Paul Barron

Paul Barron

Prof Paul Barron

Professor

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Chair of the Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) 2015 – 2018; Vice Chair of (CHME) 2011 – 2015; Committee Member of (CHME) 2007 – 2011.

 

Editorial Activity

  • Hospitality Subject Editor for the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education (JoHLSTE) – October 2010 to present.
  • Executive Editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management – January 2000 to July 2007.

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External panel member to consider the proposed revalidation of the MSc Events Management/MSc Hospitality Management/ MSc Leisure Management/MSc Tourism Management

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Awarded best conference paper for: Barron, P.E. and Dasli, M. (2010), Toward an understanding of integration amongst hospitality and tourism students using Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity. Paper presented at the 19th Council for
  • Awarded best conference paper for: Barron, P.E. (2004), Learning Issues and Learning Problems of Confucian Heritage Culture Students Studying Hospitality and Tourism Management in Australia. Paper presented at the International Society of Travel and Touri
  • Awarded the Principal’s Award, to the value of £30,000 for the development of a Socio/Cultural evaluation toolkit for the Festival and Event industry.

 

Invited Speaker

  • Presentation at The University of Hong Kong – Successful Dissertation Supervision. Presented to academic staff of the School of Professional and Continuing Education.
  • Presentation to Glasgow Caledonian University Business School, Division of People Management and Change – Staff and student responses to the increasing internationalisation of classrooms.
  • Presentation at City University of Hong Kong – Successful Dissertation Supervision. Presented to academic staff of the School of Continuing and Professional Education.
  • Keynote presentation at the 2011 International Hospitality and Tourism Education Summit, Guangzhou, China. Organised by the South China University of Technology – The Internationalisation of Hospitality Management Education
  • Keynote presentation at CHME 2010 Conference, University of Surrey – Developing an understanding of Hospitality Management Education Directions.
  • Keynote presentation at the 2011 SCHOLARFEST Conference, Nairn, Scotland. Organised by the University of the Highlands and Islands – Encouraging Research and Publications in a Teaching Orientated University.
  • Keynote presentation at the 2012 University of the Highlands and Islands Quality Enhancement Conference, Nairn, Scotland. – Developing Scholarship in a New University
  • Keynote presentation at the 2013 Museums and Galleries Scotland ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ Conference, Glasgow. – Engaging with Non-traditional Audiences: An Analysis of Lates Events at the National Museum of Scotland.
  • Presentation at Leeds Metropolitan University – Talent Management in the Hospitality Industry. Presented to MSc Continuing Professional Development participants

 

Seminar/talk

  • Presentation to Edinburgh Napier staff and students – Introduction to Research Philosophy
  • Presentation to Napier University and Herriot Watt University PhD students – The Theory and Practice of Data Gathering: A Guide to Focus Groups
  • Presentation to Napier University and Herriot Watt University PhD students – The Theory and Practice of Data Gathering: A Guide to Focus Groups
  • Presentation to Napier University and Herriot Watt University PhD students – The Theory and Practice of Data Gathering: A Guide to Focus Groups
  • Presentation to Napier University and Herriot Watt University PhD students – The Theory and Practice of Data Gathering: A Guide to Focus Groups
  • Presentation to Edinburgh Napier staff and students – Introduction to Research Philosophy
  • Presentation to Edinburgh Napier staff and students – Introduction to Research Philosophy

 

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Towards a visitor taxonomy at (film-induced) heritage attractions

Journal Article
Bąkiewicz, J., Leask, A., Barron, P., & Rakić, T. (in press)
Towards a visitor taxonomy at (film-induced) heritage attractions. Journal of Heritage Tourism, https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2021.2002340
Film-induced tourism at heritage attractions (HAs) is a growing industry of international relevance. It can influence visitors’ expectations of the site and further their pref...

Factors in the provision of engaging experiences for the traditionalist market at visitor attractions

Journal Article
Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2021)
Factors in the provision of engaging experiences for the traditionalist market at visitor attractions. Tourism Management Perspectives, 38, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2021.100810
The global population is ageing with implications for the provision of tourism experiences to meet changing needs. The shift in demographics has encouraged a focus on the olde...

Designing dark tourism experiences: an exploration of edutainment interpretation at lighter dark visitor attractions

Journal Article
Wyatt, B., Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2021)
Designing dark tourism experiences: an exploration of edutainment interpretation at lighter dark visitor attractions. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 16(4: Special Issue), 433-449. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873x.2020.1858087
Existing dark tourism literature has explored various aspects of interpretation, including challenges in balancing interpretation efforts with concerns for historical accuracy...

Events management education

Book Chapter
Barron, P., & Leask, A. (2020)
Events management education. In S. J. Page, & J. Connell (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Events (287-305). (2nd). Abingdon: Routledge
Abstract not available.

The effect of exporting hospitality and tourism degrees overseas on the home campus: a conceptual model.

Journal Article
Lagiewski, R. M., Barron, P., & Leask, A. (2019)
The effect of exporting hospitality and tourism degrees overseas on the home campus: a conceptual model. Journal of hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism education, 24, 211-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2019.03.005
Hospitality and tourism programmes have, over the recent decades, been involved in the delivery of their degrees in international locations through a variety of export models....

Senior Visitors to Attractions

Presentation / Conference
Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2018, April)
Senior Visitors to Attractions. Paper presented at Scottish Museums Federation Annual Conference, Stirling
No abstract available.

Innovating to engage the Gen Y audience – visitor engagement with museum collections during ‘Lates’ events at the National Museum of Scotland.

Presentation / Conference
Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2017, December)
Innovating to engage the Gen Y audience – visitor engagement with museum collections during ‘Lates’ events at the National Museum of Scotland. Paper presented at 4th World Tourism Summit for Tourism and Hospitality: Innovation, Partnerships and Sharing., Rosen College, UCF, Florida
No abstract available.

Visitor engagement at museums: Generation Y and ‘Lates’ events at the National Museum of Scotland

Journal Article
Barron, P., & Leask, A. (2017)
Visitor engagement at museums: Generation Y and ‘Lates’ events at the National Museum of Scotland. Museum Management and Curatorship, 32(5), 473-490. https://doi.org/10.1080/09647775.2017.1367259
Museums are institutions that collect, safeguard and present artefacts and memories for the non-profit purposes of learning and enjoyment. However, significant changes in the ...

Managing Asian attractions, Generation Y and face

Journal Article
Fyall, A., Leask, A., Barron, P., & Ladkin, A. (2017)
Managing Asian attractions, Generation Y and face. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 32, 35-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2017.04.006
In view of the growth, dynamism and increasing influence of the Asian tourism industry and the contribution to be played in the future by Gen Y visitors and workforce, this st...

Management Challenges at Film-Induced Tourism Heritage Attractions

Journal Article
Bąkiewicz, J., Leask, A., Barron, P., & Rakić, T. (2017)
Management Challenges at Film-Induced Tourism Heritage Attractions. Tourism Planning and Development, 14(4), 548-566. https://doi.org/10.1080/21568316.2017.1303540
In response to an increasingly competitive environment, a number of heritage visitor attractions (HVAs) have encouraged filming, as well as subsequent film-induced tourism, in...

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