Dr Nancy Stevenson

Faculty International Director

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I am the International Director for the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and am responsible for developing and delivering our Faculty Global Engagement Strategy. 

I have a degree in Urban Planning Studies, post graduate diplomas in planning and marketing, and an MBA. My PhD: "Policy at the margins: Views from Leeds about local authority tourism policy activity" was awarded by the University of Surrey. I originally qualified and worked as a town planner for over a decade. I worked on conservation, regeneration and development control projects in Australia and three London Boroughs (Islington, Hackney and Kensington). 

My main academic interests are cultural events and regeneration; tourism policy, planning and development; and tourism experiences. I am currently engaged into research into peoples experiences of walking and street parties.  I have recently undertaken research (funded by the IOC and British Academy) into the Cultural Olympiad and the Legacies of the 2012 Games.

I currently lead modules on the tourism and events programmes and undergraduate and masters level. My specialist areas are tourism policy and planning, cultural events and regeneration, the politics of tourism, destination image and design and tourism experience. 

I am a PhD research supervisor. 

My research activities are focused on cultural events and regeneration,  tourism policy and planning, and tourism experiences.   My publications since 2012 are as follows

1.       Stevenson, N. (2016) Local festivals, social capital and sustainable destination development:  Experiences in East London. Journal of Sustainable Tourism Volume 24 (7) 990-1006 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2015.1128943

2.       Stevenson, N. (2016) Culture and the 2012 Games:  Creating a tourism legacy?  Chapter 4 in Robinson, M. and Ploner, J. (eds) Tourism at the Olympic Games- Visiting the World. Abingdon. Routledge. ISBN 13:278-1-138-93965-3 

3.       Stevenson, N. (2016) Reflections upon the experience of longitudinal research into cultural event production in a developing destination.  International Journal of Tourism Research. 18 (5) 486-493.

4.       Cherifi, B., Smith. A., Maitland, R. and Stevenson, N. (2014) Destination images of non-visitors. Annals of Tourism Research 49. 190-202.

5.       Stevenson, N (2013) Cultural Programmes for Sporting Mega Events:  London 2012 – A Case Study.  Chapter 7 in Eds, Fyall, A.  and Garrod, B.  Contemporary Cases in Sport - Volume 1. Goodfellow Publishers C ISBN: 978-1-908999-21-4 hbk.

6.       Stevenson, N. (2013): The Complexities of Tourism and Regeneration: the Case of the 2012 Olympic Games, Tourism Planning & Development, Vol 10 (1) 1-16. DOI:10.1080/21568316.2012.723038 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21568316.2012.723038

7.       Stevenson, N. (2012) Culture and the 2012 Games:  Creating a Tourism Legacy? Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change – 10 (2) 137-149 DOI 10.1080/14766825.2012.682478

8.       Stevenson, N. (2012) Using Complexity theory to develop understanding of Tourism and the Environment.  Chapter 9 in Fennel, D. and Holden A. A Handbook of Tourism and the Environment. Abingdon: Routledge

9.       Shipway, R. and Stevenson, N (2012) Guest Editorial Special Issue: Experiencing Tourism Journal of Sport & Tourism.  17(2) 81-84. 

10.   Stevenson, N   (2012) The Cultural Legacy of the 2012 Games: Chapter 6 in Fyall, A. and Shipway, R. (eds) International Sports Events: Impacts, Experiences and Identities. Abingdon: Routledge.  

A full list of publications is available from the University repository - or can be viewed via my Researchgate or Linked in profiles

2017

Taking a hike: Exploring leisure walkers embodied experiences (2017)
Stevenson, N. and Farrell, H.C. 2017. Taking a hike: Exploring leisure walkers embodied experiences. Social and Cultural Geography.

2016

Local festivals, social capital and sustainable destination development: experiences in East London (2016)
Stevenson, N. 2016. Local festivals, social capital and sustainable destination development: experiences in East London. Journal of Sustainable Tourism . 24 (7), pp. 990-1006.
Reflections Upon the Experience of Longitudinal Research into Cultural Event Production in a Developing Destination (2016)
Stevenson, N. 2016. Reflections Upon the Experience of Longitudinal Research into Cultural Event Production in a Developing Destination. International Journal of Tourism Research. 18 (5), pp. 486-493.

2014

Destination images of non-visitors (2014)
Cherifi, B., Smith, A., Maitland, R. and Stevenson, N. 2014. Destination images of non-visitors. Annals of Tourism Research . 49, pp. 190-192.

2013

The complexities of tourism and regeneration: the case of the 2012 Olympic Games (2013)
Stevenson, N. 2013. The complexities of tourism and regeneration: the case of the 2012 Olympic Games. Tourism Planning and Development. 10 (1), pp. 1-16.

2012

Culture and the 2012 games: creating a tourism legacy? (2012)
Stevenson, N. 2012. Culture and the 2012 games: creating a tourism legacy? Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. 10 (2), pp. 137-149.

2009

A review of tourism policy for the 2012 Olympics (2009)
Smith, A. and Stevenson, N. 2009. A review of tourism policy for the 2012 Olympics. Cultural Trends. 18 (1), pp. 97-102.
Complexity theory and tourism policy research (2009)
Stevenson, N., Airey, D. and Miller, G. 2009. Complexity theory and tourism policy research. International Journal of Tourism Policy. 2 (3), pp. 206-220.
Enhancing the student experience by embedding personal tutoring in the curriculum (2009)
Stevenson, N. 2009. Enhancing the student experience by embedding personal tutoring in the curriculum. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education. 8 (2), pp. 117-122.

2008

Tourism policy making: the policymakers' perspectives (2008)
Stevenson, N., Airey, D. and Miller, G. 2008. Tourism policy making: the policymakers' perspectives. Annals of Tourism Research. 35 (3), pp. 732-750.
Visualising London (2008)
Stevenson, N. and Inskip, C. 2008. Visualising London. London Journal of Tourism, Sport and Creative Industries. 1 (1), pp. 3-12.

2002

The role of English local authorities in tourism (2002)
Stevenson, N. 2002. The role of English local authorities in tourism. Insights.

2016

Culture and the 2012 Games: creating a tourism legacy? (2016)
Stevenson, N. 2016. Culture and the 2012 Games: creating a tourism legacy? in: Robinson, M. and Ploner, J. (ed.) Tourism at the Olympic Games: Visiting the World Abingdon Routledge.

2013

Cultural Programmes for Sporting Mega Events: London 2012 – A Case Study (2013)
Stevenson, N. 2013. Cultural Programmes for Sporting Mega Events: London 2012 – A Case Study . in: Garrod, B. and Fyall, A. (ed.) Contemporary Cases in Sport: Volume 1 Oxford Goodfellow Publishers.

2012

The cultural legacy of the 2012 games (2012)
Stevenson, N. 2012. The cultural legacy of the 2012 games. in: Shipway, R. and Fyall, A. (ed.) International sports events: impacts, experiences and identities Routledge.
Using complexity theory to develop understanding of tourism and the environment (2012)
Stevenson, N. 2012. Using complexity theory to develop understanding of tourism and the environment. in: Holden, A. and Fennell, D. (ed.) The Routledge handbook of tourism and the environment Routledge. pp. 84-93

2010

Seeing the sites: perceptions of London (2010)
Stevenson, N. and Inskip, C. 2010. Seeing the sites: perceptions of London. in: Maitland, R. and Richie, B. (ed.) City tourism: national capital perspectives Wallingford CABI.

2009

The ebbs and flows of tourism: a case study of Leeds (2009)
Stevenson, N. 2009. The ebbs and flows of tourism: a case study of Leeds. in: Thomas, R. (ed.) Managing regional tourism: a case study of Yorkshire, England Ilkley, West Yorkshire Great Northern Press.

2008

The ebbs and flows of tourism: a case study of Leeds (2008)
Stevenson, N. 2008. The ebbs and flows of tourism: a case study of Leeds. in: Smith, M. and Onderwater, L. (ed.) Selling or Telling? Paradoxes in tourism, culture and heritage Arnhem, The Netherlands ATLAS.

2007

Researching the experiences and perspectives of tourism policy makers (2007)
Stevenson, N. 2007. Researching the experiences and perspectives of tourism policy makers. in: Tribe, J. and Airey, D. (ed.) Developments in tourism research Amsterdam ; Oxford Elsevier. pp. 185-198

2006

Integrating personal tutoring with personal development planning (2006)
Stevenson, N. 2006. Integrating personal tutoring with personal development planning. in: Barfield, S., Hixenbaugh, P. and Thomas, L. (ed.) Critical reflections and positive interventions: an electronic casebook on good practice in personal tutoring York, UK Higher Education Academy.

2016

Designing New Tourism Areas in London (2016)
Stevenson, N. 2016. Designing New Tourism Areas in London . Taiwan European Culture Forum . Taipei 26 to end of 26 Nov 2016

2010

London 2012: developing and delivering a cultural legacy (2010)
Stevenson, N. 2010. London 2012: developing and delivering a cultural legacy. 11th World Leisure Congress. ChunCheon, Korea 28 Aug - 02 Sep 2010
Events and cultural regeneration: creating a cultural legacy from the 2012 Games (2010)
Stevenson, N. 2010. Events and cultural regeneration: creating a cultural legacy from the 2012 Games. Global Events Congress IV: Events and Festivals Research 'State of the Art'. Leeds Metropolitan University 14 - 16 Jul 2010

2008

Developing and delivering the vision: culture, growth and regeneration in Colchester (2008)
Stevenson, N. 2008. Developing and delivering the vision: culture, growth and regeneration in Colchester. ATLAS annual conference 2008: Selling or Telling? Paradoxes in Tourism, Culture and Heritage. University of Brighton, United Kingdom 02 - 04 Jul 2008

2006

Policy at the margins: the experiences and perspectives of tourism policy makers in an English local authority (2006)
Stevenson, N. 2006. Policy at the margins: the experiences and perspectives of tourism policy makers in an English local authority. ATLAS Annual Conference 2006: the Transformation of Tourism Spaces. Lodz, Poland 20 - 22 Dep 2006
Designing a research strategy to understand and build theory around the experiences and perspectives of tourism policy makers (2006)
Stevenson, N. 2006. Designing a research strategy to understand and build theory around the experiences and perspectives of tourism policy makers. Cutting Edge Research in Tourism: New Directions, Challenges and Applications. University of Surrey 06 - 09 Jun 2006

2011

The 2012 games: the regeneration legacy (2011)
Smith, A., Stevenson, N. and Edmundson, T. 2011. The 2012 games: the regeneration legacy. RICS.

2009

Image and attachment: migrants perceptions of London metropolis in flux: contemporary cultural migrations in London (2009)
Stevenson, N. and Inskip, C. 2009. Image and attachment: migrants perceptions of London metropolis in flux: contemporary cultural migrations in London. London University of Westminster.
London 2010: developing a cultural legacy for local communities in Hackney (2009)
Stevenson, N. 2009. London 2010: developing a cultural legacy for local communities in Hackney. University of Westminster for the IOC.

2001

The role of English local authorities in tourism survey 2000 (2001)
Stevenson, N. and Lovatt, S. 2001. The role of English local authorities in tourism survey 2000. London Centre for Tourism, School of of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster.

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