About Us

Our Philosophy

To make spa management education more accessible and ensure it is delivered to a high academic level. 

Our Mission

To make Spa Management Education more accessible by providing academic accredited higher education qualifications to the international market, that are affordable and available to study around lifestyle and work commitments and our Annual Online Conference allowing individuals access to international experts and academics from their laptop! No more expensive tickets, travel, accommodation, time, we 'Make Spa Management Education More Accessible!

Meet The Team

Kathryn Dowthwaite-Blay MA

Director and Educator

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Ayo Bamgbose 

BSc, MSc, Assoc CIPD, MSc, 

Digital Business  Manager 

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Carlie MacRae

Lead Quality Assurer  (IQA)

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Victoria Rosamond 

MSC, BSc, PGCertHE, FHEA

Visiting Spa Management Lecturer 

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Kathryn Dowthwaite-Blay MA

Director and Educator at Spa Education Academy

20 years in the Beauty, Spa and Wellness industry

 

Starting her career in therapy and finding her way into management roles in commercial Spas and Higher and Further Educational Colleges and Universities.

 

Kathryn has worked in London, Australia, Bermuda, Turkey, Dominican Republic and Steiner Cruise Ships, gaining a wide variety of experience to share with her students.

 

Kathryn holds a Masters in International Spa Management, is a qualified academic, lecturer, Assessor, Internal Verifier and works as External Examiner.

 

Kathryn has managed University Spa Degree programmes, Further Education Curriculum departments, has been an online Spa Management Degree tutor and advises on the creation of Spa HE Degree programmes.

 

Kathryn has had her work published in magazines such as Spa Executive, European Spa, SkinInc, Professional Beauty, spoken at Spa Conferences such as Spa Life in the UK and World Spa and Wellness in Dubai.

 

Kathryn is passionate about sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for Spa and enjoys collaborating and contributing to the body of knowledge.

Ayo Bamgbose

BSc, MSc, Assoc CIPD, MSc, PTTLS

 

Spa Management Lecturer

Digital Business Development Manager 


Ayo has a Masters in International Spa Management, Degree in Health Science and Complementary Therapies, Beauty and Teaching Qualifications and is currently completing a Masters in Digital Marketing whilst running Social Media Design School as a digital learning consultant and trainer.

Ayo is perfect for our online students with her 20+ years of experience within the beauty, retail and spa industry. She has trained spa professionals at 5* hotels in Asia and Europe and developed beauty and complementary health retail management training programs to nurture talent and reduce staff retention rates.   

Ayo also comes with 7 years of digital marketing and tech know-how and is passionate about helping our students build their online presence. 

Ayo has the academic underpinning to maintain our higher education standards of teaching and is Spa Education Academy, digital business development manager. 

Carlie McRae
Lead Quality Assurer  (IQA)

Carlie is an IQA  (internal quality assurer) and carries out the quality processes.  that we need to abide to be able to operate utilising the awarding bodies CIBTAC and ITEC. 

 

The rigorous processes are in place to protect our students ensures that all our candidates and students leave with having covered the specific criteria written to a specific level.

Visiting Spa Management Lecturer 

Victoria Rosamond 

MSC, BSc, PGCertHE, FHEA


Victoria is a Senior Lecturer in Business and Management for the University of Derby Online. She has a BSc and Master's Degree in International Spa Management as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Finance. In addition to her teaching qualifications, she also holds an Advance HE Fellowship. Victoria has over 10 years of experience specialising in the spa industry.

 

Victoria worked for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group under Andrew Gibson in their Hong Kong office, focusing on data analysis and marketing for the spa group.

Victoria then worked as  Regional Business Manager for UK spa brand Elemis, working her way up to the position of Retail Operations Executive, responsible for developing training, recruitment and retail both nationally and internationally.

We have a team of staff that work in accounts, IT and our academic markers that will give you feedback and comments on your assignments to assist you in improving your content and academic writing skills, our markers are all qualified to Masters level in Spa Management, have spa management lecturing and experience from industry to help you develop throughout your studies with us!

Research

 

'The Barriers to Treating people with Cancer in Spas"

Kathryn presented research at Spa Life Conference 2014  

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