Alex is Lecturer in Sustainable and Natural Area Tourism and the MSc Programme Leader for the dual programme of Hospitality and Tourism Management in cooperation with HTMi (Switzerland).
Alex joined the Tourism and Languages Subject Group at Napier in 2022. Before, she held various Assistant Professor and Lecturer positions at the polytechnic University of Hong Kong , Macau City University, and at Arizona State University's HAITC campus in Hainan, China.
Alex conducted her PhD research while working as Graduate Teaching Assistant at Leeds Beckett University. Her PhD titled 'A Mobile Ethnography of Walking Tourism on China's Ancient Tea Horse Road' focused on the discourses, experiences and practices of walking mobilities in the context of a large-scale heritage route in Yunnan Province.
Alex's research has since focused on various aspects of tourism mobilities, including the continuation of research related to walking tourism, and additional research strands focused on gendered experiences within tourism, as well as on tourism policy formulation in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Based on her research, she has been invited as guest speaker to other Universities, e.g. Hong Kong University and St Joseph University in Macau on several occasions.