Bournemouth University

PhD Studentships

The university is committed to inspiring, supervising and mentoring postgraduate researchers. Whilst you can start a PhDs with us at any time, typically this occurs in September and January when induction events are planned for all new entrants.

We welcome applications for projects linked to any of our research areas listed below (although we routinely accept applications on areas not listed and can match you with potential supervisors). We actively encourage you to discuss your research idea with us before you submit an application.

Staff research interests and expertise

Informal inquiries about academic issues related to studying for a PhD can be sent to the School of Tourism Research Administrator although you are free to contact any of the staff listed below if you have an idea or project you may wish to pursue.

If you wish to make an application, please click on the form below and submit your application to:

BU Research Degree Application 2013 (Word 314.50kb)

School of Tourism PhD Opportunity

Social Tourism and the Digital Divide (PDF 54.22kb)

The first call for applications will close 28th February 2014.

Areas of Staff Research Supervision in the School of Tourism

Name Research interests
Dr Andrew Adams Sport policy; Sport Development
Dr Philip Alford eTourism; Social media
Mr Clive Allen Decision Making Entrepreneurship; Small/Family Business; Rural Development; Russian Tourism
Mr Sean Beer Authenticity; Sustainability; Food; Rurality
Dr Avital Biran Consumer behaviour in tourism and leisure; Social responsibility (i.e. disability and accessibility, sexual harassment in tourism); Dark and heritage tourism; Cross-cultural issues in tourism
Prof Adam Blake Tourism economics; Economic impact of events; Taxation of tourism; Tourism and poverty
Dr Jeffery Bray Consumer Behaviour; Retail Marketing; Ethical Consumption
Dr Tim Breitbarth Corporate Social Responsibility; Sport Management
Dr Lorraine Brown Tourism, Identity and Culture; Qualitative Methods; Tourism and Experience
Prof Dimitrios Buhalis Technology/ETourism /social media; Tourism destinations management; Strategic Marketing and Management; Accessible Tourism
Mr Steve Calver Quantitative Methods; Visitor Attractions; Marketing Research
Dr Shuang Cang Quantitative Methods; Segmentation Studies; Forecasting
Dr Anya Chapman Coastal resorts; Tourism attractions; Tourism employment; Destination regeneration
Dr Susanna Curtin Ecotourism; Wildlife Tourism; Tourism and the Environment
Dr Janet Dickinson Time; Community; Transport; Mobile media
Dr Jon Edwards Tourism and the Environment; Tourism in Europe
Ms Nicole Ferdinand Events Management; Carnivals and Festivals
Prof John Fletcher Tourism economics; Tourism Development; Tourism Impact Evaluation
Dr Dorothy Fox Sustainable development; Natural environments for Tourism; Gardens & parks visitation
Dr Mary Beth Gouthro Event Evaluation; Event Management
Dr Bruce Grant-Braham Sport Sponsorship; Sporting Events
Dr Heather Hartwell Nutrition; Foodservice; Wellbeing; Public Health
Dr Alessandro Inversini eBusiness; Hotel Management; Event Marketing
Dr Ian Jones Sport Spectatorship; Sport Behaviour; Sport and Identity
Dr Katherine King Leisure and Identity; Leisure and Lifestyle; Cycling and Leisure; Natural environments for Tourism and Recreation
Prof Adele Ladkin Labour and Employment; Migration and Mobility; Education & Careers; Work and Identity
Dr Philip Long Popular culture and tourism; Media and tourism; Tourism and the Creative Industries; Destination management
Dr Vijay Maharaj Reddy Disasters and Crisis Management; Green Economy; Small Island Developing States; National Parks and Natural Heritage
Dr Joanne Mayoh Physical Activity and Wellbeing; Active Ageing; Gender and Embodiment; Research Methods
Dr Charles McIntyre High & Main streets; Retail & markets; Cityscapes; Socio-cultural spaces
Dr Miguel Moital Event attendee experience & behaviour; Tourist experience & behaviour; Marketing events; Events marketing
Dr Yeganeh Morakabati Middle East and impediments to development; Risk Perception Disaster management and communication; Ethical consumption
Dr Hanaa Osman Middle East; Cultural issues; Tourist experience and Qualitative Methods; Food behaviour
Prof Stephen Page Event Management; Transport; Urban Tourism and Destination Development; Tourist Health, Safety and Well-being
Mr Steven Richards Tourism development; Visitor attractions; Visitor experience
Mr Derek Robbins Transport; Climate Change; The Cruise ship industry; Slow travel and tourism
Mr Philip Ryland Environmental Interpretation; Wildlife & Nature Tourism; Landscape design & management
Dr Neelu Seetaram Aviation; Forecasting; Economics of Tourism
Dr Richard Shipway Sport Tourism; Ethnography; Impacts and Legacies; Olympic Studies
Prof Roger Vaughan Tourism development/planning Economics of tourism/arts etc. e-Business/commerce
Dr Giampaolo Viglia Online Reviews; Pricing; Conjoint Analysis; Experimental and Quantitative Methods
Dr Julie Whitfield Conferences; Meetings; Exhibitions; Sustainable Events
Dr Keith Wilkes Heritage Management; Tourism Education; Visitor Attraction Management; Tourism Planning & Development
Dr Nigel Williams Project Management; Event Management
Dr Feifei Xu Ecotourism; Asia and China; National Parks

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