| Angela Burr, PhD
Associate Member and Project Director
A trained anthropologist, Dr Angela Burr's early research, much of it whilst a postgraduate and ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies was into Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. She has written a book on the Hare Krishna Sect and Eastern Religions in the West. In the late l970s she also moved into Medical Anthropology, She has carried out wide range of urban fieldwork based policy and service provision research into the Addictions, much of it whilst a lecturer for over seven years at London University's Institute of Pyschiatry's Addiction Research Unit. She has also studied drug addiction in Singapore. Cross cultural psychiatry has also been a major interest. In recent years she has moved into Events Management, carrying out fieldwork based research at the Dome and into the planning and management of the Notting Hill Carnival. She has published widely in edited books and journals, e.g. Anthropos, Folklore, British Medical Journal, Community Science and Medicine, British and International Journals of the Addictions. She is in the process of finishing a book on Indian Asceticism and the Human Biology and Culture debate.
David Clark, PhD
Visiting Lecturer and Associate Member
David specialises in heritage and tourism, and has published many papers on museology. His regional expertise includes London and the Mediterranean region.
Tony Curson, MA DipMS BA MILAM
Associate Director Postgraduate Research London Metropolitan Business School
Tony specializes in leisure planning and management, particularly in an urban context. His work has covered sport, parks, water recreation and local tourism development. He focuses mainly on the UK and he has links with national and local agencies in London and Southeast England.
Maggie Gold, MA MA Dip URS BA
Senior Lecture in Arts and Heritage Management
Maggie specializes in heritage interpretation and heritage management. She has conducted extensive research in the UK with special reference to Scotland, and has published on the representation of landscape and the presentation of the past. She is co-author of Imaging Scotland-tradition, representation and promotion in Scottish tourism since 1750 and Cities of culture - staging international festivals and the urban agenda 1851-2000. She is currently working on culture based urban regeneration and the interpretation and management of sacred space.
Nelson Graburn was appointed Professor in IICTD in 2007. He is an anthropologist with fieldwork experience with the Inuit (and Naskapi) of Canada (and Alaska and Greenland) since 1959, and in Japan (and East and Southeast Asia) since 1974. He began teaching at Berkeley in 1964, and has visiting appointments at the National Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Le Centre des Hautes Etudes Touristiques, Aix-en-Provence, the National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) in Osaka, and the Research Center for Korean Studies, Kyushu National University, Fukuoka. He is an active member of the Townsend Center supported Tourism Studies Working Group. His recent research has focused on the study of art, tourism, museums, and the expression and representation of identity. He is now working on Contemporary Tourism in Asia (Japan and China) . He is also working with the Canadian Inuit cultural organization, Avatak, in Nouveau Quebec, and with Inuit institutions in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on aspects of cultural preservation and autonomy.
Graham Hankinson, PhD, MA, BA
Graham Hankinson obtained his PhD in marketing from London Metropolitan University and also holds an MA in Economics from Brunel University and a BA in Business Studies from Coventry University. He chairs the Academy of Marketing's Special Interest Group in brands and integrated brand communications. His research and publications have, for the past ten years, focused on branding and brand management. His books (co-authored with Philippa Cowking) include 'Branding in Action' and 'The Reality of Global Brands' published by McGraw-Hill. Articles resulting from his research have appeared in leading journals including the Journal of Brand Management, the Journal of Marketing Management, the Journal of Product and Brand Management and the Journal of Vacation Marketing. He has recently completed a research project in collaboration with the British Association of Conference Destination into destination branding and the business tourism market and is currently conducting research into branding orientation and the branding of places on tourism destinations.
Jonathan Karkut, BSc MA
Jonathan specializes in project development, design and management with particular reference to the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean. He is project manager for the European Union Mediterranean Heritage programme entitled 'Mediterranean Voices'. He also manages an EU Tempus tourism institution building project in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In addition to her general office duties, Juliet is currently doing a BA(Hons) in Caribbean Studies combined with Latin American Studies.
I-Ling Kuo, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Tourism Business Management
I-Ling's academic research focuses on visitor management and interpretation in both natural and heritage sites. Her most recent and current research includes the investigtion of guiding and interpretion at the Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai; the application of learning and behavioural theories in visitor management strategies and the comparative study of characteristics of topography, regulation and management policy in national parks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerald Mars, PhD, BA, FRAI
Visiting Professor and Associate Member
An applied anthropologist, is currently Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University, Brunel and Newcastle Business School, and has held similar appointments at Hong Kong, Bradford and Cranfield. He ahs published nine books, including Cheats at Work (1982) and The World of Waiters (1984), and over sixty papers and is currently researching on Emilia Romanagna and its restaurants and on accidents in the UK's building and consturction industry. Joint General Editor of the International Library of Criminology and General Editor of the International Library of Anthropology, he has been retained as consultant to British Airways, BT, P&O and (for 17 years) to Unilever, among others. In 2003 he was awarded the Royal Anthropological Institute's Lucy Mair Medal "to honour consistent excellence in applied anthropology".
Senior Lecture in Hospitality & Tourism Management
Paola Parravicini BSc (Hons)
Paola works on information technology, surveys, interviews and SPSS and data analysis. She has worked on a wide range of projects, with particular reference to London and the Royal Parks in particluar.
Stephen J. Shaw, BA (Hons), PG DpTP, MRTPI, FCIT, FILT, FRGS
Director of the TRaC Research Centre
His expertise is in urban planning and regeneration and his specialisms include social inclusion/ exclusion relating to urban landscapes and cultural tourism, heritage, and mobility issues. He works mainly in the UK, Europe and Canada. email@example.com
Jean Stubbs, PhD BA(Hons)
Professor and Director, Caribbean Studies Centre
Jean's expertise is on Cuba, with a focus on tobacco, class, race and gender, and with a wider interest in the history, cultures and development of the Hispanic and Greater Caribbean. She was 2002/3 President of the Caribbean Studies Association.
Graham Walters, PhD
Graham is an environmental geographer with interests in ecology and tourism. He works on conservation management, and has research interests in the relationships between tourism and conservation in the UK, Europe and South Asia.
Simone Wesner, PhD MA DipKW
Simone's expertise is in managing research programmes concerned with development. She specializes in arts management and has worked in Central and Eastern Europe, and is currently managing a project linking urban areas in London and Vietnam.
Pat Wood MA
She is a member of International Institute for Culture, Tourism and Development and industry task forces, visiting professor and keynote industry speaker in Europe, Far East, Caribbean and Cuba, voluntary role in public private widening participation partnerships.
Played a key role in establishing ‘Cuba 2020 Vision’ seminar series, International tourism education adviser to the Ministry of Education Superior, organise London Metropolitan University academic groups, events, funded workshops in Cuba, developing the strategic partnership between London Metropolitan University and Cuba.