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 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. and Farrell, H. (2017) Taking a Hike: Exploring leisure walkers embodied experiences. Social and Cultural Geography. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2017.1280615
2. Stevenson, N. (2016) Local festivals, social capital and sustainable destination development: Experiences in East London. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 24 (7) 990-1006. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2015.1128943
3. 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
4. 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.
5. Stevenson (2016) Designing New Tourism Areas in London - European Culture Forum. Part of Taipei World Design City 2016. Hosted by Taiwan Normal University. November 26th
6. Cherifi, B., Smith. A., Maitland, R. and Stevenson, N. (2014) Destination images of non-visitors. Annals of Tourism Research 49. 190-202.
7. 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.
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. Shipway, R. and Stevenson, N (2012) Guest Editorial Special Issue: Experiencing Tourism Journal of Sport & Tourism. 17(2) 81-84.
12. 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