Staff Profile

Don Sloan

Head of Department: Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Location:  F123, Headington

Telephone:  +44 (0) 1865 483892


 About Don

Donald Sloan is Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management, a position he has held since 2003. He is responsible for the performance of the School across all of its key areas of activity the provision of an outstanding student experience, the production of internationally recognised research, productive engagement with industry and other external bodies, and reputation enhancement. He joined Oxford Brookes University in 1997, and prior to becoming Head of School his posts included Deputy Head, Undergraduate Director and Senior Lecturer.

Donald is also the founder and Chair of Oxford Gastronomica, Oxford Brookes University's centre for the study of food, drink and culture. Established in 2007, Oxford Gastronomica promotes academic enquiry, engages a wide audience through regular public events and supports students' learning. He has been instrumental in creating the Oxford Gastronomica Library, now one of the world's most substantial collections of culinary texts, which includes the private collections of Jane Grigson, John Fuller, Ken Hom, Prue Leith, Michael Jackson and the National Brewing Library. Donald is a Patron of the Jane Grigson Trust and was the first recipient of the Martin Radcliffe Fellowship in Gastronomy, funded by the Savoy Educational Trust.

He is a past Chair and Vice Chair of the Council for Hospitality Management Education, the body that represents all universities in the UK that offer programmes in hospitality management, and was Hospitality Liaison Officer for the Higher Education Academy.


Don's research interest focuses on culinary taste.

 Other publications including books, book chapters and reports

  • Sloan, D. (2013) 'Food and Drink: the cultural context', Goodfellows: , ISBN 978-1-908999-05-4.

  • Sloan, D. (2003) 'Culinary Taste: Consumer Behaviour in the International Restaurant Sector', Butterworth Heinemann: Oxford, ISBN 07506-57677.

  • Sloan, D. (2003) 'The Postmodern Palate: Dining Out in the Individualized Era', in Sloan, D., ed. ', , Culinary Taste. Consumer Behaviour in the International Restaurant Sector, pp. 23-42, Elsevier Butterworth/Heinemann: : Oxford, ISBN 07506-57677.


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