Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch

Prof Paul Lynch BA, MBA, PhD, DipHSM, FIH

Professor

Biography

Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and is a member and former Chair (Research) of the Council for Hospitality Management Education Executive committee. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Stenden, Netherlands (2008- ) and Hotelschool The Hague, Netherlands (2012-). In addition to experience of working for a tourism social firm offering holidays to people with special needs, Paul has senior management experience in hospital management, and also in higher education where he has worked as a Head of Department.

Research Groups

Research Areas

Esteem

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examining - Najmeh Hassanli, University of South Australia
  • External Examining - Mitra Etemaddar, University of Otago
  • External Examining - Susan Allardyce, Robert Gordon University
  • External Examining - Anthony Stone, University of Wales Institute College
  • External Examining - Senem Yacizi, University of Surrey
  • External Examining - Richard Robinson, The University of Queensland
  • External Examining - Colin Sheringham, University of Western Sydney
  • External Examining - Catherine Link, University of Western Sydney
  • External Examining - Deirdre Quinn's, University of Wales Institute College
  • External Examining - Claire Holland, Sheffield Hallam University
  • External Examining - William Gregorash, University of Leicester
  • External Examining - Catherine Hine, University of Plymouth
  • External Examining - Ji Mingjie, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • External Examining - Philip Murray, University of Surrey
  • External Examining - Wan Zainal Shukri, University of Surrey
  • External Examining - Samantha Isaac, Leeds Beckett University
  • External Examining - David Aylward, Waterford Institute of Technology
  • External Examining - Barbara Czyzewska, University of West London
  • External Examining - Matthew Alexander, University of Strathclyde

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • MSc Hospitality Management
  • MBA Tourism Management
  • Study programmes in Hotel Management, Tour Operation and Tour Guide, Estonian School of Hotel and Tourism Management
  • BA Honours Hotel and Tourism Management (Level 3),HTMi School of International Hotel and Tourism Management, Switzerland
  • BSc (Hons) Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management
  • CPD Framework and Corporate Advanced Diploma Leisure Retail Management
  • CPD Framework and Corporate Advanced Diploma
  • Executive MA Leading and Managing Luxury Hotel Brands, London School of Hospitality and Tourism
  • BA (Hons) International Hotel Management
  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management Studies
  • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management
  • BA (Hons) Degree Hotel Management
  • BSc (Hons) Catering Management

 

Invited Speaker

  • Mid-Sweden University, Ostersund, Sweden: Symposium address
  • Lines of Flights Symposium, Innovating Research Methods in Service Studies, Stenden University, The Netherlands: Keynote address. What’s Critical in Hospitality? Innovations in Education and Research
  • SSH Hotel School, Chur, Switzerland: Poland Social Firm Hotel Project address to staff and students
  • School of Geography, Leeds University: Hospitality and the City, Research Symposium, Keynote address
  • School of Business Albury-Wodonga, La Trobe University, Australia: Research Colloquium, Research methodology address to academic staff
  • School of Hospitality and Tourism, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand: i) Research Seminar address to academic staff and postgraduate students ii) Developing Research address to academic staff (2008)
  • School of Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia: Research methodology address to academic staff
  • Salons de Wyswert, Lines of Flights 2009, Stenden University, The Netherlands: Keynote address. How do we Know Hospitality? A Sociolinguistic Analysis
  • The Hague Hotel School, Netherlands, ‘Hospitality as Welcome’ Invited Masterclass
  • University of Sunderland Business School, ‘The Challenges of Changing Ways of Thinking in Hospitality and Tourism’
  • University of Edinburgh: International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres, Poland Social Firm Hotel Project address to meeting delegates
  • University of Nottingham Business School, ‘Exploring Hospitality as Welcome’
  • Department of Tourism, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: Research methodology address to academic staff and postgraduate students
  • Department of Tourism, Otago University, New Zealand: Research Seminar address to academic staff and postgraduate students
  • Department of Tourism, University of Lincoln, Christchurch, New Zealand: Research methodology address to academic staff and postgraduate students
  • Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Waikato University, New Zealand: Research Seminar address to academic staff and postgraduate students
  • Council for Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Research Conference, Griffith University, Australia: Keynote address, Special Interest Panel, Hospitality Research: ‘Marginalisation, Self-Marginalisation and A Paradigmatic Transformation’
  • Council for Hospitality Management Education student conference, University of Wolverhampton. Keynote address: ‘Hospitality in Society’
  • ESRC Seminar ‘Understanding Business Engagement and Knowledge Transfer in Tourism’, Imperial College, London
  • European Social Fund INSPIRE programme: Poland Social Firm Hotel Project address to invited industry audience
  • European Council for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (EuroCHRIE) Research Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University: Keynote address. What’s Critical in Hospitality? Innovations in Education and Research
  • 'Ethics, Creativity, and Diversity: Understanding and Changing Editing and Publishing in Tourism’.
  • ‘Hospitality & Society: Lessons for Critical Event Studies’

 

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Austria Science Fund
  • Carnegie Research Fund
  • Council for Hospitality Management Education Executive
  • Council for Hospitality Management Education (secretary)
  • ESRC
  • British Academy
  • ‘Tourism, Hospitality & Events: Border crossings and inter-connections’
  • Hospitality as a Social Lens
  • International Institute of Professional Education and Research
  • Association of Tourism and Leisure and Sports
  • Tourism Knowledge Scotland
  • The Scottish Tourism Forum
  • Edinburgh Tourism Action Group

 

Editorial Activity

  • Research in Hospitality Management
  • Tourism Review
  • World Journal of Tourism Small Business Management
  • Hospitality Review
  • Hospitality Review
  • Hospitality & Society
  • International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration
  • International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

 

Seminar/talk

  • Seminar/Talk - Napier University: Action Research
  • Seminar/Talk - UK Critical Events Studies Group
  • Seminar/Talk - Developing Research Excellence and Methods

 

Conference Activity

  • Committee Member and Chair of Scientific Committee - Council for Hospitality Management Education Research Conference
  • Co-Organiser - Critical Hospitality Studies Workshop
  • Invited Member of the International Scientific Committee - Critical Tourism Studies Conference
  • Invited Member of the International Scientific Committee - Critical Tourism Studies Conference
  • Invited Member, International Scientific Committee - EuroCHRIE 2007 Conference
  • Member of Scientific Commiteee - Tourism and Hospitality Research Symposium
  • Cultural and Critical Studies Track Co-chair - Council for Hospitality Management Education Annual Research Conference
  • Harrogate, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Track, Co-Chair - British Academy of Management Annual Research Conference
  • Chair of Scientific Committee - Council for Hospitality Management Education Annual Research Conference

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of Institute of Hospitality
  • Fellow of Institute for Learning and Teaching/Higher Education Academy

 

Reviewing

  • Annals of Tourism Research
  • Asia Pacific World
  • Current Issues in Tourism Research
  • Environment and Planning: Government and Policy
  • Ethnography
  • International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
  • International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research
  • International Journal of Hospitality Management
  • International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration
  • International Journal of Peace and Development Studies
  • International Journal of Tourism Research
  • Journal of Arabian Studies
  • Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • Marketing Intelligence and Planning
  • Mobilities
  • Organization
  • Sociological Forum
  • Space and Culture
  • TEAM Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
  • The Services Industries Journal
  • Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development
  • Tourism and Hospitality Research
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism Management Perspectives
  • Tourism Recreation Research
  • Tourist Studies
  • World Journal of Tourism Small Business Management

 

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • International research grant
  • Strathclyde Links
  • John Quigley et al. Roberts Funding Bid Early career researcher transferable skills training
  • ‘Investigating the Master-Apprentice Relationship in Haute Cuisine’. ESRC First Grant
  • ‘Work/Life Balance’ Research Enhancement Initiative
  • ‘Lifestyle Firms within the Hospitality and Tourism Sectors’
  • QMU Innovation Fund to support development of Ethnic and Microenterprise Centre
  • ‘Best Practice in Scottish Self-Catering’
  • ‘Investigation of Demand for, and Development of, Distance Learning MBA among Microenterprises in the Hospitality Sector’
  • ‘Networking in Small Hotels’
  • ‘Bed and Breakfasts in Edinburgh’

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD supervisions

  • John Cooper, ‘The Occupational Identity and Culture of Chefs and Cooks in United Kingdom (UK) Haute Cuisine Restaurants’, The Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde
  • Azin Haghighi, ‘Ethnic entrepreneurship in the hospitality sector: exploring meanings, implications and contexts’.
  • Christine Chi, ‘Destination Loyalty: the examination on/into tourists' loyalty to holiday destinations in both behavioural and attitudinal perspectives’.
  • Jane Zhang, ‘Emerging Market Penetration - The Use of an Institutional Oriented Network Approach by Travel Service Firms’
  • Vlatka Skokic, ‘Barriers to Economic Performance in Small Hospitality Enterprises in Split, Croatia’ (Institute of Travel and Tourism PhD Student of the Year 2009)
  • Alexander Grit, ‘The Opening Up of Hospitality Spaces to Difference: Exploring the Nature of Home Exchange Experiences’, Institute of Service Management, Stenden University (Institute of Travel and Tourism PhD Student of the Year 2010 Highly Commended)
  • Kostas Tomazos, ‘Volunteer Tourism, An Ambiguous Phenomenon: An Analysis Of The Demand And Supply For The Volunteer Tourism Market’
  • Senija Causevic, ‘The Process of Tourism Development in Areas After a Long-term Political Conflict’, The Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde
  • Kevin O’Gorman, ‘Hospitality in Ancient and Classical Times’, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Strathclyde
  • Majella Sweeney, ‘An Investigation of the Host’s Relationship with their Commercial Home’, Queen Margaret University
  • Farouk Abdullah, ‘Learning Methods of Owner/Manager in Small Businesses: Exploring the Contribution of Networking, Ethnic Background and Tacit Knowledge Towards Learning’, Queen Margaret University
  • Ross Tinsley, ‘The Contribution of Networks to Building a Tourist Destination’, Queen Margaret University
  • Nadia Tzschentke, ‘Environmental Management Practices in the Independent Accommodation Sector: A Motivational Perspective’, Queen Margaret University