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Alumni

Alumni list of all those who have taken the Masters and the PhD in Responsible Tourism Management at Leeds Metropolitan and its predecessors at Greenwich and Kent universities.

You can read about the activities of some of our Alumni in the Success Stories

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This page is still under construction – there are a couple of hundred to add. It will take time.

The alumni and current students are a major resource for those who have graduated or who are taking the course

A

Name Title Graduation Current Profession
Sheree-Ann Adams
 PhD current
Maria Alcahuz
 MSc current Administrator at the ICRT
Jeanett Andrea
 MSc current Social Media Intern at Tourism Concern
Dorcas Ankamah
 MSc 2011 job hunting
Thomas Armitt
 MSc current EMEA and Asia regions Account Manager for a Market Research Firm, Founder of the Web Portal “West Africa Discovery”
Rebecca Armstrong
 MSc 2011 TUI Travel England
Teresa Arnone
 MSc current Part time Lecturer at Stamford College in Travel and Tourism

B

Jo Baddeley MSc (2011) Sustainable Destinations Manager, Thomas Cook UK; Ireland, England

Adama Bah MSc (current) Programme Manager for Travel Foundation funded Projects, ICRT West Africa The Gambia
Lamin Seedy Bah MSc (current) Marketing consultant at Blueprint Artistik Studio, The Gambia, Marketing Officer and Freelance Tour Guide
Mariama Bah MSc (current) Proprietress, Blueprint Artistik
Dawda Baldeh MSc (current) Assistant General Manager/Supervisor at Paradise Suites Hotel, Part time Tourism Lecturer at The Gambia Technical Training Institute
Mike Ball MSc (1994) Independent Consultant, Wales
Nika Balomenu MSc (2004) University of Hertfordshire England
Robin Barden MSc (2011) ICRT Barcelona, English Teacher
Sarah Baxter MSc (2010) Freelance Associate/Web 2.0 Coordinator for Multimedia Social Projects
Susan Kerry Bedell MSc (2005) Plantlife: Saving Our Magnificent Meadows Project England
Marie-Sylvestre Belanger MSc (2005) Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race Canada
Alexandra Belton MSc (2010) Secondary School Teacher
Vasu Bhardwaj MSc (2010) Job hunting
Jenefer Bobbin MSc (2011) Responsible Tourism Reporting England
Alhagie Bojang MSc (current) Lecturing Tourism, Gambia
Lamin Bojang MSc (current) Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG)
Stephen Bottom MSc (2006) Tasmania Polytechnic
A. Naomi Box MSc (2009) Temporary
Position at Norwegian Cruise Lines
Zoe Brooks MSc (current) Tucan Travel
Maria Bruce MSc (2011) Job hunting
Carlos Buj Msc (2010) http://responsiblehotels.travel/
Elisa Burrai MSc (2012) PhD (current)

C

Nick Chaffe (2005) Intern TravelPledge, England
Jorge Chavez MSc (1998) La Molina University, Lima, Peru
Yankuba Ceesay MSc (current) Principal Administrative Officer at the Ministry of Tourism & Culture
Yasmina Cherquaoui MSc (current) Regional Public Relations Manager for Northern Caribbean, Sandals and Beaches Resorts. Northern Caribbean representative for the Sandals Foundation
James Chilton MSc (2001) Rethinking Tourism, Ireland
Sylvester Clauzel MSc (2002) Sustainable Tourism Consultant (Self Employed), Part-time Lecturer for Tourism Planning in Developing Countries at University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
Janet Cochrane MSc (2003) Senior Research Fellow at ICRT
Rosalie Corpuz MSc (2005) Consultant and Researcher, London and Malaysia
Fernando Correia PhD (2009)
James D. Crockett MSc (2010) Undertaking a review and amendments to the National Tourism Policy of St Lucia

D

Ansumana Darboe MSc (current) Administrative Officer, University Relations, UTG
Becky Davis MSc (2006) STA Travel at San Diego State University
Jose Ignacio de Luis MSc (current) Tours Department of Serhs Tourism
John de Vial MSc (2011) ABTA
Claudio Alexandre de Souza (current)
Musa Dem MSc (2010) Gambia Tourism Authority
Megan Devenish MSc (current) Classic Tours Development Manager
Louise Dixey PhD (current) Associate Staff Member at Leeds Metropolitan University
Bongani Dlamini MSc (2002) Marketing Manager Swaziland Tourism Authority Swaziland
Pablo Pereira Doel MSc (current) F&B Department at Sheraton Hotel in London
Richard Drysdale MSc (2006) Dartmoor National Park Authority England
Sophie Dubus MSc (current) Sales, Product Contracting and Copywriting at Kenwood Travel
Yashin Dujon MSc (2009) Ministry of Tourism, Belize and ICRT Belize

E

Claudia Eckardt MSc (2007) Consultant in responsible tourism
Christina Eisermann MSc (current) Senior Online Marketing Manager at the Online Travel AgencyTravel Overland
Mohammed El Dief PhD (2010)
Rosa English MSc (current) Teaching English to Adults and Kids, Working in a Kindergarden, and a Guardian to two unaccompanied Refugees
Kathrin Enk MSc (current) Developing own Ideas and looking for International Projects for Cooperation
Aimee Epp MSc (current) Tourism British Columbia
Marie Eriksson MSc (2010) Marketing and Communication Advisor at Upplevelsebolaget
Yvette Evers MSc (2011)

F

Lamin Fatty MSc (current) Manager of the Department of Product Development, Investment & Culture (GTA)
Carole Favre MSc (current) Lecturer in T&T in a College, managing FE and HE Courses on Campus, Quality Control (Teaching and Assessments)
Hugh Felton MSc (2000) Sustainable Tourism Executive, ABTA England
Alison Marie Flint MSc (2009) Product Manager for South America & Mexico Collette Vacations
Duncan Forbes MSc (current) Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability – UK Utilities
Justin Francis MSc (2001) CEO ResponsibleTravel.com UK
Jason Freezer MSc (2011) Head of Destinations Management at VisitEngland
Johanna Katharina Fross MSc (current) Internship at ICRT Germany

G

Momodou Lamin Gaye MSc (current) Lead Consultant (Private Sector Development), Senghore Associates
Miriam Gayoso intern (1999) Northern Circuit, Peru
Vasilis Germanopoulos MSc (current) Runs a small Hotel in Antiparos Island, Greece
Denis Gle MSc (1999)
Francis Gomez MSc (current) Tourism Lecturer in The Gambia at The International Business College and Gambia, Technical Training Institute (GTTI), Community Tourism Development in The Gambia, Cabin Crew, Emirates
Craig Grimes MSc (current) Self-employed working on own projects and consulting for other companies that have an interest in tourism for disabled people
Michael Grosspietsch MSc (2003) Eos Visions, Germany

H

Angela Hadjipateras MSc (2011) Setting up a community-based Lodge in North Central Mozambique
Emilie Hagedoorn MSc (2011)
Rudi Hahn (2010) Technical Adviser: Conservation
Katharine Hale MSc (current) Project Manager for Sustainable Tourism Project called Collabor8, South Downs National Park
Tara Hammond MSc (n/A) Area Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Manager, Shangri-La Resorts
Gerben Hardeman MSc (current) Sustainable Tourism Management for the ANVR (Netherlands Association of Tour operators and Travel Agents)
Emma Harvey MSc ICRT and SaltaSustainable
Josep CapellàHereu MSc (2010) Consultant for Public local Authorities
Ann Hindley PhD (current)
Anne Mæland Hirth MSc (2010) Job hunting
Kate Howes MSc (2011) Lecturer in Travel and Tourism at an FE College, East London
Sarah Howsen MSc (2007) Tourism Connect Project Manager at Marketing Manchester, Visit Manchester England
Holly Hunt MSc (current) Freelance Travel Writer, Tour Leader and Event Management Consultant, Ireland

I

Paul Iacobas MSc (2009) Apuseni Experience Romania
Hiroshi Imae MSc (1998) Job hunting
Kerry Ixer MSc (2003) Film Link Ltd

J

Takamitsu Jimura MSc (2003) Lecturer in Business Management (Tourism) at York St John University
Rachel Jelley MSc (2011) Sunvil Holidays, England
Momodou S. Jobe MSc (current) Consultant at ABSA Consulting as Tourism and Planning, Consultant & former Director General of GTA
Rohey Jobe MSc (current) Job hunting
Sarah-Jane Johnson MSc (current) Public Relations Consultant
Charlotte Johnston (2005) Development Project Officer at Oxford Brookes University
Sarah Josiah MSc (current) Human Resources at HOPE Worldwide

K

Allison Keech MSc Consultant at Enplan LLP based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK
Rachel Kennedy MSc (current) Assistant Editor at BBC News
Ko Koens MSc (2010) PhD (current) ICRT
Akihito Kono MSc (2005) UNDP, Japan
Hiroki Kudo MSc (2011) Job hunting

L

Sarah Loftus MSc (2006) South East Protected Landscapes Sustainable Tourism Project (Tourism in our Finest Landscapes)
Abs Lakin MSc (current) Environmental and Social Officer for a Vietnamese Tourism and Hosptiality Group
Katelijne Lenaerts MSc (2009) Tourism Consulting
Sigrid Lenaerts MSc (2011)
Charlie Lewis MSc (2011) Teacher of Geography, History and Travel and Tourism, Horsforth High School, Leeds
Sarah Loftus MSc (2006) Freelance Responsible Tourism Consultant
Veronica Garcia Lucchetti MSc (2010) Job hunting
Deidre Luzmore MSc (2010) Tourism Development Manager at Cape West Coast Peninsula Tourism Organisation

M

Catherine Mack MSc (2007) Freelance Travel Writer, Ethical Traveller
Katarina Mancama MSc (2006) Research Manager at Fair Trade Tourism South Africa (FTTSA)
Uzpelkis Martynas MSc (2011) Running a consultancy “KULTUR” (for culture & tourism)
Diane Masters MSc (2011) Employee Ownership Association
Kylie McCabe MSc (2010) Sustainable Development Executive at TUI Travel PLC
Lucy McCombes MSc (2008) Research Fellow ICRT Leeds Metropolitan University
Laura McGowan MSc (2006) Tourism Product Development Coordinator for Alberta Ministry of Tourism, Parks and Recreation (Government of Alberta), Director of the ICRT Canada
Mirjana Micic MSc (2010) Job hunting
Lelokwane Mokgalo MSc (2010) Dept of Tourism & Hospitality, University of Botswana
Helen Moriarty MSc (current) Environmental Regeneration via Groundwork
Maria Gracia Moran MSc (2001) SIPPO, Sustainable Tourism in Peru
Suzannah Morley MSc (2003) Product Management Assistant within the Household Insurance team at Lloyds Banking Group
Cheryl Mvula MSc (1996)
MarcMyers MSc (2002)UNWTO advisory board member for the Hotel Energy Solutions programme

N

Stephen Nattrass MSc (1999) Operations Manager and Responsible Tourism Manager for OzBus UK Ltd
Hermione Nevill MSc (2010) Tourism Consultant at IFC, World Bank Group
Suzannah Newham MSc (2010) Industry Programmes Officer at The Travel Foundation
Alexander Kwame Nketia MSc (current) Savannaland Tourism Destination Management Programme, Chief Resource Officer, Ghana Tourist Board
Jagne Nyanya MSc (current) Manager at Lamin Fish Farm

O

Verena Maria Obertopp Knudsen MSc (current) Sales Coordinator at the danish HQ of a German supermarket chain
Fidelma O’Brien MSc (2006) Unit Manager Library Services, Moreland City, Melbourne
Daniel Odongo MSc (1999) Eco-Safari Tour Operator Impact Adventure Travel
Donna Okell MSc (current) Director of International Travel Connections, Chester
Peter Sonayon Olaide-Mesewaku MSc (2001) Tourism Officer at the Lagos State Waterfront & Tourism Development Cooperation
Orobosa Omo-Ojo MSc (current) Special Advisor to the Governor on Arts, Culture & Tourism, EDO State Government
Jo Owen MSc (2009) Marketing and Promotion of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism {ractices, Responsible Tourism Consultancy to Hotels, Event Management and Web Site Development
Sean Owens MSc (2010) Sustainable Product Manager, TUI UK & Ireland (Thomson and First Choice)
Libby Owen-Edmunds (current) AdLib Consulting, Sri Lanka & Pakistan

P

Ramon Iglesias Palau MSc (2011) Job hunting
Jayesh Paranjape MSc (2010) Job hunting
Kimberley Phippen MSc (2011) Owner and Manager of Backpackers Lodge and Campsite in Livingstone, Zambia
Elias Phiri (n/a) Head of Awareness Programmes at TB Alert
Kevin Phun MSc (sc) Teaching in Singapore
Simon Pickup MSc (2011) Sustainable Tourism Manager, ABTA and Federation of Tour Operators
Manuelle Prunier MSc Business Development Manager at Creative Western Adventure (inbound tour operator specialised in Native and Nature tourism)

Q

Mariana Quiroz MSc (current) Job hunting

R

David Radley MSc (2009) Nene Park Trust
Fatou Beyai Raji MSc (2011) Acting Director General at the Gambia Tourism Authority, Product Development Investment and Culture
Rosene Reed MSc (2003) Ministry of Environment, Barbados
Fiona Reeves MSc (current) Head of Operations at Antipodeans Abroad
Rosene Reid (2003) Ministry of Environment, Barbados
Adam Richardson PhD (current)
Chiara Rinaldi MSc (2010) Environmental strategy in logistics
Paul Robbins MSc (current) Self Employed, Marketing Horticultural Products into Retail Sector, ad hoc Writer for various Outlets within the Sector
Shonagh Roberts MSc (current) Leading Adventure Tours across Bhutan, Bangladesh and West Bengal
Jane Rowan MSc (2009) PhD Student, London Metropolitan focusing on Intangible Cultural Heritage development in West Bengal
Natali Ruiz MSc (2008) Quality and Sustainable Development Department in Fuerte Hoteles, Spain

S

Omar Jean Sakr MSc (2011) Full Time lecturer at Notre Dame University, Faculty of Business Admistration – Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
Andrew Sambou MSc (2010) Ministry of Basic & Secondary Education Curriculum Research Evaluation Development Directorate, Part-time lecturer UofG
Anita Rita Sampaio PhD (2009)
Rosa Santilli MSc (2008) Centre Manager at the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre (ZBC) in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Dana Sarhan MSc (2010) CSR & Marketing Manager, Omran, Oman
Judith Schneider MSc (2011) Operations and Customer Relations Manager, Khiri Travel Laos
Karen Schwartz PhD (2008)
Kipyego J. Serem MSc (sc) Head-Wildlife Protection & Monitoring, Kenya Wildlife Service, Warden
Lee Sheridan MSc (sc) Owns company called Teamworkz and works as an online travel agent, offering hotels and tours through Laos, Thailand and Cambodia
Momodou Singhateh MSc (current) Vice Principal at Gambia Hotel School
Richard Skinner MSc (2007) ResponsibleTravel.com, England
Vicky Smith MSc (current) Online Marketing Manager, Inghams
Anna Spenceley PhD (2002)
Davina Stanford MSc (n/A) Research Fellow at Leeds Met
Natasha Stein MSc (current) Expeditions Adviser at Earthwatch Institute
Paul Stevens (2000) Senior Advisor & SNV Corporate Network Leader: Tourism
Nick Stewart MSc (2010) Sustainable Tourism Officer, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
Jo Swiecicka MSc (2006) Research Executiive, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

T

Peter Talbot MSc (current) WAVA Ltd, London
Alison Thompson MSc (2009) Job hunting
Janet Thorne MSc (2010) Job hunting
Tejashree Tipnis MSc (2010) Expedia in Paris.
Barbara Tomasella MSc (2010) Directing the NGO Sustainable Tourism Ireland
Lucia Tomassini PhD (current)
Veronica Tonge MSc (2007) Director of VRIT Associates Ltd & Founder of Responsible Skiing
Phoday S. Touray MSc (current) Works with Insight the Gambia, Stichting Gambian Children First
Claudia Townsend MSc (2001) Hidden Britain South East
Nick Chaffe TravelPledge MSc (current) Director of TravelPledge and Business Development Consultant for various commercial organisations
Robert Travers MSc (2011) Senior Economic Affairs Officer at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), Beruit
Kate Turner MSc (2005) The DiveHub England

U

V

Linda Veraadal MSc (2009) Ethical Travel Portal and Ansvarlig Turisme
Joni Verstraete MSc (2011) Evaluator of Responsible Travel Cambodia pilot for SNV, Advisor for a Carecentre for Disadvantaged Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia
John de Vial (current) Head of Financial Protection, ABTA
Jesús Martin Vidal MSc (current) ETHNIC
Janina von der Weppen MSc (2010) Job hunting

W

Anna Waddilove MSc (2010) Project Development Officer with Green Eden (Nurture Lakeland)
Linsey Walker MSc (current) Teacher for travel and tourism in a college for further education
Andreas Walmsley MSc (current) ICRT
Matt Walpole PhD (1997)
Eric Walters MSc (2011) Director of Hud Hud Travels in Muscat, Oman
Rachael Walton MSc (current) Responsible Insight, Independent Qualitative Researcher at his own Research Consultancy Business
Caroline Warburton MSc (1999) Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership, runs the Scottish wildlife tourism association, Wild Scotland
Christopher Warren MSc (2010) Green Kangaroo – Going Carbon Neutral programme
Caroline Warburton MSc (1999) Wild Scotland, Scotland
Gerda Warnholtz PhD (current)
Barbara Wayrauch MSc (current) Works at a Tour Operator in Namibia
Uta Werner MSc (current) Working Visions Global, a Consultancy for Human Resources and Sustainable Development
Olly Wheatcroft MSc (n/A) Media Projects Manager, responsibletravel.com
Alison White MSc (1999) Primate and Extractive Industries Research
Sarah White MSc (current) Tree House Hostel in Pucón, Southern Chile
Helen Wilkinson MSc (2001) Senior Research Executive at Swift Research Ltd, Wetherby
Jo Williams MSc (2012) Job hunting
Kenneth Wood MSc (2005) Zanzibar sustainable tourism project advisor
Simon Woodward MSc (n/A) Staff Member, Senior Research Fellow at ICRT
Umaru Woody MSc (current) Planning and Product Development Manager at the National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone
Lindsay Wratten MSc (2010) Saga Holidays England

XYZ

Laura Zwicknagl MSc (2011)

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