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Seonyoung Kim

Dr Seon Young Kim

Principal Lecturer


I studied Tourism Management at undergraduate level and worked for a major tour operator in South Korea before I came to the UK. I completed both an MSc in Sustainable Tourism and a PhD titled 'Tourism-related urban regeneration in two UK city regions' at Sheffield Business School (SBS), Sheffield Hallam University. I started to teach tourism for SBS in 2008 as an Associate Lecturer and joined the SBS Tourism Team as a full time lecturer in 2012. I am the Subject Group Leader for Tourism. My teaching and research interests lie with tourism and urban regeneration, the visitor economy, tourism policy and planning, and accessible tourism.

  • About


    • 2012: PhD Tourism-Related Urban Regeneration in Two UK City Regions, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2011: M.Res in Business - 'A Critical Realist Approach in Studying Tourism-Related Urban Regeneration', Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2005: BBA in Tourism Management / Bachelor in Tourism English Interpretation, Other, United Kingdom

    CPD/ Attendance at annual conferences

    CPD activities

    • 2017: , Universitat de Girona, Spain
    • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    Member of professional body


    • 2014: , Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom

    Principal Lecturer

  • Teaching

    Department of Service Sector Management

    Sheffield Business School


    2012 to 2015: Contemporary Business Environment, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2012 to 2016: Tourism Field Visit, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2012 to 2016: Tourism Policy & Planning, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Kim, S., & Bramwell, B. (2019). Boundaries and boundary crossing in tourism: A study of policy work for tourism and urban regeneration. Tourism Management, 75, 78-89.

    Theses / Dissertations

    Winter, T. (2019). Poverty and Inequality:Exploring the Role of Tourismin Brazil's Northeast. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Kim, S.


    Kim, S.Y. (2016). Raising students' awareness of Accessible Tourism in the learning experience.

    Kim, S.Y. (2012). Resource dependency and power relations in tourism-related urban regeneration.

    Kim, S.Y. (2012). Tourism and Urban Regeneration: Separate or Integrated Policy Fields, Actors and Networks.

  • Other activities

    Competitve Research Award

    • 2015: Accent Gastronomy, European Commission, Belgium

    HEA fellow or senior fellow

    • 2014: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Current supervisions

    • 2015:Director of Studies (2 students)

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