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Portrait of Dr David Warnock-Smith Dr David Warnock-Smith

d.warnock-smith@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473102



Biography

Position: Lecturer, Department of Logistics Operations and Hospitality Management
Qualifications: BSc, PhD, PG Cert, FHEA
Research Group: Business Operations, Supply Chain and Transport Research Group


David Warnock-Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Aviation, Public Transport and Tourism, and an active member of the University’s Business Operations, Supply Chain and Transport (BOSCAT) research group.

On the back of a PhD at Cranfield University (UK), which investigated the macroeconomic impacts of the air transport sector in small island states, he is currently involved in research on the producer and consumer effects of a variety of air policy frameworks as well as the micro and macroeconomic implications of (de)regulated markets for air transport. He also specialises in the interrelationships between the air transport and tourism sectors.

His main teaching responsibilities include Strategic Management for Airlines and Airports, Passenger Transport Management and Travel and Tourism and the Global Economy for which he is module leader. He also teaches Research Methods on the MSc Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management course, foundation level Economics, intermediate level Airline Marketing and Operations Management and Cargo for Air Transport Managers, and higher level Airport Economics Operations and Development. In addition, he acts as Year Tutor for the BA(Hons) Travel and Tourism Management course and supports a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students as project supervisor.

David completed his BSc. in International Transport at Cardiff University (UK) before going on to take a Diploma in Spanish language at the Universidad de Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica. He has also gained invaluable experience in public transport (Network Rail), air transport (handling services) and tourism (accommodation sector) arenas as well as conducting a variety of Aviation and Transport related consultancy projects for international clients.

He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). David also regularly reviews academic journal papers, sits on various research and course validation panels, and acts as an external examiner for the well established ABMA accredited programmes in Logistics and Shipping.

Research & Scholarship

Current research areas include:

  • Incumbent carrier strategies in response to deregulated environments
  • Developments in airline ancillary revenues
  • The extent to which air policy liberalisation can induce consumer, producer and welfare benefits
  • The effects of national carrier protectionism in a variety of regions
  • The role of passenger and freight air transport in global supply chains
  • Development of an Air Transport Interaction Model (ATIM)

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2013

O'Connell, J. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2013) ‘An investigation into traveler preferences and acceptance levels of airline ancillary revenuesJournal of Air Transport Management , 33, pp. 12-21. ISSN 0969-6997

O'Connell, J., Krishnamurphy, P., Warnock-Smith, D., Lei, Z. and Miyoshi, C. (2013) ‘An investigation into the core underlying problems of India's airlinesTransport Policy , 29, pp. 160-169. ISSN 0967-070X

Ismaila, D., Warnock-Smith, D. and Hubbard, N. (2013) ‘The impact of Air Service Agreement liberalization: the case of Nigeria’. In: 17th Air Transport Research Society Conference, 26th-29th June 2013, Bergamo, Italy

O'Connell, J. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2013) ‘An examination of the possible future trends in airline ancillary revenues’. In: 17th Air Transport Research Society Conference, 26th-29th June 2013, Bergamo, Italy

2012

Ismaila, D. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2012) ‘The demographic characteristics of international air travelers in developing countries: the case of Nigeria’. In: 1st International Aviation Management Conference, 18-20 November 2012, Dubai, UAE , pp. 97-101

Nwanosike, F., Tipi, N. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2012) ‘An evaluation of Nigerian ports post-concession performance’. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. : Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. . ISBN 9781904564447

O'Connell, J. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2012) ‘Liberalisation and strategic change in air transport: An examination of current and future variations in tourist traffic to and from Egypt resulting from policy changes at EgyptAir.Journal of Tourism Economics , 18 (4), pp. 845-870. ISSN 1354-8166

2011

Warnock-Smith, D. and O'Connell, J. (2011) ‘The impact of air policy on incoming tourist traffic: the contrasting cases of the Caribbean Community and the Middle-EastJournal of Transport Geography , 19 (2), pp. 265-274. ISSN 0966-6923

Warnock-Smith, D. and Morrell, P. (2011) ‘An empirical study of the socio-economic effects of supporting flag carriers: The case of the Caribbean Community (Caricom)Journal of Air Transport Studies , 2 (1), pp. 1-26. ISSN 1791-6771

2009

Warnock-Smith, D. and O'Connell, J. (2009) ‘Air Policy and Incoming Tourism Demand: The Cases of the Caribbean Community and the Middle-East’. In: 13th Air Transport Research Society Conference, 26th - 30th June 2009, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2008

Warnock-Smith, D. and Morrell, P. (2008) ‘An empirical study of the socio-economic effects of supporting flag carriers: The case of the Caribbean Community (Caricom)’. In: 12th Air Transport Research Society Conference, 6th - 10th July 2008, Athens, Greece

Warnock-Smith, D. and Morrell, P. (2008) ‘Air transport liberalisation and traffic growth in tourism-dependent economies: A case-history of some US-Caribbean markets Journal of Air Transport Management , 14 (2), pp. 82-91. ISSN 0969-6997

2005

Warnock-Smith, D. and Potter, A. (2005) ‘An exploratory study into airport choice factors for European low-cost airlines Journal of Air Transport Management , 11 (6), pp. 388-392. ISSN 0969-6997

Esteem

  • ABMA External Examiner for Logistics and Supply Chain Management courses
  • External validator for new Aviation related courses

Research Degree Supervision

Current PhD projects and areas of interest include:

  • Impact of air policy change in Nigeria
  • Impact of degrowth scenarios on air freight markets
  • A localised study of the impact of concessionary fares on travel in West Yorkshire
  • Impact of new regulations on air cargo security
  • Impact of port privatisation on efficiency of Nigerian ports
  • Managerial and wider uses of Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI)

Teaching and Professional Activities

Modules:

  • Strategic Management for Airlines and Airports
  • Airport Economics Operations and Development
  • Airline Marketing and Operations Management
  • Passenger Tranaport Management
  • Transport Economics and Policy (Caritas Hong Kong)
  • Travel and Tourism and the Global Economy
  • Research Methods (MSc)
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