Kevin Hannam is Professor of Tourism Mobilities at Edinburgh Napier University and has extensive research experience in South and South-East Asia.
Kevin Hannam is Professor of Tourism Mobilities at Edinburgh Napier University, UK and a research affiliate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Previously he was at Leeds Beckett University, UK and the University of Sunderland, UK, latterly as Associate Dean (Research) and Head of the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events.
He is a founding co-editor of the journals Mobilities and Applied Mobilities (Routledge), and on the editorial board of the journals Annals of Tourism Research, Tourist Studies and the Journal of Heritage Tourism. He is co-author of the books Understanding Tourism (Sage) and Tourism and India (Routledge) and co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Mobilities Research, Moral Encounters in Tourism (Ashgate) and Event Mobilities (Routledge).
He has extensive research experience in South and South-East Asia and has published in many leading journals. He has a PhD in geography from the University of Portsmouth, UK and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), member of the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) and Vice-Chair of the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS). In 2015-16 he was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship to the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Areas of Expertise
- Tourism Mobilities
- Labour Mobilities
- Tourism and Migration
- Leisure Practices
- Destination Branding
- Creative Methodologies
- South Asia
- South-East Asia
MERGE: Mobility and Employability Research for Generation Erasmus
Demographic Change in the North East England
Experiential Tourism Marketing and the Modelling of Corporate Social Responsibility
- International Destination Management
- Dissertation Supervision
- Adeimi, J. 2014 – Socio-cultural impacts of tourism in Lebanon.
- Leung, K. 2014 – Chinese Outbound Tourists to Japan.
- Viera, R. 2013 – The Multiple Mobilities of the Madeiran Diaspora.
- Schubert, F. 2014 – Conceptualizing the Career Paths and Travel Biographies of Elites.
- Witte, A. 2014 – Walking Tourists on the Ancient Tea Horse Route, China. (External advisor).
- Abdallah, A. 2016. The Lebanese Diaspora and Hospitality in London.
- Danby, P. 2013. A Critical Evaluation of Equine Tourism and Associated Events within the North East of England.
- Odularu, G. 2013. Economic Development in Nigeria.
- Sattar, Z. 2012. First Generation Pakistani Migration to Newcastle upon Tyne.
- Whiting, J. 2012 Cosmopolitan Identities in Newcastle upon Tyne.
- Cassop-Thompson, M. 2012 Value Attainment in Public Sector Health and Fitness Clubs.
- Adepoju, B. 2012 Ecotourism in Cross River State, Nigeria.
- Al-Saleh, S. 2012 Shopping and Domestic Tourism in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
- Attrabulsi, T. 2012 Rural Tourism Development in the Ghat Region, Libya.
- Brown, R. 2012 The implementation of EU Structural Funds in terms of tourism, regeneration and skills, at EU, national and regional levels.
- Roy, S. 2011. Tourism Development in North West Bengal.
- Sambajee, P. 2011. Career Mobility in the Tourism and Hospitality Industries in Mauritius.
- Myers, L. 2011. The Social Construction of Female Backpacker Identities in New Zealand.
- Butler, G. 2011 Backpacker Tourism in Norway.
- Gunsoy, E. 2010 Ecotourism Development in the Karpaz Peninsular, Northern Cyprus.
- Laythorpe, K. 2010. Pro-Poor Tourism in Tanzania.
- Offeh, F. 2010 Post-Colonial Heritage Tourism Development in Ghana: The Case of The Ashanti Kingdom (Region).
- Silparcha, W. 2010. Homestay Businesses and Sustainable tourism: An analysis of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Henderson, N. 2004. Eating Out in Sunderland and Durham: A cultural geography.
Professor of Tourism Mobilities and Director of Doctoral Programmes, Leeds Metropolitan University
September 2012 – January 2016
Associate Dean (Research), University of Sunderland
2008 – 2012
Head of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, University of Sunderland
Principal Lecturer in Geography and Tourism, University of Sunderland
Senior Lecturer in Geography, University of Sunderland
Lecturer in Geography, University of Sunderland
1996 – 2000
Lecturer in Cultural Studies, University of Greenwich
Research Assistant, University of Portsmouth
University of Portsmouth, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Geography
University of Portsmouth, BA (Hons), Geography, First Class
Professional memberships and honours
Fellow of Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
Member of the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI)
Vice Chair of the Association of Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS).
Creativity, Self-Expression and Leisure
Leisure Studies, 2015.
Authors: Kevin Hannam, James Whiting
Journeys of Inspiration: Working Artists’ Reflections on Tourism
Annals of Tourism Research, 2014
Authors: Kevin Hannam, Peter Merriman, Peter Adey, David Bissell, Mimi Sheller
Religious Obligations to Travel
Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 2013
Authors: Kevin Hannam, Zeb Sattar, Dr. Nazia Ali
Shagri-La’ and the new ‘Great Game’: Exploring Tourism Geopolitics between China and India
Tourism, Planning and Development, 2013
Authors: Kevin Hannam
Producing Ceramic Art Through Tourism Research
Annals of Tourism Research, 2012
Authors: Kevin Hannam, Fiona Thompson, Kevin Petrie
Touristic Mobilities in India’s Slum Spaces
Annals of Tourism Research, 2012
Authors: Kevin Hannam, Anya Diekmann
Understanding Tourism: A Critical Introduction
Authors: Kevin Hannam, Dan Knox
Editorial: Mobilities, immobilities and moorings
Authors: Kevin Hannam, Mimi Sheller, John Urry