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Dr Derek Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Management in the Business School at the University of Huddersfield. He also has responsibility in the role of Designated Academic Liaison Officer for two BA (Hons) degree programmes in Hotel Management and Culinary Arts, which are delivered in India. 

In his early career, Derek Cameron worked for the Ford Motor Company in the UK as a training manager for Gardner Merchant, which was a contract catering company for Trust House Forte.  Later he moved to the brewery industry for the public house sector, employed as a catering development consultant.  In the 1990’s, Derek Cameron worked in human resources for Forte (Hotels) Plc.  By the mid-1990’s he joined the teaching profession and in 1996 moved to Switzerland to teach international hospitality students.  His post in Switzerland allowed him to lecture in Greece, Kenya, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, Derek Cameron was a course tutor on the MBA distance-learning programme for the Open University Business School, based in Geneva. His last post before returning to the UK in 2008 was with Ecole Hôtelière, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Derek Cameron’s compilation of research interests include discourse analysis on commitment with recent studies focused on the behavioural effects of trust on worker occupations, identity within organisational culture, organisational climate and talent management.  

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The influence of corporate values to policies of trust and talent.
  • Potential benefit of mutual-equivalence to outcomes of trust and talent.      
  • Applications of talent and trust through human resource policies and the labour market.
  • Implications of talent and trust expressed through cultural complexity using in-group (e.g. organisational) and out-group (e.g. occupational) processes.
  • Applications of talent recognition through the concept of cultural mutual-equivalence.
  • The importance of trust and trusting beliefs to applications of talent management.
  • The hospitality industry to the Brexit vote and its implications for their recruitment strategies.

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Research Output 2014 2018

The consequences of the Brexit vote on management attitudes to recruitment in the hospitality industry

Ferris, K., Cameron, D., Jenkins, A. & Marson, J. 19 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Business Law Review. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The Cultural and Occupational Roles Attributed to 'Trust' in Talent Management

Cameron, D. Feb 2017 Talent Management in Hospitality and Tourism. Horner, S. (ed.). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers, p. 101-116 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citations

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

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Activities 2013 2015

  • 2 Oral presentation