My time at Sheffield Hallam is quite extensive so far. I completed my degree and masters here and as well as teaching, I am studying for a PhD which focuses on sustainable tourism and partnership working in English national parks. This has led me to publish a paper in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism about a tourism partnership in the Peak District and expand my research to other national parks
Working in the tourism industry for large tour operators and hotels in the UK and USA has fuelled my enthusiasm for researching and teaching tourism, and I enjoy working on subjects such as sustainable tourism, tourist behaviour and operations and project management.
I have also previously worked as an events organiser and personal research assistant for a research project at another university, both of which have given me a great experience in the hospitality sector and in academia.
I really enjoy teaching and researching tourism and each year look forward to meeting new students!
Research and teaching interests
- sustainable tourism
- uk national parks and tourism
- tourism partnership working
- tourist behaviour
- operations and project management
- 2007: MSc Sustainable Tourism, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
- 2004: BA Tourism Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
- 2007 to date: Sustainable Tourism and Partnership working in English National Parks, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Department of Service Sector Management
Sheffield Business School
Mellon, V., & Bramwell, B. (2016). Protected area policies and sustainable tourism: influences, relationships and co-evolution. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 24 (10), 1369-1386. http://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2015.1125909
Mellon, V., & Bramwell, B. (2018). The temporal evolution of tourism institutions. Annals of Tourism Research, 69, 42-52. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.12.008
Stalmirska, A.M., & Mellon, V. (2022). “It feels like a job …” Understanding commuter students: Motivations, engagement, and learning experiences. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 30. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2021.100368
Bramwell, B., & Cox, V. (2009). Stage and path dependence approaches to the evolution of a national park tourism partnership. Journal of sustainable tourism, 17 (2), 191-206. http://doi.org/10.1080/09669580802495782
Mellon, V. (2018). Co-evolution, sustainable tourism and protected areas. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 227 (227), 73-81. http://doi.org/10.2495/st180081
Theses / Dissertations
Mellon, V. (n.d.). Governance and sustainability: partnership evolution and sustainable tourism in UK National Parks. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Palmer, N.