Staff profile

Isobel Stockdale

Deputy Head of Department and Head of Tourism and Spa


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Buxton Campus



I am the Deputy Head of Department for Hotel, Resort and Spa and the Head of Tourism, Spa and Wellness

I am also the link tutor for our collaborative partner: Botswana Accountancy College.

Teaching responsibilities

 teach across the spa and wellness programmes and modules include subject specfic aspects, business and management, research and supervise independent studies.

Professional interests

I have continual involvement with the spa and wellness industry, attend and speak at conferences and forums (Global Wellness Summit, SpaLife, Professional Spa and Wellness).

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Twenty years working in the spa, beauty and wellness industry.


Recent publications

  • Stockdale, I and Azara, I (2012) 'Key concepts in spa tourism' in Peter Robinson (Ed) Key concepts in Tourism. London: Routledge