Portrait of Dr Andrew Jenkins Dr Andrew Jenkins

a.k.jenkins@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473286


Position: Subject Leader and Principal Lecturer: Hospitality and Events Management, Department of Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing
Qualifications: BSc, MSc, PG Cert, DBA, MCMI, FHEA


Andrew joined the University of Huddersfield in April 1999 as Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Management. Before this, he was Assistant Dean of the International School of Hospitality Management at the CHN University (now Stenden University) in the Netherlands. Prior to this he was lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the CHN University, Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at Oxford Brookes University and Tourist Information Centre employee at the Ross and Cromarty Tourist Board, Scotland.


Research and Scholarship

Andrew’s research interests include older workers, international human resource management, equal opportunities and managing diversity, employee relations, tourism, strategic management, hospitality industry employment and transport and logistics in developing countries.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Davies, E., Hanley, K., Jenkins, A. and Chan, C. (2017) ‘Learning and training for older workers’. In: Managing the Ageing Workforce in the East and the West. : Emerald. pp. 185-206. ISBN 978-1-78714-639-6

Syed, J. and Jenkins, A. (2017) ‘International Assignments’. In: Human Resource Management: A Global and Critical Perspective. London: Palgrave. pp. 298-314. ISBN 9781137521620

Luke, R., Savage, C., Jenkins, A. and Fransman, L. (2017) ‘The failure of transport megaprojects: lessons from developed and developing countries.’. In: Pan-Pacific Conference XXXIV: Designing New Business Models in Developing Economies, May 29 - 31, 2017, Lima, Peru

Savage, C., Jenkins, A. and Leach, D. (2017) ‘Mega transport and logistics infrastructure projects in developed and developing countries: The ethics of investment and the cost of failure.’. In: Pan-Pacific Conference XXXIV, May 29 - 31, 2017, Lima, Peru

Jenkins, A (2017) ‘Human resource strategy and talent management: Chapter 6’. In: Talent Management in Hospitality and Tourism. Oxford, UK: Goodfellow Publishers. pp. 84-100. ISBN 978-1-910158-66-1

Ziogas, C., Nikitas, A. and Jenkins, A. (2017) ‘Mentoring and Coaching in Transport and Logistics Higher Education: Issues and Challenges’. In: 49th Annual Universities' Transport Study Group Conference, 4th- 6th January, Dublin, Ireland


Savage, C. and Jenkins, A. (2016) ‘Will developing a gateway port in a developing country lead to ethical benefits for the populous: A case study of Walvis-Bay’. In: The 21st LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2016 Doing the Right Thing – Ethical Issues in Logistics and Supply Chain, 7th - 9th September, 2016, Hull

Poulston, J. and Jenkins, A. (2016) ‘Barriers to the employment of older hotel workers in New ZealandJournal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism , 15 (1), pp. 45-68. ISSN 1533-2845


Hook, C., Jenkins, A. and Foot, M. (2015) Introducing Human Resource Management 7th Edition . : Pearson. ISBN 9781292063966

Savage, C., Jenkins, A. and Fransman, L. (2015) ‘Understanding the effect of skilled labour resource shortages on supply chain sustainability: a review of the logistics skills gap in southern Africa’. In: The 20th LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2015, 9th to 11th September 2015, University of Derby (UK

Jenkins, A., Cameron, D. and Crompton, R. (2015) ‘Supply Chain Management in the Hospitality Industry: A research agenda’. In: Asia Pacific CHRIE Conference 2015: Hospitality and Tourism in a Greening World, 10th - 13th June 2015, Auckland, New Zealand , pp. 949-952


Dennett, A., Cameron, D., Bamford, C. and Jenkins, A. (2014) ‘An investigation into hospitality cruise ship work through the exploration of metaphorsEmployee Relations , 36 (5), pp. 480-495. ISSN 0142-5455

Jenkins, A., Poulston, J. and Davies, E. (2014) ‘The working lives of older hotel workers: is there evidence of psychological disengagement in the work-to-retirement transition zone?’. In: Council for Hospitality Management Education Annual Research Conference, 28th - 30th May 2014, Buxton, Derby, UK

Savage, C., Fransman, L., Jenkins, A. and Bamford, C. (2014) ‘Developing Walvis Bay Port into a logistics gateway for southern Africa: Issues, challenges and the potential implications for Namibia’s futureJournal of Transport and Supply Chain Management , 8 (1). ISSN 2310-8789

Jenkins, A. and Poulston, J. (2014) ‘Managers’ perceptions of older workers in British hotelsEquality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal , 33 (1), pp. 54-72. ISSN 2040-7149


Savage, C., Fransman, L. and Jenkins, A. (2013) ‘Logistics in Namibia: issues and challenges, re-engineering for competitiveness’. In: LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2013, 4th-6th September 2013, Birmingham, UK

Savage, C., Fransman, L. and Jenkins, A. (2013) ‘Logistics in Namibia: Issues and challengesJournal of Transport and Supply Chain Management , 7 (1). ISSN 1995-5235

Dennett, A., Cameron, D., Bamford, C. and Jenkins, A. (2013) ‘A Metaphorical Exploration of Work, Life and Community On-Board Cruise Ships: A Hospitality Perspective’. In: 3rd International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Management, 27th - 29th June 2013, Athens, Greece

Davies, E. and Jenkins, A. (2013) ‘The work-to-retirement transition of academic staff: attitudes and experiencesEmployee Relations , 35 (3), pp. 322-338. ISSN 0142-5455

Poulston, J. and Jenkins, A. (2013) ‘The Persistent Paradigm: Older Worker Stereotypes in the New Zealand Hotel IndustryJournal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism , 12 (1), pp. 1-25. ISSN 1533-2845


Poulston, J. and Jenkins, A. (2011) ‘Subjectivity and ageism: Myths about older hospitality workers’. In: IV International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, 2nd - 5th July 2011, Cardiff, UK

Davies, E. and Jenkins, A. (2011) ‘Engagement and Disengagement in the Retirement Process: an investigation of ‘older’ academics in British Universities’. In: BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, January 2011, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK


Dennett, A., Cameron, D., Jenkins, A. and Bamford, C. (2010) ‘The social identity of waiters onboard UK cruise ships: ‘Quasiprofessionals’ forming occupational communities’. In: 19th CHME Annual Hospitality Research Conference, 5-7 May 2010, University of Surrey

Jenkins, A. and Roche, S. (2010) ‘Researching “older” hotel and restaurant workers: challenges and issues’. In: 19th CHME Annual Hospitality Research Conference, 5-7 May 2010, University of Surrey


Poulston, J. and Jenkins, A. (2009) ‘Getting on in hospitality: a preview’. In: New Zealand International Hospitality Management Conference 2009, 16th - 17th November 2009, Tauranga, New Zealand , p. 31

Jenkins, A (2009) ‘Europe’s ageing population: “older” worker employment and HRM responses in the Hospitality Industry’. In: EuroCHRIE 2009, 22-24 October 2009, HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland

Jenkins, A (2009) ‘“Older” hotel employees’ perceptions of workplace equality in the UK and Ireland’. In: 18th CHME Annual Hospitality Research Conference, 13-15 May 2009, University of Brighton


Jenkins, A (2008) ‘Age discrimination in hotel workplaces: HRM practices and their effects on the employment of "older" workers’. In: Conference Proceedings of the 17th Annual CHME Research Conference. : University of Strathclyde. pp. 239-254. ISBN 0954803914

Jenkins, A (2008) ‘Work matters for “older” hotel employees in the UK and Ireland: perceptions of workplace equality’. In: International Labour Process Conference 2008, 18th - 20th March 2008, University College Dublin, Ireland


Jenkins, A (2007) ‘Issues and challenges in investigating perceptions of age discrimination in employment’. In: International Labour Process Conference 2007, 2nd - 4th April 2007, The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Jenkins, A (2004) ‘The euro and tourist attractions in the UK’. In: Proceedings of Tourism: State of the Art II. Glasgow: Universty of Strathclyde. . ISBN 0954803906


Jenkins, A (2002) ‘Book review: An introduction to the UK hospitality industry: a comparative approach, Bob Brotherton (Ed.)International Journal of Hospitality Management , 21 (1), pp. 100-102. ISSN 0278-4319

Jenkins, A (2002) ‘The euro and public houses in the UKInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management , 14 (6), pp. 313-319. ISSN 0959-6119


Jenkins, A (2001) ‘Euro vision? A strategic approach to currency changeover in the UK hospitality industryInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management , 13 (5), pp. 227-234. ISSN 0959-6119

Jenkins, A (2001) ‘Making a career of it? Hospitality students’ future perspectives: an Anglo-Dutch studyInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management , 13 (1), pp. 13-20. ISSN 0959-6119


Pritchard, A., Morgan, N., Sedgley, D., Khan, E. and Jenkins, A. (2000) ‘Sexuality and holiday choices: conversations with gay and lesbian touristsLeisure Studies , 19 (4), pp. 267-282. ISSN 0261-4367


Pritchard, A., Morgan, N., Sedgley, D. and Jenkins, A. (1998) ‘Reaching out to the gay tourist: opportunities and threats in an emerging market segmentTourism Management , 19 (3), pp. 273-282. ISSN 0261-5177


Postma, A. and Jenkins, A. (1996) ‘Improving The Tourist's Experience: Quality Management Applied To Tourist Destinations’. In: Quality management in urban tourism. : John Wiley. pp. 183-198. ISBN 9780471970996


  • Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
  • External Examiner at Leeds Beckett University, 2016-2020.
  • External Examiner at Manchester Metropolitan University, 2014-2018.
  • External Examiner at the University of Birmingham, 2012-2016.
  • External Examiner at Oxford Brookes University, 2009-2013.
  • External Examiner at London Metropolitan University, 2002-2005.
  • Academic Advisor: Leeds Metropolitan University, 2012-2013.
  • Honorary Secretary of CHME (Council for Hospitality Management Education) from 2009 to 2013.
  • Visiting Scholar: Auckland University of Technology, February/March 2011.
  • Visiting Scholar: The Polytechnic of Namibia, April 2012.
  • Reviewer for Tourism Management (4* journal), Employee Relations (2*) and the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (3*).
  • Advisor to twenty twenty television (The Restauranteur). October 2013.

Research Degree Supervision

Areas of interest for research degree supervision include older workers, retirement, organisational and occupational culture, international hospitality education and transport & logistics in developing countries. Andrew is currently supervising five PhD students. The first of these is based in the UK and is researching older GPs, retirement and the NHS in England. The second is researching higher-education Hospitality Management programmes in Hong Kong. The third is undertaking research into social media, demographics and conferencing in the UK. The fourth is researching coaching and mentoring in the Transport and Logistics Industry and the final one is researching host-guest interaction in the Hospitality Industry.

Andrew has successfully supervised two PhD students at the university: one was investigating organisational and occupational cultures of cruise-ship workers and the other logistics in a developing country.

Enterprise Activities

From 2003 until 2007 Andrew worked closely with Jurys Doyle hotel group on research and development relating to equal opportunities and managing diversity.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Andrew is Course Leader for the MSc International Hospitality Management programme and module leader for Strategic Management (MSc and BSc), Research Methods (MSc and BA), International Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management, Special Interest Tourism and Niche Tourism.