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J Ellerby

James Ellerby MSc

Senior Lecturer


With over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, spanning both sides of the Atlantic, I have worked for independent, national and international companies within the hotel, restaurant and bar sectors. I have held senior management positions within well established brands and also run my own company as a consultant, working with numerous hospitality businesses.

My area of expertise has always been food and beverage service focused, both vocationally in my operational roles and consultancy, and also throughout my academic career. My main research interests are currently concentrated on the factors which best influence restaurant success.

  • About


    • 2015: MSc Organisation Development & Consultancy, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2001: Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2017 to date: Doctor of Philosophy, Hospitality, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

    Developing CPD activities or exec ed programs


    • 2017: , University of Surrey

    Industry Projects

    • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2016: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    Internal Leadership position with external engagement

    Student/ industry engagement events

    • 2018: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    Knowledge Transfer

    Erasmus exchange

    • 2018: , Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
    • 2016: , Dania Academy of Higher Education, Denmark

    Member of professional body


    • 2017: , Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom
    • 2001: , Institute of Hospitality

    Senior Lecturer

    Teaching expertise

    • Hospitality Business Management


    • Exploring success factors in independent restaurants

  • Teaching

    Department of Service Sector Management

    Sheffield Business School


  • Publications

    Conference papers

    Ellerby, J. (2018). Experiential learning as a tool for inspiring hospitality students in higher education. In EuroCHRIE 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 6 November 2018 - 9 November 2018.

    Ellerby, J. (2016). How core values inspire success in independent restaurants. CHME Conference.

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