Principal Academic in Tourism Management at Bournemouth University. Anya previously worked at Liverpool Hope University as Programme Leader for undergraduate courses in Tourism and Leisure.
Prior to joining academia, Anya worked as a manager for a number of tourism organisations in the UK, including Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the Trafford Centre, and Namco Operations.
Anya gained her PhD from the Management School at the University of Liverpool in 2012, with a thesis entitled ‘The Arcade Fire and Other Misdemeanours: Organisational Subcultures and Employee Misbehaviour in Amusement Arcades’. Her current research interests and publications include work on the regeneration of coastal resorts; tourism development in Malta; tourism employment; and traditional attractions at British seaside resorts such as fairgrounds, piers, and amusement arcades.
Anya serves on the Executive Committee of the National Piers Society and has visited all 61 seaside piers in the UK!.