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

As a leisure manager-turned-academic, John uses his past and current experience and international contacts to ensure practical application and industry relevance are central to your learning.


As an industry professional, John managed leisure facilities in the international festival city of Edinburgh. Since taking up lecturing in leisure management, his focus is on developing employability and international opportunities for students. His dual roles as Study Abroad Coordinator and Placement Tutor allow him to apply this passion for personal and professional development to guiding your future.


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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