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Dr. Detta Melia



Dr. Detta Melia is a lecturer in Hospitality Management with Dublin Institute of Technology.

Dr. Melia has a Doctorate from Loughborough University, is a graduate of GMIT, and holds an MBA from the Open University, an M.Sc (hospitality Management) from DIT and a post graduate Certificate in Teaching and Further Education from National University of Ireland,  Maynooth. She also holds qualifications from the Spirit and Wine Education Trust, Management of Food Hygiene from the National Hygiene Partnership and Train the Trainer qualifications from Failte Ireland and the City and Guilds of London Institute.

Dr. Melia has a wide range of industrial experience in hospitality and tourism, predominately in senior management positions in hotels, conference and tourism organisations. Dr. Melia has worked on a number of consultancy and training projects in Ireland and abroad, some of which include a two-month tour in Vietnam setting up a Hospitality and Tourism College for the Vietnamese Tourism Authority and a study of the LANITH College of Tourism and Hospitality in LAO on behalf of DIT.  In addition, she has worked on projects in USA, France, UK, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Northern Ireland and Ireland. She has worked closely with the Tourism Research Centre of the DIT on industry research and management development projects. She also has worked extensively on Corporation North projects in conjunction with Failte Ireland (CERT) and spent some time at the Government Banqueting and Conference Centre @the RHK and as a Bord Failte Inspector.

Dr. Melia has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) for her contribution to Industry and education. She has served on the council of the IHI in the past and has held the position of chairperson of education when on council.

Dr. Detta Melia is a lecturer in Hospitality Management with Dublin Institute of Technology.

Dr. Melia has a Doctorate from Loughborough University, is a graduate of GMIT, and holds an MBA from the Open University, an M.Sc (hospitality Management) from DIT and a post graduate Certificate in Teaching and Further Education from National University of Ireland,  Maynooth. She also holds qualifications from the Spirit and Wine Education Trust, Management of Food Hygiene from the National Hygiene Partnership and Train the Trainer qualifications from Failte Ireland and the City and Guilds of London Institute.

Dr. Melia has a wide range of industrial experience in hospitality and tourism, predominately in senior management positions in hotels, conference and tourism organisations. Dr. Melia has worked on a number of consultancy and training projects in Ireland and abroad, some of which include a two-month tour in Vietnam setting up a Hospitality and Tourism College for the Vietnamese Tourism Authority and a study of the LANITH College of Tourism and Hospitality in LAO on behalf of DIT.  In addition, she has worked on projects in USA, France, UK, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Northern Ireland and Ireland. She has worked closely with the Tourism Research Centre of the DIT on industry research and management development projects. She also has worked extensively on Corporation North projects in conjunction with Failte Ireland (CERT) and spent some time at the Government Banqueting and Conference Centre @the RHK and as a Bord Failte Inspector.

Dr. Melia has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) for her contribution to Industry and education. She has served on the council of the IHI in the past and has held the position of chairperson of education when on council.

Dr. Melia represents the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism on the Grangegorman Management Project Team and has carried out extensive research on the views of staff and students to on-campus catering provision.

Dr. Melia is a member of the judging panel for the Wexford Business Awards on behalf of Wexford Chamber of Commerce and Good Food Ireland Awards. Dr. Melia is on the panel of EuroCHRIE to peer review papers for the EuroCHRIE annual conferences. Her research interests include performance management and measurement in hotels; trends in the food and beverage sector; critical success factors in the hospitality industry and the development of food tourism.



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