Staff Profiles: John Humphreys

John Humphreys

Staff Profile: John Humphreys
Senior Lecturer in Leisure and Tourism Management

John Humphreys

John Humphreys

Senior Lecturer in Leisure and Tourism Management

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

My passion is for the international aspects of leisure, tourism and business, and my focus is on helping you to make the most of the opportunities available to you through, and beyond, the University of Gloucestershire.


My professional background and international experiences from climbing Kilimanjaro to working in Edinburgh – Scotland’s International Festival capital, have helped me to value broad horizons and international connections. I studied sport science as an undergraduate, management as a professional and tourism to Masters level. I now coordinate work placements, international work and study opportunities for students.


Award Title Institution Date
MSc Tourism Scottish Hotel School, Strathclyde University 2002
BSc (Hons) Sports Science Liverpool Polytechnic 1986
Diploma Diploma of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management ISRM 1994
PGCert Postgraduate Certificate of Education Strathclyde University 1998

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

Teaching and research


John teaches across the leisure industries management programmes from employability and operations to intercultural awareness and international tourism.




John’s current research interests, working with colleagues in Norway, Spain, France and Germany amongst others, lie in intercultural competences and the effects of international experiences on students.

External responsibilities

Trustee of Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham

Subjects for media interviews

Internationalisation of student experiences, student mobility & exchange; intercultural education; work experience placement – the value and benefits

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