Andy Roberts

​​Hospitality Programme Director ​

Department: Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management
Telephone No: ​+44(0)29 2041 6413
E-mail Address: ​​

Andy's working career has always been in the hospitality sector. Initially working as a chef in the Savoy Hotel, followed by the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair.  His first management role was in a country house hotel in Devon, progressing to Director of the limited company managing the Hotel. During this period of time the hotel expanded dramatically and the turnover increased substantially.

Andy has been teaching hospitality subjects since 1985, working for the Army School of Catering, Aldershot and Cassio College, Watford before taking the appointment at UWIC in 1995, now known as Cardiff Metropolitan University.  Presently he is the Programme Course Director for Hospitality courses in the Cardiff School of Management.  He has been an External Examiner for other universities and for Pearson both nationally and internationally, and participated in many external validation panels.

Andy's PhD was completed in 2014.  He has been involved in many hospitality research projects and presented conference papers in USA, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Greece and Egypt as well as in the UK. 

Outside of work Andy has five children and two granddaughters. This gives little time for socialising although he does manage to do a lot of walking and play squash occasionally.​


Doctorate - 'A Model of the Drivers for Hospitality Management Curriculum in the United Kingdom' Cardiff Metropolitan University- 2014.

BSc (Hons) – Catering Management. Cardiff Metropolitan University- 2002.

Cert of ED - Teacher Training:  University of Hertfordshire – 1992.


MIH – (Institute of Hospitality) Vice Chair Welsh Branch 2010 - 2012

CHME (Council Hospitality Management Education) Vice Chair of the Executive committee.

Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching ​

Undergraduate Level Four
Teaching Research skills and Food and Beverage subjects​

Undergraduate Level Five
Teaching Research methods and Food and Beverage subjects

Undergraduate Level Six

Teaching Food and Beverage Management Supervision of Dissertation students

Postgraduate Level Seven

Teaching Contextualising Hospitality Dissertation supervision


Roberts, A (2016) Projective Technique Methodology For Qualitative Data Collection:  A Useful Tool For Undergraduates, Masters Students And Researchers In Hospitality, Tourism And Events.  Council of Hospitality Management Education (CHME).  University of Ulster.

Roberts, A (2015) A model of the drivers for hospitality management food and beverage curriculum in the United Kingdom.  International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences. Montclair University. New Jersey. USA.

Roberts, A (2011) The Emancipation of Food and Beverage Provision from the Traditional Model in the UK. International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences. Bournemouth.​

External links

External Examiner: Napier University, Edinburgh and Oxford Brookes