Staff profile

Dr Iride Azara

Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events

Dr Iride Azara at the INC 2018 conference


Tourism Management


Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism


Buxton Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events at the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, Buxton. I am also the Masters Scheme Leader for the Postgraduate taught courses in Tourism Management; International Hospitality Management; Events Management and International Spa Management.

Teaching responsibilities

The current teaching portfolio at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level stems from and is strongly aligned to my research and scholarly activities. This includes, but is not limited to, modules such as Ethnographies of Festivals Consumption; Anthropology of the festival; Tourism Experience Design; Research Methodologies; Welness Tourism; Spa Consumer.

Research interests

The changing dynamics of cultural practices such as heritage, festivals and cultural tourism. Additionally and in conjunction with the move of the Faculty to the Spa Town of Buxton, I have begun researching and teaching in the areas of Spa, Tourism and Wellbeing.

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