Jeff Papis

Assistant Professor

Professional Biography

With over 20 years' experience in education, Jeff has taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He organised a range of corporate and sporting events, from graduation ceremonies and music festivals to BMX championships overseas. In Britain, he has organised catering events at the Bournemouth International Centre and the Scottish Youth Hostel Association and was co-organiser of the Events Forum.


  • MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management - Bournemouth University, Sept 03 – Sept 05
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management - Universidade  Anhembi  Morumbi, Feb 99 – Dec 02

Relevant Past Employment

  • October 2005 – July 2008, Course Leader for Tourism and Business Studies, ES School of Manage


  • Papis, J, (2006). Understanding the Workforce: the Key to Success in a Youth Hostel in Scotland, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management 18 (7) 593-600.
  • Proto, A. and Papis, J, (2012). The Event Management Handbook: a Practical Approach to Event Planning and Management (upcoming publication)

Other Outputs

Event Education blog:

Research Interests

  • Event Operations, event marketing and social legacy of events
  • Kirby, A. and Papis, J, (2012). Corporate Objectives, Performance Management and Events: a conceptual discussion (on-going research)

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Association of Event Management Educators (AEME)

Teaching & Course Development

  • Taught various modules on Tourism, Marketing and Events Management
  • Managed Tourism, Business Administration and Event Management courses from inception
  • Developed modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate Tourism and Event Management courses
  • Revalidated programmes and gained accreditation with the BAC and the Open University


  • External exams management for ICM and the University of Cambridge