the areas of Volunteer Tourism, Volunteering at Mega Events, Best Value, Sustainability and Research Methods.

Ioannis Pantelidis PhD

Ioannis Pantelidis, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Sport & Service Management, University of Brighton and a Guest Lecturer on MSc International Events Management at Wittenborg. In 2000 he embarked on an academic career, having previously worked in a number of hospitality businesses from small restaurants to 5 star chain hotels in Greece, Germany and the UK. He prefers research that can see practical applications in industry. His PhD topic focuses on the personality of the hospitality consumer and technology acceptance. He is the co-author of the best selling text, Food and Beverage Management and has published and presented papers in numerous international conferences and established academic journals such as the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Muhammad Ashfaq PhD

Muhammad Ashfaq PhD, is highly motivated individual with the goal of empowering people by giving them the correct education and training in a variety of disciplines to raise their standard of living.

Peter Odgers, M.Phil

Peter Odgers, M.Phil, has written three books in the areas of hospitality operations and management one of which has been adopted as a standard text by the HCIMA and other UK academic bodies. His Master of Philosophy in International Hospitality Management was awarded by the University of Buckingham in 1996. Peter Odgers has a broad experience of the hospitality industry. At the University of Brighton he is senior lecturer in hospitality management and a guest Lecturer on the MSc and BA degree programmes offered jointly with the University of Brighton at Wittenborg.

Yasmina Khadir-Poggi PhD

Yasmina Khadir-Poggi, PhD, completing the PhD from the Trinity Business School in Dublin, she has an MSc from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in France in Business Administration. Her teaching experience is extensive with 18+ years, and she has been involved in developing curricula and courses, specifically in the fields of Strategy, International Business, and Management. She has taught classes to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and in multicultural environments. She also supervised master’s dissertations and different research projects for undergraduates. Yasmina's research interests primarily concern organisational theory, knowledge management, knowledge-based strategy, and activity theory. Her PhD explored organisational knowledge creation and emergence using activity theory. She is an active researcher who has published in academic journals and presented papers at several conferences. She also regularly acts as a reviewer.

Jo-Anne Lester PhD

Jo-Anne Lester, PhD, is a Principal Lecturer at the School of Sport & Service Management, University of Brighton and a Guest Lecturer on MSc International Event Management, MSc International Hospitality Management, and MSc International Tourism Management at Wittenborg. Prior to entering education, she gained considerable operational experience in tour operating and on cruise ships.

Lasantha De Silva MBA MA

Lasantha De Silva, MBA, MA, originally from the Banking sector, had a career change to Education in 2008. He comes with a strong managerial background in South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He applies innovative ideas, adapts to varying work situations and is flexible in approach to resolving challenges, fosters innovative solutions, and creates a work culture that rewards teamwork and cooperation. An alumnus of Wittenborg, having completed both his second masters - MBA in Finance in 2018 and bachelor's in Financial Services Management in 2008, he completed his first master's in Leadership, Innovation and Change Management from University of York St John. Having taught in the programmes of London School of Economics, Monash University, Herriot Watt University and Birmingham City University and at Wittenborg, his areas of lecturing are: Accounting, Finance, Banking and Financial Intermediation. Apart from his passion for teaching, he is also an expert in Trans-national Education, Education Management, Financial Modelling and Change Management.

Geert de Haan PhD MSc

Geert de Haan, PhD Educated in Cognitive Psychology, he calls himself Cognitive Ergonomist because of his work in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Cognitive Ergonomics trying to adapt Information Technology to the capabilities and limitations of human users and to find ways to make computer systems functional, easy to use, easy to learn, and pleasant to work with. These demands are getting increasingly more important, now that we are moving with our personal live into digital information ecologies.

Nicolet C.M.Theunissen PhD

Nicolet C.M.Theunissen, PhD, is Head of Wittenborg Research Centre and as such responsible for the strategic research agenda and the monitoring of the overall academic quality at Wittenborg. Her current research subject is Virtues for the 21th century: moral competences and moral development using ubiquitous learning techniques. For more information about publications and research: ntheunissen.nl

Gilbert Silvius PhD

Gilbert Silvius, PhD, is a ‘practitioner turned academic’, with extensive experience in management, consulting, research and education. He is professor at LOI University of Applied Sciences and senior research associate at the University of Johannesburg. Gilbert is considered an expert in project management and information management, and has published over a 100 academic papers and several books.

Doron Zilbershtein PhD

Doron Zilbershtein, PhD, graduated from North Central University in Business Administration with specialisation in Industrial/Organisational Psychology. He is a dedicated educator with more than 20 years of experience teaching the hybrid method online, as well as teaching face to face classes utilising the Blended Learning/Socratic method. He has a proven track record of engaging graduate and adult students by integrating real-world business case studies into the classroom. Continuously developing grade-boosting initiatives and creating lesson plans that yield impressive results, he is known for motivating college and adult learners to set and achieve realistic goals in and outside the classroom. Doron is adept at establishing a positive learning experience and responding effectively to the needs of faculty members and students, and possesses strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and organisational culture skills, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

Milena van Voorden PhD

Milena van Voorden, PhD, is an experienced scholar in law. She holds a PhD and a master's degree in Legal Sciences and she has been teaching since 2009, when she enrolled in a PhD program at her Alma Mater - the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. Until 2016, she also worked as a freelance English teacher and translator, and as a Junior Chief Accountant in a private accounting firm. Currently, she is a lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in Apeldoorn and at NHTV University of Applied Sciences in Breda.
Despite specialising in criminal law and criminal proceedings, Milena is passionate about many different aspects of law. She is continuously learning and broadening her field of expertise. She also holds many different certificates, including language certificates, and official teaching and accounting permits. In Wittenborg, she is a lecturer in several law modules, as well as an Academic Supervisor. She strongly believes in an open-door policy and is always willing to help students who might have legal interests or questions.

George Bosire, MBA

George Bosire, MBA - A lecturer and researcher with expertise in finance, business process and other business courses. An excellent communicator, team player result driven and eager to facilitate career development realization to my students. A believer of goal oriented synergies drawn from the recognition of unique strengths of the organization pillars in operations to the overall mission and vision.

Wybe Popma MSc

Wybe Popma, MSc, graduated from the University of Twente in Industrial Engineering & Management. He is a Principal Lecturer in Marketing at Brighton Business School. He also teaches at the University of Montpellier and has held positions at Sussex University, Erasmus University, ETH Zurich and Twente University. His main research interests revolve around "Marketing and Innovation in relation to Competition" as well as "Ethics in relation to Corporate Social Responsibility."

Udo Merkel PhD

Udo Merkel, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Events Management. He holds various degrees from British and German universities in the Social Sciences and Sport Sciences. Over the last twenty years, he has worked at a number of universities in mainland Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia.

Emmah Nyambura Muchoki MSc

Emmah Nyambura Muchoki MSc, holds her master degree in Leisure, Tourism and Environment from Wageningen University, 2018. She attained her BSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2007. She became a lecturer at Hemland College in Hospitality and Tourism in 2010. From 2014 to 2016, she was Head of School of Hospitality, Tourism and Foreign Languages at Hemland College. Emmah is currently a lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in the subject of Administrative Organisation.

René Rijnders, MSc

René Rijnders, MSc - has worked for the Dutch Board of the Hotel and Catering Industry for many years, focussing on Labour Market Research, Food Safety and Future Hospitality. He has participated in a number of publications on using the Design Thinking approach in concept development in hospitality. In 2013 he entered Education at Saxion Hospitality Business School and is currently appointed to NHTV Breda and Wittenborg University of Applies Sciences.

Wim Oonk MBA

Wim Oonk, MBA, graduated from the London Business School in Master Business Administration. Throughout his varied career, he has accomplished many developments, training, and consultancy assignments within the financial, industrial, commercial and public sector. As an all-round trainer, he is able to complete complex projects and programmes in close cooperation with the HR department within the scope defined by the organisation and the required time framework. His experience ranges from many different responsibilities to the operational core, and always service-oriented to the requirements of the customer. He is used to developing, preparing, and executing training according to the required law, regulations, and operating procedures.   

Fjorentina Muco, MSc

Fjorentina Muco, MSc Graduated in English Philology with a MSc in Methodology. She has been working with academic curricula for more than 10 years including students from lower education as well as higher education. She loves to train new generations for their tomorrow’s professional life. Teaching inexperienced students can be quite a great responsibility which demands not only professionalism but insights as well. Due to this reason it makes your work a lot more serious.

Marjon van Opijnen, MSc, MA

Marjon van Opijnen, MSc, MA   interest and work in economic and societal transition made her realise that also sustainability has its boundaries when we remain focused on our current systems and make sustainability part of this. The question "How do we want to relate with each other and with our environment" is an important focus in her work and reaches beyond sustainability and our current existing economic and societal systems. "For me the answer to this question is a fundament for the system we are heading to, which is much more value and social based. I'd like to take an active role in this transition."Marjon van Opijnen

Sylvia Wels, MBA

Sylvia Wels, MBA - studied biology and environmental studies and worked for 28 years as an environmental consultant, process manager and senior policy specialist for an environmental department in Utrecht. In this period she was a chairman of the working group 'culture change', during organizational development process that has led to the drawing up of a Balanced Scorecard. Besides that she worked as a manager in her own ict company.  After a job change she started working as a change manager and teacher at the Waldorfschool in Zeist. She finished her MBA with a research in confidence in leadership in relation the the change readiness of the employees. As of 2016 she is a lecturer at Wittenborg university.

Alexander Bauer PhD

Alexander Bauer, PhD, has many years of working experience in international sales and marketing and combines this practical experience with an academic background (PhD in International Business Management). In 2014 he decided to become a lecturer and brought his international Sales & Marketing and Management experience into the Wittenborg classroom. Besides being a lecturer Dr. Bauer is also involved in the Wittenborg Research Centre.

Maria Mulder Karadimou MBA

Maria Mulder Karadimou, MBA, graduated from the Webster University of Leiden in Master of Business Administration. She is a treasury and finances professional with 14 years of experience at European head offices of large US corporates and Dutch enterprises. She is highly motivated and seeks continuous personal improvement. Her MBA helped her expand her business skills. She takes a holistic view of the entire organisation. She is keen on projects, and has a strong affinity with IT and ERP systems.

Marc de Jong, MA

Marc de Jong, MA   - has experience as conference manager in Germany, he shifted to teaching Business German to professionals at Open Universities and to students in Office Management and Management Assistance. Moreover, He is providing his experience and expertise in internationalisation to the Dutch National Agency of Erasmus+. This involves regular assessing of project bids as well as follow-up reports. At Wittenborg University, it is his great pleasure to enrich international students with the vibrant and creative German language, culture and society. "My lessons will empower you to discover it yourself!

Esther Bakker-Gitonga

Esther Gitonga, MSc, after graduating with honours in Hospitality & Tourism Management at Kenyatta University, came to the Netherlands to study at Wageningen University. Esther has a master's degree in Leisure, Tourism & Environmental Studies. She is currently preparing for her PhD at Wageningen University, in a joint supervision with Wittenborg, in which she is exploring climate change adaptation options for marginalised, tourism-dependent communities in Africa. Esther is fascinated about travel.

Melike Almaz-Nieuwenburg, MSc

Melike Almaz-Nieuwenburg, MSc , MSc - By working in audit and control areas Melike has 8 years of professional banking experience. She combined her professional experience with relevant academic background with 2 master studies in Banking and financial management.

Mariví Martinez Brocca, MSc

Mariví Brocca, MSc - graduated in Law and she studied to become a Tax Inspector but she changed her professional direction. She has worked as a language teacher since 2001. In 2004 she met her husband in Seville (Spain), first they moved to Lisbon and in 2009  to Utrecht, where they live now. Now she combines working for bigger organizations as a Spanish teacher with her small language school, Las Naranjas.

Bert Meeuwsen, MBA Med

Bert Meeuwsen, MBA, MEd, is born in the Netherlands has lived in Hong Kong and Bangkok. Bert has organization sciences research on: ‘Interventional preferences due to organization cultural differences of personnel within the Netherlands’ Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan’; ‘Perception positioning, and consultancy to management, of a school for secondary education in the Greater Rotterdam Area’; ‘Adult education as change intervention’, within implementation of enterprise resources planning system’ With his international experience he is educating Wittenborg students.

Getjan Lammers BA, PMP

Getjan Lammers, BA, PMP, graduated from the Netherlands Scientific Institute for Tourism & Leisure Studies (NWIT). He is a dynamic business project manager with 25+ years of national and international experience in operations, customer service, and general management in healthcare and supply chain. Tactically strong, diplomatic, and firm on execution, he has lead business change by innovating, creating, and delivering new tools to teams, working on operational excellence in order to maximise employee and customer happiness.
Positive and energetic, Getjan shows a trusted track of implementing end-2-end chain projects in air network operations, customer service, and crisis & security management. He is also experienced in marketing & sales, with a unique combination to understand customers and processes. In solution development for national and international accounts, connecting partners to provide an honest operational performance insight, he generates value, and his love for organising and getting things done makes him strong in communication and implementation. Continuous improvement is his focus, and he is trained in EFQM, DSDM, LEAN and Scrum, Agile (ACP).

Jayne Luscombe, MA

Jayne Luscombe, MA,  holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Sussex and an MA in International Event Management from the University of Brighton. She has worked at a blue-chip financial services institution - Pricewaterhouse Coopers specialising in organising regular corporate events and international recruitment events for them. She joined University of Brighton in 2006.

Peter Saes, MA

Peter Saes, MA, graduated from University of Amsterdam (MA Ling), University of Nottingham (MA Eng Studies) and University of Applied Sciences (TTC) Utrecht. Peter has two businesses of his own in language acquisition and services and develops language learning courses. Peter Seas is lecturing the intensive Dutch Languages course as well as the Dutch as a second language modules.

Radostina Zasheva, MSc

Radostina Zasheva, MSc is part of the Faculty team for our Hospitality program. She is a researcher, writer trainer and lecturer. With her expertise she is able to provide education towards different cultures. She has conducted research in gender specific leisure time between Dutch and Bulgarian Woman

Remy de Wit MSc

Remy de Wit, MSc, is an MSc graduate in Coaching and Sports Management. He has been active in many short-term board groups and advisory panels as president, co-director, and as advisory member. Organisations include: NOC/nsf, the Dutch Basketball Federation, City of Amsterdam, Municipality of Apeldoorn, and foundations acting at national and international level.

Jaap Vink MSc

Jaap Vink, MSc, graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam in Political Science - Research Methodology, Data Analysis & Statistics. He has extensive experience in helping senior management to implement advanced analytics (predictive analytics, machine learning) to increase customer value and to improve customer relations, financial results, and operational processes across industries. He is a 'translator' who can function as an interface between business, analysts & IT. He also has been helping customers leverage advanced analytics for decision making on both structured and unstructured data since 1985.

Christine Kalibbala MSc

Christine Kalibbala MSc, graduated from Maastricht University in International Law and Globalisation. She is experienced in Legal and Regulatory Analysing, and dealing with various trends in international law, and how content can be developed to meet customer needs, digitalisation of products, and research in respect of cross-border legal issues, liaising with product developers and fellow lawyers with a view to establishing key products necessary for legal practitioners, research from both the perspective of litigators and prosecutors. She also lectures first- and third-year students on issues pertaining to EU law including competition law, intellectual property, international sale of goods, Rome and Brussels, dispute resolution mechanisms, litigation, international public affairs, and stakeholder management.

Emmanuel Ekpenyong MBA

Emmanuel Ekpenyong, MBA, graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Master of Business Administration. He has experience of over 18 years working with international companies. He possesses outstanding leadership, strategic management, teaching, business development, programme design, and presentation skills, and hopes to use these experiences to support the school to meet its objectives. Emmanuel is currently reading for his PhD at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Clive Davis MBA

Clive Davis, MBA, graduated from the Open University in Business Administration. He is an international sales and marketing professional with over 30 years’ experience in addressing the challenges of business growth in multi-cultural environments. Having led a multi-disciplinary team for the marketing of a diverse range of hi-tech test and measurement products and solutions, he stepped down as the European BU and Marketing Manager for Yokogawa Test & Measurement in order to use his creativity and passion for learning to help develop a range of businesses. His extensive knowledge and experience, and a talent to learn quickly, provide the competence to examine problems and situations from different perspectives, and to find and implement innovative solutions. His ability to see the bigger picture is complemented by an excellent eye for detail.

Guido de Jager MSc

Guido de Jager, MSc, graduated from Radboud Catholic University Nijmegen in Mass Communications. He is internationally experienced in marketing communication, through-the-line brand building. He has a strong project management background, including strategy development, 360 degrees concept development, execution, and financial responsibilities. He has direct and indirect management skills with multinational and multi-location teams. He also has financial and negotiation skills.

Julia Skobeleva PhD

Julia Skobeleva, PhD, graduated from the Academy of Postgraduate Education in Cross-Cultural Psychology, focusing on Industrial/Organisational Psychology, Economic Psychology. Julia has 15 years of rigorous teaching experience in the international classroom (8 years in Austrian-accredited universities). Proficient at inspiring students to achieve their best, she is a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award and has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with students of different national and cultural backgrounds, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity. More than 40 students successfully defended their master's theses under her scientific supervision. She is a Member of the Board of Directors, Association of Certified Book-Keepers and Auditors, and has received the Excellence in Leadership Award.

Bas Schreurs MA

Bas Schreurs, MA, is a lecturer in IBA Sport Business Management at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. Bas graduated with an IBA Sport, Management & Business from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, and an MA in Sports Policy and Sports Management from Utrecht University. During his master's, he participated in a research project about the 'legacy' of the Olympic Games 2012. Bas's career started as advisor at the Dutch Institute of Sports and Movement in 2010. From 2011 to 2018, he worked for the professional football organisation FC Twente, first as project leader, secondly as Head of Player Guidance, and since 2016 as policy coordinator.

Hans van Halteren

Hans van Halteren, is an expert in training and guiding teacher/management teams who are in the process of implementation of competence-based learning. He has consulting experience in education management and is specialised in business and commercial-related education and practical education. Designer of the 'College Company' concept, Hans has a creative mind and is able to enthuse management teams with improvement processes. Hans is a certified 'International Operation Agent.' He is businesslike and straightforward, but is familiar with intercultural differences, a reliable, persevering communicator, creative thinker, and networker.

Lucinda Douglas

Lucinda Douglas - She is an inspirator. She loves the people aspect. She believes that if you inspire people, they are more than willing to “change”. Without inspiration and living examples, people are just not able to reach the next level. She is often hired in by companies to conduct Sales Symposia. Hired in by entrepreneurs and networks to speak on Yes You Can achieve your goals and she loves helping entrepreneurs with visibility.

Drs. Ing Emiel Schiphorst MBA, SMP

Drs. Ing. Emiel Schiphorst MBA, SMP at Wittenborg University. Experienced Marketing Professional. Wide network and over 12 years’ experience in Marketing, Sales and New Product Development. Professional in leading international marketing, sales and new product development teams. Certified Senior Marketing Professional (SMP). Examiner in the specialism Marketing & Sales for the Dutch Institute of Marketing (NIMA). Author of the book Product Management® (2008, 2012 second edition) from Pearson Education, with practical marketing management cases from Heineken BeerTender® and ReadSupport®.

Clifford Conway PhD MSc

Clifford Conway, PhD, graduated from Kingston University with a doctorate in Business Administration. He has 12 years of marketing and sales experience, plus over 15 years involved in management training and business research, and can offer advice on business planning for startups and social enterprises. Clifford Conway currently works at the Brighton Business School, University of Brighton. Clifford does research into Social Enterprise and Marketing. The current project is 'Social Enterprise.'

Stanley Mbelu

Stanley Mbelu is an LL.M International Commercial Law graduate from the University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom. He has more than 10 years' combined experience of business consultancy, project management, start-up business planning, hospitality, teaching and general business management. Stanley started giving private study tutorials to various groups of learners at an early stage, and has successfully guided and advised different levels of students and professionals in career-related developments. 

Steven Goss-Turner PhD

Steven Goss-Turner, PhD, Following a career within the HRM departments of a then major international hotel company, Steven joined the University of Brighton. He has a PhD (Brighton), MSc in Human Resource Development (Portsmouth) and a BA in Hotel and Catering Management (Strathclyde). He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. He is widely published and is currently reviewing the text “Human Resource management in the Hospitality Industry” for the publication of its 10th edition in 2019. He is Honorary Research Fellow, University of Brighton and is still engaged in the supervision of PhD candidates and writing joint articles with his recent PhD graduates.

Evangelia Konstantinidou MA

Evangelia Konstantinidou, MA, studied Hotel and Tourism Management in Thessaloniki, Greece. She gained her master's in the Netherlands in Leisure, Tourism and Environment at Wageningen University. Evangelia has more than seven years of working experience in the hospitality and entertainment industry. As a lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, she teaches modules that are related to business and management within the tourism industry. Evangelia's interests are scientific research, different social science fields, and topics related to the complex phenomenon of tourism.

Trinidad Navarro MBA

Trinidad Navarro, MBA, graduated with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management in Spain, and obtained a Master of Business Administration in Hotel and Tourism Management in Switzerland. He worked for more than 15 years in the hospitality field in various international companies and roles such as operations management and business development, before working as Hospitality Management Lecturer in Suzhou, China. Trinidad loves teaching and sharing his experiences and expertise with students. He has conducted several sustainable projects in China with students and the local community to bring awareness of the importance of green practices in tourism, businesses, and daily life.

André de Waal PhD

André de Waal, PhD, graduated from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Economics. As an independent consultant, he focuses on performance management and high-performance organisations. He has been teaching and conducting projects in this field in countries like China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Surinam, U.K., Poland, Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, South-Africa, Namibia, and Tanzania. André has been selected by managementboek.nl as one of the Dutch Masters in Management, ten people who have most influenced management thinking in the Netherlands in the past decade. His research into high-performance organisations and high-performance individuals attracts a lot of (international) attention. André has published over 400 articles and 30 books. His latest English book is "What Makes A High-Performance Organisation?" (2012). His latest Dutch book is "De High-Performance Overheids Organisatie" (2019).

Angela Maguire MA

Angela Maguire, MA graduated from the Open University in Business, Innovation & Creativity. She is a highly experienced director and senior lecturer in business and service sector management, with a background in the hospitality, retail, and tourism industry. She has experience in assessing and developing skills, executive-level exposure to liaising and networking on national and regional agendas with a wide variety of stakeholders, including government projects. Dynamic, highly motivated, focused on project management delivery, she is also experienced in providing advice and support for work-based higher education.

Barbara Doninger MA

Barbara Doninger, MA, graduated from the University of Interpretation and Translation in Vienna in translation. She teaches French language courses on three levels from beginner to advanced.

Marc Keech PhD

Marc Keech, PhD, is Principal Lecturer at the School of Sport and Service Management, specialising in Sport Policy and Sport Management, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Marc has been awarded a PhD, which examined the contribution of sport to the end of apartheid in South Africa (Staffordshire University), a BA (Hons) in Sport and Recreation Studies (Staffordshire University), and a PGCE (Further and Higher Education - Manchester Metropolitan University).

Brian Holdstock PhD

Brian Holdstock, PhD, areas of expertise are in operational management based on 20 years employment as managing director of a medium sized subcontractor in the engineering sector. The company was a specialist supplier of surface treatments, principally electroplating and anodising....

Romy Buchheim, BA, graduated from Reinwardt Academy in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and from the University of Leiden in Theory of Education. She is a certified interpreter of Dutch/Italian and translator of Dutch/Italian for ITV Hogeschool Utrecht. She is experienced in freelance services for translation, interpreting, editing/proofreading, training, and transcription. She teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced Dutch at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.