Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ralf Burbach
School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
Dr Burbach is the Assistant Head of School of Hospitality Management and Tourism. He joined TU Dublin (DIT) in June 2011 from Wexford Campus, Institute of Technology Carlow, where he occupied the position of Campus Coordinator. He has worked in a number of lecturing and senior management roles in different higher education institutions since 2001 (inter alia Institute of Technology Carlow, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology). Dr Burbach has thirteen years professional hospitality industry experience and held managerial posts in Germany, the UK and Ireland. Dr Burbach is a member of the Irish Hospitality Institute, Chartered Member of the CIPD, member of the national Hospitality Careers Oversight Group (established by the Irish Government to address skills needs in the sector), Immediate Past President of the European Chapter of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), and Director of Networking at ICHRIE. As President of EuroCHRIE, Ralf spearheaded a number of key developments in the federation, including organising the highly successful EuroCHRIE 2018 conference in Dublin and co-hosting the historical first joint conference in Hong Kong with APacCHRIE (752 attendees). His main research interests include electronic HRM, International and Comparative Talent Management and vocational training systems.