Currently Kelly is teaching on all the Hospitality specific modules across the undergraduate programmes. She leads on joint projects with Springboard such as the GEMS Mentoring Scheme. This project matches current students with Industry Mentors for their time at university and post-graduation. Kelly acts as the Divisions Industry Liaison working with industry to enhance our degree programmes. Kelly is responsible for organising in conjunction with the Hospitality students the Division of Tourism, Hospitality and Events annual networking event.
Kelly completed her degree in Hospitality Management at the University of Central Lancashire. on graduation she was offered a role with IHG as a HR Coordinator. In the years previous to working at the University, Kelly moved around some of the large hotel chains and the held the position of Human Resources Manager. In 2009, Kelly decided to go back to university and complete her teaching qualification knowing that the area of teaching, learning and development was of interest to her. Kelly is currently completing her Doctorate in Business Admin. The area of research is examining employee engagement within the Hospitality Industry.