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Nicholas Catahan

Senior Lecturer in Business & Management

Business School



Researcher in Transformative Service and Sustainability.

Nick has worked with the Business School since 2002, and was Interim Programme Leader of our Business and Management degrees (2020-2022), co-author and Programme Leader of our FdA in Leisure and Tourism Management (2002-2011); and author of our DipHE in Tourism Management. Nick mainly delivers on our BSc (Hons) Business and Management with Leisure and Tourism, and is a personal tutor and dissertation supervisor for undergraduates and post graduates.

Over the years Nick has worked as a Lecturer in Tourism Management and as an Educational Consultant for local universities, colleges, and 6th Form and secondary schools. Nick has also been a Lead Assessor and Verifier of Institute of Leadership & Management, and City & Guilds qualifications, working across public, private and voluntary sectors.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI). In partnership with the Academy of Marketing (MAM) as a Member of Academy of Marketing Special Interest Groups (Arts, Heritage, Non-Profit & Social Marketing; Place Marketing & Branding; Sustainability; Tourism Marketing; and Visiting Places) and reviewer for the Academy of Marketing. Member of TRINET – Tourism Research Information Network, and Member of the Responsible Tourism Network. Reviewer for Emerald’s Journal of Place Management and Development (JPMD), and Fellow of the Institute of Place Management. Reviewer of Elsevier’s Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (JORT). Nick is also in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and PlantNetwork.

Nick has a background in horticulture, the voluntary sector, ecosystem management, heritage, conservation, tourism, education, social enterprise, and place and service making- marketing, management and development.

Nick’s work is dedicated to facilitating and improving effective business, marketing and management knowledge, understanding, skills, and practice for sustainable and responsible transformative place and service making, marketing, management and development.

Research Interests

  • Transformative Service
  • Sustainability


Nick is Senior Lecturer in Business and Management, and Module Leader and Developer for various modules across Undergraduate Level 4 BUS1017 Business start up, 5 BUS2032 Branding: Integrated Digital Campaigns, LTM2010 Introduction to leisure and tourism, and LTM2011 Planning for leisure and tourism and 6 LTM3004 Heritage, LTM3005 Events management, and LTM3006 Managing leisure and tourism impacts; whilst contributing to other modules across programmes and pathways.