Tourism expert checks in at Anglia Ruskin

Published: 3 January 2013 at 12:24

Dr Sally Everett named Deputy Dean of Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Dr Sally Everett has been appointed as the new Deputy Dean of Anglia Ruskin University’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School.

Dr Everett joins from the University of Bedfordshire, where she was previously the Head of the Department of Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality, and will oversee all aspects of quality management and the student experience within the business school.

Her research interests include food and drink tourism, rural tourism development, and visitor management and heritage interpretation.  Dr Everett is currently writing a book for SAGE Publications on food and drink tourism and has given a number of keynote speeches about how this can be used to regenerate regions and sustain communities.

Recent research projects include an Esmée Fairbairn Foundation grant for ‘Developing food tourism: Delivering social, cultural and environmental sustainable development in rural regions and communities’; a grant to develop a tourism marketing strategy for Bedfordshire and Luton; and she led a government-funded project to develop online teaching materials for the travel sector.

Dr Everett had previously led a number of research projects in tourism and transport research at the University of the West of England, where she also completed her PhD and MA in Tourism Management.

Outside of the university sector Dr Everett has worked as Development Officer for the ss Great Britain, a major heritage attraction in Bristol, from 2003-07 and has also developed and delivered online management courses for Pearson Education. 

Dr Everett said:

“I have been deeply impressed by the commitment shown by Anglia Ruskin in developing and delivering the best possible opportunities and experiences for all of its students.  I am tremendously proud to be joining a business school with great ambition, vision and passion.”