Visit our Virtual Open Day

Dr Wendy Sealy

Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator – BA (Hons) Event Management

Dr Sealy has worked in the corporate events industry for over 20 years and has served in senior managerial positions for Marriott & Ritz Carlton Hotels in Barbados and the USA. She was Groups and Incentives Manager for Almond Beach Resorts and the General Manager of Island Magic Barbados. Wendy has staged and managed events for celebrities, heads of state, royalty and large corporate entities including Bausch and Lomb, Glaxco Pharmaceuticals, American Express, Georgio Beverly Hills, Eli Lilly, MCI Petersfield, General Portfolio, Legal and General, Carlson Marketing Group, Maritz Travel and several others.

Dr Sealy has also worked in marketing and public relations for many hospitality firms. Dr Sealy is well known as an experiential marketing specialist specializing in the design, logistical and promotional aspects of corporate events. She is also a health and safety advisor for NHS events in hospitals.  She is a destination and tourism product-marketing expert helping tourism businesses to increase their revenue yield. She is a motivational speaker and as an entrepreneur is the owner of Crystal Jewells.



Dr Sealy has been lecturing since 2005. Before joining the University of Chichester she taught at the undergraduate and post-graduate level in Tourism Management at Buckinghamshire New University and at the postgraduate level in Sport and Event Management at the University of the West-Indies. 



Dr Sealy graduated from the University of the West Indies with a first class honours degree in History and Sociology. She later completed her masters degree in Tourism Marketing with distinction at the University of Surrey and her Doctor of Philosophy degree with Brunel University, London.

Professional

Dr. Sealy is responsible for coordinating the teaching, learning and research activities for the BA (Hons) Event Management within the Business School.

She is responsible for employer-student engagement activity and the co-ordination of live event projects under the provision of the event management degree programme.

Wendy’s key areas of teaching include:

  • Managing and Planning Events
  • Applied Event Management
  • Contemporary Tourism and Events Environment Management
  • Business Research
  • Destinations Sustainability and Impacts
  • Managing Mega Events Destination
  • Event Design, Planning and Creation

Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Sealy, W. & Seraphin, H, (2020).Hoteliers’ Sources of Bargaining Power with British Tour Operators: A Barbados Case Study, Journal on Tourism & Sustainability(June) 2020.

Sealy, W. & Mouatt, S, (2020)The Other Side of Paradise: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean. InHermann, A. & Mouatt, S., (Eds) Contemporary Issues in Heterodox Economics: Implications for Theory and Policy Action (2020) Routledge.

Nadda, V., Arnott, I & Sealy, W. (2020) Legal, Safety, and Environmental Challenges for Event Management. London: ICI Global

Sealy, Wendy (2020) Managing the Risks: An Observation of Crowd Management and Other Risks Associated with Outdoor Music Festivals in the UK. In: Legal, Safety, and Environmental Challenges for Event Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 55-83. ISBN 9781799832300

Sealy, W, (2018)  ‘From Colonialism to Transnationalism: The Neo-colonial Structure of Caribbean Tourism’. Journal on Tourism and Sustainability, Vol 1 (2), June 2018.

Sealy, W. (2018), ‘Vocationalizing Event Degrees’. Event Management: An International Journal. 22 (3).

Sealy, W. (2017), ‘Framing the Student, Client and Tutor Relationship in Event Management Education’. In Seraphin, H., Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice. London: Cambridge Press (In Press).

Sealy, W. (2017) ‘Conference Review’. 8th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development: Issues, Challenges & Debates, Nepal, 2017, Journal On Tourism and Sustainability. Vol 1 (1).

Sealy, W, (2017) ‘Collaborative Partnerships in Event Management Education: The Bad, The Good and the Ugly’. International Journal on Tourism and Sustainability, Vol 1 (1).

Sealy, W. (2015), ‘In Their Own Words: Stakeholder Perceptions of the Golf World Cup, 2006’, ARA Journal of Tourism Research, Vol 5 (1) pgs 25-36.

Sealy, W. (2014), 'Tourism Intermediaries', In Roberts, S., Best, M. and Cameron, A. Eds. Contemporary Caribbean Tourism. Kingston, Ian Randall Publishers.

Sealy, W. (2012), ‘Embedding Experiential Learning in Event Management Undergraduate Degrees’, Journal of Learning and Teaching, Series 6, Paper 6

Sealy, W. & Wickens, E., (2008). ‘The Potential Influence of Mega Sport Media on the Travel Decision Making Process and Destination Choice- The Case of Portugal and Euro 2004’. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 24 (2-3)

CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Keynotes

Sealy, W (2020), Disaster, Risk & Resilience in the Hospitality Industry. Responses to Covid -19 and Implications for the Future. Address to Staff and Students of the Nepal Mountain Academy, Delivered online July 30 2020.

Sealy, W (2020). Impacts of Covid-19 on the Hospitality Industry: Cases from USA & Caribbean, Lessons Learned.Key note address at Webinar for E2. Impact &Challenges on UN Sustainable Development Goals'. Delivered online, April 17, 2020.

Sealy, W (2019). Zero Dollar Tourism. The Caribbean Experience. Address at the Introduction to Heterodox Economics Conference of the international Association for Heterodox Economics Network. University of Chichester, Bognor Regis, February 9th, 2019. 

Sealy, W, (2018) The other Side of Paradise. The true cost of Caribbean Tourism.  Public Address at the Post Graduate Public Tourism Forum. University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece. December 5 2018. 

Sealy, W, (2018) ‘From Colonialism to Transnationalism: The Neo-colonial Structure of Caribbean Tourism’. Keynote Address at the Green Economics Conference, University of Oxford, Oxford, June 18, 2018.

Sealy, W, (2018) ‘Transnational Intervention into Caribbean Tourism’. Keynote Address at the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development: Issues, Challenges & Debates, Nepal, 2018.

Sealy, W. (2012), ‘Employability through Community Engagement’. Keynote Address at the Samaritans Annual General Meeting, Bognor Regis, Monday 28th April 2012.

Conference Presentations

Sealy W (2018). How can the curriculum prepare students for future employment in an increasingly globalised industry? 9th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development: Issues, Challenges & Debates, Nepal, 2018.

Sealy, W. (2017). Employer Engagement in Event Management Education. The Student, Client and Tutor Relationship. Paper Presented at the Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Chichester, May 2017, Chichester

Sealy, W, (2017) ‘Collaborative Partnerships in Event Management Education: The Bad, The Good and the Ugly’. Conference Proceedings. 8th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development: Issues, Challenges & Debates, Nepal, 2017

Sealy, W. & Rodrigues, S, (2013). ‘You’re Doomed if you do and You’re Doomed if you don’t. Embedding Employability into the UK HE Curriculum’. Paper Presented at the Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Chichester, May 2013, Chichester

Sealy, W. (2007), ‘Marketing Golf Tourism in Barbados’, Paper Presented at the Research Colloquial, Buckinghamshire New University, May 2007, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Sealy, W. & Wickens, E., (2006). ‘The Influence of Sport Media on Destination Choice’. Conference Proceedings. The International Conference on the Impact of Movies and Television on Tourism, September 7-9, 2006, Hon

Consultancy Work

2016 University of Central London, Research Open Day Event, Consulted on Health and Safety, London.

2016, Arun District Council, Consulted on a New Event – Health and Wellbeing Fair, 2016.

2015, Chichester Yacht Club, Consulted on strategies to improve yield management.

2015 University of Central London, Research Open Day, Consulted on Health and Safety, London.

2014, University of Central London, Chairman’s Christmas Open Day Event, Consulted on Health and Safety, London.

2014, University of Central London Research Open Day, Consulted on Health and Safety, London.

Research

Wendy is particularly interested in the experiences of event management students in higher education and has spent a considerable amount of time conducting research and publishing work in this area. She is the creator of the Event Management Body of Skills (EMBOS) model for event management education, published in Event Management – an International Journal.

Her other interest involves experimenting with different ways to embed employability into the students’ higher education experiences in order to ensure that they can compete for jobs at graduation. She is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Tourism and Sustainability and a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of International Tourism and Hospitality.

Dr. Sealy has published her research in several academic journals and books including the Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, the Journal of Travel Research and The International Journal on Tourism and Sustainability. Dr Sealy is often requested to be a Keynote speaker at conferences in the UK and abroad.

ChiPrints Repository