Dr Susann Power
Lecturer in Hospitality Management
Dr Susann Power is a Lecturer in Hospitality Management at the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ulster University Business School. Susann teaches mainly on the subject of sustainability and has been overseeing the embedment of sustainability into the curriculum. Her research interests lie in the field of sustainability in business and tourism, business and environmental ethics, entrepreneurship and pro-environmental behaviour change. She holds a PhD in Tourism from the University of Surrey, and MSc in Tourism, Environment and Development from King’s College London. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Susann is the current academic representative at the University’s ‘Environmental Sustainability Steering Group’, a member of the ‘Education for Sustainable Development Working Group’ and the departmental Green Impact Champion. She also acts as the departmental lead for Global Engagement.
Prior to joining the department, Susann held the following academic posts: Lecturer in Business Ethics at the University of Surrey, and Teaching Fellow in Marketing at Ulster University Business School, where she was also appointed to Course Director for the MSc Marketing programme. Susann has plenty of industry experience; firstly, as Policy Initiatives Manager at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and further as Operations Manager at environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. At WTTC, Susann was responsible for the successful execution of the coveted Tourism for Tomorrow Awards – a global, sustainable tourism award. At Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Susann was responsible for the delivery of the charity’s environmental education, standards and engagement programmes. Susann has been instrumental in launching Green Key in Northern Ireland – an eco-certification for the hospitality industry.
In her spare time, Susann volunteers as a Marine Litter Surveyor and as an Eco-Schools Assessor. She is also a member of the Blue Flag Jury in Northern Ireland and is an active member of the Ards and North Down Beach Cleaners and the Cathedral Quarter Choir.