Dr. Albert Kimbu

Dr. Albert Kimbu

University of Surrey

Dr. Albert N. Kimbu is the Director of Postgraduate Research and Senior Lecturer in the world-renowned School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. He is also the co-founder of the Gender, Entrepreneurship and Social Policy Institute (GESPi) and a Senior Research Associate with the School of Tourism and Hospitality at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Albert holds a PhD in Tourism from Nottingham Trent University and joined the University of Surrey in 2010. Dr Kimbu is a leading researcher on development entrepreneurship, stakeholder networks, gender and inclusive development through tourism. He has been awarded grants by the British Academy, Newton Fund, and Research England’s GCRF among others, to undertake research on these topics in Africa, the results of which have been published in leading hospitality, tourism and management journals including Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Sustainable Tourism. His expertise is regularly sought by the UNWTO and World Bank as a consultant and speaker on women entrepreneurship in tourism related topics.