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  • 219 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Personal profile


Martin is Associate Professor, and has also managed the school's international portfolio. This includes delivery overseas/TNE, international experiences and mobility, and international student recruitment.

Martin has published widely in the fields of place marketing, urban tourism, experiences of place, and place image.  This includes journal articles in high-ranking journals, book chapters, and a sole-authored book entitled 'Understanding Urban Tourism'. More recently, Martin has focused on the experiences of international students and student mobility.

Martin teaches in the area of intercultural competence, research methods, and event management; and supervises PhD students and postgraduate dissertations.


Area of Expertise:

  • International Student Experience
  • Student Mobility
  • International Partnerships
  • Place Marketing and Experiences of Tourism


International and Partnership Experience

Developed, validated and managed numerous successful collaborative courses in countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, UAE, Ghana, and Egypt.

Experienced in developing and managing various models of TNE, including autonomous franchise, validated programmes, and Dual Awards.

Manage internationalisation of the curriculum: short-term student mobility (e.g., field trips, international volunteering), study abroad, and Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

Experienced in developing innovative pedagogies, such as blended learning, online learning, intercultural competency training, flipped classroom, and the use of 'Double' telepresence robots.

Developed and managed large-scale CPD and professional education partnerships in UK and abroad.

Experienced in developing international student recruitment within range of subject areas.

Member of several working groups advising on international students, and experienced in writing international strategies.

Experienced External Examiner for degree, masters, and collaborative programmes.



Research Interests

Student mobility, international education, place marketing, place image, and urban tourism.

Published range of journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

Published sole-authored book entitled ‘Understanding Urban Tourism’.

Founding member of several consultancy groups, leading a wide range of projects, particularly in place marketing and economic development.

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Research Output

A Holistic View of International Student Support

Selby, M., 21 Jul 2020, 3 p. European Association for International Education.

Research output: Other contribution

  • Urban Space, Politics and Socio-ethnic Relations in Roma

    Pyper, N., Selby, M. & Tomlins, R., 11 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2020: BAM Conference in the Cloud 2020. 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • Short-term International Mobility: Transformative or Touristic?

    Selby, M., 7 Mar 2018, 2 p. European Association for International Education.

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Editorial

    Coca-Stefaniak, A., Morrison, A. M., Edwards, D., Graburn, N., Liu, C., Pearce, P., Ooi, C. S., Pearce, D. G., Stepchenkova, S., Richards, G. W., So, A., Spirou, C., Dinnie, K., Heeley, J., Puczkó, L., Shen, H., Selby, M., Kim, H. & Du, G., 2016, In : International Journal of Tourism Cities. 2, 4, p. 273-280 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Geographies of Tourism and the City

    Selby, M., 1 Sep 2012, The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies. Wilson, J. (ed.). Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    • 8 Participation in conference
    • 3 Oral presentation

    Degree of Risk: evaluating the touristic experience of international students.

    Martin Selby (Speaker)
    1 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Degrees of Co-production: understanding the experiences of international students as tourists.

    Martin Selby (Speaker)
    31 Aug 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Discourses of Place Marketing

    Martin Selby (Speaker)
    27 Nov 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference 2009

    Martin Selby (Speaker)
    26 Aug 200928 Aug 2009

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference

    Martin Selby (Speaker)
    8 Jul 200810 Jul 2008

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference