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Patrick Muigai

Patrick Muigai

Senior Lecturer
Job title:
Senior Lecturer
Higher qualifications:

BA Hospitality and Hotel Management (Thames Valley University), PGCE (University of West London), PgDip Research Methods (University of West London)

Professional organisations:
Institute of Hospitality (IoH)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Personal Tutor group within The Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Patrick Muigai is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader within the London College of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of West London. He is also the academic link tutor for the collaborative partnership with IIHM India

His main areas of pedagogic interest include the development of student centred approaches to teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also interested in developing innovative teaching techniques including assessment methods/strategies to assist international students adapt to the UK, HE system

His research interests include Entrepreneurship, Franchising and Small Business management. His current PhD thesis adopts a focused ethnographic approach to help explore the lived experiences of franchisees - in particular their entrepreneurial behaviours.

Research and scholarly output:

Edited books by Patrick Muigai

Muigai, P. (ed.) (2014), The Business Environment for Hospitality, Tourism and Airline Industries, (2nd edn), Harlow, Pearson Education Ltd.

Muigai, P. (ed.) (2012), The Business Environment for Hospitality, Tourism and Airline Industries, Harlow, Pearson Education Ltd.

Book and conference reviews

Fred Mayo (2013), ‘Planning an Applied Research Project in Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports’, New York, Sage Publications

Conference Paper review, ‘Analysing Knowledge Transfer in International Franchise Networks’, conference contribution to be presented at the 22nd CHME Annual Research Conference, Edinburgh, 2013

Worthington, I. & Britton, C. (2015) The business environment. (7th ed.) Harlow: Pearson Education.





Cullen, S., Muigai, P., Pennington A. & Mackrory, D. (2009), Learning Support and Assessment through Blended Learning for Work Experience and Employability, Paper jointly presented at a HEA Conference, University of Leeds

Muigai, P. (2016) Aimless wandering or in-depth insights: The use of focused ethnography in franchising and entrepreneurship research. Annual Doctorial Conference- UWL May 2016, Ealing

Muigai, P. (2015), Towards understanding the entrepreneurial actions of franchisees. Annual Doctorial Conference- UWL May 2015, Ealing

Muigai P. (2010), Toward explaining the lack of Strategic planning amongst Hospitality SME's, UWL research seminar, Ealing

Muigai, P. (2008), Strategic planning within Hospitality SME’s, initial findings presented during annual UWL research seminar, Ealing

Muigai, P. & Lengyel, A (2014), Assessments in Transnational Partnerships: The UWL & IIHM Experience. INSTIL’s Teaching and learning Conference - Engaging with Students and Learning, University of West London, June 2104

Muigai, P. & Witney, D (2005), Personal Tutorial ‘Not on my Time table’, Paper jointly presented at the Personal Tutor conference, University of York

On-going projects

Muigai, P. Learner diversity and inclusion, supporting international students, on-going project to be presented at HEA Conference

Muigai, P. Retention & enhancement of employment prospects through long-term integration of transferable skills: The experience in Hospitality and Tourism, on-going project to be presented at HEA Conference