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Dr Nicola J Palmer BA (Hons), PGCLT, PhD, FHEA

Head of Doctoral Training (Sheffield Hallam University Doctoral School)


Summary

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 EFMD Doctoral Steering Group and the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce's Visitor Economy sub-group.

I am an active doctoral research supervisor 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 Yorkshire Man of Steel 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 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 EFMD Doctoral Steering Group and the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce's Visitor Economy sub-group. I won a SHU Inspirational Research Supervisor award in 2014 and was nominated as a SHU Inspirational Woman in 2016.

My academic background lies in Tourism Studies and I have researched and taught at UK universities since the 1990s (with some teaching experience at Spanish and Swedish universities also).

I have a practitioner background in consultancy and I have worked on projects for a range of clients including the EU, government offices, regional development agencies (RDAs), and destination marketing organisations (DMOs). 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 am the co-author of Royal Tourism: Excursions around Monarchy, an international text that explores both implicit and explicit relationships between royalty and tourism through a range of range of historical, sociological and cultural perspectives. I have an interest in socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-political tourism issues and an on-going research link to the Man of Steel landmark sculpture development in South Yorkshire. Further afield, I retain an interest in post-soviet and transitional tourism development issues. My research interests are aligned through consideration of community engagement, inequalities and socially constructed/selective 'realities'.

I focus on: Destination image/identity representation; Tourist destination development; Tourism culture, ethnicity, social class and heritage; Eco-tourism development; Visitor economy and regeneration.

I supervise and examine PhD and DBA students in areas relating to my research interests. To date, I have 17 doctoral completions (PhD and DBA) with topics including: Ecotourism Management and Sustainable Development in Chiangrai Province, Thailand.

Political Ecology of Inequality in Tourism Development in Rural Mongolia * Managing online communications and feedback relating to the Welsh visitor attraction experience: apathy and inflexibility in tourism marketing practice? * The ‘lived experience’ of Black African immigrant entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial endeavours *
I have examined 18 doctorates to date and chaired 8 doctoral vivas.

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).

Courses

PhD Programme / DBA Programme Tourism Management/Hospitality Management

Modules

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.

Research

CCRC
C3RI
Political ecology and community-based ecotourism development (Thailand); Equity of tourism development (Mongolia), Spatialities of power around tourism development (Russian Federation); Ideologies of heritage tourism development in communist and post-communist regimes; Social capital, symbolic capital, consumption and representations of self and others.
Selective representation and tourism promotion in post-soviet Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia; Royal Tourism
Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Thailand; National University of Mongolia

Selected research projects

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

Collaborators and sponsors

Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Thailand
National University of Mongolia

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). Tourism-related foreign direct investment in a transitional economy: the evolutionary path of the Pinara-Bishkek Hotel, Kyrgyzstan. 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.

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

• Destination Management Scoping Study. Commissioned by Great Places (Wentworth and Elsecar), (2018).

• Reframing the public relations profession for a changing world (led by the University of Huddersfield and supported by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management) (2018 - ongoing)

• Hot Springs Tourism Development Project (funded by the Thai Government) (2016 - ongoing)

• The potential socio-economic and community impacts of HS2. A review of the Final Environmental Statement for Phase One of the proposed high-speed railway HS2 between London and Birmingham (subcontracted by ECUS Ltd.) (2015).

• Stoneleigh Park - HS2 Mitigation Summary. Sub-contracted by ECUS Consulting Ltd., November 2014

• The potential socio-economic and community impacts of HS2. A review of the Final Environmental Statement for Phase One of the proposed high-speed railway HS2 between London and Birmingham. Sub-contracted by ECUS Consulting Ltd., July 2014.

• A Socio-economic Review of the Potential Impacts of the Proposed Man of Steel Landmark Sculpture, August 2013.

• An Environmental Impact Assessment of the renaissance of Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire (subcontracted by ECUS Ltd.), 2012

• A SWOT Analysis and the Development of an Information System and Benchmark for the Doncaster Visitor Economy, (Doncaster MBC) 2008-2009

• The Integration of Migrant Workers into the Tourism and Hospitality Workforce in South Yorkshire (Knowledge Exchange partner Yorkshire South Tourism), 2008-2009

• The Impact of the Northern Racing College and the St. Leger Horse Park on the Doncaster Visitor Economy (funded by Yorkshire South Tourism, the South Yorkshire Training Trust and Helios Slough), 2007-2008

• Measuring the Visitor Economy in South Yorkshire (funded by Yorkshire South Tourism), 2007-2008

• South Yorkshire Tourism Action Plan (funded by Objective 1 Programme Directorate, GOYH), 2001-2002

• North West and Ireland Trade Group: Investigating the Trade and Tourism Links Between the Island of Ireland and North-West England (funded by North West Development Agency), 1999-2000

• Developing a Tourism and Hospitality Curriculum in Kyrgyzstan (EU Tempus Tacis), 1999

• Evaluating Key Stage 4 Demonstration Projects (DfEE funded), 1997-1998

• Adjustments for Disabled Employees (DfEE funded), 1997-1998

• East Midlands (Careers Education Guidance) Outcome Study (DfEE funded), 1997-1998

• TEC-Provider Relationships (subcontracted by Coopers & Lybrand), 1997-1998

• Impact Assessment of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Training and Enterprise (Shropshire CCTE funded), 1997-1998

• Birmingham CEBP Corporate Restructuring (Birmingham CEBP funded), 1997-1998

• International Ice Hockey Puck Safety Standards (funded by the Ice Hockey Superleague UK), 1993-1994

• Board Member, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Visitor Economy Forum (2016-ongoing);

• Trustee, Yorkshire Icon Ltd. (The Steel Man) (Charity No. 1159282) (2015-ongoing)

• BID Champion (SHU Institutional Representative), Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) (2013-2015);

• Board Member, Vibrant City Sub-Board of Competitive City Programme, Sheffield City Council (2011-2014);

• Member, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (2013 - ongoing);

• Ambassador, Marketing Sheffield (2010 - ongoing);

• Ambassador, Yorkshire South Tourism (2008 – 2010);

• Board Member, South Yorkshire Tourism Task Group. Objective 1 Programme Directorate, GOYH
(2002 – 2005).

• 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 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Thailand (2016-ongoing);

• International conference committee member for 1st and 2nd International Conferences on Humanities and Social Science Research (2016, 2017);

• Doctoral Steering Group member, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Brussels (2016-ongoing);

• Board Member, Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), University of Leeds (2014-2017);

• Academic journal paper reviewing for range of international academic journals: Journal of Cleaner Production (2017); Journal of Sustainable Tourism (2017); Polar Geography (2015); Tourism Planning and Development (2014); Journal of Information Technology and Tourism (2013); and Journal of Tourism Culture and Communication (2008).

• Grimm & Co. literacy charity

• National Coal Mining Museum for England

Postgraduate supervision

Doctoral Researchers (Current): 0
Doctoral Researchers (Complete): 17
Doctoral Examinations: 18

Completed

13

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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