Lecturer in Sustainable Tourism Management
Growing up in a traditional seaside resort on the North coast of Cornwall, Natalie Semley has a detailed understanding of the tourism industry. Her career path has taken many turns and her experience varies, from delivering visitor services to working in academia.
Natalie's engagement in industry and academia over the years has helped to establish her passion for, and understanding of, the tourism industry. She has been recognised for her contribution by the Tourism Management Institute and is currently employed as a lecturer in Sustainable Tourism Management.
Prior to this appointment, Natalie worked as the Development Manager for Trenance Cottages Newquay – a registered charity who own and manage a heritage site in Newquay, Cornwall. This role involved marketing management, event feasibility and planning, fundraising, as well as engagement with public and private organisations and individuals – with the main aim to generate a sustainable income to 'keep the cottages alive' for generations to come.
Natalie's academic roles extend back to 2007 when she was first appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Plymouth. It was within this role that Natalie developed her pedogeological practice and worked towards becoming a Senior Fellow of the HEA (2016).
|2012||PhD in Tourism Management||University of Plymouth|
|2006||MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management||University of Plymouth|
|2005||Bsc (Hons) Business and Tourism||University of Plymouth|
Honors and awards
Senior Fellow of the HEA
Research degrees examined
- Seventy-six UG dissertations to completion.
- Six MSc dissertations to completion.
- Two PhD theses to completion as co-supervisor.
Areas of teaching
- Crisis and Disaster Management
- Demonstrating Sustainability
- Event / Tourism / Festival Innovation Project
- Event Tourism
- Festival Tourism
- Tourism Development
- Tourist Behaviour
Engagement with professional associations and societies
Member of the CPD Working Group
Fellow of the Tourism Management Institution