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Professor Neil Carr

Office: Commerce 2.43
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 and in 2014 he took on the part time position of Associate Dean (postgraduate) in the Business School at the University of Otago. Since 2015 he has been the Head of Department of Tourism at the University of Otago. He has also, from 2013, been the editor of the Annals of Leisure Research.

Research interests

Neil’s research encompasses a variety of interests that utilise tourism and leisure experiences as a cross-disciplinary lens through which to view behaviour; with a particular emphasis on children and families, identity formation, risk, gender, animals (particularly, but not exclusively, dogs) and animal rights, zoos, freedom, and sex and the sexual. As such my research is firmly situated within a social science/humanities framework but at the same time clearly links into the applied reality of tourism and leisure as both social phenomena, areas of academic research, and global industries.

Journal editor/associate editor

Annals of Leisure Research

PHENex/phenEPS (Physical & Health Education Academic Journal)

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Current PhD supervision

Ismail Shaheer. “The impact of tourism boycotts on destination image.”

Kevin Bigham. “An Ethnography of Urban Exploration: Unpacking its Social Spaces and Understanding its Communities”.

Maureen Ukaegbu. “Heritage tourism and authenticity in the middle belt region of Nigeria.”

Sandeep Basnyat. “Post-Conflict Violence And Tourism: The Nepalese Experience”

Samuel Spector. “Ski resort environmental communications and the shaping of environmental awareness”

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

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

Fernando Oyarzun Lillo. “Comparative Analysis of Public Policies for Development and Competitiveness of Special Interest Tourism: New Zealand and Chile”

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Past PhD supervision

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

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

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

Julie Tate-Libby. “Tourism and commoditisation of religion.” PhD awarded September, 2010

Andrea Valentin. “Role of personal political values in tourism destination decision making process.” PhD awarded April, 2010

Paolo Mura. “Tourists’ perception of fear.” PhD awarded July, 2009

Scott Cohen. “Long term travellers in search of ‘self’.” PhD awarded July, 2009

Daniela Schilcher. “Influence of super-national organisations on national tourism development policies in the South Pacific.” PhD awarded March, 2008.

Supatcharajit Jitpraphai. “Gambling tourism in Thailand.” PhD awarded, March, 2008.

Filipo Tokalau. “Assessing the impact of communal use of land on tourism development in Fiji.” PhD awarded January, 2008

Chompunch Jittithavorn. “Cross border international tourism marketing in Southeast Asia.” PhD awarded July, 2007.

Therdchai Choibamroog. “Civil society as a strategic factor in collaborative tourism planning for sustainable tourism development in Thailand.” Awarded May, 2003.

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Past Masters supervision

Li, Zhi, "A Study into International University Students as Tourists in New Zealand", 2011-

Lau, Sze-En, "Ecotourism and Learning", 2011-

Emma Lowe "Novel destinations: Dunedin, city of literature?", 2009-

James Jesudhass "Couchsurfing beyond Borders: A Qualitative Study on Couchsurfing Members and Their Practice in Hanoi, Vietnam", 2008 - 2011

Simone Eisenhauer "Sports Events and Risk Management in New Zealand: How Safe is Safe Enough?", 2004 – 2005.

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Publications

Carr, N. (2017). Recognising the position of the pet dog in tourism [Research note]. Annals of Tourism Research, 62, 112-113. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.10.011

Walters, T., & Carr, N. (2017). Changing patterns of conspicuous consumption: Media representations of luxury in second homes. Journal of Consumer Culture. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1469540517717778

Nagy, G., & Carr, N. (2017). Comfort and the tourism accommodation sector: A central, yet under-studied issue [Research note]. International Journal of Hospitality Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.07.004

Shaheer, I., Insch, A., & Carr, N. (2017). Tourism destination boycotts: Are they becoming a standard practise? Tourism Recreation Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02508281.2017.1377385

Carr, N., & Hayes, S. (2017). An analysis of tourism PhD students’ publication records against the background of “publish or perish”. Anatolia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13032917.2017.1306715

Authored Book - Research

Carr, N. (2014). Dogs in the leisure experience. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 184p.

Carr, N. (2011). Children's and families' holiday experiences. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 204p.

Ritchie, B. W., Carr, N., & Cooper, C. (2003). Managing educational tourism. Clevedon, UK: Channel View, 280p.

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Edited Book - Research

Carr, N. (Ed.). (2015). Domestic animals and leisure. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 296p.

Walker, C., & Carr, N. (Eds.). (2013). Tourism and archaeology: Sustainable meeting grounds. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 301p.

Carr, N., & Poria, Y. (Eds.). (2010). Sex and the sexual during people's leisure and tourism experiences. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 210p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Bello, F. G., Lovelock, B., & Carr, N. (2016). Malawi. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of tourism. (pp. 571-572). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01384-8

Carr, N. (2015). The greyhound: A story of fashion, finances, and animal rights. In N. Carr (Ed.), Domestic animals and leisure. (pp. 109-126). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Carr, N. (2015). Defining domesticated animals and exploring their uses by and relationships with humans within the leisure experience. In N. Carr (Ed.), Domestic animals and leisure. (pp. 1-13). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Carr, N. (2015). In search of 'dog': Fictional media constructions of dogs in the leisure environment. In N. Carr (Ed.), Domestic animals and leisure. (pp. 17-34). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Carr, N. (2015). Conclusions. In N. Carr (Ed.), Domestic animals and leisure. (pp. 283-293). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Carr, N. (2015). Speaking of the underrepresented other: Looking beyond dogs and horses. In N. Carr (Ed.), Domestic animals and leisure. (pp. 261-282). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Walker, C., & Carr, N. (2013). Tourism and archaeology: An introduction. In C. Walker & N. Carr (Eds.), Tourism and archaeology: Sustainable meeting grounds. (pp. 11-35). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Walker, C., & Carr, N. (2013). Conclusion: Manifesting sustainable meeting grounds. In C. Walker & N. Carr (Eds.), Tourism and archaeology: Sustainable meeting grounds. (pp. 235-251). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

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 upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Carr, N., & Poria, Y. (2010). Introduction: Provision, marketing, and consumption of sex and the sexual in the leisure and tourism environment. In N. Carr & Y. Poria (Eds.), Sex and the sexual during people's leisure and tourism experiences. (pp. 1-13). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Poria, Y., & Carr, N. (2010). What have we done and where should we go? In N. Carr & Y. Poria (Eds.), Sex and the sexual during people's leisure and tourism experiences. (pp. 181-196). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Carr, N. (2009). Unstructured play. In R. P. Carlisle (Ed.), Encyclopedia of play in today's society: Vol. 2. (pp. 767-768). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Carr, N., & Carr, S. (2009). Selling tantalisation and titillation: A history of camouflage. In A. Moore & C. Zuccarini (Eds.), Persons and sexuality. (pp. 17-29). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary.

Byeon, M., Carr, N., & Hall, C. M. (2009). The South Korean hotel sector's perspectives on the 'pre-' and 'post-event' impacts of the co-hosted 2002 Football World Cup. In J. Ali-Knight, M. Robertson, A. Fyall & A. Ladkin (Eds.), International perspectives of festivals and events: Paradigms of analysis. (pp. 65-93). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Carr, N. (2009). Sex play. In R. P. Carlisle (Ed.), Encyclopedia of play in today's society: Vol. 2. (pp. 631-633). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ritchie, B. W., 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.) (pp. 181-196). Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Carr, N. (2008). Pets. In M. Lück (Ed.), The encyclopedia of tourism and recreation in marine environments. (pp. 359-360). Wallingford, UK: CABI.

Carr, N. (2008). Leisure. In M. Lück (Ed.), The encyclopedia of tourism and recreation in marine environments. (pp. 268-269). Wallingford, UK: CABI.

Carr, N. (2008). Rowing boat. In M. Lück (Ed.), The encyclopedia of tourism and recreation in marine environments. (pp. 406-407). Wallingford, UK: CABI.

Carr, N. (2007). Partying, getting drunk, laid, and high: Gender and university students' holiday behaviour. In C. M. Hall (Ed.), Introduction to tourism in Australia: Development, issues and change. (5th ed.) Frenchs Forest, Australia: Pearson Education. Retrieved from http://www.pearsoned.com.au/wpsBridge/hall_5/Files/Partying,%20getting%20drunk.pdf

Carr, N. (2007). Australian university students use and trust of tourism information sources. In C. M. Hall (Ed.), Introduction to tourism in Australia: Development, issues and change. (5th ed.) Frenchs Forest, Australia: Pearson Education. Retrieved from http://www.pearsoned.com.au/wpsBridge/hall_5/Files/Australian%20University%20students.pdf

Carr, N. (2006). Creating tourism experiences for the 12-17 years old. In K. Weiermair & A. Brunner-Sperdin (Eds.), Erlebnisinszenierung im Tourismus: Erfolgreich mit emotionalen produkten und dienstleistungen. (pp. 229-243). Berlin, Germany: Erich Schmidt Verlag.

Carr, N. (2003). Use and trust of tourism information sources amongst university students. In B. W. Ritchie, N. Carr & C. Cooper (Eds.), Managing educational tourism. (pp. 215-220). Clevedon, USA: Channel View Publications.

Carr, N. (2003). University students' holiday behaviour: A case study from New Zealand. In Introduction to tourism: Dimensions and issues. (4th ed.) Australia: Hospitality Press, Pearson Education.

Carr, N. (2003). University and college students' tourism. In B. W. Ritchie, N. Carr & C. Cooper (Eds.), Managing educational tourism. (pp. 181-225). Clevedon, USA: Channel View Publications.

Ritchie, B. W., Carr, N., & Cooper, C. (2003). Schools' educational tourism. In B. W. Ritchie, N. Carr & C. Cooper (Eds.), Managing educational tourism. (pp. 130-180). Clevedon, USA: Channel View Publications.

Carr, N. (2001). Bridging the gender gap? A study of young people's use of leisure spaces. In J. Anderson & L. Lawrence (Eds.), Gender issues in work and leisure. (pp. 3-12). UK: Leisure Studies Association.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Carr, N. (2003). Youth. In J. M. Jenkins & J. J. Pigram (Eds.), Encyclopedia of leisure and outdoor recreation. (pp. 572-574). London: Routledge.

Carr, N. (2003). Children. In J. M. Jenkins & J. J. Pigram (Eds.), Encyclopedia of leisure and outdoor recreation. (pp. 49-51). London: Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Carr, N. (2017). Recognising the position of the pet dog in tourism [Research note]. Annals of Tourism Research, 62, 112-113. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.10.011

Carr, N., & Hayes, S. (2017). An analysis of tourism PhD students’ publication records against the background of “publish or perish”. Anatolia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13032917.2017.1306715

Shaheer, I., Insch, A., & Carr, N. (2017). Tourism destination boycotts: Are they becoming a standard practise? Tourism Recreation Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02508281.2017.1377385

Nagy, G., & Carr, N. (2017). Comfort and the tourism accommodation sector: A central, yet under-studied issue [Research note]. International Journal of Hospitality Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.07.004

Walters, T., & Carr, N. (2017). Changing patterns of conspicuous consumption: Media representations of luxury in second homes. Journal of Consumer Culture. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1469540517717778

Ukaegbu, M. O., Carr, N., & Tucker, H. (2017). Tourism and cultural revitalisation: Local perspectives. Tourism Recreation Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02508281.2017.1399544

Basnyat, S., Lovelock, B., & Carr, N. (2017). Political instability and trade union practices in Nepalese hotels. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events, 9(1), 40-55. doi: 10.1080/19407963.2016.1264959

Bello, F. G., Lovelock, B., & Carr, N. (2017). Constraints of community participation in protected area-based tourism planning: The case of Malawi. Journal of Ecotourism, 16(2), 131-151. doi: 10.1080/14724049.2016.1251444

Carr, N., & Hayes, S. (2017). An analysis of trends in Ph.D. research in tourism. Tourism Recreation Research, 42(1), 32-44. doi: 10.1080/02508281.2016.1237412

Carr, N. (2017). Re-thinking the relation between leisure and freedom. Annals of Leisure Research, 20(2), 137-151. doi: 10.1080/11745398.2016.1206723

Sroypetch, S., Carr, N., & Duncan, T. (2016). Host and backpacker perceptions of environmental impacts of backpacker tourism: A case study of the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. Tourism & Hospitality Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1467358416636932

Carr, N. (2016). Ideal animals and animal traits for zoos: General public perspectives. Tourism Management, 57, 37-44. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2016.05.013

Bello, F. G., Carr, N., & Lovelock, B. (2016). Community participation framework for protected area-based tourism planning. Tourism Planning & Development, 13(4), 469-485. doi: 10.1080/21568316.2015.1136838

Carr, N. (2016). Sex in tourism: Reflections and potential future research directions. Tourism Recreation Research, 41(2), 188-198. doi: 10.1080/02508281.2016.1168566

Carr, N. (2016). Star attractions and damp squibs at the zoo: A study of visitor attention and animal attractiveness. Tourism Recreation Research, 41(3), 326-338. doi: 10.1080/02508281.2016.1201914

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