Location

4th Floor,
Commerce Building, cnr Union and Clyde Streets,
University of Otago,
Dunedin 9054, New Zealand

Contact

Tel 64 3 479 8520
Fax 64 3 479 9034
tourism@otago.ac.nz

Neil Carr
Associate Professor

Office - Commerce 4.49
Tel 64 3 479 5048
Email neil.carr@otago.ac.nz

Background

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.

Research Interests

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

Managing Editor. Annals of Leisure Research. Taylor and Francis.
Associate editor. Schole: A Journal of Leisure and Recreation Education. Sagamore Publishing
Associate editor. PHENex/phenEPS (Physical & Health Education Academic Journal)

Major Publications

Cover

Walker, C. & Carr, N. (eds). (2013). Tourism and archaeology: sustainable meeting grounds. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc.

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.

Leisure and Alcohol

Animals in Tourism

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

Walker, C. & Carr, N. (eds). (2013). Tourism and archaeology: sustainable meeting grounds. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc.
Walker, C. & Carr, N. (2013). Tourism and archaeology: An introduction. C. Walker. & N. Carr. (eds). Tourism and archaeology: sustainable meeting grounds. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc.
Walker, C. & Carr, N. (2013). Manifestations of sustainable meeting grounds. C. Walker. & N. Carr. (eds). Tourism and archaeology: sustainable meeting grounds. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc.
Carr, N. (2011). Children’s and families’ holiday experiences. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-54543-3 (hardback) 978-0-203-83261-5 (electronic)
Carr, N. & Cohen, S. (2011). The public face of zoos: balancing entertainment, education, and conservation. Anthrozoos. 24 (2): 175 - 189
Carr, N. & Poria, Y (eds). (2010). Sex and the sexual during people’s leisure and tourism experiences. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN (10): 1-4438-2229-9, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-2229-9
Poria, Y. & Carr, N. (2010). Conclusion: What Have We Done – Where Should We Go? N. Carr & Y. Poria. (eds). Sex and the sexual during people’s leisure and tourism experiences. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Carr, N. & Poria, Y. (2010). Introduction: Provision, marketing, and consumption of sex and the sexual in the leisure and tourism environment. N. Carr & Y. Poria. (eds). Sex and the sexual during people’s leisure and tourism experiences. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Carr, N. & Taylor, S. (2010). Sex shops of the 21st Century: Are ‘you’ being served? N. Carr & Y. Poria. (eds). Sex and the sexual during people’s leisure and tourism experiences. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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.

PhD Supervision

PhD Samuel Spector. “Ski resort environmental communications and the shaping of environmental awareness.” Enrolled February, 2013.

PhD Felix Bello. “Socio-cultural impacts of tourism development and community planning in developing countries: The case of Malawi”. Enrolled February 2012.

PhD Gabriella Nagy. “Institutionalisation of tourism services: Hop on, hop off services and their influence on the tourism industry”. Enrolled September 2011.

PhD Trudie Walters. “Beach, bach & beyond: The luxury of second home ownership in New Zealand.” Enrolled May 2011.

PhD Sarah Becker. “Wine as Leisure: Specialization and Constraint Negotiation Among New Zealand Wine Consumers”. Enrolled September 2010, Submitted December 2013.

PhD Maria Dorsey. “The effects of visiting public war memorials on the adjustment to bereavement”. Enrolled September 2010, Submitted December 2013.

PhD Supattra Sroypetch. “Impact of backpacker tourism on the host society”. Enrolled March 2010.

PhD Fernando Oyarzun Lillo. “Comparative Analysis of Public Policies for Development and Competitiveness of Special Interest Tourism: New Zealand and Chile”. Enrolled November 2009, Submitted April 2014.

PhD Margie Campbell-Price. “School tourism experiences”. Enrolled March 2006.

PhD David Scott. “inhospitalitas? exploring the performance of touristic hospitality”. Enrolled February 2006.

PhD Sandro Carnicelli. “Emotional Labor: Pleasure and fear at work for Whitewater Rafting guides” PhD awarded June, 2011

PhD Neil Walsh. “The relationship between the guidebook, backpacker-culture and place in New Zealand.” Awarded May 2014.

PhD Norhanim Abdul Razak. “Tourism and mythology” Awarded May 2013.

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

PhD Scott 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 Supervision

Masters Lau, Sze-En, "The development of self through volunteer vacations: The experiences of university students". Awarded April 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

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