Professor Kevin Hannam

Professor Kevin Hannam

Summary

Professor Kevin HannamProfessor Kevin Hannam is founding co-editor of the Routledge journal Mobilities (with John Urry and Mimi Sheller) and on the editorial board of the Journal of Heritage Tourism, Tourist Studies and Annals of Tourism Research.

Profile

Professor Kevin Hannam recently joined the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University as Professor of Tourism Mobilities from the University of Sunderland where he was Associate Dean (Research) and Head of the Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Events. Kevin is founding co-editor of the Routledge journal Mobilities (with John Urry and Mimi Sheller) and on the editorial board of the Journal of Heritage Tourism, Tourist Studies and Annals of Tourism Research. He has published books on tourism, in particular, the research monograph Tourism and India (Routledge) and the text Understanding Tourism (Sage). He has led substantial research projects in collaboration with other European universities as well as with industry. He has supervised sixteen doctoral students to completion. He has both organised international conferences and delivered keynote speeches. He is chair of the World Leisure Organisationís Commission on Tourism and the Environment and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He holds a PhD in geography from the University of Portsmouth, UK and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He has substantial external examining and curriculum development experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in tourism, hospitality & events. He has also developed significant transnational educational partnerships in Singapore and Malaysia and led research into international student mobility.

Selected Research

Current research is on diverse mobilities, including tourism, migration and transport issues which impacts on India and the EU.

Current Teaching

  • The Geography of Tourism
  • Tourism and the Creative Industries

Selected Publications