Staff Profile

Angela Maher

Programme Lead for Undergraduate Hospitality

Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Location:  Fh103c, Headington

Telephone:  +44 (0) 1865 483821

E-mail:  amaher@brookes.ac.uk


 About Angela

Angela is Programme Lead for undergraduate hospitality and tourism courses and Director for Careers & Work Experience in the Oxford School of Hospitality Management. Angela has more than 20 years experience as a lecturer and researcher in higher education and has a keen interest in graduate employability. Angela has also directed a national government-funded project on embedding employability within curricula, working with 9 other universities to establish a common framework for enhancing students' competences. As recent past Chair of PATH (Placement Advisers for Tourism and Hospitality), part of the Council for Hospitality Management Education, Angela has also been able to create a vibrant international forum for sharing good practice in the management of work placements. More recently Angela, with her colleague Dr Judie Gannon, has helped establish the hugely successful Bacchus Mentoring Programme, which provides an industry mentor for all final year students in the School. This programme now attracts more than 150 employer mentors from a wide spectrum of sectors and specialisms. Angela teaches in the areas of personal & professional development and leadership.

 Research

Her pedagogic interests focus on employability.

 Journal articles

  • Gannon, J. and Maher, A. (2012) 'Developing Tomorrow's Talent: through an Undergraduate Mentoring Programme', Education and Training, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 440-455, January, ISSN 0040-0912.

  • Maher, A. (2004) 'Learning outcome in Higher Education: implications for curriculum design and student learning', Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 46-54, ISSN 1473-8376.

  • Maher, A. (2004) 'Oven-ready and self-basting? Taking stock of employability skills', LINK 11, vol. , no. , pp. 7-9, January, .

  •  Other publications including books, book chapters and reports

  • Maher, A. and Graves, S. (2008) 'Developing Graduate Employability: Case Studies in Hospitality, Leisure Sport and Tourism', , Threshold Press: Newbury, ISBN .

  • Maher, A. and Graves, S. (2008) 'Graduate Employability: Can Higher Education Deliver?', , Threshold Press: Newbury, ISBN .

  • Maher, A. (2006) 'Embedding employability in the curriculum: Enhancing students' career-planning skills', in Becket, N. and Kemp, P., ed. ', , Enhancing Graduate Employability in Business and Management Hospitality Leisure Sport Tourism, pp. 19-28, Threshold Press Limited: : Newbury, ISBN 1-903152-15-1.

  • Maher, A. (2003) 'Human resource accounting', in Pizam, A., ed. ', , Encyclopaedia of International Hospitality Management, pp. Pages, Butterworth-Heinemann: : Oxford, ISBN 0750659963.

  •  Conferences

  • Maher, A. (2007) 'Making students more employable: Can higher education deliver?'. Paper presented at the Oxford Brookes University Employability Conference, Oxford, November.

  • Maher, A. and Graves, S. (2007) 'Making students more employable: Can higher education deliver?'. Paper presented at the EuroCHRIE Conference, Leeds, October.

  • Maher, A. and Graves, S. (2007) 'The 'oven-ready' graduate: Can higher education deliver?'. Paper presented at the Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Harrogate, July.

  • Graves, S. and Maher, A. (2007) 'The 'oven-ready' graduate: Can higher education deliver?'. Paper presented at the Welsh Enterprise and Employability Conference, Mid Wales, May.

  • Maher, A. and Graves, S. (2006) 'Enhancing graduate employability'. Paper presented at the Pedagogic Research and Academic Identities, iPED Conference, Coventry, September.

  • Maher, A. and Graves, S. (2006) 'The 'oven-ready' graduate: Can higher education deliver?'. Paper presented at the Pedagogical Research in Higher Education Conference, Liverpool, May.

  • Graves, S. and Maher, A. (2006) 'Enhancing graduate employability: Embedding employability skills development in the curriculum'. Paper presented at the Burlington Group Event, Edinburgh, April.

  • Maher, A. and Graves, S. (2006) 'Enhancing graduate employability'. Paper presented at the Oxford Brookes University Employability Conference, Oxford, April.

  • Graves, S. and Maher, A. (2005) 'Enhancing graduate employability: Embedding employability skills development in the curriculum'. Paper presented at the Association for Tourism in Higher Education Conference, Liverpool, December.

  • Maher, A. and Nield, K. (2005) 'Enhancing graduate employability in hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism'. Paper presented at the 9th Quality in Higher Education International Seminar, Birmingham, January.

  • Maher, A. (2004) 'The student perception of career management skills'. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Conference of the HE Academy for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Birmingham, September.

  • Maher, A. and Froud, L. (2004) 'Enhancing student's career management skills'. Paper presented at the Conference, UCLAN/ESEC Impact of Employability, University of Central Lancaster, July.

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