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Theres Winter

Ms Theres Winter



Having worked in my parents’ hotel and restaurant regularly and being an intern in an international hotel chain as well as in a destination management organisation, it was clear for me that I want to pursue a career in tourism. To gain academic knowledge in addition to my practical experience, I studied “Tourism Management B.A.” at the University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven and, thereupon, “MSc International Tourism Management” at Sheffield Hallam University. Since completing my studies, I worked for the TUI Group - the world’s leading integrated tourism group. Starting my professional career as a “management trainee”, I had the chance to get to know different departments (Finance, Product Development & Management, Sustainability & Project Management). Thereupon, I worked as a “project manager” and “consultant business transformation” focussing on the area of sustainability.

 Alongside working in the industry I have always been interested in the academic field of tourism. In 2015, I started as a “Graduate Tutor in Tourism” in Sheffield Hallam University, where I teach ‘Tourism, Development and Society’ (Level 5) and ‘Tourism, Planning and Development’ (Level 7). Both modules are aligned with my research interests. My PhD research focusses on “Tourism, Poverty & Inequality”.



  • 2015 to 2018: PhD, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2017: Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2010: MSc International Tourism Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2009: Bachelor of Arts, Tourism Management, Fachhochschule Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Developing CPD activities or exec ed programs


  • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom



  • Tourism


Department of Service Sector Management

Sheffield Business School



Book chapters

Winter, T., Kim, S., & Palmer, N. (2021). Where is 'The Poor' in Pro-poor VCA?-A Review of Applying Pro-poor VCA in a Coastal Tourism Destination in the Northeast of Brazil. In Inclusive Tourism Futures. (pp. 80-103).

Theses / Dissertations

Winter, T. (2019). Poverty and Inequality:Exploring the Role of Tourismin Brazil's Northeast. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Kim, S.


Winter, T. (2017). What pro-poor value chain analysis tells us & what it doesn't tell us: a claim for more critical approaches.

Other activities

HEA fellow or senior fellow

  • 2017: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom

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