Staff profile

Louise Buxton


Senior Lecturer

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Campus

Buxton Campus

Email

l.c.buxton@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Senior Lecturer in Spa and Wellness Management in the Department of Hotel, Resort and Spa Management within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences. I am also a Link Tutor responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the university’s collaborative partnership with three hospitality management institutions in Switzerland.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach a range of modules on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes 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 and managed a small 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 am an External Examiner for Newcastle College and the University of Surrey.

Research interests

My research interests include: widening participation and support for vocational students in higher education, selling, consumer behaviour and the evolution of spa and wellness.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Prior to working in education, I worked in spa and wellness related industries for fifteen years; part of this time was spent running my own business.

International experience

I have experience of managing transnational education through my responsibility as Link Tutor for the university’s collaborative partnership with three hospitality management institutions in Switzerland. I have delivered lectures on retail and selling in Botswana.

Recent publications