Jithendran Kokkranikal

Dr Jithendran Kokkranikal PhD, MSc, MA, PGDip, PGCAAS, BA, ACTE, MTS, MBASAS, FRGS

Jithendran Kokkranikal

Dr Jithendran Kokkranikal
PhD, MSc, MA, PGDip, PGCAAS, BA, ACTE, MTS, MBASAS, FRGS

Principal Lecturer in Tourism Management and Quality Assurance Coordinator

Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism

Business School

Dr Jithendran Kokkranikal is a Principal Lecturer in Tourism Management within the Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism.

Dr Kokkranikal's research and teaching interests relate to tourism development with particular focus on entrepreneurship, human resources and sustainability. He gained his PhD and also holds an MSc in Tourism from Strathclyde University, an MA in Personnel Management and Social Work from Madras University and a BA from Loyola College.

Before joining Greenwich, Dr Kokkranikal was a Lecturer in Tourism and Programme Director at the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (formerly The Scottish Hotel School), University of Strathclyde, where he led and taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate tourism and hospitality courses. Earlier, Dr Kokkranikal worked as an Assistant Professor in Tourism and Programme Coordinator at the Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS), India.

Teaching and administrative activities

Postgraduate Level:

  • International Tourism Policy, Planning and Development
  • Strategic Management for Tourism
  • Programme leader, MA International Tourism Management

Undergraduate Level:

  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Tourism Innovation and Product Design

MPhil/PhD supervision

Dr Jithendran Kokkranikal currently supervises two PhD students. He is happy to supervise research in areas related to his current research interests and invite those interested in researching related topics to contact directly.

External activities

External Examiner at Royal Agricultural University

Current research involves:

  • Tourism and development
  • Traditional festivals and community recreation
  • Wellness tourism
  • Impacts of tourism on cultural and religious events
  • Managing religious tourism
  • Tourist destination image
  • Responsible tourism

Funded research projects

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