Academic records

  • Senior Lecturer of consumer behavior, Faculty of Business, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. Sep. 2017- present.
  • Senior Lecturer of Tourism Marketing, College of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Sejong University. Seoul, S. Korea. Sep. 2016-  Aug. 2017.
  • Senior Lecturer & Head of Tourism Department, British University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Sep. 2015- Aug. 2016.
  • Lecturer and PhD student of Tourism Management, EMU, Faculty of Tourism, Famagusta, North Cyprus. February 2012-June 2015.
  • MSc. of Natural Resource Engineering, University of Zabol.  May 2009.
  • B.S of Natural Resource Engineering, University of Tehran. Sep. 2007.


Background and Research Interest

Hossein Olya is an Senior Lecturer in consumer behavior at member of Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. His research has a dual focus: ‘consumer behavior’ and ‘tourism climate’ with a particular interest in “destination marketing” fields. He worked at Sejong University, Seoul from Sep 2016 to Aug. 2017.  He was also the Head of Tourism Department at British University of Nicosia, Cyprus from Sep. 2015 till Aug. 2016. He received his BSc degree in natural resource engineering (2007) at the University of Tehran and MSc degree (2009) in natural resource engineering at Zabol University. He received his PhD degree (June 2015) in tourism management in the Tourism Faculty at Eastern Mediterranean University.

He is currently severing as associate editor of the Service Industries Journal and reviewing 17 pee-review journals. Hossein is selected as top 1% of reviewers in the fields of Business and Management by Publones in 2017.  He is one of pioneer scholars in application of complexity theory and Qualitative Comparative Analysis in tourism and hospitality research. He is highly skilled in applied statistics, quantitative research methods, and geographic Information system (GIS). Hossein effectively contributed in multidisciplinary projects. He is regularly invited speaker in Italy, South Korea, Middle East, and UK. He contributed in the research project as both PI and a member of research team.

Hossein has been delivering lectures for the past four years in international and multicultural universities. He has experience of teaching in advanced quantitative research and marketing modules in both undergraduate and graduate levels. Hossein was head of tourism school at British University of Nicosia in 2016. He has experience with curriculum development and internationally-accredited programs. Hossein served as a coordinator of online education program at Eastern Mediterranean University for three years. At an institutional level, Hossein has provided academic leadership for over several academic colleagues, supervised and graduated PhD students. He uses interactive, experiential and engaging learning methods in his teaching.

Recently Hossein applied systematic and asymmetric analytical approaches to model risk perceptions of the customers concerning Halal products and services.   He also applied complexity theory with fsQCA to model tourist behavior regarding climate risk and introduced Tourism Climate Insurance as a new service in the tourism industry. He has devised a new index in the tourism climate nexus, called fuzzy-based CIT. He developed a climate-based recreation management system called, RMS calendar. Hossein assessed the risk of meteorological parameters for suitability of climate for tourists.  These works were published in a number of top-tier scholarly journals, namely, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Journal of Business Research, and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

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