Dr Cat Hine

Dr Cat Hine

Lecturer in Leadership and Business Management

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Lecturer in Business Management

Programme Leader; Business Management (Fast Track)

Programme Leader; Academic Partnerships Business Management at IUG


PhD entitled ‘Transitioning beyond undergraduate hospitality education; a dialogic analysis of hospitality graduates narratives of employability’

PGCert Academic Practice, Plymouth University

PGCert Research Methodologies, Plymouth University

WSET Educator Modules 1-4, Wines and Spirits Education Trust

MSc Hospitality Management (Pass with Distinction), University of Wales, Institute Cardiff

BA(Hons) Hospitality Management (First Class), University of Wales, Institute Cardiff

Prior to working at the University of Plymouth Cat was employed by Marriott International, Mitchells and Butler PLC and Compass Group.



Teaching interests

Cats teaching interests are around leadership and management. She has an interest in the Cruise Industry, and the challenges associated with managing teams that deliver customer services.


Staff serving as external examiners

University of East London 



Research interests

Walmsy, A., Hine, C. & Cripps, K. (2018) Youth Employment in Tourism and Hospitality: Challenges and Opportunities, Research Group: Tourism Workforce, Icelandic Tourism Research Centre, University of Iceland, 6th September 2018

Hine, C. (2017) 'The Rick Stein Group', in Horner, S. (ed.) Talent Management in Hospitality and Tourism. Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.

Hine, C. (2017) A Dialogic Analysis of Hospitality Graduates Narratives of Employability, School of Tourism and Hospitality Research Seminar Series, Plymouth University 26th April

Hine, C., Gibson, P. & Horner, S. (2015) 'The Plymouth University Hotel School', CHME Conference. Manchester Metropolitan University 20-22nd May 2015.

Gibson, P. & Hine, C. (2013) 'Hospitality’s got talent: investigating best practice'. EuroCHRIE Conference Freiburg 16-19th October.