Dr Christina Westhead

Dr Christina Westhead

Lecturer in Behavioral Science and Business Management

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



  • Lecturer
  • Co-Director of Plymouth University Hotel School

Within the Plymouth Business School, Christina has previously been a Programme Lead and is engaged with module leading and teaching. Module areas involved with include, Behavioural Science, Strategy, Management and Research Methods. Christina is also Co-Director for the Plymouth University Hotel School. 




Dr Christina Kelly’s fields of interest for research are behaviour and management. Her PhD, which considered the impact of sociological factors on expectations and behaviour, was completed in 2012. Currently, Christina is supervising a number of MSc dissertations and has been a member of PhD supervisory teams, as well as a Director of Studies. Christina is currently engaged in a MBA qualification by distance learning. 

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 an MSc, is undertaking an MBA, holds FHEA status, is a Fellow for the Royal Society for Public Health, Member of the IFST and Accredited with the CIEH.

Professional membership

Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)



Teaching interests

Behavioural Sciences, Statistics, Management, HRM, Strategy. 
Guest lecturer in strategy for HKUSpace, Hong Kong

Staff serving as external examiners

Previous External Examiner for the University of Birmingham.

Internal and external academic and quality assurance work.



Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Member of two PhD supervisory teams and a Director of Studies.