Senior Lecturer

Division: Business, Enterprise and Management

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Bernie Quinn (BA, PG Cert, MBA) is a Senior Lecturer in the Business, Enterprise and Management Division.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Teaching & Learning

Bernie Quinn is a former chef/hotelier who entered academia in 2003. A passionate educator in Hospitality & Tourism, Business, Food and Drink in 2013 he also conceptualised, designed and led the UK’s first MSc in Gastronomy.

Prior to this he was the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management for 5 years, led Scotland’s first commercial student food festival in Edinburgh (Feast) and co-designed a new BA Culinary Arts programme delivered in India. This programme was also later modified for delivery in culinary institutions in Greece.

In recent years Bernie has been the international academic lead for the Division’s trans-national educational partnership activities and has extensive experience of working in Hotel schools and Business schools in Switzerland, Greece, Prague, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Singapore. He has designed and validated under-graduate and post-graduate programmes across many of these aforesaid countries and has interviewed in-country staff to deliver these whilst providing them with training, mentoring and yearly personal development opportunities.

He is presently external examiner for Culinary Arts programmes for University of West London (UWL).

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Member Institute of Hospitality

Professional Social Media:

  • Linked In - Bernie Quinn at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh

Bernie has published work relating to operational challenges within the Hospitality industry, international student issues and partnership developments between industry and academia. He is currently completing prof. Doc studies assessing the methods and effectiveness of lecturer training for international degree delivery.

Active research interests:

  • Aesthetic and Emotional Labour in the hotel industry
  • International Students Bridging and Induction
  • The role of the Concierge in 21st century hotels
  • Student Employability
  • Nutrition and food science
  • Trans national educational partnerships
  • International students in crisis

My main areas of teaching have been general Hospitality operations, Sustainability and History & Concepts of Hospitality and Food. I have delivered Gastronomy, Facility Management, Events Management and a number of years as the student Industrial Placement Coordinator. I have supervised many undergraduate and post graduate dissertations and projects. Additionally enjoyed post grad teaching Global issues and Challenges for Managers.

Programme Leader:

I have been Programme Leader for BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management, International Culinary Arts and MSc Gastronomy.