Una McMahon-Beattie

Una McMahon-Beattie


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Professor Una McMahon-Beattie is Head of AACSB Accreditation and the former Head of Department for Hospitality and Tourism Management which includes the award winning restaurant, The Academy, Belfast, and the Consumer Insight Lab (CIL) and the Food and Consumer Testing Suite (FACTS), Coleraine. Una studied Modern History at Queen’s University Belfast. In 1988 she completed an MSc in International Hotel Management University of Surrey, a PGCE in Research Methods of Human Science at Ulster University in 1996 and in 2009 a PhD in Revenue Management and Consumer Trust at the University of Gloucestershire. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Fellow of the University’s Centre for Higher Education and Research Practice. Una joined the University in 1990 from working in luxury hotels in London. Her main research areas are tourism futures, revenue management, and tourism and event marketing. She is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management and a board member of the Journal of Tourism Futures. Una has published extensively in leading journals and is author/co-editor of nine books including The future past of tourism: Historical perspectives and future evolutions and Science Fiction, disruption and tourism. Recent research grants in the area of food include an investigation into the establishing a strong Food Safety Culture in small food businesses (safeFood) and food safety advice for vulnerable patients/residents in healthcasre settings on the island of Ireland (safeFood). Una has been an external examiner at institutions both nationally and Internationally including the University of Surrey, the University of Bournemouth, University College Birmingham, University of Plymouth, Glion Institution of Higher Education (Switzerland) and EASM East Asia Institute of Management, Singapore. Nationally, Una is Chair of the Council of Hospitality Management Education (CHME).

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • 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
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Chair, Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME)

31 May 2021 → …


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