Paul Barron

paul barron

Professor Paul Barron is Reader in Tourism and Hospitality Management in the School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages at Edinburgh Napier University. Paul has extensive hospitality management experience and after completing his first qualification in Hotel Management worked for prestigious hotel companies such as Hilton. Paul commenced his academic career at Glasgow Caledonian University during which time he completed an MSc in Human Resource Management at The University of Strathclyde. Paul then spent 11 years as senior lecturer at The University of Queensland, Australia, during which time was awarded his PhD  which examined international students' educational experiences in Australian universities. Paul continues to study the education experience of students studying hospitality and tourism at university and recent projects include developing an understanding of the role of part time working amongst full time students and examining the impact of international students on both home students and academic staff. Paul has received substantial research funding to explore employment and environmental management practices in the hospitality and tourism industry and has recently been awarded funding to develop a toolkit that measures the socio/cultural impacts of festivals and events. Paul is a previous executive editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management and has authored over 50 articles in the fields of hospitality and tourism