Portrait of Dr Nick Hubbard Dr Nick Hubbard

n.j.hubbard@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472293


Position: Principal Lecturer, Department of Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing
Qualifications: BSc(Hons), PG Dip(Tourism), MPhil, PhD, FHEA
Research Group: Business Operations, Supply Chain and Transport Research Group


Nick joined the University in 1987. Having completed an undergraduate degree in Geography at the University of Liverpool and a post graduate diploma in Tourism at the University of Surrey, he secured an MPhil scholarship from the English Tourist Board to undertake research into the occupancy performance of hotels in Yorkshire and Humberside. Additional funding was secured to extend the study and its methodology to PhD level through analysing regional patterns of the occupancy performance of hotels in England.


Over the years, Nick’s research and teaching interests have extended into the field of transport and logistics. He has worked tirelessly in promoting the work of the University in this field and is passionate about developing the knowledge and skills of his graduates so that they are ready for employment.

Nick has taught in several countries, including Denmark, Egypt, Hong Kong, Hungary, Norway and Malaysia. He is a long standing member of the European Forum of Logistics Education and a committee member of the Logistics Research network.

Research and Scholarship

Nick is currently working on a range of projects relating to logistics education opportunities and practices across the world. He continues his interest in tourism through supervising projects related to sustainable tourism in North Africa.


Media appearances in the UK, Belgium and Malaysia
Member of organising committee of European Forum of Logistics Education
Member of scientific committee of ZIRP – Croatia
Leader of the organising committee of LRN at University of Huddersfield in September 2014

Research Degree Supervision

Nick has successfully supervised and is currently supervising Phd students in fields reflecting his wide experiences within the transport, logistics and tourism arena, including:

Skills and competence requirements of logistics managers in the Egyptian textile industry
Air transport deregulation and its impact on passengers and the economy in Nigeria
Port competitiveness in the Mediterranean
Simulation and modelling of the berth allocation problem in ports
ERP post implementation problems in Eyptian organisations
Road freight traffic accident analysis in Nigeria
Opportunties and challenges for the development of perishable fruit and vegetable production in Nigeria for distribution to overseas markets
Sustainable tourism development in Libya
Self-determination theory and blended learning for both tutors and students in Egypt
An analysis of value added services and their contribution to port competitiveness
Enhancing the financial performance of companies through managing supply chain performance.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Course leader for BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism Management
Modules delivered include: Sustainable Tourism, Travel and Tourism Industry, Professional Development and Research Methods

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