Faye Taylor

Faye Taylor

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Marketing


Faye has a dual role at NTU. Firstly, as part of the Personalisation team within the Business School, she has a joint responsibility for promoting and progressing the Personalisation agenda. This, along with a small team of Business School colleagues involves the implementation and successful running of level 1 and 2 Personal and Professional Development Modules, the Academic Mentoring programme, Alumni Fellowship programme, Language Mentoring and a wide variety of events, conferences, training opportunities and workshops designed to support our NBS students to achieve their full potential.

Secondly, she module-leads and teaches on the final year undergraduate module International Tourism: Development, Impact and Sustainability, first year undergraduate BAIB (Bachelor in International Business) module; Culture, Communication and Learning, final year undergraduate Leadership and Employability. Faye is academic mentor for several undergraduate seminar groups and supervises Postgraduate Applied Consultancy Projects. She also deliver the Sustainability and Ethics section of the MSC Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner module.

Faye is an active member of a number of TILT (Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching) groups (Personalised Learning, Sustainability and Internationalisation) and part of the DELITe (Delivering Engaging Lectures and Interactive Teaching) project.

Career overview

Faye’s academic career to date has spanned from UK Further and Higher Education Colleges (Loughborough College) to a hotel school in Phuket, Thailand (Prince of Songkla University). Currently, she is also working for UDOL (University of Derby Online Learning) whereby she has authored modules for online learning and delivered online learning programmes in Hospitality, Business and Management and Education for a number of years.

Research areas

Faye completed her PhD in 2012 which concerned the influence of political economy and interpretations of sustainability within the post-disaster tourism redevelopment of Koh Phi Phi Island., Thailand. Her historical research has focused upon the political economy of post disaster tourism re-development and interpretations of sustainability.

Currently however, she is pursuing research in the field of tourism and leisure behaviour; more specifically in respect of travel and nightlife consumption, neo-tribalism and the non-conformist behaviours of the cognitively young.

She maintains an interest in the ethics and sustainability of tourism development and is currently planning to pursue pedagogical research concerning personalised and experiential learning.


Taylor, F., 2016 (forthcoming). Tourism and crisis: clean slates, disaster capitalism and vulnerability. In: N. Pappas and I. Bregoli, eds., Global dynamics in travel, tourism, and hospitality. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Taylor, F., (2015) Clean slates, disaster capitalism or strategic drift? A case study of post-disaster vulnerability. Journal of Tourism, 16 (2), pp. 111-128.

Taylor, F. (2015) Regeneration. In Cater, C., Garrod, B. and Low, T. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism. CABI, Oxford. P. 430.

Taylor, F. (2015) Erosion. In Cater, C., Garrod, B. and Low, T. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism. CABI, Oxford. P. 213.

Taylor, F. (2015) Self-actualisation. In Cater, C., Garrod, B. and Low, T. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism. CABI, Oxford. P. 452.

Taylor, F. (2015) ‘Journey of the pleasure seekers: A comparative analysis of hedonic travel motives and behaviour in night-life resorts’ (Conference Proceedings) Critical Tourism Studies, Croatia, 26-30 June

Taylor, F. (2015) ‘Post Disaster Tourism Development of Phi Phi Island: The Influence of Sustainability and Political Economy’ (Conference Proceedings) Asia Pacific Tourism Association, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14-17 May

Taylor, F. (2013) ‘Koh Phi Phi: Clean Slates, Disaster Capitalism or Boiled Frogs? A research update on post disaster vulnerability’ (Conference Proceedings) The 6th International Colloquium on Tourism and Leisure, Bangkok, Thailand, 19 – 22 August

Taylor, F. (2012) ‘Combating intellectual leakage: The role of education in resisting hegemonic effects of local elites and building sustainable communities’ (Conference Proceedings) at Leisure Studies Association Conference, Edinburgh, 17-19 July

Taylor, F. (2009) ‘Conceptualisations of Sustainability: Issues of Power and Hegemony in Koh Phi Phi Island’s post Tsunami Redevelopment: A report on research methodology in progress’ (Conference Proceedings) The 3rd International Colloquium on Tourism and Leisure, Bangkok, Thailand, 6-9 July

Taylor, F. (2009) ‘Conceptualisations of Sustainability: Issues of Power and Hegemony in Koh Phi Phi Island’s post Tsunami Redevelopment’ Research Poster presented at The University of Bedfordshire annual conference, 14-17 June

Taylor, F. (2008) 'Political Economy and 'Sustainable Development': A case study in post-disaster reconstruction: A report on research in progress', Research Student Seminar Series, University of Bedfordshire, 27 February

Taylor, F. (2006) ‘The Ideology of Sustainable Tourism Development: A Critical Review’ Conference Proceedings presented at the Fifth Asia Pacific Forum, Bangkok, Thailand, 20-22 September

Taylor, F. (2006) ‘Rising out of the waves. An analysis of the challenges faced by disaster affected locations in their quest for sustainable redevelopment’ Conference Proceedings presented at the Council for Research on Spatial Planning, Nature and the Environment (RMNO), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2-3 November

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