Staff profile

Isobel Stockdale

Head of Discipline of Applied Management


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism


Buxton Campus



I am the Head of Discipline of Applied Management within the Centre of Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism. This covers the subject disciplines of Events, Tourism, Spa, Wellness and Hospitality. I have worked in education for over 25 years but started my career as a beauty and spa therapist and have worked in various industry settings.

Teaching responsibilities

 I 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, Spa and Wellness Conventions).

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

I hold numerous technical and professional training and assessment qualifications (FE)

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Over 25 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