Staff profile

Louise Buxton

Senior Lecturer in Applied Management

Louise Buxton, Lecturer in Tourism and Spa


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism


Buxton Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Applied Management in the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism. I am also a Link Tutor responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the University’s collaborative partnership with three hospitality management schools 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 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 also an External Examiner for the University of Bolton at Bury College.

Research interests

My research interests include widening participation and support for vocational students in higher education, selling and workplace wellness. I am studying for a PhD, exploring the factors which contribute to memorable guest 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 spa and wellness-related industries for 15 years and spent part of this time 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 and presented at conferences in Botswana, Switzerland and the USA.

Recent publications