Shuna joined Edinburgh Napier University as a lecturer in March 2008 and was the undergraduate programme leader in Tourism for 8 years until May 2016, when she took on a seconded post as articulation support tutor for the Business School. Her current remit is to improve the transition process for students articulating as direct entrants from FE colleges to Edinburgh Napier Business School. She also develops and delivers modules primarily in airline and airport related subjects to undergraduate students and also lectures and supervises on Masters and DBA programmes.
Prior to this appointment she was at University of Stirling writing her PhD thesis 'Work Process Knowledge in Scottish Visitor Attractions', the findings of which were used to develop National Occupational Standards for both 'Visitor Attractions' and 'Events'. While at Stirling, Shuna also taught a range of postgraduate and undergraduate modules in the Institute of Education.
Shuna has been involved in tourism since 1978: working in retail travel and owning 3 travel agencies over a period of 20 years; and lecturing in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality subjects since 1998. She has also undertaken a large number of consultancy projects for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, including educational research projects and writing unit descriptors, assessments, exemplars and teaching material for many travel and tourism related subjects.