I worked as a General Manager and a consultant of high end restaurants and hotels over the period of eighteen years in the hospitality sector internationally. I have a proven track record of running several successful businesses with highest standards in managing people yielding excellent results. 

Prior to joining UDOL, I worked for the London School of Business and Finance as a Lecturer of Hospitality, Tourism, and Business, and Sheffield Hallam University as an Associate Lecturer of Hospitality. 

I am currently also a Director of PA Hospitality which is a hospitality consultancy company, where I overlook the entire operations of the company and take on projects from time to time to keep myself up to date with developments in the sector.

Teaching responsibilities for UDOL

I teach across a range of Hospitality, Leisure, and Business Programmes both at Undergraduate and Graduate Levels. My teaching focus are around Human Resource Management, Hospitality Operations Management, Business Environment, Organisations and Behaviour, Employability Skills, Service Excellence, Food and Beverage Management, Conference and Banqueting Management, Managing People, Developing Manager, and Developing Professional Business Skills.

Your Thoughts About Online Learning

Online learning inspires me to understand the demand of a fast paced environment of interactive communication with our students. It is highly reassuring that UDOL has extensive programs that are innovative, and our students can access our programs from the comfort of their home/work to enhance their academic skills. Particularly in hospitality, the industry requires employees to be flexible to work unsociable and/or long hours, so the students may or may not have additional time to attend on campus teaching. Our model helps those in need of a world class education through flexible study options, and our advanced courses facilitated through the most advanced tools and technology, match the high academic standards you would expect from an in class teaching of any British university.


Professional Memberships

Institute of Hospitality

Fellowship of Higher Education Academy


MSc International Hospitality Management, Sheffield Hallam University 

BA Geography/Business Information Systems, Northern Kentucky University, USA


Kotera, Y., Adhikari, P. & Van Gordon, W. (2018). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction pp 1-13.

Kotera, Y., Adhikari, P., & Van Gordon, W. (2017) The relationship between work motivation and worker profile in UK hospitality workers, International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counseling, 2(6), 231-243.

Kotera, Y., Adhikari, P. & Van Gordon, W. (2017). Relationship between types of work motivation and worker profile in UK hospitality workers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Technology 2017. Kelantan, Malaysia: Global Academic Excellence.

Magazine Publications

Adhikari, P. (10 May, 2016). What the new National Living Wage means to the UK hospitality industry. Available:

Adhikari, P. (21 April, 2017). How the hospitality industry could benefit from Brexit. Available:


Research Interests

Human Resource Management, Motivation, Staff Turnover and Retention, Restaurant Operations, Stress at Workplace in Hospitality, Mental Health and Well Being in the Hospitality Industry

Personal interests

Travelling, dining out, golf, and meditation.