Dr Emma Bettinson


Head of Department, Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management

Department: Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2041 7132
Email Address: ebettinson@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Emma is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management and Programme Director for the MSc programmes within the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events.  She teaches across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the department with a special interest in Tourism Marketing and Branding and Advertising.​


My current research interests lie in the area of the internationalisation of Higher Education and the experience of students and academics in this internationalised climate. My background as a graduate in modern foreign languages and a lengthy period of employment as a tutor to international students has undoubtedly fuelled my interest in this area and influenced my approach to my research.

My PhD focuses on the experiences of international post doctoral students in tourism and their supervisors. It focuses on the role of language and power in the PhD experience and, through a critical language studies approach, the work also examines the contribution of PhDs to knowledge creation in tourism .​