Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism staff

Vladimir Antchak
Senior Lecturer in Applied Management

Vladimir Antchak is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Management in the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality.

Dr Iride Azara at the INC 2018 conference
Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events

Dr. Iride Azara is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events, and active researcher across several University research groups and International recognised research associations. Dr. Azara has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate MSc programme management in Tourism, Events, Hospitality and Spa.

Lorraine Baker at the Employers Day
Lecturer for International Spa Management and Link Tutor

Lorraine Baker is a Lecturer in Applied Business Management, predominantely across the International Spa Management Programmes. Lorraine is also a Link Tutor for the London College of Beauty Therapy, a UK collaborative partner.

Markets, Recruitment and Partnerships Lead

Sarah is a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the Centre of Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, with lead responsibility for our international profile, the growth and success of our UK, EU and International student recruitment, and the strategic direction of our global validated and franchised provision through our valued collaborative and academic partners. 

Louise Buxton, Lecturer in Tourism and Spa
Senior Lecturer in Applied Management

Louise is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Management and teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate spa and wellness management programmes. Louise is also a Link Tutor, responsible for the operational management of the University’s collaborative partnership with three hospitality management schools in Switzerland.

Senior Lecturer in Culinary and Hospitality Management

Sandra Cooper is a Senior Lecturer in Culinary and Hospitality Management

Ewen Crilley Wine training
Acting Head of Discipline - Culinary Arts and Food Development

Ewen the acting Head of Discipline for Culinary Arts and Food Development, based at our Buxton Campus. Ewen works closely with the course director to ensure the smooth delivery of the programmes in the discipline of culinary arts, restaurant development, and food and beverage management. 

Leonard Cseh working with students on competition dishes
Senior Lecturer/Professional Development Lead Culinary Arts & Food Development

Leonard Cseh is a professional development lead for Culinary arts working with national and international employers for placements, internships and graduate opportunities. His research interests include food anthropology, food psychology and food fermentation science.

Leanne Drennan with colleagues at a conference
Student Engagement Lead Lecturer in Events Management and Hospitality

Leanne Drennan teaches on the Events specific modules integrated with the University's Events Management programmes. Leanne is also the Student Engagement Lead and undertakes Personal Tutor duties within the department.

Yvonne Ebdon
Senior Lecturer in Applied Management

Yvonne Ebdon is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Management at the University of Derby. Yvonne has over 15 years' experience in the Hospitality and Spa Industry and her research interests are in wellness and the accessibility of this to young people, and the professional development of people wanting to get into the wider hospitality industry.

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