Staff profile

Peter Wiltshier

Senior Lecturer Destination Management Community Development


Tourism Management


Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism


Buxton Campus



My interest in community re-generation is borne out of an abiding concern for the role of the resident and host in local communities and the ways in which visitors and tourists are treated and accorded a welcome. 

My role as senior lecturer for the courses in Travel and Tourism Management at the University of Derby Buxton is to ensure that the public and private sector work together to develop resources and skills for communities to take charge of their own destinies. It is the pursuit of bottom-up planning and policy development that is sought and is to be enabled through my work and teaching

Specialties: Social capital building - using learning in communities to build knowledge and to create resource banks for the long-term benefit of all.
Embedding knowledge of 'when, where, how and who' to make everyone's lives easier where funds have allowed learning through experiences already obtained. Tourism development related embedded knowledge.

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

Member New Zealand Institute Travel and Tourism (MNZITT), Member Institute of Travel & Tourism (UK), Member of the Tourism Management Institute.


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Recent publications

Blog Posts

Peter Wiltshier, Lecturer in Tourism and Spa at the University of Derby, explains what religious tourism is and why it is so important.