• Huddersfield Business School University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Mobilities (goods, services, people, data), Student Mobility, International Student Experience, Tourist Experience, Urban Tourism, Place Image and Representations.

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Martin is Subject Group Leader in the Department of Logistics, Marketing, Hospitality and Analytics, Huddersfield Business School. He has previously worked in posts including Curriculum Lead and Associate Head (International).

Martin has an impressive track record of developing and managing international education in business and management, including collaborative provision / TNE courses, international recruitment, international / intercultural experiences, and international partnerships with high-ranking institutions. Martin has led the academic development and approval of over 40 business and management courses, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has developed international partnerships in countries including China, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, UAE, Oman, Egypt, Ghana, Mexico, USA, and a range a European countries. Following a successful bid, Martin participated in the Higher Educational Partnership Programme (British Council Thailand), and was invited to brief senior UK government officials on the development of UK-Thai education partnerships.

Martin has expertise in incorporating international / intercultural experiences into business and management education, developing the intercultural competence of students. He has developed and managed numerous Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) projects, benefitting over 2000 students in recent years. Martin has also incorporated innovative international experiences into business and management courses, with large numbers of students participating. This includes short-term mobility such as international volunteering, management games, marketing competitions, and international field trips. He developed the use of telepresence robots in international student projects, showcasing their use at the British Council's Going Global Conference 2018 in Malaysia.

He combines his experience of leading international business and management education with research relating to mobilities. This includes student mobility, the experience of international students, intercultural competence, tourist experience, and place marketing.

Martin is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy / Advance HE (FHEA), a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), and a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM), and British Association for Internatioanal and Comparative Education (BAICE). He is also an experienced External Examiner.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Student Experience
  • Tourist Experience
  • Destination Branding
  • Mobility Futures
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Mobilities
  • Mobile Students


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  • Mobile student experience: The place of tourism

    Selby, M., 1 Sep 2021, In: Annals of Tourism Research. 90, 13 p., 103253.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Editorial

    Coca-Stefaniak, A., Morrison, A. M., Edwards, D., Graburn, N., Liu, C., Pearce, P., Ooi, C. S., Pearce, D. G., Stepchenkova, S., Richards, G. W., So, A., Spirou, C., Dinnie, K., Heeley, J., Puczkó, L., Shen, H., Selby, M., Kim, H. & Du, G., 7 Nov 2016, In: International Journal of Tourism Cities. 2, 4, p. 273-280 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

    Open Access
    9 Citations (Scopus)
  • Geographies of tourism and the city

    Selby, M., 20 Dec 2011, The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies. Wilson, J. (ed.). 1st ed. United Kingdom: Routledge, p. 232-239 8 p. (Advances in Tourism).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

  • People-Place-Past: The Visitor Experience of Cultural Heritage

    Selby, M., 28 Apr 2010, Culture, Heritage and Representation: Perspectives in Visuality and the Past. Waterton, E. & Watson, S. (eds.). Ashgate Publishing Ltd., p. 39-56 18 p. (Heritage, Culture and Identity).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

    10 Citations (Scopus)
  • Tourism, Image, and Fear of Crime

    Selby, M., Selby, H. & Botterill, D., 1 Sep 2010, Tourism and Crime: Key themes. Botterill, D. & Jones, T. (eds.). United Kingdom: Goodfellow Publishers

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review