Gavin Urie

Gavin Urie

Dr Gavin Urie

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Gavin Urie is a Lecturer in Hospitality Management within the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University. He is the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management. He specialises in food and beverage management, accommodation management, sustainability, experience design, business skills and the development of alternative economies within hospitality provision. Gavin teachings hospitality management at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels at Edinburgh Napier University in addition to Global Online modules.

Gavin completed his undergraduate degree (BA (Hons) Community Arts) and postgraduate degree (MSc International Hospitality & Tourism Management) at the University of Strathclyde before moving to Edinburgh Napier University to complete his PhD. Gavin’s supervisory team included Professor Paul Lynch, Dr Tijana Rakic and Dr Ahmed Hassenien.

Gavin’s research focused on the growth of network commensality (pop-ups, supper clubs, etc.) and how these experiences contribute to alternative economies of hospitality. He also looked at the social interactions, use of space, understanding of tradition, background and upbringing in creating memorable meal experiences from both a guest and host perspective. Gavin has appeared at a number of internationally recognised conferences and contributes to various academic publications.

During his PhD studies, Gavin was also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education and was awarded Fellowship status by the Higher Education Academy.

Prior to entering Higher Education, Gavin has worked in a number of hospitality settings as waiter, barman, restaurant supervisor, residences assistant, etc. He also worked as an English Teacher for adult learners in Seville, Spain for two years and a support work for adults with additional needs. During his studies, Gavin also worked as a Non-Medical Personal Helper and supported and mentored a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Home-food: Exploring identities around commensality and contemporary exchanges of hospitality

Presentation / Conference
Urie, G. (2022, April)
Home-food: Exploring identities around commensality and contemporary exchanges of hospitality. Paper presented at Gastronomy Summit 2022, Ulster University, Belfast
This study explores the connection of food, and the meal experience with the concept of home. The growth of a foodie culture and the development of technology has witnessed a ...

Slow hospitality: Family perspectives of holiday experiences at beach fale in Samoa

Journal Article
Schänzel, H., Urie, G., & Lynch, P. (2022)
Slow hospitality: Family perspectives of holiday experiences at beach fale in Samoa. Hospitality and Society, 12(1), 95-116. https://doi.org/10.1386/hosp_00051_1
In Samoa, customarily most tourism accommodation is locally owned and operated. Against a backdrop of increasingly foreign-owned large hotels and resorts, local families have ...

Liquid Otherness - Network Commensality and the transient social interactions of others

Presentation / Conference
Urie, G. (2021, May)
Liquid Otherness - Network Commensality and the transient social interactions of others. Paper presented at 29th Annual Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Conference, Sheffield Hallam University [Online]

Liquid Otherness – network commensality and the transient social interactions of others

Presentation / Conference
Urie, G. (2019, May)
Liquid Otherness – network commensality and the transient social interactions of others. Paper presented at Critical Hospitality Studies Symposium, Groningen, The Netherlands
Urie, G. (2019, May). Liquid Otherness – network commensality and the transient social interactions of others. Paper presented at Critical Hospitality Studies Symposium, Groni...

Storytelling and Sense of Place - Beyond the Restaurant

Presentation / Conference
Urie, G. (2019, April)
Storytelling and Sense of Place - Beyond the Restaurant. Presented at Food Tourism Innovation 2019 Workshop: Storytelling and Sense of Place, Edinburgh
Urie, G. (2019, April). Storytelling and Sense of Place - Beyond the Restaurant. Presented at Food Tourism Innovation 2019 Workshop: Storytelling and Sense of Place, Interface...

Pop-ups, Meetups and Supper Clubs: An exploration into Online Mediated Commensality and its role and significance within contemporary hospitality provision

Thesis
Urie, G. J. Pop-ups, Meetups and Supper Clubs: An exploration into Online Mediated Commensality and its role and significance within contemporary hospitality provision. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/995625
This thesis introduces the concept of Online Mediated Commensality (OMC) as an example of contemporary hospitality provision. Since the beginning of the twenty-first century a...

Online mediated commensality: The Home-Food Economy and its place within contemporary hospitality provision

Presentation / Conference
Urie, G. (2016, July)
Online mediated commensality: The Home-Food Economy and its place within contemporary hospitality provision. Paper presented at Critical Hospitality Studies Symposium, Edinburgh
Urie, G. (2016, July). Online mediated commensality: The Home-Food Economy and its place within contemporary hospitality provision. Paper presented at Critical Hospitality Stu...

Educational Hospitality: Understanding the complexities of teacher-student relationships through a hospitable lens.

Presentation / Conference
Urie, G. (2016, June)
Educational Hospitality: Understanding the complexities of teacher-student relationships through a hospitable lens. Paper presented at Innovations in Teaching and Supporting Learning, Edinburgh
Urie, G. (2016, June). Educational Hospitality: Understanding the complexities of teacher-student relationships through a hospitable lens. Paper presented at Innovations in Te...

The Home-Food Economy: The alternative economy of Online Mediated Commensality

Presentation / Conference
Urie, G. (2016, May)
The Home-Food Economy: The alternative economy of Online Mediated Commensality. Paper presented at Council for Hospitality Management Education Annual Research Conference, Belfast
Urie, G. (2016, May). The Home-Food Economy: The alternative economy of Online Mediated Commensality. Paper presented at Council for Hospitality Management Education Annual Re...

Conditions of Commensality: exploring the social conditions of online mediated commensality.

Presentation / Conference
Urie, G., & Lynch, P. (2015, May)
Conditions of Commensality: exploring the social conditions of online mediated commensality. Paper presented at Council for Hospitality Management Education Annual Research Conference, Manchester
Urie, G., & Lynch, P. (2015, May). Conditions of Commensality: exploring the social conditions of online mediated commensality. Paper presented at Council for Hospitality Mana...

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