Hossein Olya is a PhD of Tourism Management and a member of Oxford Brookes Business School at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. His research has a dual focus: ‘tourism marketing’ and ‘tourism climate’ with a particular interest in “destination management” fields. He worked at Sejong University, Seoul from Sep 2016 to Aug. 2017. He was also the Head of Tourism Department at British University of Nicosia, Cyprus from Sep. 2015 till Aug. 2016.
He is currently severing as associate editor of the Service Industries Journal and reviewing 13 pee-review journals. Hossein is selected as top 1% of reviewers in the fields of Business and Management by Publones in 2017. He is one of pioneer scholars in application of complexity theory and Qualitative Comparative Analysis in tourism and hospitality research. He is highly skilled in applied statistics, quantitative research methods, and geographic Information system (GIS). Hossein effectively contributed in multidisciplinary projects. He is regularly invited speaker in Italy, South Korea, Middle East, and UK. He contributed in the research project as both PI and a member of research team.
Hossein has been delivering lectures for the past four years in international and multicultural universities. He has experience of teaching in advanced quantitative research and marketing modules in both undergraduate and graduate levels. Hossein was head of tourism school at British University of Nicosia in 2016. He has experience with curriculum development and internationally-accredited programs. Hossein served as a coordinator of online education program at Eastern Mediterranean University for three years. At an institutional level, Hossein has provided academic leadership for over several academic colleagues, supervised and graduated PhD students. He uses interactive, experiential and engaging learning methods in his teaching.