Martina Mueller

Martina Mueller


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Academic Biography

Dr Martina Müller is a Lecturer in Airline and Airport Management at Teesside University International Business School. She was awarded her PhD from Teesside University in 2021.

Martina’s research interests cover several disciplines across travel and transportation including strategic tourism management, tour operations management, service internationalisation, airline and airport management, international business, market entry strategies into the Chinese market, and tourism in China. Her doctoral studies explored the internationalisation behaviour of large European tour operators into the Chinese tourism market.

Prior to joining as an academic at Teesside University, Martina spent more than 25 years in the worldwide travel and aviation industry in Europe and overseas where she held several management positions at global brands such as TUI, Thomas Cook, Lufthansa and Swissport.

Martina has extensive teaching experience and held a number of lectureships at Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and Corporate Education teaching modules, such as Research Methods, Academic Writing, Business Administration, Introduction to Tourism, Hotel Management, Business Administration on UG and PG level in Germany and UK. She also worked as Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences at Saarbrucken, Germany. Since 2011, she is also an external marker for the Business School of the University of Sunderland, UK.

Other teaching and research commitments include supervision of research projects at PhD, DBA, MBA, PG and UG level.

Martina is currently working towards a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.




Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Teesside University International Business School

Award Date: 19 Feb 2021

Master, Bournemouth University

Award Date: 16 Sep 2005

Bachelor, University of Applied Sciences Worms

Award Date: 2 May 2001