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Dr Clare Carruthers

Senior Lecturer

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Department of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt


Room L122 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA



Dr Clare Carruthers is a Senior Lecturer in marketing and tourism and Learning and Teaching Coordinator at Ulster University Business School (UUBS).

Clare graduated in combined business studies, majoring in marketing from Paisley University (now UWS, 1996) and gained an MSc in Tourism, Strathclyde University (1998). She attained a PGCFHE (Ulster, 1999) and a PhD examining the process of cultural tourism development in post-industrial cities (Ulster, 2011).

She was recipient of the Ulster Distinguished Teaching Award (2014) and achieved Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) accreditation in 2015.

Clare is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a Fellow of the University’s Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice. Her main research interests include urban cultural tourism, cultural regeneration of post-industrial cities, the role of the European City of Culture in urban tourism and urban tourism destination marketing.

She is also heavily engaged with pedagogic research, with interests including engaging students in assessment and feedback, digital technologies for assessment and feedback and on-line learning environments.

Clare is a regular reviewer for several journals and is author/co-author of at least 40 journal articles, book chapters and/or conference contributions. Her main teaching responsibilities are in the areas of festivals, events and cultural tourism, services marketing and marketing management and she is currently supervising a PhD student examining film tourism impacts on heritage sites, including issues of authenticity, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Clare has been an external examiner at Waterford Institute of Technology and Brighton University and has also been engaged in several external advisory panels including that of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Subject Health Review (UWS, 2014) and for the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments (NI) (CCEA). She has also successfully completed several consultancy projects as marketing consultant to external commercial organisations.