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Tourism | Hospitality | Sport | Leisure Applied Research Group Delivering Applied Research - Subject profiles Clients recent and current Partnership collaborations Our international profile Educational partnerships Research Degrees Members of Staff Research-based publications Expert research capability for clients

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Applied Research group Director: Prof. David Crouch University of Derby College, Buxton Harpur Hill Buxton Derbyshire SK17 9JZ "Delivering Intelligence excellence to a range of agencies and businesses in the region, nationally and beyond". Our Applied Research group includes sixteen expert academic staff and over 15 Research Students in a stimulating, dynamic environment. Our mission in applied research is to deliver added-value to research users that combines our track record expertise in applied research delivery and expert professional experience across a range of industry and agency sectors. We have experience of substantial collaborative partnerships with a number of agencies and our delivery of expertise to stakeholders is underpinned by an expert Advisory Panel. For Further Information contact: University of Derby 01332 591137 or 01332 591133 info@derby.ac.uk View website University of Derby College Buxton 01298 71100

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DIRECTIONS: Delivering applied research DIRECTIONS: DELIVERING APPLIED RESEARCH Subject Profiles

Subject Profiles Tourism Tourism and cultural change; cultural tourism Dynamic cultural and experience economies of the service sector Tourism and regeneration Heritage tourism Tourism, leisure, destinations and place quality Sustainable tourism Consumer/user and visitor analysis: the consumer experience Product identification and promotion Enhancing management and leadership and enterprise, capability and capacity Visual and multi-media production and delivery

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Hospitality and Events Management performance and expert delivery Financial Risk Management assessment within the hospitality sector focusing on SME's and Micro Businesses, using unique value at risk models. Sport Sport, lifestyle and well being Sport Psychology Sports facility delivery to communities Sport Tourism events and impact evaluations Inter-disciplinary Sport and Exercise Science: strength and conditioning in elite sport

Leisure Leisure, place and quality (including outdoor leisure) The leisure consumer Leisure and cultural change Leisure and well being/quality of life Outdoor leisure, landscape and place quality, regeneration

Together, our network of Tourism, Hospitality, Sport and Leisure delivers excellence across a wide range of relevant applied research concerns." Professor David Crouch, Director, Applied Research

DIRECTIONS: DELIVERING APPLIED RESEARCH Lead expertise - Tourism Informing the public sector with evaluations of consumers; visitor management planning; including making responsive policy and implementation and in sensitive destinations Assisting the private sector with implementation of current or new business plans Expert surveys of consumers, attractions and attraction resource management Strategy development and implementation Best practice assessments and performance reviews Joined-up tourism implementation Tourism and regeneration Developing and delivering tourism/hospitality education in the developing world Producing tourism branding, promotion and imagery Evaluating and informing the delivery of Tourism Heritage potential Countryside development and tourism Developing sustainable tourism business Building capacity and capability Ensuring operators of their compliance with government and local government policy. Specific examples and clusters include: Evaluations of consumer experience and place Tourism and Leisure Visitor surveys: new wave: making sense of the visit or experience Cultural dynamics in consumption patterns Landscape/place value and the consumer experience Visitor responsibility in environmentally sensitive areas Adding value to Management in Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Visitor management and sensitive areas Expert management development expertise Tourism Branding Promoting rural culture and landscape People of the Hills, with Amber Films/Northern Arts Visual Culture and Tourism Re-evaluating the role of the Tourism Brochure Promoting UK tourism attractions to the Chinese market Regeneration, Tourism and Heritage Cultural and environmental regeneration in cities and country areas Tourism and the power of heritage in regeneration Heritage and cultural change, identity and economy: Analysis of employment spin-offs of local economies shift to tourism enterprise Collaboration in Community Tourism Development', West Belfast Festival Stakeholder satisfaction with local government participation in tourism development and marketing (New Zealand) Hospitality

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Financial Risk Management assessment within the Hospitality sector focussing on SME's and Micro Businesses, using unique value at risk models. This includes the application of historical simulation VaR models within both single or multiasset VaR models to either Bar, Restaurant or rooming within specific hospitality environments. These are an adaptation of the classic banking risk assessment tools to the service economy and can be used in any service sector business. Sport and Leisure Expertise and Research: Sport psychology: team dynamics and sporting excellence Evaluations of community and regeneration impacts of sport and sports events Inter-disciplinary Sport and Exercise Science: strength and conditioning in elite sport Leisure, place and quality, including open spaces and outdoor leisure This research experience and competence is complemented by a further strong track record of professional expertise and experience in business and agencies in: Government Tourism Policy Expert Hospitality Management experience including Bass Leisure Retail and BASF (UK) Ltd. Consultancy with SMEs in Russia as part of the British council-managed Russian Presidents Management Training Initiative Hotel operations and theme park delivery at professional level (Universal Studios, Japan, Switzerland) Health and Spa Management and Tourism Expert staff experience of working in the Spa and Health Tourism industries Expert experience in developing access to Higher Education and Tourism Education in developing countries back to top

Clients recent and current

Clients recent and current

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister - Open space evaluation Wirkswirth Borough Council (Regenerating a market town) High Peak Borough Council with Derbyshire County Council Ethnicity survey Enterprise Waitakere - Regeneration and marketing European Union - Tourism development in compact cities North Pennine Tourism Partnership - Tourism evaluations Countryside Agency - Sustainable tourism ventures , business support, advisors, environmental capital project Culture East Midlands - Culture, health and well-being English Nature - Visitor responsibility KPMG - Facilitator Learning and Skills Development Agency Atlas - Lifestyle entrepreneurs Derby and Sandiacre Canal Project (Lottery co-funding) Peak Park entrepreneurs project Greater Peak District Forum Management (ERDF funded, hosted by the University of Derby College, Buxton) Gateway Projects in Tourism (HEIF Funded)

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Partnership collaborations

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Peak Park Sustainable Tourism Forum Derbyshire Sustainable Tourism Forum Sport Tourism Policy Partnership, Sport England/East Midlands: Sports Impact study International Spa Association [ISPA] Universities of Karlstad and Kalmar, Sweden Staff have served as Expert Witness to Government Enquiries.

The University is affiliated to: The Tourism Society, Tourism in Higher Education, Leisure and Tourism Network, back to top

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Our international profile

Visiting professorships - Universities of Kalmar and Karlstad, Sweden; Finnish Academy Tourism, Helsinki-Rovaniemi. Research collaborations include Berlin, Aarhus, Sardinia, Auckland, Hungary.

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Educational partnerships

Swiss Management University, Leysin, British Oriental Development Association (BODA)

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Research Degrees Research Degrees We have a strong programme of Research Degrees: Applied research in tourism is a stimulating centre of research student activity and responsive student training and support. It has a strong, innovative Doctoral Research Programme linked with adding value to the users of applied research. Our research students come from all continents. New applicants are highly welcomed to join this energetic team. In addition, Doctorate of Practice in Tourism and related fields will be available shortly. Our University of Derby Doctoral Programme in Tourism and related fields is also available in association with the Swiss Management University (SMU). Doctoral Research includes: Heritage and cultural identity [Sardinia] City Festivals (UK) City tourism strategies E-commerce and tourism business UK brand and China tourism City open space and tourism: management and consumer evaluations (Shanghai) Adventure leisure and tourism ICOMOS and the politics of World Heritage Site delivery in Europe Hospitality industries, human resources and IT (developing world) Cultural diaspora, identity and tourism Sustainable tourism (Canada) Leisure and wellbeing Current Doctoral Researchers include: Joanna Alder Duncan Marson Caroline Tie Moses Barnabus Janet Peacock Brian Touray Alice Graeupl Agnes Raffay Tracey White Rong Huang Alona Rogale Haolu Zhao Allan Jepson Faith Samkange Degree Courses and Programmes - Derbyshire/Switzerland Undergraduate Degree programmes: Tourism, Hospitality Management, Spa Management, Sports Studies, Events Management - Including a Combined Subjects Programme MA programmes: Tourism, Hospitality, Tourism, Culture and Environment, Strategic Sports Management Swiss Management University, Leysin: Tourism Management, Hospitality Management back to top

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Staff

Staff Please contact the staff via 01332 591137 or Staff Researchers on 01332 591133 Tourism/Leisure Events: Professor David Crouch Professor of Cultural Geography and Tourism (Understanding the consumer; culture/landscape and tourism communication, Geography of tourism and leisure, Leisure, Heritage, Tourism and leisure policy) d.c.crouch@derby.ac.uk Iride Azara (Culture and heritage dynamics in tourism locations) Dr. David Gray (Quantitative research analysis, including longitudinal and temporal analysis of complex data sets) Tim Heap (Inter-preneurship; re-evaluations of marketing strategies; econometrics) Conor Moss (Events delivery) Duncan Marson (Tourism cultures and environments; adventure leisure) Geoffrey Shirt (National parks projects) Dr. Richard Tresidder (Making use of the tourism brochure: imagery, branding and the marketing of Tourism places and products) Peter Wiltshier (Business plans and public sector management plans for tourism; SMEs)

Visiting Professors: Professor Lars Aronsson Pro-Rektor, University of Kalmar, Sweden (Visiting Professor: Cultural Tourism, Cultural Economy, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism and Regional Development) Professor Simon Milne Tourism, University of Auckland (Visiting Professor: Tourism and community informatics [including business and other stakeholder development)

Hospitality and Events: Yukari Iguchi (Hospitality and events delivery) Tony Loynes (Management development and delivery) Conor Moss (Events delivery) Julie Gibson (Management Consultancy)

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Sport/Leisure, Sport Management: Rafe Elliott Charles Spring (Sport & Policy)

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Research-based publications Research reports for numerous agencies including those projects listed above.

Key expert Journals include: Tourist Studies, Leisure Studies, Tourism Culture and Communication Annals of Tourism Research Geoforum Social and Cultural Geography Environment and Planning (A.Ecumene, Co-Editor) Leisure Studies Editorial Advisory Board Tourism and Cultural Change

Key authored/edited books include: Leisure/tourism geographies Visual culture and tourism The Media and Tourist Imaginations

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Expert research capability for clients

Contract research: Consultancy Qualitative and quantitative research Research-user focused research Research using large data-sets and also in-depth interviews and focus groups Academically informed research and high-quality knowledge capital Social, economic and environmental data collection and analysis Professional report writing Working to tight deadlines Expert Dissemination: professional, stakeholder, academic, community International reputations in research excellence: UK, Europe, USA, near and far east Performance evaluations; Best practice evaluations and guidance

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