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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 Air Transport Economics and Management and an active member of the University’s Business Operations, Supply Chain and Transport (BOSCAT) research group. He is also Course Leader for the BSc programme in Air Transport and Logistics Management.

After completing a PhD at Cranfield University (UK), on the socio-economic impacts of air transport in small island states, he currently investigates the producer and consumer effects of a variety of air policy frameworks as well as the micro and macroeconomic factors affecting the sector in today’s (de)regulated environments.

David has a first degree in International Transport (BSc) from Cardiff University (UK) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Spanish language at the Universidad de Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica. He has a professional background in the public transport (Network Rail), air transport (Handling Services) and tourism (Accommodation Provider) sectors and has conducted a variety of Aviation and Transport related consultancy projects for international clients. David has also recently provided bespoke training courses for industry partners including the Arab Air Carriers Organisation, Etihad Airways and Oman Airports Managemment Company (OAMC).

He is a Visiting Lecturer on the MBA Aviation Management programme in Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and as of January 2014, he became a Visiting Associate Professor in Aviation at the Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in Oman. David regularly reviews academic journal papers, sits on various research and course validation panels, and acts as external examiner for the well established ABMA accredited programmes in Logistics and Shipping along with all Aviation courses at Bucks New University (UK).

He enjoys teaching and supervising undergraduates and postgraduates across a range of aviation, passenger transport and tourism related modules and dissertations.

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
  • Development of an Air Transport Interaction Model (ATIM)

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Dursun, M., O'Connell, J., Lei, Z. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2014) ‘The transformation of a legacy carrier – A case study of Turkish AirlinesJournal of Air Transport Management , 40, pp. 106-118. ISSN 0969-6997

Ismaila, D., Warnock-Smith, D. and Hubbard, N. (2014) ‘The impact of Air Service Agreement liberalisation: The case of NigeriaJournal of Air Transport Management , 37, pp. 69-75. ISSN 0969-6997

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 (from 2010)
  • External validator for new Aviation related courses at BITE (London, UK) and City University (Hong Kong)
  • Visiting Lecturer on MBA in Aviation, University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt, Germany (from 2012)
  • Visiting Associate Professor in Aviation, Modern College of Business and Science, Oman (from 2014)
  • External Examiner, Aviation courses, Bucks New Univerity, UK (from 2014)
  • Media appearences with Pulse Radio, BBC Radio Leeds, Dubai Eye, Real Radio

Research Degree Supervision

Current PhD projects and areas of interest include:

  • Any topics related to the interface between air transport policy and economics, strategy, planning and operations.
  • Impact of degrowth scenarios on air freight markets
  • Impact of port privatisation on efficiency of Nigerian ports
  • Managerial and wider uses of Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI)

Enterprise Activities

  • Completed air transport related consultancy projects for international clients including the Caribbean Development Bank and Ergo Consultancy Group (US)
  • Provided bespoke training courses for internatonal clients including the Arab Air Carriers Organisation, Etihad Airways and Oman Airports Managements Company (OAMC)

Teaching and Professional Activities

Current teaching:

  • Strategic Management for Airlines and Airports (Year 4)
  • Airport Economics Operations and Development (Year 4)
  • Airline Marketing and Operations Management (Year 2)
  • Transport Economics and Policy (Year 4)
  • Passenger Tranaport Management (Year 2)
  • Travel and Tourism and the Global Economy (Year 4)
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