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David Warnock-Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Aviation, Public Transport and Tourism, and an active member of the Universitys 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.
Current research areas include:
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
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-East’ Journal 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
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
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
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
Current PhD projects and areas of interest include: