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Dr Simon Woodward


Dr Simon Woodward
Contact Details
Dr Simon Woodward

Principal Lecturer

School Of Events, Tourism And Hospitality Management

0113 81 28516 S.C.Woodward@leedsbeckett.ac.uk Curriculum Vitae

About Dr Simon Woodward

Dr Simon Woodward is an experienced tourism and heritage industry consultant and educator, with expertise in policy review, project evaluation, strategy development, market appraisals, feasibility studies, business planning, visitor management, site masterplanning and destination development. He joined Leeds Beckett University in 2008 having spent the previous 20 years working as a consultant for a number of UK companies, including 12 years as a Director at PLB Consulting ltd.

Simon has an excellent understanding of the environmental, economic and social impacts of tourism and of community involvement in sustainable heritage, leisure and tourism projects, and has spoken at a number of international conferences on those topics. He has a particular interest in developing and managing community-based heritage.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Leeds Beckett University and his consultancy work, Simon chairs the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee, sits on the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee and is a Trustee of the Landscape Research Centre, a charity promoting public engagement with the archaeology of North Yorkshire.

Current Teaching

  • BA (Hons) International Tourism Management:
    • Level 4:
      • Complexities of Tourism
      • Understanding the Tourism Experience
    • Level 5:
      • Managing Destinations
    • Level 6:
      • Tourism Consultancy Ventures
      • International Tourism, Globalisation & Development
      • Individual Research Project (Dissertation)
  • MSc Responsible Tourism Management:
    • Communities, Culture and Heritage
    • Research Methods
    • Research Report

Research Interests

Simon's current research interests including the development of tourism in rural Albania; community involvement in protecting and managing heritage and student engagement with World Heritage values.

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