DR. DAVID GRAHAM
DR. DAVID GRAHAM
David spent the early years of his career in the restaurant, hotel and licensed retail trade working for large multinational chains, followed by ownership of his own restaurants and coffee shop businesses. On selling his business interests he moved into further and higher education. Working at Huddersfield Technical College, where he had responsibility for the hospitality curriculum; at Leeds Metropolitan University, as the undergraduate, postgraduate hospitality and tourism cluster leader. On moving to Sheffield Hallam University he had responsibility for the operational delivery of franchised and validated programmes for Sheffield Business School. David moved into the position of Hospitality Subject Group leader in January 2019. Leading the academic provision, faculty staff and its curriculum delivery within the approved academic awards framework.
He is a committed Principal Lecturer who has a passion for internationalization in the curriculum and champions the use of technology to facilitate cross boundary interactions. David has been a leader in the application of video conferencing to enhance the student learning experience. He has been at the forefront in developing practical and sustainable electronic student work submission, marking and feedback. David has presented a number of papers on these pedagogical principles and their application for real world learning. David holds a teaching qualification, degree and masters from Huddersfield University and a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University along with other senior professional qualifications. He has worked on national committees for teaching and learning, validated degree and masters awards for other further and higher education providers and has external examined in the UK and overseas. He has never lost sight of his early career in hospitality and continues to teach and research in this area, presenting and writing articles centred on food and beverage management. His latest contribution is the imminent release of the 5th edition of Food and Beverage Management with Goodfellows publications.