Professor Nigel Morgan is Head of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Nigel has spent 25 years promoting inclusive, creative and responsible tourism research, education and academic community engagement. He has sought to ‘make’ as well as ‘mark’ differences through his research, teaching and advisory interventions, working at the intersections of transformative learning, evidence-based research and community activism. An economic and social historian by doctoral training, his research is encapsulated in three entwined strands: place marketing, power and identity; inequality and wellbeing; critical studies and gender. He is perhaps best known for co-founding the Critical Tourism Studies Network in 2005 and co-chairing it until 2015. He has led consultancy projects for clients in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia and his research funders include the ESRC, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, the EU and the Norwegian Research Council. He recently completed an evaluation of the tourism-related impacts of the construction of a proposed nuclear power station in North Wales and is part of a British Academy-funded (2019-2020) team investigating the socio-cultural impacts of major energy projects on rural tourism communities.