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Dr Emmanuel Adu-Ampong

Senior Lecturer In Tourism Management


I am a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management at Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. My ambition is to become a world-class researcher and an academic in the allied fields of tourism, urban studies and international development planning. I have a strong motivation and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research, coupled with an outstanding academic background. I combine excellent analytical abilities with an engaging teaching style, and a capacity to work accurately even under pressure.



  • 2017: PhD Urban Studies and Planning (Tourism Policy, Planning and Management), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 2013: MA International Relations, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, Spain
  • 2012: MA Development Studies, Erasmus University, Netherlands (The)
  • 2010: MSc Tourism, Environment and Development, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • 2008: BA Sociology and Social Work, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Senior Lecturer

Teaching expertise

  • Managing Visitor Attractions (Undergraduates) – Module Coordinator
  • Tourism Management: Principles and Practice (Undergraduates) – Module Coordinator
  • Tourism Planning and Development (Postgraduates)
  • Visitor Attractions Management (Postgraduates)


  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Research Methods
  • Tourism Destination Development and Management
  • Tourism Policy and Planning
  • Urban Studies and International Development


Department of Service Sector Management

Sheffield Business School



Journal articles

Sharpley, R., Novelli, M., & Adu-Ampong, E. (2019). Tourism planning and development editorial board 2019. Tourism planning & development, 16 (3), 255.

Adu-Ampong, E., & Kimbu, A.N. (2019). The past, present and future of sustainability in tourism policy and planning in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tourism planning & development, 16 (2), 119-123.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2018). Historical trajectories of tourism development policies and planning in Ghana, 1957–2017. Tourism planning and development, 16 (2), 124-141.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2018). Tourism and national economic development planning in Ghana, 1964–2014. International Development Planning Review, 40 (1), 75-95.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2017). Divided we stand: institutional collaboration in tourism planning and development in the Central Region of Ghana. Current Issues in Tourism, Current Issues in Tourism, 20 (3), 295-314.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2017). State of the nation address and tourism priorities in Ghana- a contextual analysis. Tourism Planning & Development, 14 (1), 135-138.

M. Amin, H.M.T., & Adu-Ampong, E. (2016). Challenges to urban cultural heritage conservation and management in the historic centre of Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan-Iraq. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, 6 (3), 255-270.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2016). A metaphor analysis research agenda for tourism studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 57, 248-250.

Oldekop, J.A., Fontana, L.B., Grugel, J., Roughton, N., Adu-Ampong, E., Bird, G.K., ... Sutherland, W.J. (2015). 100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda. Development Policy Review, 34 (1), 55-82.


Adu-Ampong, E. (2015). Managing Tourism at Heritage Sites: Insights from the Cape Coast Castle, Ghana. Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP).


Adu-Ampong, E. (2015). A Hundred Key Questions for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Sheffield Institute for International Development.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2008). Socio-Economic Transitions and Changing Livelihoods in Peri-Urban Kumasi: A Case Study of Tikrom and Ahenema Kokoben in the Ashanti Region of Ghana’, Project Report for the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (KNUST).


Adu-Ampong, E. (2017). Tracking sustainability in tourism development policy and planning in Ghana.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2017). But you are also Ghanaian, you should know”: (re)negotiating researcher identity and positionality when conducting fieldwork at and away from home. Presented at: Critical Tourism Studies VII Conference, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2017

Adu-Ampong, E. (2016). They didn’t start it and they want to start their own and complete”: the Elmina 2015 Strategy and the politics of tourism-led local economic development planning.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2016). The Elmina Castle, the Benya Bridge and the role of location in heritage tourism-led local economic development planning.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2015). Tourism education development interventions in Afro-Caribbean Countries: a place-based approach.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2015). The Elmina 2015 strategy and the politics of tourism-led local economic development planning in Ghana.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2015). Interactive governance theory and tourism-poverty analysis in Ghana: a holistic approach?

Adu-Ampong, E. (2015). The tourism-poverty nexus in Ghana: beyond the narrative of institutions matter.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2015). The global narratives vs. local realities of ‘institutions matter’: insights from the tourism-poverty nexus in Ghana.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2015). Today is party A, tomorrow is party B”: the politics of the tourism-poverty nexus in Ghana.

Adu-Ampong, E. (2015). Tourism Policy and Planning in Ghana: towards inclusive growth?

Adu-Ampong, E. (2014). Tourism-Poverty Nexus: Interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary insights into tourism’s role in local economic development and poverty reduction.

Other activities

Competitve Research Award

  • 2016: Research Fund Award for a research visit to the University of Surrey, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 2015: Competitive Research Award for a research project on tourism-led local economic development planning in Cape Town, South Africa and a research visit to the University of Cape Town, World Universities Network Research Mobility Programme Award, United Kingdom
  • 2014: Research Fund Award through the Santander Mobility Programme for a research visit to the University of Ghana, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 2014: Seed funding for establishing the Tourism Research Network (TouRNet), White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, United Kingdom

Research funding or grant

  • 2017: Funding support for TouRNet PhD/ECR Symposium, 2018, Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), United Kingdom
  • 2017: Funding support for Tourism Research Network PhD / ECR Symposium, 2017, Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), United Kingdom
  • 2015: Funding support to attendance at various academic conferences, Department of Urban Studies

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