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Since obtaining his PhD in tourism geography from the University of Exeter in 1998 Neil has worked as a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire (UK), a lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Queensland (Australia), and a senior lecturer at the University of Otago (New Zealand). In 2009 he was promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Otago.
Neil’s research encompasses a variety of interests focused around leisure and tourism behaviour. They include the role of leisure and tourism in personal identity formation, and the leisure and tourism experiences of young people, children, university students, and families. In addition, Neil has conducted research on visitor safety and education, risk taking and perception of risk, the position in and access to leisure experiences for animals in general and dogs in particular, and the position and nature of sex and the sexual in the leisure experience.
Journal editor/associate editor
Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America
PHENex/phenEPS (Physical & Health Education Academic Journal)
Schole: A Journal of Leisure and Recreation Education. Sagamore Publishing
Carr, N. (2011). Children's and Families' Holiday Experiences.London: Routledge.
Carr, N., & Poria, Y. (Eds.). (2010). Sex and the Sexual during People's Leisure and Tourism Experiences. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
Guest editor of a special issue on “leisure and alcohol”
Guest editor of a special issue on “animals in the tourism and leisure experience”
Selected Recent Publications
Carr, N. (2011). Children's and Families' Holiday Experiences. London: Routledge.
Carr, N. & Cohen, S. (2011). The public face of zoos: Images of entertainment, education and conservation. Anthrozoos, 24(2), 175-189.
Carr, N. & Taylor, S. (2010). Sex shops of the 21st Century: Are ‘you’ being served?. In N. Carr & Y. Poria (Eds.), Sex and the Sexual during People’s Leisure and Tourism Experiences (pp. 17 - 33). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Carr, N. & Carr, S. (2009). Selling tantalisation and titillation: A history of camouflage. In A. Moore & C. Zuccarini (Eds.), Persons & Sexuality. Oxford:Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Carr, N. & Cohen, S. (2009). Holidaying with the family pet: No dogs allowed! Tourism and Hospitality Research, 9(4), 290 - 304.
Carr, N. & Axelsen, M. (2009). International and Domestic University Students Leisure Behaviour: A Comparative Analysis. Annals of Leisure Research, 12(1), 47 - 64.
Ritchie, B., Carr, N. & Cooper, C. (2008). School Excursion Tourism and Attraction Management. In A. Fyall, B. Garrod, A. Leask & S. Wanhill (Eds.), Managing Visitor Attractions (2nd ed.). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Carr, N. (2007). Australian University Students Use and Trust of the Internet as a Tourism Information Source. In C. Michael Hall, Introduction to Tourism in Australia: Development, Issues and Change (5th ed.). Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education.
Carr, N. (2007). Partying, Getting Drunk, Laid, and High: Gender Differences/Similarities in University Students Holiday Behaviour. In C. Michael Hall, Introduction to Tourism in Australia: Development, Issues and Change (5th ed.). Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education.
PhD Felix Bello. “Socio-cultural impacts of tourism development and community planning in developing countries: The case of Malawi”
PhD Gabriella Nagy. “Institutionalisation of tourism services: Hop on, hop off services and their influence on the tourism industry”
PhD Trudie Walters. “Beach, bach & beyond: The luxury of second home ownership in New Zealand.”
PhD Sarah Becker. “Wine as Leisure: Specialization and Constraint Negotiation Among New Zealand Wine Consumers”
PhD Maria Dorsey. “The effects of visiting public war memorials on the adjustment to bereavement”
PhD Supattra Sroypetch. “Impact of backpacker tourism on the host society”
PhD Fernando Oyarzun Lillo. “Comparative Analysis of Public Policies for Development and Competitiveness of Special Interest Tourism: New Zealand and Chile”
PhD David Scott. “inhospitalitas? exploring the performance of touristic hospitality”
PhD Sandro Carnicelli. “Emotional Labor: Pleasure and fear at work for Whitewater Rafting guides” PhD awarded June, 2011
PhD Lisa Abdul Halim. “Role of restaurants in relation to travel decision process”
PhD Neil Walsh. “The relationship between the guidebook, backpacker-culture and place in New Zealand.”
PhD Norhanim Abdul Razak. “Tourism and mythology”
PhD Margie Campbell-Price. “School tourism experiences”
PhD Julie Tate-Libby. “Tourism and commoditisation of religion” Awarded September 2010
PhD Paolo Mura. “Tourists’ perception of fear”. Awarded July 2009
PhD Andrea Valentin. “Role of personal political values in tourism destination decision making process.” PhD awarded April 2010
PhDScott Cohen. “Long term travellers in search of ‘self’.” Awarded July 2009
PhD Filipo Tokalau. “Assessing the Impact of Communal Use of Land on Tourism Development in Fiji.” PhD awarded January 2008
PhD Daniela Schilcher. “Influence of super-national organisations on national tourism development policies in the South Pacific.” PhD awarded March 2008
PhD Supatcharajit Jitpraphai. “Gambling tourism in Thailand.” PhD awarded, March 2008
PhD Chompunch Jittithavorn. “Cross border international tourism marketing in Southeast Asia.” PhD awarded July 2007
PhD Yulia Widyaningsih. “Marketing of Religious Tourism within Indonesia.” University of Queensland
PhD Svetlana Vikulov “Mothers of Young Children, Emotions and Holiday Responsibilities.” University of Queensland.
PhD Rizal Mohd Said “The Concept of Internal Marketing in the Hospitality Industry.” University of Queensland.
PhD Therdchai Choibamroog. “Civil society as a strategic factor in collaborative tourism planning for sustainable tourism development in Thailand.” University of Queensland. PhD awarded 2003
PhD Thomas Store. “Accounting for Sustainable Business Management.” University of Hertfordshire.
Masters Li, Zhi, "A Study into International University Students as Tourists in New Zealand", 2011-
Masters Lau, Sze-En, "Ecotourism and Learning", 2011-
Masters Emma Lowe, “Novel destinations: Dunedin, city of literature?”, 2009-
Masters James Jesudhass , "Couchsurfing beyond Borders: A Qualitative Study on Couchsurfing Members and Their Practice in Hanoi, Vietnam", 2008 - 2011
Masters Simone Eisenhauer, "Sports Events and Risk Management in New Zealand: How Safe is Safe Enough?", 2004 - 2005