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

Editorial Activity

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

 

Invited Speaker

  • 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
  • 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’
  • 'Ethics, Creativity, and Diversity: Understanding and Changing Editing and Publishing in Tourism’.
  • ‘Hospitality & Society: Lessons for Critical Event Studies’

 

Grant Reviewer

  • ESRC
  • Carnegie Research Fund

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Executive MA Leading and Managing Luxury Hotel Brands, London School of Hospitality and Tourism
  • 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
  • BA (Hons) International Hotel Management
  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management Studies
  • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management
  • BA (Hons) Degree Hotel Management
  • BSc (Hons) Catering Management

 

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

 

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Austria Science Fund
  • Council for Hospitality Management Education Executive
  • Council for Hospitality Management Education (secretary)
  • 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

 

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

 

Visiting Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Auckland University of Technology

 

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • With Alison McIntosh, Associate Professor, Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management, Waikato Management School; Professor Alison Morrison, The Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde, Scotland; Majella Sweeney, School of Business and Enterprise, Queen Margaret University, Scotland. £7,000.
  • Strathclyde Links (Scottish Government and ERDF funded project set up to help small businesses access University research and consultancy services). Company S. Luca Ltd Principal grant holder i) £2,480 ii) £3,700
  • Co-submission with Dora Scholarios (Principal grant holder), John Quigley et al. Roberts Funding Bid Early career researcher transferable skills training. £59,000 awarded.
  • With Viktor Dorfler, Department of Management Science, ‘Investigating the Master-Apprentice Relationship in Haute Cuisine’. ESRC First Grant. Principal Investigator. Supported in principle; insufficient funds available. (£80,000 approx.)
  • With Dora Scholarios (Principal grant holder), Department of Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde Eleanor Shaw, Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde and Gillian Hogg, Business School, Heriot Watt University. ‘Work/Life Balance’ Research Enhancement Initiative, University of Strathclyde, £3,000
  • With Professor Alison Morrison (principal grant holder), ‘Lifestyle Firms within the Hospitality and Tourism Sectors’ from Business Faculty, University of Strathclyde research fund, £3,500.
  • Lead author with Richard Bent and Claire Seaman, from QMU Innovation Fund to support development of Ethnic and Microenterprise Centre. Principal grant holder £12,000.
  • With Professor Nick Johns, ‘Best Practice in Scottish Self-Catering’, project sponsors: Association of Scotland’s Self- Caterers, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Hospitality, Sports, Tourism and Leisure Learning and Teaching Support Network, VisitScotland, QMU, Small Projects Fund. Principal grant holder £13,500.
  • With Ian Buick (principal grant holder). ‘Investigation of Demand for, and Development of, Distance Learning MBA among Microenterprises in the Hospitality Sector’, Savoy Educational Trust. £10,000.
  • 1998 ‘Networking in Small Hotels’ research project, with I. Buick, Dr M. Gillham, K. Halcro, Dr N. Johns, funded by QMU Research Committee. Principal grant holder £2,200.
  • With Arthur Ingram (principal grant holder). ‘Bed and Breakfasts in Edinburgh’. Project funded by Scottish Enterprise. £10,000.

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research 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