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Dr Takamitsu Jimura

Dr Takamitsu Jimura

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Biography

Dr Takamitsu Jimura is Programme Manager for MSc International Tourism Management and Senior Lecturer in Tourism at Liverpool John Moores University. Takamitsu holds a PhD in Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management and an MSc in Tourism, Conservation and Sustainable Development. His key research interests include cultural heritage and tourism, tourism marketing and sustainable tourism. Takamitsu is especially interested in exploring the impacts of World Heritage Site designation on tourism development, local communities, and heritage management and conservation activities.

He is the author of a number of monograph, journal articles and book chapters. His latest monograph is 'World Heritage Sites: Tourism, Local Communities and Conservation Activities' (CABI, 2019). The monograph is developed based on the results of his long years of research about WHSs. He is also the co-editors of the two books, 'Tourism Ethnographies: Ethics, Methods, Application and Reflexivity' (Routledge, 2019) and 'Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration: Changing Spaces in Historical Places' (Springer, 2020). In addition, he has been invited to international conferences on heritage/tourism as a keynote speaker.

He is currently working on a monograph that looks at cultural heritage and tourism in Japan.

Languages

English
Japanese

Degrees

Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, PhD
University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, MSc
York St John University, United Kingdom, PGCert
Kobe University, Japan, LLB

Academic appointments

Programme Manager for MSc International Tourism Management, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Programme Leader for MSc International Tourism Management, Faculty of Education, Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - 2019
Senior Lecturer in Tourism, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present
Senior Lecturer in Business Management (Tourism), York St John University, 2012 - 2015
Lecturer in Business Management (Tourism), York St John University, 2008 - 2012
Visiting Lecturer in Tourism, University of Greenwich, 2007 - 2008

Publications

Highlighted publications

Jimura T, Lee T. 2020. The impact of photographs on the online marketing for tourism: The case of Japanese-style inns Journal of Vacation Marketing, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jimura T. 2020. Changing Faces of Tokyo: Regeneration, Tourism and Tokyo 2020 Wise N, Jimura T. Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration - Changing Spaces in Historical Places :141-155 Springer. Cham 978-3-030-41904-2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wise N, Jimura T. 2020. Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration – Changing Spaces in Historical Places Wise N, Jimura T. :1-213 Springer. Cham 978-3-030-41904-2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Jimura T, Wise N. 2020. Expanding Perspectives in Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration Wise N, Jimura T. Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration - Changing Spaces in Historical Places :205-213 Springer. Cham 978-3-030-41904-2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Wise N, Jimura T. 2020. Changing Spaces in Historical Places Wise N, Jimura T. Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration - Changing Spaces in Historical Places. :1-19 Springer. Cham 978-3-030-41904-2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Jimura T. 2019. World Heritage Sites Tourism, Local Communities and Conservation Activities :1-192 CABI. Wallingford 9781786392688 Author Url Publisher Url

Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. 2019. Tourism Ethnographies Ethics, Methods, Application and Reflexivity Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. :1-182 Routledge. Abingdon 9781138061767 Author Url Publisher Url

Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. 2019. Doing Tourism Ethnography Tourism Ethnographies: Ethics, Methods, Applications and Reflexivity Routledge. Abingdon 9781138061767 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Jimura T. 2016. World heritage site management: a case study of sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii mountain range, Japan Journal of Heritage Tourism, 11 :382-394 DOI Public Url

Jimura T. 2015. The Relationship between World Heritage Designation and Local Identity Bourdeau L, Gravari-Barbas M, Robinson M. World Heritage, Tourism and Identity: Inscription and Co-production :81-91 Ashgate. Farnham DOI

Jimura T. 2011. The websites of Japanese ryokan and eWOM: their impacts on guests’ expectation and experience International Journal of Asian Tourism Management, 2 :120-133 Public Url

Jimura T. 2011. The impact of world heritage site designation on local communities - A case study of Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Japan TOURISM MANAGEMENT, 32 :288-296 DOI Author Url Public Url

Jimura T. World Heritage Sites - an introduction 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Heritage management and conservation activities at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Tourism development at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Tourism marketing at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Local communities in and around World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. The economic impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. The sociocultural impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. The environmental impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Contemporary developments in and around World Heritage Sites and their implications 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Reflection (summary) 9781786392688 DOI

Journal article

Jimura T, Lee T. 2020. The impact of photographs on the online marketing for tourism: The case of Japanese-style inns Journal of Vacation Marketing, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wise N, Melis C, Jimura T. 2020. Liverpool’s Urban Imaginary: The Beatles and Tourism Fanscapes The Journal of Popular Culture, 52 :1433-1450 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wu H, Jimura T. 2019. Exploring an Importance-Performance Analysis Approach to Evaluate Destination Image Local Economy, 34 :699-717 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jimura T. 2016. World heritage site management: a case study of sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii mountain range, Japan Journal of Heritage Tourism, 11 :382-394 DOI Public Url

Jimura T, Adachi T. 2014. Nihon ni okeru bunkaisan manejimento no jittaichosa – Kiisanchi no reijo to sankeido wo jirei ni. [Research on the management of cultural heritage in Japan – a case study of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range] (in Japanese) Annual Report of the Institute of Industrial and Economic Research at Hannan University, 42 :49-51 Public Url

Jimura T. 2011. The websites of Japanese ryokan and eWOM: their impacts on guests’ expectation and experience International Journal of Asian Tourism Management, 2 :120-133 Public Url

Jimura T. 2011. The impact of world heritage site designation on local communities - A case study of Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Japan TOURISM MANAGEMENT, 32 :288-296 DOI Author Url Public Url

Chapters

Jimura T. 2020. Changing Faces of Tokyo: Regeneration, Tourism and Tokyo 2020 Wise N, Jimura T. Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration - Changing Spaces in Historical Places :141-155 Springer. Cham 978-3-030-41904-2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jimura T, Wise N. 2020. Expanding Perspectives in Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration Wise N, Jimura T. Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration - Changing Spaces in Historical Places :205-213 Springer. Cham 978-3-030-41904-2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Wise N, Jimura T. 2020. Changing Spaces in Historical Places Wise N, Jimura T. Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration - Changing Spaces in Historical Places. :1-19 Springer. Cham 978-3-030-41904-2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. 2019. Doing Tourism Ethnography Tourism Ethnographies: Ethics, Methods, Applications and Reflexivity Routledge. Abingdon 9781138061767 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Jimura T. 2015. The Relationship between World Heritage Designation and Local Identity Bourdeau L, Gravari-Barbas M, Robinson M. World Heritage, Tourism and Identity: Inscription and Co-production :81-91 Ashgate. Farnham DOI

Jimura T. 2010. Japanese tourists’ motivation for visiting cultural and heritage sites in the UK Amoeda R, Lira S, Pinheiro C. Heritage 2010: Heritage and Sustainable Development :959-968 Green Lines Institute. Barcelos 978-989-95671-3-9 Author Url Publisher Url

Jimura T. World Heritage Sites - an introduction 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Heritage management and conservation activities at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Tourism development at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Tourism marketing at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Local communities in and around World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. The economic impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. The sociocultural impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. The environmental impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Contemporary developments in and around World Heritage Sites and their implications 9781786392688 DOI

Jimura T. Reflection (summary) 9781786392688 DOI

Book

Wise N, Jimura T. 2020. Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration – Changing Spaces in Historical Places Wise N, Jimura T. :1-213 Springer. Cham 978-3-030-41904-2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Jimura T. 2019. World Heritage Sites Tourism, Local Communities and Conservation Activities :1-192 CABI. Wallingford 9781786392688 Author Url Publisher Url

Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. 2019. Tourism Ethnographies Ethics, Methods, Application and Reflexivity Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. :1-182 Routledge. Abingdon 9781138061767 Author Url Publisher Url

Conference publication

Jimura T. 2018. Homecomings and Identity: A case of a Japanese in the UK Royal Anthropological Institute . Art, Materiality and Representation :187-187

Jimura T. 2017. Architecture and Tourism: Creation and Re-creation of Europe in Japan Gravari-Barbas M. International Conference – Architecture and Tourism: Fictions, Simulacra, Virtualities :65-66

Jimura T. 2016. Re-examination of the Relationship between World Heritage Site Designation and Local Identity Amoeda R, Lira S, Pinheiro C. Heritage 2016: 5th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development :283-290 Public Url

Jimura T. 2014. Cultural World Heritage Site Management - a Case Study of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range Nunkoo R, Seetanah B, Vinesh Sannassee R. the 4th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference :350-367 Public Url

Jimura T. 2014. THE IMPACTS OF WORLD HERITAGE SITE DESIGNATION: SACRED SITES AND PILGRIMAGE ROUTES IN THE KII MOUNTAIN RANGE Andriotis K. International Conference on Tourism (ICOT) 2013 Public Url

Jimura T. 2012. The relationship between World Heritage Sites and school trips in Japan Amoeda R, Lira S, Pinheiro C. :1611-1620 Publisher Url Public Url

Jimura T. 2012. Genbaku Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: A destination of Peace Learning Tourism Christou E, Chionis D, Gursoy D, Sigala M. 2nd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference

Jimura T. 2011. The websites of Japanese ryokan and eWOM: their impacts on guests’ expectation and experience. Guntoro G, Huan T, Lee S, Mena M, Thongma W, Zins A. Sustainability and quality of life in tourism: Tasks for consumer, industry, policy and academia

Jimura T. 2010. The Relationship between the World Heritage Site Inscription and Local Identity :670-681

Jimura T. 2009. The effectiveness of a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods in tourism research Richards V, Raguz A. 3rd Critical Tourism Studies Conference Connecting Academies of Hope – Critical Notions and Creative Vistas :49-63

Jimura T. 2009. Examination of the concept of Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) in the Japanese context through a case study of the City of Kyoto, Japan the Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage 12th International Seminar – Historic Urban Landscapes: A New Concept? A New Category of World Heritage Sites?

Jimura T. Tourism at Religious and Sacred Sites in Japan International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, 7th Annual Conference

Jimura T. Current tourism trends at religious sites in Japan Wickens E. 10th International Conference on Sustainable Niche Tourism Abstract Booklet, The 10th International Conference Sustainable Niche Tourism 1 Author Url

Jimura T. The impact of photography in online tourism marketing – A case study of Accommodation Sector in Japan

Jimura T. The impact of World Heritage Site designation on local communities of Saltaire

Jimura T. How cultural heritage is consumed by tourists - a case study of Horyu-ji temple

Book review

Jimura T. 2011. Destination Brands: Managing Place Reputation 3rd edition, by Nigel Morgan, Annette Pritchard and Roger Pride (eds.), 2011, Oxford, UK, Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-08-096930-5, $34.99 (Paperback), 370 pp. 58 illustrations..ENLIGHTENING TOURISM. A PATHMAKING JOURNAL, North America, 1, Dec. 2011. ENLIGHTENING TOURISM. A PATHMAKING JOURNAL, Author Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Jimura T. 2007. The impact of World Heritage Site designation on local communities – a comparative study of Ogimachi (Japan) and Saltaire (UK) Shackley M, Foster C. Publisher Url

Jimura T. 2003. Visitor management - as a professional responsibility of the various site managers (Maritime Greenwich - Cultural World Heritage Site) Goodwin H, Simon R.

Exhibition

Jimura T. Summer evening out for fireworks display Publisher Url

Report

Jimura T. Group Business Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. - Company Profile 2002

Jimura T. Strategies for the Future – Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. and its Affiliated Companies

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Other invited event:

The Keyword Conversations, Culture, Space and Memory Research Group, Department of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool, Invited Talk: 'What 'heritage' means' in the context of World Heritage'. 2019

Dolomites UNESCO Forum III (30 September 2019), Dolomites, Italy, Keynote speaker: "The Relationship between WHS Inscription and its Effects on Local Identities, Responsibilities and Attitudes towards the Heritage".. 2019

The 5th Organisation of World Heritage Cities Asia - Pacific Regional Secretariat (OWHC-AP) Experts' Workshop (2-5 June 2019), Krakow, Poland, Keynote speaker: "Sharing the Benefits- Ensuring fair distribution of benefits to local communities". 2019

The Travel and Mutual Understanding: East Asia, Europe and Beyond’ conference (20-21 October 2016), The Centre for Asian Studies at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania (20-21 October 2016), Keynote speech: "A Japanese Tourism Researcher in the UK: My academic journey, issues in cross-cultural research, and Japanese tourists and the UK".. 2016

Conference presentation:

Current tourism trends at religious sites in Japan, 10th International Conference on Sustainable Niche Tourism, Da Nang, Vietnam, Oral presentation. 2019

Award:

Outstanding Reviewer Status for Annals of Tourism Research, Elsevier. 2018

Outstanding Reviewer for Tourism Management, Elsevier. 2017

Media Coverage:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/5live, BBC Radio 5 Merseyside – Comments on Liverpool’s World Heritage Site status at 17:00 on 3 July 2019.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/leading-liverpool-figures-relaxed-city-16615388, Liverpool Echo – Quote in the article titled ‘Why some leading Liverpool figures are relaxed about the city losing its World Heritage status’ on 22 July 2019..

Professional activities

Other Professional Activity:

06/2020 – Present Reviewer for Landscape and Urban Planning. 2020

05/2020 – Present: Reviewer for Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. 2020

01/2013 - 12/2016: External Examiner for Tourism, Leisure and Sport Modules, International Study Module, and Projects and Dissertations at Teesside University.

01/2014 - Present: Reviewer for International Journal of Tourism Research.

01/2015 - Present: ICOMOS UK Desk Reviewer for Nominated World Heritage Sites.

01/2020 – Present: Member of the Reviewer Board for Sustainability.

02/2010 - Present: Reviewer for Tourism Management.

02/2018 – Present: Reviewer for Sustainability of Culture and Heritage.

04/2007 - Present Visiting Researcher of Osaka University of Tourism, Osaka, Japan.

04/2018 – Present: Reviewer for Annals of Tourism Research.

05/2017 – Present: Reviewer for Journal of Heritage Tourism.

07/2011 - Present: Reviewer for Contemporary Japan, the peer-reviewed biannual journal of the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo (DIJ).

08/2011 - Present: Reviewer for Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

08/2012 - 09/2012: Visiting Researcher of Hannan University, Osaka, Japan.

08/2019 – Present: Reviewer for tourism book proposals (Routledge).

09/2011 - Present: Book Reviewer for Enlightening Tourism.

09/2013 - Present: Reviewer for International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

09/2013 - Present: Reviewer for Natural Resources Forum, A United Nations Sustainable Development Journal.

10/2016 - 09/2020: External Examiner for Tourism, Sport, Events, Heritage and Work-based Learning Modules at University of East London.

10/2017 – Present: Reviewer for Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing.

Industrial connections:

Digital Marketing & CRO Specialist, Guest speaker for MSc International Tourism Management. 2019

Barnsby Associate, Guest / Join lecture for MSc International Tourism Management, http://www.barsbyassociates.com/Mentors.asp. 2017

The Beatles Story, https://www.beatlesstory.com/. 2016

City Cruises York, Guest speaker, https://www.citycruisesyork.com/. 2014

Acorn Glade Glamping, https://www.acornglade.co.uk/. 2012

The Partners Group, https://www.partners-group.co.uk/home. 2008

Other invited event:

The Keyword Conversations, Culture, Space and Memory Research Group, Department of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool, Invited Talk: 'What 'heritage' means' in the context of World Heritage'. 2019

Dolomites UNESCO Forum III (30 September 2019), Dolomites, Italy, Keynote speaker: "The Relationship between WHS Inscription and its Effects on Local Identities, Responsibilities and Attitudes towards the Heritage".. 2019

The 5th Organisation of World Heritage Cities Asia - Pacific Regional Secretariat (OWHC-AP) Experts' Workshop (2-5 June 2019), Krakow, Poland, Keynote speaker: "Sharing the Benefits- Ensuring fair distribution of benefits to local communities". 2019

The International Conference on Future of the Past: Tourism and Cultural Heritage in Asia, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, Attended the conference to enhance my understanding of the current tourism and hertage research in Asia and to expand my network with academic colleagues based in Japan and other Asian countries.. 2018

The Travel and Mutual Understanding: East Asia, Europe and Beyond’ conference (20-21 October 2016), The Centre for Asian Studies at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania (20-21 October 2016), Keynote speech: "A Japanese Tourism Researcher in the UK: My academic journey, issues in cross-cultural research, and Japanese tourists and the UK".. 2016

Guest Speaker for MSc Responsible Tourism Management programme, Leeds Metropolitan University, Delivered a lecture 'Responsible Tourism in Japan'.. 2013

Guest Speaker for Undergraduate Students in the School of Commerce, Meiji University, Tokyo, Invited by Professor Yoichi Hirai Asked to talk about studying, living and working in the UK. 2011

Editorial boards:

The Gaze: Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, Member of the Editorial Board, https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/GAZE. 2019

International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Member of the Editorial Board, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=ijcthr. 2014

Journal of Tourism and Recreation, Member of the Editorial Board, http://www.todayscience.org/jtrboard. 2013

International Journal of Heritage and Sustainable Development, Member of the Editorial Board, http://www.ijhsd.greenlines-institute.org/ijhsd_editorial_board.html. 2010

External committees:

Scientific Committee for Tourism and International Labels. Protection and Commercialization (Quebec, Canada) Conference (10-13/05/2020), Universite Laval, Member of Scientific Committee, https://www.chairedetourisme.ulaval.ca/en/events/conference-unesco-2020/. 2019

Internationalisation Committee, Japan Institute of Tourism Research, Committee member, http://jitr.jp/eng. 2016

Conference presentation:

Current tourism trends at religious sites in Japan, 10th International Conference on Sustainable Niche Tourism, Da Nang, Vietnam, Oral presentation. 2019

Homecomings and Identity: A case of a Japanese in the UK, Art, Materiality and Representation: RAI 2018 Conference, London, Oral presentation. 2018

Architecture and Tourism: Creation and Re-creation of Europe in Japan, Architecture and Tourism. Fictions, Simulacra, Virtualities, Paris, Oral presentation. 2017

Re-examination of the Relationship between World Heritage Site Designation and Local Identity, Heritage 2016: 5th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, Lisbon, Portugal, Oral presentation. 2016

Tourism at Religious and Sacred Sites in Japan, International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, 7th Annual Conference, Girona, Spain, Oral presentation. 2015

Cultural World Heritage Site Management - a Case Study of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, 4th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference, Le Meridien Hotel, Mauritius, Oral presentation. 2014

The impact of photography in online tourism marketing – A case study of Accommodation Sector in Japan, Anthropology and Photography conference, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2014

The Impacts of World Heritage Site Designation: Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, The International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2013), Limassol, Cyprus, Oral presentation. 2013

The relationship between World Heritage Sites and school trips in Japan, Heritage 2012: Heritage and Sustainable Development, Porto, Portugal, Oral presentation. 2012

Genbaku Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: A destination of Peace Learning Tourism, 2nd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference, Corfu, Greece, Oral presentation. 2012

The websites of Japanese ryokan and eWOM: their impacts on guests’ expectation and experience, Sustainability and quality of life in tourism: Tasks for consumer, industry, policy and academia, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Oral presentation. 2011

Japanese tourists’ motivation for visiting cultural and heritage sites in the UK, Heritage 2010: Heritage and Sustainable Development, Evora, Portugal, Oral presentation. 2010

The Relationship between the World Heritage Site Inscription and Local Identity, World Heritage and Tourism: Managing for the Global and the Local, Quebec City, Canada, Oral presentation. 2010

The effectiveness of a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods in tourism research, 3rd Critical Tourism Studies Conference Connecting Academies of Hope – Critical Notions and Creative Vistas, Zadar, Croatia, Oral presentation. 2009

Examination of the concept of Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) in the Japanese context through a case study of the City of Kyoto, Japan, The Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage 12th International Seminar – Historic Urban Landscapes: A New Concept? A New Category of World Heritage Sites?, Hanoi, Republic of Vietnam, Oral presentation. 2009

The impact of World Heritage Site designation on local communities of Saltaire, the ATLAS Annual Conference 2008 – Selling or Telling? Paradoxes in Tourism, Culture and Heritage, Brighton, UK, Oral presentation. 2008

How cultural heritage is consumed by tourists – a case study of Horyu-ji temple, The 2007 International Tourism Biennial - Tourism, Lessons from the Past, Directions for the Future, Canakkale, Turkey, Oral presentation. 2007

External collaboration:

Independent researcher, Hailong Wu. 2019

University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Associate Professor Timothy Lee. 2019

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita, Japan, Professor Timothy Lee. 2016

Hannan University, Osaka, Japan, Professor Teruya Adachi. 2012

Award:

Outstanding Reviewer Status for Annals of Tourism Research, Elsevier. 2018

Outstanding Reviewer for Tourism Management, Elsevier. 2017

Membership of professional bodies:

Individual Member (119666), International Council of Museums (ICOM), http://icom.museum/. 2017

Affiliate Member, American Anthropology Association (AAA) Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group. 2013

Member, International Academy of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, http://cpthl2015.unamur.be/about-cpthl/IACTHR. 2012

Member, Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN), http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/carnnew/. 2009

Individual Member, Japan Academic Society of Tourism, http://www.kankoga.or.jp/. 2007

Individual Member, Japan Institute of Tourism Research, http://jitr.jp/. 2007

Individual Member, Japan Institute of Tourism Research, http://jitr.jp/. 2007

Individual Member, Japan Society for Interdisciplinary Tourism Studies, http://www.afz.jp/~skankou/. 2007

Individual Member, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), http://www.icomos-uk.org/icomos-uk-home/. 2007

Individual Member, Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage, http://www.forumunescochair.upv.es/eng/index.html. 2006

Member, The Tourism Society, http://www.tourismsociety.org/. 2006

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

University of Leeds / York St John University, PhD, Marketing heritage tourism destinations: community and commercial representations of the past: A collective case study research investigation of Yorkshire and Huelva. 2017

University of Leeds / York St John University, PhD, Sustainable tourism development in UK National Parks: Principles, Meaning & Practice. 2014

Research Grants Awarded:

Hannan University, Nihon ni okeru bunkaisan manejimento no jittaichosa – Kiisanchi no reijo to sankeido wo jirei ni. [Research on the management of cultural heritage in Japan – a case study of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range], Grant value (£): 4000. 2012

York St John University, Learning experience for Japanese students at York St John University, Grant value (£): 500. 2010

The British Academy, Representation and Subjectivity, Professor Steve Watson, Grant value (£): 5000.

Conference organisation:

The Annual Tourism Futures Conference 2011, Supported organising the conference, http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/pdf/20111115_Tourism_Futures_programme_A5.pdf. 2011

Fellowships:

University Teaching Fellow, York St John University. 2010

FHEA, Higher Education Academy.

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP). 2009

Media Coverage:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/5live, BBC Radio 5 Merseyside – Comments on Liverpool’s World Heritage Site status at 17:00 on 3 July 2019.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/leading-liverpool-figures-relaxed-city-16615388, Liverpool Echo – Quote in the article titled ‘Why some leading Liverpool figures are relaxed about the city losing its World Heritage status’ on 22 July 2019..