Anny Ho, PhD

Anny Ho, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Acting Program Director for BSHM​, College of Business and Management

College of Business and Mangement

BIOGRAPHY

Prior to her teaching career, Anny Ho has been working in the hospitality and tourism industry, both full and part-time, for over five years.  Her experience is diverse (hotels, bars and restaurants) with a concentration around food and beverage in a number of different countries (Hong Kong, United States, United Kingdom, and China).  Her passion for teaching started as an Assistant Lecturer at the YMCA College of Continuing Education.  She received her Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Business Management at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  She then obtained her Master Degree from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2014 while teaching at the Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong) in Hong Kong SAR.  She is currently studying for her doctoral degree at SHTM of PolyU with particular research interests in green restaurants, restaurant innovations, sustainable behaviour, and well-being.  Ms Ho is also an accredited educator for WSET, Spanish Wine Academy, and the Consejo Regulador de la DO ‘Jerez-Xeres-Sherry’. 

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Green Restaurants 
  • Restaurant Innovations 
  • Sustainable Behaviour 
  • Well-Being 

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Foodservice Management 
  • Restaurant Management 
  • Viticulture and Viniculture 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Wong, C. & Ho, A. (2021) Recent trends and future outlooks of tourists’ sustainable behavior and sustainable development goals. International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality. 1(3), 1-20. For more information, click here   

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2020 Napa Valley and Oregon Wine Expert 
  • 2019 Certified Sherry Educator  
  • 2018 WSET Certified Educator  
  • 2017 French Wine Scholar (Highest Honor) 
  • 2016 Certified Hospitality Educator 
  • 2011 Spanish Wine Educator 

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (2021), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 
  • MSc (2014), School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 
  • BA (2008), University College Birmingham, United Kingdom 
  • HD (2006), School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong