Staff profile

Louise Buxton

Senior Lecturer

Louise Buxton, Lecturer in Tourism and Spa


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School


Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer at Derby Business School and a Link Tutor responsible for the management of the University’s academic partnership with a group of hospitality management schools in Switzerland.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach a range of modules on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in hospitality, events and tourism management and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate independent studies.

Professional interests

I have worked for the University of Derby since 2003. In addition to teaching, I have held various roles including Assistant Subject Manager for Distributed Learning, where I oversaw the delivery of online programmes in the Faculty and managed a team of online tutors and Faculty Curriculum Development Manager, where I was responsible for implementing the University's arrangements for curriculum development, validation and approval and monitoring, evaluation and review.

I have held a number of external examiner positions since 2007 and I am currently an External Examiner for the University of Bolton at Bury College.

Research interests

My research interests focus on two main areas, consumer experiences and workplace wellness. I am studying for a PhD, exploring the factors which contribute to memorable consumer experiences in destination spas.

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Prior to working in education, I worked in the service sector for 15 years and spent part of this time running my own business.

International experience

I have experience in managing transnational education through my responsibility as Link Tutor for the University’s academic partnership with a group of hospitality management schools in Switzerland. I have delivered lectures and presented at conferences in Botswana, Latvia, Switzerland and the USA.

Additional interests and activities

I am involved in projects with local and national employers supporting them to develop and evaluate their employee wellness activities. I am also interested in sustainability and have recently been certified as carbon literate, after completing training through Nottingham Business School.

Recent publications