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Jeffrey Kidd

Jeffrey Kidd has over 35 years experience in higher education, and has worked in universities in South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

In Australia he has lectured in a wide range of marketing and management subjects for various institutions, including Victoria University, Monash, Swinburne, RMIT, James Cook University, Charles Sturt University, the Australian Catholic University and the University of Ballarat.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Economics, an Honours degree in Business Economics (with distinction), a Master of Arts and a Master of Business, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Education, a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training and an Executive Certificate in Event Management.  Jeffrey received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at Victoria University.

Jeffrey has carried out consulting work for a number of different organisations over the years, and has been an Examiner for the Institute of Travel Management.  Prior to becoming a full time academic, Jeffrey worked in banking, sales and administration for a number of organisations, including the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Durban, South Africa, where he was Regional Secretary. He also worked for Nestle in South Africa.

Prior to joining Melbourne Polytechnic Jeffrey worked for Victoria University for 25 years in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing as the Course Coordinator of all Marketing programs, and then for three years at the Melbourne Institute of Technology, a private provider running post graduate courses for the University of Ballarat, as Manager Business Programs.

Recent publications:

  • Kidd, Jeffrey, and Charles Eller (2012) Work Life Balance and Work-Family Conflict in the Hospitality Industry, PDF Poster
  • Kidd, Jeffrey, (2011) "Hospitality on the Farm: The Development of a Systems Model of Farm Tourism", ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism, Volume 10, Number 1, July.
  • Kidd, Jeffrey, and Charles Eller (2011) “The Incorporation of Learner-centred Teaching into an Undergraduate Program in Hospitality Management in Melbourne, Australia”,   Presented at APac CHRIE Conference held in Hong Kong June 2-5, 2011, and published in proceedings (ISBN 978-962-367-722-6).

Job Title

Head of Program, Hospitality Management