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Dr Nicola J Palmer BA (Hons), PhD, PGCLTHE, SFHEA, MCMI

Head of Doctoral Training


Summary

I work part-time for the University as a senior academic and a member of staff with significant responsibility for research. I am SHU Head of Doctoral Training, Deputy Chair of the SHU Research Degrees Sub-Committee and SHU lead for professional doctorates. I also sit on the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Doctoral Steering Group as well as holding several international appointments.

I am an active doctoral research supervisor, independent chair, and examiner. I am internationally and regionally-engaged with a number of academic and non-academic organizations. Additionally, I am chair of the Board of Trustees for The Steel Man project, a curatorial volunteer at the National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCMME), and a writing mentor at Grimm & Co. literacy charity.

About

I am an academic based in the Doctoral School as part of Research and Innovation Services at the University.

I have an academic background in Tourism Studies with a PhD award that was joint-funded by University of Wales/Open University. I have enjoyed research and teaching at UK universities since the 1990s (with experience at Spanish and Swedish universities also). My ongoing interest in public sector policymaking and stakeholder management was kickstarted through the 12-month internship I secured with the Wales Tourist Board Research and Corporate Planning Department.

After my PhD, I developed my leadership of private sector management consultancy, specialising in education, training and regeneration. I have continued to lead projects for a range of clients including the EU, government offices, regional development agencies (RDAs), and destination marketing organisations (DMOs).

I have a practitioner background in consultancy and I have worked on projects for a range of public sector, private sector, and voluntary sector clients. Interested in people (cultures and communities) and places (development and regeneration), I have acted as Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) champion for SHU and as a South Yorkshire tourism ambassador. I have made a notable impact on the conceptualisation and measurement of sub-regional and local visitor economies.

I am an internationally recognised tourism academic who has made intellectual contributions to tourism governance - the application of power, resources, rules, and coordination and cooperation among numerous tourism actors. Specifically, my academic research draws on political economy and political ecology to generate new knowledge on ways in which social status, legitimacy, and power play a key role in the dynamics of sustainable community-based tourism development by stimulating local economies, conserving the environment, developing people’s livelihoods, and changing lives.

My academic research has attracted national endorsement from the Head of Government and Public Affairs, Visit Britain and the Institute of Travel and Tourism. I have achieved significant recognition from the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University, the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT), and national Tourism Research Network (TourNet). I am a member of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Tourism Research and the journal Geographic Issues. I am also an International Committee Member and Peer Reviewer for SMARTS, a collaborative social sciences-management-arts-humanities United Nations SDGs' research initiative between four Thai universities and
an External Academic Conference Committee Member for Multidisciplinary Approaches on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Thailand.
 
My love of teaching and researcher development reflects my interests in people (cultures and communities) and places (development and regeneration). To date, I have 18 doctoral completions (PhD and DBA), sit on the EFMD Doctoral Steering Group and I am passionate about research supervision. I hold a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE), Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and I am a UKCGE Recognised Research Supervisor.

My pedagogic research focuses on doctoral education. I have made national and international contributions to PGR policies, standards, and educational practice in doctoral training, doctoral supervision and examining, doctoral programmes management and leadership, the development of inclusive PGR communities, the professional enhancement of the PGR student experience, and the professionalisation of doctoral supervision.  I currently sit on the VITAE Researcher Networks Working Group. In 2021, I received specific recognition from EFMD for my outstanding commitment and contribution to driving excellence in management education globally.

Specialist areas of interest

Tourism development, community and cultural studies

Teaching

PhD Programme / DBA Programme
Tourism Management/Hospitality Management
Previously in Sheffield Business School, at levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 across specialist tourism modules, research methods and research and consultancy (including, HND-level, undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels).

Overseas teaching experience gained at University de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain and Baltic Business School in Kalmar, Sweden.

• External Examiner for the DBA Programme, Liverpool John Moores University (2018-ongoing)
• PhD/DBA thesis external examiner appointments at University of Plymouth (2017): Persuasive Technology in Tourism Online Experiences and Implications on Tourist Buying Behaviour (PhD thesis focused on the visitor attractions sector in Devon, UK) and University of Liverpool (2018)
• External Examiner for FdA Tourism Management/BA (Hons)Tourism Management and BA (Hons) Tourism Management with Events Manchester Metropolitan University (2012-2016)
• External Panel Member for MSc International Tourism and Hospitality validation (Bandung, Indonesia), Leeds Metropolitan University (2013).
• External Panel Member for BSc (Hons) Hospitality, Leadership and Management validation (MDIS, Singapore), Leeds Metropolitan University (2013).
• External Examiner for MA Heritage Tourism/MBA, Trinity College Carmarthen, University of Wales
(2005-2008).
• External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Ecotourism, Department of Environmental Management, University of Central Lancashire (2003-2007).

Doctoral School

Courses

Doctorates 
Researcher Development CPD 

Modules

Module leader for the Hallam Academic Apprenticeship and Hallam Academic Programme Research CPD modules: Research Advanced and Research Fundamentals
Co-leader of the Supervisor Development Course and the Research Supervisor Passport initiative

Research

Equality, diversity, inclusion and sustainability and innovation in doctoral education and in tourism development studies.

Recent outputs include:
• Jönsson, C. and Palmer, N.J. (in press - expected 2022) Local impacts and perceptions of tourism foreign direct investment (TFDI): A conceptual framework. In Jönsson, C. (Ed.) Tourism and Foreign Direct Investment. Routledge: London.
• Palmer, N.J. (in press - expected 2022) Institutional influences on national tourism-related foreign direct investment (TFDI) policies and programmes: Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. In Jönsson, C. (Ed.) Tourism and Foreign Direct Investment. Routledge: London.
• Palmer, N. (in press - expected 2022). Kyrgyzstan, Tourism. In Springer Encyclopaedia of Tourism (second edition). Springer Reference: New York.
• Palmer, N. (2021) Sustainability and hospitality across generations: reflection, retrovation and innovation. In Shift'In Sustainability and Innovation Festival, Switzerland: Les Roches, November 2021.
• Palmer, N. and Tresidder, R. (2021) Acknowledging and responding to the ‘doctoral supervision waiting room’: the SHU Research Supervisor Passport. UKCGE Annual Conference, July 2021.
• Winter, T., Kim, S. and Palmer, N. (2021) Where is 'the poor' in pro-poor VCA? A review of applying pro-poor VCA in a coastal tourism destination in the Northeast of Brazil. In: Harju-Myllyaho, A. and Jutila, S. (Ed.s) The Future of Inclusive Tourism. Channel View Publications Ltd: Bristol.
• Davies, J., Palmer, N., Braccia, E., Clegg, K., & Smith, M. (2021). Supporting doctoral programmes during a global pandemic: Crisis as opportunity. Global Focus, 1(15), 22-27.
• Davies, J., Palmer, N., Clegg, K., Smith, M. and Braccia, E. (2020) Supporting Business School doctoral programmes during the pandemic and post lockdown. EFMD Webinar, May 2020.
• Munday, D., Compton-Daw, E., Palmer, N., Kate, J., Parker-Hay, K., and Wheat, K. (2019). Beyond carrots and sticks: What motivates researchers to engage in their development? In VITAE International Conference 2019. Birmingham: VITAE, September 2019.
• Gorbuntsova T, Dobson S, and Palmer N.(2019)  Diverse geographies of power and spatial production: Tourism industry development in the Yamal Peninsula, Northern Siberia. Annals of Tourism Research 76, 67-79, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2019.03.006.
• Palmer, N. (2019). Keynote: New forms of research production and the PhD. In EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. University of Lancaster Management School: European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), May 2019.
• Palmer, N. and Chuamuangphan, N. (2018). Governance and local participation in Ecotourism: community-level tourism stakeholders in Chiang Rai province, Thailand. Journal of Ecotourism, 17 (3), 320-337, DOI: 10.1080/14724049.2018.1502248.
• Gorbuntsova T, Dobson S, Palmer N. (2018) Rural entrepreneurial space and identity: A study of local tour operators and ‘the Nenets’ indigenous reindeer herders. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJEI) 19 (4), 261-272, DOI: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1465750317723220#
• Dorjsuren, A. and Palmer, N.J. (2018) Equity in tourism development: procedural justice and distributive justice in Mongolia, East Asia, Asian Journal of Tourism Research, 2 (1), pp.118-149. https://doi.org/10.12982/AJTR.2017.0006

I am currently involved in three SHU successful OfS/Research England widening participation projects that focus on improving Black, Asian and minority ethnic students’ access to postgraduate research:
• Accomplished Study Programme in Research Excellence (ASPIRE) for Black students: Fixing the broken pipeline
• Equity in Doctoral Education through Partnership and Innovation (EDEPI)
• Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE)

I am also a Member of the Advisory Group of Experts for a University of Lincoln-led ESRC-funded bid on “Digitalisation and automation in UK hospitality workplaces”

 

Selected research projects

Selective representation and tourism promotion in post-soviet Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
Royal Tourism

Collaborators and sponsors

The University of the West Indies, National University of Mongolia, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, University of Lincoln, VITAE, Manchester Metropolitan University, Advance HE, Liverpool John Moores University, UK Council for Graduate Education, White Rose Universities Consortium.

Publications

Journal articles

Palmer, N., Davies, J., Braccia, E., Clegg, K., & Smith, M. (2021). Crisis as opportunity. Global Focus, 1 (15), 22-27. https://www.globalfocusmagazine.com/crisis-as-opportunity/

Palmer, N., Davies, J., Braccia, E., Clegg, K., & Smith, M. (2021). Crisis as opportunity. Global Focus, 1 (15), 22-27. https://www.globalfocusmagazine.com/crisis-as-opportunity/

Gorbuntsova, T., Dobson, S., & Palmer, N. (2019). Diverse Geographies of Power and Spatial production: Tourism industry development in the Yamal Peninsula, Northern Siberia. Annals of Tourism Research, 76, 67-79. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2019.03.006

Gorbuntsova, T., Dobson, S., & Palmer, N. (2018). Rural entrepreneurial space and identity: A study of local tour operators and ‘the Nenets’ indigenous reindeer herders. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJEI), 19 (4), 261-272. http://doi.org/10.1177/1465750317723220

Palmer, N., & Chuamuangphan, N. (2018). Governance and local participation in Ecotourism: community-level tourism stakeholders in Chiang Rai province, Thailand. Journal of Ecotourism, 17 (3), 320-337. http://doi.org/10.1080/14724049.2018.1502248

Dorjsuren, A., & Palmer, N. (2018). Equity in tourism development: procedural (in)justice and distributive justice in Mongolia, East Asia. Asian Journal of Tourism Research, 3 (1), 58-87. http://doi.org/10.12982/AJTR.2018.0003

Palmer, N. (2017). Societal values and local responses to appropriate livelihoods, fairness and decision-making involvement in ecotourism: Chiang Rai, Thailand. Asian Journal of Tourism Research.

Palmer, N. (2015). Re-imagining heritage interpretation: enchanting the past-future. JOURNAL OF HERITAGE TOURISM, 10 (3), 314-315. http://doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2014.961673

Rowson, B., & Palmer, N. (2009). The impact of migrant workers on the hospitality labour market: a review. Hospitality Review, 11 (4), 44-51.

Palmer, N.J. (2007). Ethnic equality, national identity and selective cultural representation in tourism promotion: Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. Journal of sustainable tourism, 15 (6), 645. http://doi.org/10.2167/jost826.0

Palmer, N.J. (2006). Economic transition and the struggle for local control in ecotourism development: the case of Kyrgyzstan. Journal of ecotourism, 5 (1+2), 40. http://www.multilingual-matters.net/jet/005/jet0050040.htm

Foster, N., & Botterill, D. (1995). Hotels and the businesswoman: a supply-side analysis of consumer dissatisfaction. Tourism Management, 16 (5), 389-393. http://doi.org/10.1016/0261-5177(95)98952-T

Conference papers

Palmer, N. (2005). Conceptual dissonance, economic transition and the struggle for local control in ecotourism development : the case of the Kyrgyz Republic. In Workshop: The Politics of Mobilities: Ecotourism in North-South Relations, Lancaster University, 14-15 January 2005 Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), University of Lancaster, 14 January 2005 - 15 January 2005.

Foster, N., & Long, P. (2003). 'Which Ever Pleased the Vulgar': Tourism-Related MediaRepresentations of Royal Ceremonial. In Tourism and Histories Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, U.K, 2003.

Foster, N., Goodall, B., Liu, Z.H., & Jones, E. (1997). Tourism Destination Image Evaluation - Applying a Systems Approach. In Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, Las Vegas, Nevada, 9 January 1997 - 12 January 1997.

Foster, N., Goodall, B., Liu, Z.H., & Jones, E. (1997). Tourism Destination Image Evaluation - Applying a Systems Approach. In Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, Las Vegas, Nevada, 9 January 1997 - 12 January 1997.

Foster, N. (1996). Wales?....Probably one of my favourites out of all of England....”. Evaluating the image of Wales as an international tourist destination. In World Leisure and Recreation Association (WLRA) Higher Degrees of Pleasure Conference, Cardiff, 29 July 1996 - 1996.

Foster, N. (1995). Evaluating Wales as an International Tourist Destination. In PhD Research Workshop, KU Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 6 August 1995 - 9 August 1995.

Botterill, D., Owen, R.E., Emanuel, L., Gale, T., Foster, N., Nelson, C., & Selby, M. (1997). Perceptions from the periphery. In Tourism in the Peripheral Areas of Europe, Bornholm, Denmark, 8 September 1997 - 12 September 1997.

Botterill, D., Owen, R.E., Emanuel, L., Gale, T., Foster, N., Nelson, C., & Selby, M. (1997). Perceptions from the periphery. In Tourism in the Peripheral Areas of Europe, Bornholm, Denmark, 8 September 1997 - 12 September 1997.

Foster, N., Goodall, B., Liu, Z.H., & Jones, E. (1999). Representing Wales: Congruence and Dissonance in Touristic Imagery – A Systems Approach. In British Tourism: The Geographical Research Frontier, RSG/IBG Limited Life Working Group on the Geography of British Tourism, University of Exeter, 7 September 1999 - 8 September 1999.

Foster, N., Goodall, B., Liu, Z.H., & Jones, E. (1999). Representing Wales: Congruence and Dissonance in Touristic Imagery – A Systems Approach. In British Tourism: The Geographical Research Frontier, RSG/IBG Limited Life Working Group on the Geography of British Tourism, University of Exeter, 7 September 1999 - 8 September 1999.

Foster, N., & Jones, E. (2000). Image versus identity: Representing and comparing destination images across a tourism system - the case of Wales. In Tourism 2000: Time for Celebration? conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 4 September 2000 - 7 September 2000.

Foster, N., & Jones, E. (2000). Image versus identity: Representing and comparing destination images across a tourism system - the case of Wales. In Tourism 2000: Time for Celebration? conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 4 September 2000 - 7 September 2000.

Thompson, K., Schofield, P., Foster, N., & Bakieva, G. (2002). Post-colonial resurgence of Turkic culture and the marketing of cultural tourism in Kyrgyzstan. In International Festivals and Events Association Conference, Bonn, Germany, 7 February 2002 - 10 February 2002.

Thompson, K., Schofield, P., Foster, N., & Bakieva, G. (2002). Post-colonial resurgence of Turkic culture and the marketing of cultural tourism in Kyrgyzstan. In International Festivals and Events Association Conference, Bonn, Germany, 7 February 2002 - 10 February 2002.

Palmer, N., & Rowson, B. (2009). Migrant workers in the hospitality industry: A discussion paper. In CHME Conference, University of Brighton, 14 May 2009 - 15 May 2009.

Palmer, N., & Rowson, B. (2009). Migrant workers in the hospitality industry: A discussion paper. In CHME Conference, University of Brighton, 14 May 2009 - 15 May 2009.

Book chapters

Palmer, N. (2022). Kyrgyzstan, Tourism. In Springer Encyclopaedia of Tourism (second edition). Springer Reference: New York

Palmer, N. (2021). Institutional Influences on National Tourism-Related Foreign Direct Investment (TFDI) Policies and Programmes: Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. In Tourism and Foreign Direct Investment. Routledge

Palmer, N., & Jonsson, C. (2021). Local impacts and perceptions of tourism foreign direct investment (TFDI): A conceptual framework. In Jonsson, C. (Ed.) Tourism and Foreign Direct Investment. Routledge

Winter, T., Kim, S., & Palmer, N. (2021). Where is 'The Poor' in Pro-poor VCA?-A Review of Applying Pro-poor VCA in a Coastal Tourism Destination in the Northeast of Brazil. In Inclusive Tourism Futures. (pp. 80-103).

Palmer, N., & Long, P. (2018). The Peculiar Attraction of Royalty for Tourism and the Popular Cultural Construction of ‘Royal Tourism’. In Lundberg, C., & Ziakas, V. (Eds.) Handbook of Popular Culture & Tourism (Routledge). (pp. 201-219). CABI Publishing: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Popular-Culture-and-Tourism/Lundberg-Ziakas/p/book/9781138678354

Palmer, N. (2016). The peculiar attraction of royalty for tourism and the popular cultural construction of ‘Royal Tourism’.

Palmer, N.J. (2015). Kyrgyzstan, tourism. In Jafari, J., & Xiao, H. (Eds.) Springer encyclopaedia of tourism. Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_611-1

Palmer, N.J. (2009). Domestic holidaymaking in a Central Asian context: tourism legacies from pre-communist and Soviet times - Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. In Singh, S. (Ed.) Domestic tourism in Asia. Diversity and divergence. (pp. 181-196). London: Earthscan: http://www.styluspub.com/clients/ear/books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=208051

Palmer, N.J. (2009). Policy intervention, 'enforced' collaboration and sub-regional tourism development - the case of South Yorkshire. In Thomas, R. (Ed.) Managing regional tourism. A case study of Yorkshire, England. Ilkley: Great Northern Books: http://www.gnbooks.co.uk/books/9781905080588.shtml

Palmer, N. (2008). International Royal Tourist expectations, experiences and reflections on royal encounters: a demand-side perspective. In Royal Tourism: Excursions around Monrachy. Tourism and Cultural Change. Clevedon: Channel View Publishing

Palmer, N. (2008). By Royal Association: British monarchy as a place representation tool. In Royal Tourism: Excursions Around Monarchy. Tourism and Cultural Change. (pp. 159-180). Clevedon: Channel View Publications

Palmer, N. (2008). International Royal Tourist expectations, experiences and reflections on royal encounters: a demand-side perspective. In Royal Tourism: Excursions around Monrachy. Tourism and Cultural Change. Clevedon: Channel View Publishing

Palmer, N. (2008). By Royal Association: British monarchy as a place representation tool. In Royal Tourism: Excursions Around Monarchy. Tourism and Cultural Change. (pp. 159-180). Clevedon: Channel View Publications

Long, P., & Palmer, N. (2007). Conclusions. In Royal Tourism: Excursions around Monarchy. (pp. 252-255).

Long, P., & Palmer, N. (2007). Conclusions. In Royal Tourism: Excursions around Monarchy. (pp. 252-255).

Thompson, K., Schofield, P., Foster, N., & Bakieva, G. (2006). Kyrgyzstan’s Manas epos millennium celebrations: post-colonial resurgence of Turkic culture and the marketing of cultural tourism. In PICARD, D., & ROBINSON, M. (Eds.) Festivals, tourism and social change. (pp. 172-190). Clevedon: Channel View: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?K=9781845410476&sf_01=series&st_01=tourism+cultural&sort=sort_multi/d&ds=tourism+and+cultural+change&m=8&dc=29

Foster, N. (2004). Rural Catalonia field study practices. In Smith, A., Foster, N., Pomfret, G., & Whalley, P. (Eds.) Barcelona and Catalonia - a field study guide. (pp. 55-71). Sheffield Hallam University

Foster, N. (2004). Rural Catalonia field study practices. In Smith, A., Foster, N., Pomfret, G., & Whalley, P. (Eds.) Barcelona and Catalonia - a field study guide. (pp. 55-71). Sheffield Hallam University

Thompson, K., & Foster, N. (2003). Ecotourism development and government policy in Kyrgyzstan. In FENNELL, D.A., & DOWLING, R.K. (Eds.) Ecotourism policy and planning. (pp. 169-186). Wallingford: CABI: http://www.cabi.org/bk_bookdisplay.asp?SubjectArea=&Subject=&PID=1610

Owen, R.E., Botterill, D., Emanuel, L., Foster, N., Gale, T., Nelson, C., & Selby, M. (2000). Perceptions from the periphery : the experience of Wales. In Brown, F., & Hall, D. (Eds.) Tourism in Peripheral Areas: Case studies. (pp. 7-38). Clevedon: Channel View Publications: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?K=9781873150238

Foster, N., & Jones, E. (2000). Image Versus Identity: Representing and Comparing Destination Images Across A Tourism System. In Robinson, M., Evans, N., Long, P., Sharpley, R., & Swarbrooke, J. (Eds.) Reflections on International Tourism Management, Marketing and the Politic Economy of Travel and Tourism. Business Education Publishers

Books

Long, P., & Palmer, N.J. (Eds.). (2008). Royal tourism : excursions around monarchy. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

Long, P., & Palmer, N.J. (Eds.). (2008). Royal tourism : excursions around monarchy. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

Smith, A., Foster, N., Pomfret, G., & Whalley, P. (Eds.). (2004). Barcelona and Catalonia: A fieldwork guide. Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield Hallam University.

Smith, A., Foster, N., Pomfret, G., & Whalley, P. (Eds.). (2004). Barcelona and Catalonia: A fieldwork guide. Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield Hallam University.

Reports

Palmer, N. (2019). Destination Management Scoping Study Report.

Palmer, N. (2018). Reframing the Public Relations Profession for a Changing World. Report.

Palmer, N. (2018). Reframing the Public Relations Profession for a Changing World. Report.

Palmer, N. (2014). A Socio-economic Review of the Potential Impacts of the Proposed Man of Steel Landmark Sculpture. Report.

Egan, D., Palmer, N., Ali, A., & Egan, H. (2014). Stoneleigh Park - HS2 Mitigation Summary. Impact of HS2 on Stoneleigh Park. Report.

Egan, D., Palmer, N., Ali, A., & Egan, H. (2014). Stoneleigh Park - HS2 Mitigation Summary. Impact of HS2 on Stoneleigh Park. Report.

Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2012). An Environmental Impact Assessment of the renaissance of Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire: Socio-economic chapter.

Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2012). An Environmental Impact Assessment of the renaissance of Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire: Socio-economic chapter.

Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2009). A SWOT Analysis and the Development of an Information System and Benchmark for the Doncaster Visitor Economy. Report.

Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2009). A SWOT Analysis and the Development of an Information System and Benchmark for the Doncaster Visitor Economy. Report.

Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2008). Measuring the Visitor Economy in South Yorkshire. Report.

Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2008). Measuring the Visitor Economy in South Yorkshire. Report.

Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2008). The Impact of the Northern Racing College and the St. Leger Horse Park on the Doncaster Visitor Economy. Report.

Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2008). The Impact of the Northern Racing College and the St. Leger Horse Park on the Doncaster Visitor Economy. Report.

Foster, N. (2002). South Yorkshire Tourism Action Plan. Report.

Foster, N. (1999). Developing a Tourism and Hospitality Curriculum in Kyrgyzstan. Report.

Foster, N. (1999). Investigating the Trade and Tourism Links Between the Island of Ireland and North-West England. Report.

Foster, N. (1998). Magna Training Needs Survey. Junction Park Tourism Pole. Report.

Foster, N. (1998). Birmingham CEBP Corporate Restructuring. Report.

Foster, N. (1998). Adjustments for Disabled Employees. Report.

Foster, N. (1998). TEC-Provider Relationships. Report.

Foster, N. (1998). Evaluating Key Stage 4 Demonstration Projects. Report.

Foster, N. (1998). East Midlands Careers Education Guidance Outcome Study. Report.

Foster, N. (1997). Impact Assessment of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Training and Enterprise. Report.

Foster, N. (1994). International Ice Hockey Puck Safety Standards. Report.

Theses / Dissertations

Jonsson, C. (2019). Stakeholder engagement in a Tourism Foreign Direct Investment (TFDI) dependent small island state: Barbados. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Palmer, N.

Mekonnen, T. (2018). The ‘lived experience’ of Black African immigrant entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial endeavours. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Palmer, N.

Duffy, M. (2018). Understanding Strategic Implementation relative to Organisational Commitment within Sheffield City Region SMEs. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Palmer, N.

Mellon, V.L. (2018). Sustainable tourism policies and tourism institutions in protected areas: Anevolutionary perspective. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Palmer, N. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00249

Thomas, H.D. (2018). Managing online communication and feedback relating to the Welsh visitor attraction experience: apathy and inflexibility in tourism marketing practice. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Palmer, N.

Reka, S. (2017). Tourism governance in post-war transition: The case of Kosova. (Doctoral thesis). http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00156

Wan, X. (2017). Tourists’ Responses to Government Intentions for Red Tourism In China. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Bramwell, B., & Palmer, N. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00040

Drosou, E. (2016). Meanings, views and opinions of fashion brands: understanding the female Greek consumer. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Palmer, N., & Mcauley, J. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00171

Gorbuntsova, T. (2016). Spatiality of power surrounding "the Nenets'" involvement in local tourism industry development. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Palmer, N., & Dobson, S.

Pomfret, G. (2016). An exploration of adventure tourism participation and consumption. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Palmer, N.

Dorjsuren, A. (2014). Political ecology of inequality in tourism development in rural Mongolia. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Bramwell, B., & Palmer, N.

Fatorachian, H. (2014). Electronic supply chain practice within SMEs manufacturer in the UK. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Shahidan, M., Palmer, N., & Johnston, P.

Chuamuangphan, N. (2009). Ecotourism planning and management and sustainable development in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Bramwell, B., & Palmer, N.

Chaperon, S.A. (2009). Responses to tourism development and governance in a core-periphery context. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Bramwell, B., & Palmer, N.

Wang, Y. (2008). Actor perspectives and tourism policy networks in Hangzhou, China. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Bramwell, B., Palmer, N., & Meyer, D.

Doncaster, S.H. (2006). Nature-based recreation and leisure in fenland rural ecomies - A case study approach. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Rotherham, I., Egan, D., & Palmer, N.

Internet Publications

Palmer, N., & Tresidder, R. (2021). Supporting the Continuous Professional Development of Supervisors in Waiting: The SHU Research Supervisor Passport. [Blog post]. http://www.ukcge.ac.uk/article/sheffield-hallam-university-research-supervisor-passport-487.aspx

Presentations

Palmer, N., & Tresidder, R. (2021). Acknowledging and responding to the ‘doctoral supervision waiting room’: the SHU Research Supervisor Passport. Presented at: UKCGE Annual Conference 2021: Resilience in Postgraduate Education: Adapting, Supporting, Sustaining, Online

Palmer, N. (2020). Experiences of running the pilot UKCGE recognition scheme and applying for recognition. Presented at: UKCGE Northern Forum, Sheffield Hallam University

Palmer, N. (2019). Opportunities for external engagement - journal articles and beyond. Presented at: Developing the external engagement of T&S academics, University of York

Jönsson, C., & Palmer, N. (2019). Experienced realities of local impacts of Tourism Foreign Direct Investment in Barbados. Presented at: 4th Caribbean International Tourism Conference, The University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus, Barbados, 2019

Munday, D., Compton-Daw, E., Palmer, N., Kate, J., Parker-Hay, K., & Wheat, K. (2019). Beyond carrots and sticks: What motivates researchers to engage in their development? Presented at: VITAE International Conference 2019, Birmingham, 2019

Munday, D., Compton-Daw, E., Palmer, N., Kate, J., Parker-Hay, K., & Wheat, K. (2019). Beyond carrots and sticks: What motivates researchers to engage in their development? Presented at: VITAE International Conference 2019, Birmingham, 2019

Palmer, N. (2019). Keynote: New Forms of Research Production and the PhD. Presented at: EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference, University of Lancaster Management School, 2019

Palmer, N., & Unterhitzenberger, C. (2019). World Café: Writing Skills. Presented at: EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference, University of Lancaster Management School, 2019

Palmer, N. (2019). World Café: Plagiarism. Presented at: EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference, University of Lancaster Management School

Palmer, N. (2019). World Café: Plagiarism. Presented at: EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference, University of Lancaster Management School

Palmer, N. (2019). Keynote: Academic research opportunities at SHU. Presented at: Hallam Guild Undergraduate Research Network's inaugural poster showcase, Sheffield Hallam University

Palmer, N. (2018). Building PGR communities. Presented at: UKCGE Northern Forum, Sheffield Hallam University

Palmer, N. (2018). Workshop Presentation - Getting involved in doctoral supervision and examining. Presented at: NARTI workshop for ECRs, Leeds University Business School

Palmer, N. (2018). Workshop Presentation - After the Viva...where does doctoral supervision end? Presented at: NARTI, LUBS

Palmer, N. (2018). Workshop Presentation - After the Viva...where does doctoral supervision end? Presented at: NARTI, LUBS

Palmer, N., & van Donzel, M. (2018). World Café: Shared space and times. Presented at: EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Palmer, N. (2018). Keynote - The PhD Journey: hacking your travel through the academy. Presented at: 3rd Tourism Research Network (TourNet), Sheffield

Cleaver, D., & Palmer, N. (2017). Recognising and rewarding excellence in doctoral supervision: the SHU Inspirational Research Supervisor award scheme. Presented at: UKCGE Annual Conference, Universidade do Porto, Portugal, 2017

Cleaver, D., & Palmer, N. (2017). Recognising and rewarding excellence in doctoral supervision: the SHU Inspirational Research Supervisor award scheme. Presented at: UKCGE Annual Conference, Universidade do Porto, Portugal, 2017

Palmer, N. (2017). World Café: Mentoring the Doctoral Talent. Presented at: 2017 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble

Chuamuangphan, N., & Palmer, N. (2017). To what extent are local people actively involved in ecotourism development through choice? Exploring societal values and ecotourism sustainability in Chiang Rai. Presented at: International Seminar on Tourism in Asia: Change and Diversity, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 2017

Palmer, N., & Chuamuangphan, N. (2016). Societal values and local responses to ecotourism amongst villagers in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Presented at: Tourism Naturally Conference 2016, Sardinia, Italy, 2016

Merson, J., & Palmer, N. (2016). Taking and sharing photographs of restaurant food via social media and the blurring of online-offline consumer leisure experiences. Presented at: Locating Leisure: Blurring Boundaries, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016

Palmer, N. (2016). Session Leader Presentation - Energising your Academic Career: Routes to doctorate. Presented at: Sheffield Hallam University CPD conference, Sheffield Hallam University

Palmer, N. (2015). Cultivating Community to Enrich Research Environment. Presented at: VITAE North East Workshop, Sheffield Hallam University, 2015

Palmer, N. (2015). Workshop Presentation - From supervisee to supervisor: strategies for development. Presented at: NARTI Workshop for ECRs, Sheffield Hallam University

Palmer, N. (2015). Workshop Presentation - 'What would you do?' Supervision scenarios. Presented at: NARTI Workshop for ECRs, Sheffield Hallam University

Palmer, N. (2015). Keynote - Embracing the Past, Visioning the Future. Presented at: International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT), Sheffield

Palmer, N., & Whalley, P. (2015). Effective doctoral supervision. Presented at: 5th Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium, Girona, Spain

Palmer, N. (2014). Keynote: Economic, cultural and community benefits of the Man of Steel landmark sculpture project. Presented at: Inaugural Meeting of the Team of Steel, Sheffield

Palmer, N. (2013). Doctoral research management and research design training in Sheffield Hallam University. Presented at: 3rd Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium, Girona, Spain

Wan, X., & Palmer, N. (2013). Red Tourism in China: Shaoshang and Zhijiang. Presented at: 3rd Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium, Girona, Spain

Wan, X., & Palmer, N. (2013). Red Tourism in China: Shaoshang and Zhijiang. Presented at: 3rd Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium, Girona, Spain

Gorbuntsova, T., & Palmer, N. (2012). Tourism as a Socio-Economic Development Tool for Ethnic Minorities: The Nenets. Presented at: 2nd Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium, Sheffield Hallam University

Gorbuntsova, T., & Palmer, N. (2012). Tourism as a Socio-Economic Development Tool for Ethnic Minorities: The Nenets. Presented at: 2nd Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium, Sheffield Hallam University

Palmer, N., & Mohamed, A. (2011). Exploring Resource Values, Capital and Criticality in Eco-Cultural Tourism with reference to Libya's Green Mountain. Presented at: ERPBSS Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, Dubai, 2011

Palmer, N., & Mohamed, A. (2011). Conceptualising and Measuring ‘Eco-cultural Tourism Capital’: the Case of Libya’s Green Mountain. Presented at: , 1st Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium, Girona, Spain

Palmer, N., & Mohamed, A. (2011). Conceptualising and Measuring ‘Eco-cultural Tourism Capital’: the Case of Libya’s Green Mountain. Presented at: , 1st Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium, Girona, Spain

Long, P., & Palmer, N. (2002). At least they’re good for tourism’ : tourism representations of Britain linked to the Queen’s Golden Jubilee year. Presented at: Tourism Research 2002, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, 2002

Long, P., & Palmer, N. (2002). At least they’re good for tourism’ : tourism representations of Britain linked to the Queen’s Golden Jubilee year. Presented at: Tourism Research 2002, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, 2002

Other publications

Palmer, N. (2018). Are our doctoral programmes fit for purpose and the future? EFMD: https://www.efmd.org/blog/view/1489-are-our-doctoral-programmes-fit-for-purpose-and-the-future

Cleaver, D., & Palmer, N. (2017). Recognising and rewarding excellence in doctoral supervision: Superdupervisor Awards - how, why and to what end? UKCGE: http://www.ukcge.ac.uk/article/sheffield-hallam-rewarding-excellence-supervision-377.aspx

Other activities

• Member, Researcher Networks Working Group. VITAE (2021-ongoing).
• External Examiner for Graduate Studies, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Switzerland (2021-ongoing).
• Editorial Board Member for Geographic Issues (2021-ongoing).
• Reviewer for UKCGE Research Supervisor Recognition Scheme (2020-ongoing).
• Member, The Concordat CROS/PIRLS Writing Group. VITAE (2019).
• International Committee Member and Peer Reviewer for SMARTS, a collaborative social sciences-management-arts-humanities United Nations Sustainable Development Goals' research initiative between four Thai universities (2019 - ongoing).
• External Advisor for PG Cert One Planet Governance, University of Wales (2019).
• Reviewer for the Nature Masterclasses Online 'Collaboration in Research' course (2018).
• External Examiner for DBA Programme, Liverpool John Moores University (2018-ongoing).
• Editorial Board Member for Asian Journal of Tourism Research (2017-ongoing).
• Scientific Committee Member for International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism, Greece (2017-ongoing).
• External Academic Conference Committee Member for Multidisciplinary Approaches on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Thailand (2016-ongoing).
• Doctoral Steering Group Member, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Brussels (2016-ongoing).
• University Alliance's Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) Strategy Group Member, (2015).

 

Postgraduate supervision

Tourism governance, ethnic equality and poverty alleviation - specifically, my academic research draws on political economy and political ecology to generate new knowledge on ways in which social status, legitimacy, and power play a key role in the dynamics of sustainable community-based tourism development by stimulating local economies, conserving the environment, developing people’s livelihoods, and changing lives.

I am happy to supervise qualitative and quantitative methodologies and I have on-going research methods postgraduate teaching expertise.

To date, I have 18 doctoral completions (PhD and DBA).  Recent supervisions include:
• 2019 Cristina Jonsson: Experienced realities of local impacts of Tourism Foreign Direct Investment in Barbados (Director of Studies), Sheffield Hallam University. PhD – minor corrections

• 2018 Marc Duffy: Understanding Strategic Implementation relative to Organisational Commitment within Sheffield City Region SMEs (Director of Studies), Sheffield Hallam University. PhD – minor corrections

• 2018 Tilahun Mekonnen: The ‘lived experience’ of Black African immigrant entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial endeavours – othering and belonging (Director of Studies), Sheffield Hallam University. DBA – minor corrections

• 2018 Vicky Mellon: Governance and sustainability: partnership evolution and sustainable tourism in UK National Parks (Director of Studies), Sheffield Hallam University. Article-based PhD – minor corrections

• 2018 Huw David Thomas: Managing online communication and feedback relating to the Welsh visitor attraction experience: apathy and inflexibility in tourism marketing practice (Second supervisor - external), University of Wales Trinity St David. PhD – minor corrections

Media

Sheffield BID:
Backing the BID for Sheffield, The Yorkshire Times, 12th February, 2015.

Man of Steel:
Man of Steel: Long to shine over us, Yorkshire Post, 6th September, 2015.
Man of Steel to contribute £9m to South Yorkshire region. In: The Manufacturer 16th September, 2013
Man of Steel statue ‘will bring benefit of £9m’. In: Sheffield Telegraph, 27th August, 2012

Royal Tourism:
No budget wedding as Prince William and Kate Middleton opt for day of pageantry, Daily Express, 18th November, 2010

Kyrgyzstan:
BBC Radio Manchester, 2000

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