Simon Ireland

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Maxwell Building - Room 602

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Current positions

Lecturer, International Business and Strategy


My current roles is Lecturer in International Business and Strategy for Salford Business School. I am also the Link Tutor for Robert Kennedy College, Zurich managing a partnership which includes 18 postgraduate programmes. Alongside the delivery of a variety of international programmes, my teaching focus lies within cross cultural management in the International Business sector. Over the last 15 years I have coordinated a series of internationally funded collaborations within European Higher Education and regularly provide guest lectures with International partners, I current run a Dual Award in International Business with Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland.. My research interests have included the use of Computer Assisted Learning tools and the integration of Information Communication Technology skills into the Higher Education curriculum and the effects of Global Communication Technologies on the Backpacker Tourism communities. More recently, my focus has been on Sustainable Tourism Management and Cross-Cultural Relationship Management within the Higher Education sector. I currently the Programme Leader for Undergraduate International Business Management and Postgraduate Global Management.

Areas of supervision

International Business, Tourism Management, Cross Cultural Relationship Management


  • International Business
  • Contemporary Issues in International Business
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management
  • Digital & Business Skills
  • International Business in Practice

Research Interests

  • Cross-Cultural Relationship Management
  • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Backpacker Tourism

Qualifications and Memberships


  • MSc Information Technology for Property & Construction
  • PGCert Teaching and Learning
  • BSc Combined Science (Physics & Geology)



  • Member HEA