Clare Carruthers

Dr Clare Carruthers is a lecturer in tourism and marketing in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Ulster.  Clare is a Fellow of the HEA and attained her master’s degree in Tourism from the University of Strathclyde in 1998 and has since then worked in the higher education sector, teaching and researching in the areas of tourism and marketing.  Clare teaches across a range of modules and levels at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of festivals and cultural tourism, cultural policy, services marketing and tourism environments. Clare’s doctoral thesis compared the development of cultural tourism in four UK cities and developed a comprehensive model of post-industrial urban cultural tourism development in the UK.

Her current research interests include tourism destination marketing, sustainable tourism, social enterprises in tourism, the relationship between tourism and gastronomy, culture-led regeneration of post-industrial cities, the role of the European City of Culture in urban tourism and urban tourism destination marketing.   In addition Clare is engaged with academic enterprise and consultancy work with external agencies involved in tourism development and marketing in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

Her pedagogic research interests include engaging students in the assessment and feedback process, digital technologies for assessment and feedback and on-line learning environments.  She is the Department Teaching and Learning Coordinator, a Departmental Assessment and Feedback Champion and a member of the University of Ulster Steering Group for the Strategic Work Stream on Assessment and Feedback.

First name:
University of Ulster
Current Post:
Lecturer in Tourism and Marketing
Highest Qualification:
Subject Specialism
Tourism marketing, cultural festivals and events, cultural tourism, event managment.

Current Examiner Responsibilities

1. Name of Institution:
University of Brighton
1. Name of programme:
FdA Travle and Tourism, FdA Event Management
1. Examining Period (from/until)
January 2013 - January 2017

Postgraduate External Examiner Experience

1. Name of Institution:
Waterford Institute of Technology
1. Name of programme:
MA Arts and Heritage Management
1. Examining Period (from/until)
September 2012 - September 2016

Previous External Examining Experience

1. Name of Institution:
1. Name of programme:
1. Examining Period (from/until)