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Jonathan Harvey

Senior Lecturer

Jonathan Harvey1

Jonathan Harvey

Course Leader (BA (Hons) Event & Marketing, Event & Tourism, Marketing and Tourism Courses)
Senior Lecturer in Business, Event and Tourism
Highfield Training Tutor (APLH and Health & Safety)

T: +44 (0)1473 338617  

Senior Lecturer of Suffolk Business School, Jonathan was previously an event professional, business manager and owner of small businesses having worked in the Public, Private and Voluntary/Community  sectors for many years.  Looking at developing his skills he became an undergraduate student on the Event and Management degree which was followed by a Masters degree in Business Management.  Whilst on these courses he was asked to teach on some modules and later being employed as a lecturer.  He became the Programme Leader for Events and Tourism in 2017 and in 2020 also became responsible for the Marketing programme.

Jonathan is part of the University wide Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee and involved in producing the Access and Participation Plan with a focus on Mental Health.  With nominations and short listings for Best Personal Tutor/Most Inspiring Lecturer awards over the past five years, he has a keen interest in promoting the student experience to the full.  He is an advocate for students having regular opportunities for regular work/volunteer placement for developing their skills as well as them meeting with industry professionals at conferences and in the classroom.


  • Adult Mental Health Aware, MHFA (2018)
  • Fellow – Higher Education Academy, FHEA (2017)
  • MSc Business Management (2014)
  • BA (Hons) Event and Tourism Management (2013)
  • Fellow – Chartered Management Institute, FCMI (2013)
  • NEBOSH – General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (2007)


  • University of Suffolk (current)
              Senior Lecturer
  • Ipswich Event Management
              Manager – Event and Project Management, Business Support, Training and Consultancy
  • Ipswich Borough Council
              Shows and Events Co-Ordinator
  • Ipswich Waterfront Action Community Group
  • National Office for Statistics  
              Census Co-ordinator
  • Suffolk Acre
              Business Development Manager


  • Critical and Cultural Concepts and Trends in the Event Industry
  • Festival and Special Event Management
  • Food and Drink Tourism Management
  • Event and Tourism Management in the Business Environment
  • Business and Economics
  • Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)


  • Crowd Science
  • Risk and Safety Management
  • Destination Management
  • Volunteers and Motivation


  • Suffolk Coastal Event Training Workshops


  • University Campus Suffolk (2013)
              Ramada Encore Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • University of Suffolk (2016-2020)
              Nominations/Shortlisting for Best Personal Tutor and Most Inspiring Lecturer