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Adam joined the department in 2013, having previously studied his undergraduate and PhD at the University of Huddersfield. Adam currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students on the courses of Tourism, Hospitality, and Events management. Adam’s academic background specialises in organisational behaviour and the international work, management and operations of tourism and hospitality. Prior to Adam’s undertaking of full-time research he has worked for several events, tourism, and hospitality organisations in a supervisory and management role, namely for Mitchells and Butler, Whitbread, and Walt Disney World.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Occupational and organisational identity / behaviour
  • Strategic development of tourism in developing economies
  • Occupational communities
  • Hospitality and tourism work
  • Qualitative Analysis

Research Degree Supervision

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identity construction Earth & Environmental Sciences
worker Social Sciences
quantitative method Social Sciences
qualitative interview Social Sciences
qualitative method Social Sciences
Hospitality Business & Economics
Cruise ship Business & Economics
experience Social Sciences

Research Output 2014 2018

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

Identity Construction in Transient Spaces: Hospitality Work On-Board Cruise Ships

Dennett, A., 31 Dec 2018, In : Tourism in Marine Environments. 13, 4, p. 231 - 241 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
identity construction
qualitative interview

Mixed-Methods Research: The Practicalities and Strategies Employed to Investigate the Transient and International Work on Cruise Ships

Dennett, A., 2018, SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2. SAGE Publications

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

quantitative method
qualitative method
5 Citations (Scopus)

An investigation into hospitality cruise ship work through the exploration of metaphors

Dennett, A., Cameron, D., Bamford, C. & Jenkins, A., 29 Jul 2014, In : Employee Relations. 36, 5, p. 480-495 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cruise ship
Empirical research

Activities 2013 2017

  • 2 Oral presentation

“Ship-Space” – Managing Talent on Cruise Ships: A Hospitality Perspective

Adam Dennett (Speaker)
3 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A Metaphorical Exploration of Work, Life and Community On-Board Cruise Ships: A Hospitality Perspective

Adam Dennett (Speaker), Derek Cameron (Speaker), Colin Bamford (Speaker), Andrew Jenkins (Speaker)
27 Jun 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Why Tourists Thirst for Authenticity - and How They Can Find It

Adam Dennett & Hanqun Song


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

How Shanghai Disney is Bringing Magic into the Middle Kingdom

Adam Dennett


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment