Deborah Fitzgerald-Moore

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Deborah Fitzgerald

Principal Lecturer


Deborah Fitzgerald-Moore is a Principal Lecturer in the Events Management Team.Deborah has been Module Leader for 2 of the core business modules in the U/G Events, Food, Hospitality and Tourism Programme.She is now module leader for the new Food and Beverages for Events module. Deborah joined Sheffield Hallam from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2006. Deborah had held a number of roles at Leeds including Course leader for the MSc in Hospitality Management which was delivered on-site and at Les Roche Hotel School in Switzerland and Principal Lecturer in Widening Participation (WP). Since joining SHU , Deborah held an interim post as Head of the Widening Participation Unit , participating in the development of the University WP Stategic Assessment submitted to HEFCE in 2009.Deborah is the Quality and Enhancement lead for the Department of Service Sector Management.



  • 2003: Post Graduate Certificate, Learning and Teaching, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
  • 1996: Masters - Management Sciences, UMIST University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom
  • 1988: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1982: Bachelor's - Hotel and Catering Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University

Assessor, Curriculum/ Examination writer/ Curriculum development for external body

Examination writer for professional body

  • 2018 to 2019: ,

Developing CPD activities or exec ed programs

Sharing best practice

  • 2017: Design and Dissemination of Internal Moderation Good Practice Guidelines, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Member of professional body


  • 2001: Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • 2000: Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • 1997: Institute of Hospitality Management, Institute of Hospitality

UG External Examiner


  • 2018 to 2022: ,
  • 2018 to 2022: ,
  • 2012 to 2016: External Examiner, Leeds Beckett Univeristy, United Kingdom

Principal Lecturer

Teaching expertise

  • Events Management
  • Hospitality
  • Operations
  • Strategic Management

Industry Links

  • Member of prof body
  • Member of prof body


Department of Service Sector Management

Sheffield Business School

Events Management

2016 to present: Food and Beverages for Events Module Leader, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

2006 to present: Dissertation Supervisor, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom


Book chapters

Fitzgerald, D. (1998). Total Quality Management. In Mabey, C., Skinner, D., & Clark, T. (Eds.) Experiencing human resource management. London: Sage Publications, London


Chen, W., Fitzgerald, D., & Tattersall, J. (2010). Strategic management: undergraduate programme in service sector management. London: Pearson Education.


Fitzgerald, D. (1998). Total Quality Management.

Other activities

External Responsibilities

  • 2010: University Appeals Panel, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2010: Academic Misconduct Panel, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2015 to 2016: Organising and delivering staff development opportunities for new Course Leaders, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2015: Member of RPL Oversight Group, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2016 to 2017: Academic Leaders programme, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

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