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Sport Studies Leisure and Nutrition

Mrs Susanne Gellweiler

Mrs Susanne Gellweiler

Telephone: 0151 231 4623


Before embarking on her academic career, Susanne worked many years in the hospitality and cruise industry. Companies that she worked for included Star Clippers Ltd, Saga Cruise Lines, Dreamline Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines and Global River Cruises.
Susanne completed her PhD at Bournemouth University in 2011; her PhD focussed on the lived experiences of sport event volunteers. She joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2009 as Senior Lecturer for Events Management. She is currently programme leader for the MSc International Events Management and module leader for the modules Events Industry (Level 4), Staging Events (Level 5), Events Impacts (Level 6), Planning and Resourcing Events (Level 7) and Staging and Evaluating Events (Level 7). She team-teaches on the undergraduate modules The Event Professional (Level 4), Research Methods (Level 5), Event Policy and Politics (Level 6) and Contemporary Issues in Events Management. Susanne supervises students at undergraduate level.
Susanne is one of the Assessment Officers in the School of Sport studies, Leisure and Nutrition.




2011, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, PhD
2006, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, MSc Events Management
2005, Bournemouth University @ IHTTI, Switzerland, BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Events Management, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - present

Postgraduate training

• Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2012



Gellweiler S, Higson P. 2017. Voluntourism The Sage International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism :1418-1420 Sage Publications, Incorporated 9781483368948 >DOI

Gellweiler S, higson P. 2016. Greenwashing The Sage International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism :544-546 Sage Publications, Incorporated 9781483368948 >DOI

Journal article

Ohmann S, Jones I, Wilkes K. 2006. The Perceived Social Impacts of the 2006 Football World Cup on Munich Residents Journal of Sport & Tourism, 2 :129-153

Gellweiler S, Wise N, Fletcher T. Understanding the ‘lived experience’ of sport event volunteers: Using the hermeneutic circle as a guiding conceptual framework Events Management,

Engagement & Impact


Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy