Dr Darryl Gibbs

Department: Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management

Office/Location: 01.57B, Ogmore Building, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 6327

Email: dgibbs@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

Dr Darryl Gibbs is Programme Director for the MSc suite of programmes in the department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management.

Dr Darryl Gibbs is also a Senior Lecturer in Events Management.


Dr Gibbs teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules across the department

  • People, Places and Practices: Contextualising the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Industries
  • Sociology of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Conferences, Exhibitions and Corporate Events
  • Culture, Power and Identity for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Event Design and Production
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Diversity and Social Inclusion for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Events in Context
  • Personal Development Planning

Dr Gibbs also supervises several undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation students.


Dr Gibbs’s research interests include critical hospitality studies, gender and sexuality and the co-construction, delivery and performance of hospitable experiences.

Key Publications

Book Chapter ​

Gibbs, D. and Ritchie, C. "Theatre in restaurants: constructing the experience", in Morgan, M., Lugosi, P. and Ritchie, B. (eds), Experience of Tourism and Leisure: Consumer and Management Perspectives, 182–201.​

Journal Article

Gibbs, D., Haven-Tang, C. and Ritchie, C. (2021) “Harmless flirtations or co-creation? Exploring flirtatious encounters in hospitable experiences”. Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research (In Press).

Book Review

Book Review: The Hungry Cowboy by Errikson for the Journal of Hospitality and Society

Other Projects and activities

Deputy Chair of the Cardiff Metropolitan University LGBTQ+ staff network

Trainer and accredited delivered for the World Host Principles of Customer Service

Member of steering committee and scientific committee for the International Conference of Culinary Arts and Sciences

Academic Reviewer for the Journal of Hospitality and Society (Ingenta Connect)

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