Susann Power


  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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Global Citizen: currently residing in Northern Ireland, previously lived in England, the United States, Germany (native), Sri Lanka, Russia and Denmark - Languages English and German at professional / native proficiency, French and Danish basic knowledge

Practical Academic: former Manager of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards - the World Travel & Tourism Council's global sustainable tourism programme, former Operations Manager at Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Lecturer in Business Ethics at University of Surrey, now Lecturer in Hospitality Management at Ulster University Business School

Sustainability Advocate: Chair of the Ulster University Business School's Sustainability Team, Board Director at Sustainable NI, Member of the Ulster University's 'Education for Sustainable Education' working group, Academic Representative (AY2019/2020) of the Ulster University Environmental Sustainability Steering Group

Passionate Researcher: Fellow of the ACCESS Leadership College (Advancing Capacity in Climate and Environmental Social Science), Member of the Ulster University Researcher Roundtable Committee, Member of the Ulster University Business School's Ethics Filter Committee, Member of the departmental Research Culture group, Winner of the Ulster University Business School's Early Career Researcher Award (AY2019/2020), Editorial Board Member of Annals of Tourism Research (review board) and Annals of Tourism Research Empirical Insights

Philosophical Educator: ethical, critical and contemporary issues in tourism/hospitality, business sustainability, research methods, marketing/management, passionate dissertation and thesis supervisor  - challenging students to think big and think outside the box. Motto: "Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself." Doris Lessing

Beach Cleaner, Closet Philosopher, Book Lover

Research Interests

Sustainability in business and tourism / ethics in business and tourism / environmental ethics / entrepreneurship / small and family firms / circular economy / rural economy / sustainability paradoxes

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

Fellowship, ACCESS Leadership College, ACCESS Leadership College

31 Jan 2023 → …

Director of the Board, Sustainable NI, Sustainable NI

13 Dec 2019 → …

Blue Flag Award, National Jury Member Northern Ireland, Foundation for Environmental Education

Dec 2017Jan 2022


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • sustainable tourism
  • business sustainability
  • entrepreneurship
  • small and family firms
  • BJ Ethics
  • business ethics
  • environmental ethics
  • judgement approaches
  • Paradox Theory


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