Staff profile

Sandra J Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Culinary and Hospitality Management


Hospitality and Culinary Management


Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism


Buxton Campus



I am a member of the Culinary team within the CCHT department of the University of Derby and am based at the Buxton campus.

Teaching responsibilities

Hospitality and Senior Lecturer in Culinary Arts, Culinary and Hospitality Management.

Module Leader for:

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Experience in industry

Recent publications

Buxton, L., Cooper, S.J., Stockdale, I. (2011) Developing and Supporting Independent Learning. LTA Conference July 2011; BERA Conference September 2012

Cooper, S.J.  (2014) Developing Conditions to Support Effective Assessment in Work Based Learning: a conceptual analysis. CHME conference May 2014

Alonso, A.D., Sakellarios, N., Jones, C., Cseh, L., Cooper, S.J., Clodd, A. (2014). Perceptions of value for money from the supply side: A preliminary study. CHME conference May 2014

Cooper, S.J. (2015) 'Spa Cuisine: an opportunity for the Hospitality Industry' in Sloan, P., Legrand, W. and Hindley (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Food and Gastronomy. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 126 – 13.

Alonso, A.D., Sakellarios, N., Jones, C., Cseh, L., Cooper, S.J. (2016) ‘Value for money’ and the restaurant experience: a case study of supply and demand stakeholders, Int. J. Leisure and Tourism Marketing, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 44-65