Dr. Walter JamiesonDirector, Centre for Hospitality Studies and Research

Walter plays an instrumental role in the establishment of CHSR as a leading education and research institution focusing on secondary tourism hubs and regions, including leading program development and execution.

Walter brings over 40 years of academic and research experience that includes various academic and consulting roles throughout the global hospitality industry with a focus on using tourism and heritage resources as tools for community and economic development. He has been a member of faculty and management at universities in Canada, the United States, Macau, Thailand, and Japan. In addition to his academic experience, Walter has also led a wide range of consultancy projects and capacity building exercises in many parts of the world, alongside several executive positions in national and international organizations.