Salford Business School

Courses developed in partnership with business leaders

Simon Ireland

Simon Ireland

Lecturer

  • Maxwell 602a
  • T: +44(0)1612957042
  • E: s.ireland@salford.ac.uk

Office Times

Mondays 11.00am-1.00pm

Tuesdays 11.00am-1.00pm

Biography

Biography: Simon Ireland MSc BSc PGCertED

I am currently working as the Undergraduate Final Year Leader for Salford Business School, University of Salford. My teaching focus lies within communication/management methods within the international tourism sector. My research interests include the use of global communication technologies for the backpacking community, looking at how the developments in technology impact on the experiences of long term independent travellers; including both how technology can assist the experience and also how it is used as a tool for personal communication and the effects this has on local communities. My educational research focus is based on how internationalisation of the curriculum can promote deep learning for Management related students.

Teaching

My current teaching focus relates to; Management Development, Sustainable Tourism Developments, both urban and rural within an international context and Research Methods.

Research Interests

My research interests include the use of global communication technologies for the backpacking community, looking at how the developments in technology impact on the experiences of long term independent travellers; including both how technology can assist the experience and also how it is used as a tool for personal communication and the effects this has on local communities. My educational research focus is based on how internationalisation of the curriculum can promote deep learning for Management related students.

Qualifications and Memberships

Bsc Combined science (Physics & Geology)

MSc Information Technology for Property & Construction

Postgraduate Certificated in Higher Education

Publications

Hamilton, A. and Ireland, S. (1994) Discussion workshop W16. ALT Conference. University of Hull. The design of small CAL systems – with reference to local 1994.

Hamilton, A. and Ireland, S. (1997). Prediction of Interstitial Condensation v 1.1. In Using the LoCAL approach to develop CAL courseware, Tidball, J. and Heath, S.B., MERTaL TMPublications, University of Aberdeen.

Hamilton, A. and Ireland, S. (1999) Developing CAL courseware with Excel – Project LoCAL. Prediction of Interstitial Condensation. HABITAT-CTI Centre for the Built Environment. Issue 8. 

Ireland, S. (2004) The Effects of Global Communication Technology on the Backpacking Community: The development of a conceptual framework. EuroCHRIE, Ankara, Turkey. Conference proceedings

Ireland, S. (2005) The Effects of Global Communication Technology on the Backpacking Community. ATLAS SIG Backpacker Tourism, Bangkok, Thailand. Conference proceedings

Whatley, J., Ireland, S. and Bell, R. (2011) Integrating IT Skills into a Business School’s Programmes. The Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology: Navigating Informational Challenges. Volume 8: pp 143-155.