Deborah Slater

Senior Lecturer

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR154

+44 (0) 1772 89 4911

Subject Areas: Business and Management, Sociology, Sport Tourism

Deborah Slater is a Senior Lecturer in Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise her teaching is predominantly related to Employability and her research is focused on Astro Tourism at Dark Sky Parks. 

Full Profile

Deborah graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 1994 with a degree in Business Administration and Law, following that she went onto Bolton University to complete an MA in Human Resource Management, along with a PGCE and Assessors awards. Her Career at UCLan began in 1995, since then she has undertaken teaching and leadership roles across the university. Mainly based within the Division of Tourism, Hospitality and Events her role is predominantly related to Employability and focuses on Internships/placement co-ordination and the teaching of tourism, hospitality and event organisation behaviour and human resource management. Deborah’s current Leadership role is Equality and Diversity Lead for the School of Management.

In 2013, Deborah started working on her Phd research, Thesis Title: Astro Tourism: exploring the mediating effect of motivation on the visitor experience at Dark Sky Events, having successfully transferred in June 2015 she is due to complete in 2018.


Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods 2012
MA Human Resource Management 1996
BA Business Administration with Law 1994
HND Business and Finance 1993


2005 Middleton, M. and Slater, D., Career, Curriculum and Considerations: An Attitudinal Analysis by students towards Work Placements today.

2004 Diary of a Placement visit: Work Experience in the Far East. September 7th. Proceedings of the ASET International Conference, Cambridge.

2004 Slater, D. and Taylor, G., Working in Tourism/Leisure: Assessing the student image. August 4th. Proceedings for the International Conference of Knowledge and Culture.

2003 Slater, D. Visual Culture, 8–10 July, Proceedings of the LSA conference, Roehampton University Surrey.

Research Activities

2013 - Ongoing: Astro Tourist

2000 - 2007: Employability

Teaching Activities

Academic Lead for Equality and Diversity

Academic Lead Internship Co-ordination

Module Leaders: THE Management Exploration; THE Talent Management and Employability; Industry Based Experience; Work and Learn


Member of Institute of Teaching and Learning

Fellow of Higher Education Academy