Dr Katie Angliss

Dr Katie Angliss

Head of Department for Business Management

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

Katie can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • University reputation
  • Measuring reputation
  • Event management
  • Public relations


My current role is Programme leader for BSc (Hons) Business Management and Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management at the University of Plymouth. I have been in my current programme leader role since July 2020; prior to this, I was the Programme leader for all three of our undergraduate Tourism Management programmes. 

As part of my current lecturing role, I teach students from multiple degree paths, and at all stages of their undergraduate programmes within the Department of Business Management. I am module leader for five modules, as well as the Employability Lead for our Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management programmes. In addition, I am also part of a number of other modules, lecturing and providing support for other members of the academic team.

I am Trainer for IOSH Managing Safely, and deliver this Industry recognised course to the Event's Management students annually as part of the Crowd safety and behaviour module.

I am the Chair for the Plymouth Business School Athena Swan Bronze assessment panel, which we are due to submit in April 2021.

Prior to commencing my academic career, I worked in the Hospitality Industry as an assistant hotel manager and was responsible for the everyday running of the hotel, including bookings and enquiries; completing financial reports; stock taking; customer service and event management.

I also worked within the University’s External Relations team, where my main responsibilities included organising the Vice-Chancellor's Enterprise Awards 2011 and 2012, as well as assisting in the organisation and implementation of the University's 150th anniversary programme. I was involved with all stages of these events from planning through to execution and evaluation. Some of my main duties included project management, designing promotional campaigns, updating and monitoring the webpages, generating sponsorship and budget supervision, developing communication plans for both internal and external stakeholders, enhancing student experience and relationship building.


Mental Health First Aider
Doctor of Philosophy, Title: An evaluation of the impact of event attendance on perceptions of the host organisation’s reputation: a university case study
BSc (Hons) Event Management (Plymouth University)
PGCert Research Methodologies (Plymouth University)
PGCert Academic Practice (Plymouth University)
NEBOSH General Certificate

Professional membership

Fellow (Higher Education Academy)

Technical Member (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)
Trainer Managing Safely (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)



Teaching interests

I currently teach on a range of modules for within the Department of Business Management within Plymouth Business School. 

These include:
- BSc (Hons) Events Management 
- BSc (Hons) Tourism Management
- BSc (Hons) Business Management

My subject specialisms include:
  • Event design and experience
  • An introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Tourism technologies
  • Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Business Consultancy
  • Health and safety management

I am lead trainer for the university to deliver the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Managing Safely qualification - an internationally recognised qualification for health and safety, which is delivered to the BSc (hons) Event Management students as part of their curriculum. 

Additional workshops I deliver outside of the curriculum include:
  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Academic skills workshops including referencing, essay and report writing, and presentation skills 
  • Research methods

In addition to my teaching role, I am also a supervisor to a number of final year Honours Project students from Plymouth University.



Research interests

I have recently completed my PhD with my main research interest being the impact of events on reputation within United Kingdom Higher Education Institutions.

My other research interests include:
  • the use of technology in events, and 
  • audience experience throughout the event process.



Other Publications

A practical guide to Event Promotion (2018)