Professor Stephen Boyd

Professor of Tourism

School/Department
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Research Institute
Business and Management Research Institute
Campus
Coleraine campus
Telephone
+44 28 7012 3917
Email
sw.boyd@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room L105
Cromore Road
Coleraine
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

Professor Stephen Boyd is Professor of tourism in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Stephen studied geography at Queen’s University Belfast, followed by a Master’s in historical geography in Canada (University of Regina) and a PhD in Geography (University of Western Ontario, Canada) which examined sustainability in the context of national parks.

He has taught at a number of HE institutions (Staffordshire University, England, and the University of Otago, New Zealand), prior to joining Ulster University in 2004 as Professor of Tourism.

He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is also a visiting research professor at Luoyang Normal University, China.

Stephen has published extensively in many areas of tourism, focusing on the non-business side of tourism. His major publications are in the areas of heritage tourism, tourism and national parks, tourism and trails, and tourism and political change. To date he has over 100 publications including 45 book chapters, and many articles in leading tourism journals.

His books on ‘heritage tourism’ and ‘tourism and national parks’ have been translated into multiple languages including Italian and Chinese. His current research examines visitor experience at key attractions along the Silk Route, China and the WAW, Ireland, as well as post-conflict tourism development within Kashmir (India).

Stephen’s teaching focuses on tourism impacts, tourism planning, tourism development and tourism management. He is currently supervising two PhD students, one examining resident empowerment within a Greek Island context, the other addressing sustainability within an urban tourism context in Northern Ireland.

Stephen sits on a number of editorial boards of leading tourism journals. He is currently external examiner at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He has offered professional advice to a variety of industry bodies in Canada, England and New Zealand and is currently a special advisor to Tourism Northern Ireland.

Managing ecotourism: an opportunity spectrum approach. / Boyd, Stephen; Butler, Richard.

In: Tourism Management, Vol. 17, No. 8, 1996, p. 557-566.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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We’ve seen it in the Movies, let’s see if it’s true: Authenticity & Displacement in Film-induced Tourism. / Bolan, Peter; Boyd, Stephen; Bell, James.

In: Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 3, No. 2, 21.04.2011, p. 102-116.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Motivation, Authenticity & Displacement in the Film-induced Tourism Experience. / Bolan, Peter; Boyd, Stephen; Bell, James.

The Contemporary Tourist Experience: Concepts & Consequences. London : Routledge, 2012. p. 219-234.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Displacement Theory – Probing New Ground in Film-Induced Tourism. / Bolan, Peter; Boyd, Stephen; Bell, James.

Unknown Host Publication. Shannon IT, 2010.

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Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism and Events: Opportunities, Impacts and Change (Incorporating the 8th Annual Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference in Ireland Conference THRIC). / Boyd, Stephen (Editor); McMahon-Beattie, U (Editor).

Belfast : Univesity of Ulster, 2012. 1 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

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Heritage Tourism. / Timothy, Dallen; Boyd, Stephen.

Harlow : Prentice Hall, 2003. 325 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

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Heritage Tourism (Mandarin Chinese Version). / Timothy, Dallen; Boyd, Stephen.

Tourism Education Press, 2009. 311 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

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Heritage e turismo (Heritage Tourism, Italian version). / Timothy, Dallen; Boyd, Stephen.

Hoepli, 2007. 261 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

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Heritage Tourism. / Timothy, Dallen; Boyd, Stephen.

Prentice Hall, 2003. 327 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

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Nature-based Tourism in Peripheral Areas: Development or Disaster? / Hall, Michael (Editor); Boyd, Stephen (Editor).

Channel View Publications, 2005. 281 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

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