Barbara has received several international awards and prizes throughout her career.

Award Award Professorship (FH-Prof) 2017
FH Professorship Title (as the youngest FH professor at the institution)
Fachhochschule Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, December 2017
Award Paper of the Year 2016 Award – Electronic Markets
Awarded for journal article “Smart technologies for personalized experiences: a case study in the hospitality domain”, published in Electronic Markets – The International Journal on Networked Business (ABS 2*). Selected as best paper based on quality, downloads and citations.
Electronic Markets, May 2017
Award Outstanding Achievement Award PG Certificate in Education Practice 2016
Outstanding Achievement Award for the 2015-16 Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice. The member of staff who has demonstrated an outstanding achievement in their studies and has been awarded the highest mark at distinction level. The Award recognises the commitment of staff to develop their education practice by engaging with current pedagogic research and professional teaching activity.
Bournemouth University, November, 2016
Award Vice Chancellor Staff Awards 2016
Recognition for Achievement of PG Certificate Qualification Relevant to Role
Recognition of Achievement of Fellowship of Higher Education Academy
Outstanding Achievement Award PG Certificate in Education Practice
Bournemouth University, November, 2016
Award You’re Brilliant Award 2016
Award for outstanding teaching “Barbara’s infectious enthusiasm in the classroom makes her a student’s favourite! her love for the subject and innovative teaching style engages all the students in the classroom and she takes great effort to ensure everyone’s participation. She is easy-going and students feel comfortable with her approachable attitude. She brought technology to the millennials and appreciated every student’s work with constructive feedback. Barbara is inspiring and we all think we could not have a more brilliant tutor!”
Bournemouth University, June, 2016
Award Vice Chancellor Staff Awards 2015
Recognition for Achievement of PhD Qualification Relevant to Role
Bournemouth University, November, 2015
Award You’re Brilliant Award 2015
Award for outstanding teaching “For outstanding support and dedicated teaching, while being enthusiastic and keeping lectures interesting.”
Bournemouth University, May, 2015
Award Journal Paper of the Year Award Second Place 2015
Awarded 2nd Place Best Journal Article of the Year
22nd International ENTER Conference
Lugano, Switzerland, February 2-6, 2015
Award 3rd Best PhD Paper Award 2014
Awarded 3rd Prize Best PhD Paper at PhD Workshop
21st International ENTER Conference
Dublin, Ireland, January 21-24, 2014
Award International PhD Student Competition 2013
Selected as one of the top 15 International PhD Students in Business
Invitation to the Management in the 21st Century Forum
Adelaide, Australia, 11-13 November 2013
Award ITT PhD Student of the Year 2013 Award
Won the Institute of Travel & Tourism PhD Student of the Year 2013 Award
Awarded at the ITT’s Annual Chairman’s Summer Cocktails Party, House of Commons London, UK, 18th July 2013
Award Postgraduate Research Development Fund 2012/13
Won the Bournemouth Uni­ver­sity PGR Development Fund 2013
Funding to overseas research trip and conference attendance
CAUTHE Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013
Award 2nd Best PhD Paper Award 2012
Awarded 2nd Prize Best PhD Paper at PhD Workshop
19th International ENTER Conference
Helsingborg, Sweden, January 24-27, 2012
Award John Kent Institute in Tourism Studentship 2011
Awarded the three-year funded John Kent Insti­tute in Tourism PhD Schol­ar­ship
Doctoral Project: Technology Enhanced Tourist Experiences