Dr Christina Kelly

Dr Christina Kelly

Lecturer in Food Science and Hospitality Management

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)


Programme Manager for MSc International Hospitality Management
Lecturer in Food Science and Hospitality Management
Trainer for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health


Within the School of Hospitality and Tourism, Christina is Programme Manager for the MSc International Hospitality Management degree, as well as, also being engaged with Module Leading and teaching.  Module areas involved with include, Consumer Behaviour, NPD, Nutrition, Sustainability, Contemporary Food Issues, Food Safety, Hospitality Industry Engagement, Management and Research Methods.

Christina Kelly’s fields of interest for research are consumer behaviour, consumer expectations, contemporary food issues and food safety.  Her PhD, which considered the impact of sociological factors on consumer expectations and behaviour, was completed in 2012.  Currently, Christina is supervising a number of MSc dissertations and is part of the supervisory team for two PhD students.

Before entering into lecturing and research, Christina worked for Nestlé UK and Associated British Foods in roles that focused on the five major multiple retailers.  Christina has a BSc (Hons) and MSc in food science, is a member of the IFST and a trainer for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Professional membership

Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Fellow Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH)

Accredited Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (ACIEH)

Member Institute of Food Science and Technology (MIFST)

Teaching interests

Contemporary food issues, New product development, Consumers, Statistics (SPSS), Management, Food safety and microbiology, and Nutrition

Research interests

Consumers with reference to: expectations, cost, standards, choice, repeat patronage.
The impact of sociological factors on customers.
Food: NPD, Sustainability, Nutrition, Safety.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Member of two PhD supervisory teams.

Research groups

  • Service & Enterprise Research Centre (SERC)