Dr Hugues Séraphin


Senior Lecturer Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Oxford Brookes Business School


Dr Hugues Séraphin is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality and Events. He joined Oxford Brookes Business School in January 2023. Hugues holds a PhD from the University of Perpignan (Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, France). 

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • Festival and Cultural Events Management
  • Planning and Delivering the Sustainable Event
  • Global Visitor Economy


His current research interests include:

  • Sustainable Tourism / Events
  • Tourism (and Events) in Post-Colonial and Post-Conflict Destinations
  • Children in Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Tourism Education 

My publications can be found on ResearchGate

Research impact

Mandić, A., Pavlić, I., Puh, B., & Séraphin, H. (2023). Children and overtourism: An experiment in cognitive neuroscience to reflect on exposure and behavioural consequences, Best Paper Award, 2023 TTRA Europe Conference, April 2 4 - 2 6th 2 0 2 3 (Dijon - Burgundy, France)

Most cited paper in Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, within the last 3 years (since 2020):

  • Tiwari, P., Séraphin, H., & Chowdhary, N. (2021). Impacts of Covid-19 on Tourism Education: Analysis and Perspectives, Journal of Teaching Travel and Tourism

Most cited paper on Overtourism:

  • Séraphin, H., Sheeran, P., & Pilato, M. (2018). Over-tourism and the fall of Venice as a destination, Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 9, 374-376

Most cited paper in Journal of Convention and Event Tourism within the last 3 years:

  • Séraphin, H. (2021). COVID-19: An opportunity to review existing grounded theories in event studies, Journal of Convention and Event Tourism, 22(1), 3-35

Article published in 'The International Journal of Management Education' which has received the most social media attention (within the last 3 years):

  • Séraphin, H., Vo-Than, T. (2020). Investigating the Application of the Principles for Responsible Management Education to Resort Mini-Clubs, The International Journal of Management Education, doi: org/10.1016/j.ijme.2020.100377

Projects as Co-investigator

  • Collaborative Community for Sustainability Mindset Education (led by Université de Neuchâtel)(01/10/2023 - 30/09/2025), funded by: Movetia, funding amount received by Brookes: £8,759, funded by: Movetia


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Educations Academy (FHEA)