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 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 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

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


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