Mr Richard Parkman

Mr Richard Parkman

Regional Development Manager (HKU Space)

Plymouth Global (Academic Partnerships)


Lecturer in leadership 

Programme Manager HKU SPACE Hong Kong
Tourism, Hospitality and Cruise Management Programmes


PhD (examination 2018)
BSc. Hospitality Management 
MSc. Tourism and Hospitality Management 
PG. CERT Post Compulsory Education Teaching
PG. CERT Research Methods HCIMA Professional Certificate,  
BTEC  HND Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management

Professional membership

Fellow Institute of Hospitality (FiH)

Teaching interests

My teaching interests are as follows

Leadership and talent development

Cruise Operations  Management

Passenger services and Cruise operations

Food and beverage operations

Leadership in the service organisations

Organisational behaviours in the hospitality and cruise sectors

Service management

Staff serving as external examiners

Currently External Examiner for 

University of Derby (Buxton campus)

University of Derby (Botswana College of Finance and Mediterranean College Greece)

London Metropolitan University

Research interests

I am currently a registered PhD candidate, the title of my research is : - 

"The panopticism of the modern day cruise ship - Common elements and  influences onboard employee behaviours" 

Other research areas of interest are : -

Leadership behaviours in the cruise sector

Organisational behaviours for the cruise sector


Continuity and risk planning 

Additional information

I am the approved program provider (APP) to deliver Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) approved qualifications up to level 2 (NQF) which are Internationally recognised qualifications.