Dr Nathan Zhang

PhD, MSc, BA, PGcertHE

Senior Lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Oxford Brookes Business School

Nathan Zhang


Nathan is Senior Lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Oxford Brookes Business School. He leads and teaches on a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate modules and also supervises undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Managing People in Hospitality, Tourism and Events;
  • International Business Strategies in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Business Planning and Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Corporate Risk Governance
  • Research Methods in Hospitality, Events and Tourism

Nathan is a keen ‘knowledge disseminator’ and enjoys teaching and learning with his students. 


He has supervised 44 Master’s student dissertations. He is currently supervising 3 PhD students in the area of solo travel, firm growth and social entrepreneurship.


Nathan’s research focuses on non-financial risk management in international hospitality and tourism organisations, and the application of risk management principles in internationalisation and (social) entrepreneurship. He is particularly interested in understanding the behavioural aspects of risk management in human beings and organisations, and is keen to explore how can individuals and organisations ensure their risk taking is at an optimal level that maximises the chance of achieving objectives. Nathan also is a member of the peer review committee for International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Service Industries Journal, Tourism Planning and Development and Journal of Vacation Marketing.

Research impact

Nathan has published two papers in International Journal of Hospitality Management.


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • British Academy of Management,
  • Association for Risk and Insurance Management Professionals
  • Federation of European Risk Management Associations.


  • British Academy of Management


Nathan engaged in various consultancy projects with a number of major international hotel groups in the areas of enterprise risk management.