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Associate Professor Brent Lovelock

Brent_Lovelock_imageCo-Director, Centre for Recreation Research

Office: Commerce 4.44
Tel: 64 3 479 8069
Email: brent.lovelock@otago.ac.nz

Background

Brent is an Associate Professor with the Department of Tourism. His background is in natural resource management and protected area tourism and recreation. Brent's main research interest has been the application of sustainable tourism – in its broadest sense – environmentally, socially and politically. He has undertaken research in North America, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, examining collaborative planning processes for sustainable tourism development. Brent's interest in sustainable tourism has seen him become involved in regional tourism planning, and Brent successfully led a team of researchers in the development of a sustainable tourism strategy for the Catlins region in the south of New Zealand. He has undertaken further consultancy work for various nature-based tourism providers.

In his administrative roles, Brent is a course advisor for the BCom and Chair of the Department’s Teaching and Learning Committee. Brent also coordinates TOUR 219 (Destination Management), and TOUR 418 (Destination Management Strategies).

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Research interests

A current major research interest involves consumptive forms of wildlife tourism and recreation - hunting, shooting and sportfishing. He has recently published a book on this topic (Tourism and the Consumption of Wildlife: Hunting, Shooting and Sportfishing (Routledge: London 2008)) that has been received as “…one of the best collections of empirical and theoretical works in tourism in recent years… This book is highly recommended” (Annals of Tourism Research, 35 (2008), pp. 842-843). Brent's current work on hunting involves cross-national comparative research on obstacles to the growth of hunting as a sustainable form of recreation/tourism, based on the work in Europe, Africa and New Zealand. He is also involved in an international collaborative research project exploring recreational and touristic fishing as a sustainable economic activity within remote maritime communities – having undertaken field research on Stewart Island, the Chathams, and in the Lofoten Islands, Norway.

A further research focus considers constraints and access issues for recreationists and tourists. Brent recently published the findings from a study that explored links between physical mobility, environmental values and attitudes to the development of motorised access to the backcountry of New Zealand. In 2008/9 Brent led a team on SPARC funded research that investigates the participation of recent immigrants in outdoor nature-based recreation in New Zealand, and their attitudes to the natural environment. In 2009/10 Brent led a further SPARC funded research project that explored commitment to a range of nature-based recreational pursuits – including tramping, mountaineering, freshwater angling and hunting.

A growing focus for Brent’s research concerns the ethics of tourism. Brent has undertaken work examining the ethics of the travel industry with respect to travel to destinations with human rights issues. He is the co-author of a book “The Ethics of Tourism: Critical and Applied Perspectives” (Routledge: London, 2013).

Brent has recently received a grant from the India New Zealand Education Council to undertake research on medical tourism in India. This builds upon his current work on the medical tourism experiences of New Zealanders who have travelled abroad for treatment.

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Major works

Lovelock, B.A. & Lovelock, K. (2013). The Ethics of Tourism: Critical and Applied Perspectives. Routledge: London.

Lovelock, B.A. (ed.) (2008). Tourism and the Consumption of Wildlife: Hunting, shooting and sportfishing. Routledge: London.

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Centre for Recreation Research publications and funded research grants/projects

Further Publications and Funded Research Grants/Projects

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PhD and Masters supervision: current

PhD: Susan Weidmann, Dark tourism, and heritage representation, Salem, USA.

PhD: Felix Bello, Community planning and involvement in protected area tourism, Malawi.

PhD: Fernando Oyarzun, Tourism policy, shark tourism and adaptive co-management, Stewart Island, NZ.

PhD: Jovel Ananayo, World Heritage management, and stakeholder collaboration/perceptions, Ifugao Rice Terraces, the Philippines.

PhD: Fiona Bakas, Handicraft Tourism, female entrepreneurship and social reproduction, Greece.

MCom: Leon Jiang, Economic value of freshwater angling, Otago, NZ.

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Publications

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

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

Hayes, S., & Lovelock, B. (2016). ‘Demystifying’ worldmaking: Exploring New Zealand’s clean and green imaginary through the lens of angling tourists. Tourism Recreation Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02508281.2016.1265235

Bello, F. G., Lovelock, B., & Carr, N. (2016). Constraints of community participation in protected area-based tourism planning: The case of Malawi. Journal of Ecotourism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14724049.2016.1251444

Authored Book - Research

Lovelock, B., & Lovelock, K. M. (2013). The ethics of tourism: Critical and applied perspectives. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 368p.

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Edited Book - Research

Lovelock, B. (Ed.). (2008). Tourism and the consumption of wildlife: Hunting, shooting and sport fishing. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 290p.

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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

Lovelock, B. (2015). Troubled-shooting: The ethics of helicopter-assisted guided trophy hunting by tourists for tahr. In K. Markwell (Ed.), Animals and tourism: Understanding diverse relationships. (pp. 91-105). Bristol, UK: Channel View.

Lovelock, B. (2015). Climbing kill: Ethical mountain guides on the roof of Africa. In G. Musa, J. Higham & A. Thompson-Carr (Eds.), Mountaineering tourism. (pp. 272-284). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Lovelock, B. (2015). Sustainable mobility within natural areas from the perspectives of persons with disabilities. In F. Orsi (Ed.), Sustainable transportation in natural and protected areas. (pp. 82-95). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Lovelock, B. (2015). Consumptive and non-consumptive tourism practices: The case of wildlife tourism. In C. M. Hall, S. Gossling & D. Scott (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of tourism and sustainability. (pp. 165-174). Adingdon, UK: Routledge.

Lovelock, K., & Lovelock, B. (2014). Medical tourism: Consumptive practice, ethics and healthcare: The importance of subjective proximity. In C. Weeden & K. Boluk (Eds.), Managing ethical consumption in tourism. (pp. 207-224). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Lovelock, B. (2014). The moralization of flying: Cocktails in seat 33G, famine and pestilence below. In M. Mostafanezhad & K. Hannam (Eds.), Moral encounters in tourism. (pp. 139-153). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Shephard, K., Harraway, J., Lovelock, B., Skeaff, S., Slooten, L., Strack, M., & Jowett, T. (2012). Monitoring changes in the sustainability attributes of higher education students in a New Zealand university. In W. L. Filho (Ed.), Sustainable development at universities: New horizons. (pp. 117-126). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang.

Dawson, J., & Lovelock, B. (2008). Environmental values of consumptive and non-consumptive marine tourists. In B. Lovelock (Ed.), Tourism and the consumption of wildlife: Hunting, shooting and sport fishing. (pp. 129-140). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Lovelock, B. (2008). An introduction to consumptive wildlife tourism. In B. Lovelock (Ed.), Tourism and the consumption of wildlife: Hunting, shooting and sport fishing. (pp. 3-30). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Lovelock, B. (2008). Conclusion: Consumptive wildlife tourism - sustainable niche or endangered species? In B. Lovelock (Ed.), Tourism and the consumption of wildlife: Hunting, shooting and sport fishing. (pp. 281-287). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Lovelock, B. (2007). 'If that's a moose, I'd hate to see a rat!' Visitors' perspectives on naturalness and their consequences for ecological integrity in peripheral natural areas of New Zealand. In D. K. Müller & B. Jansson (Eds.), Tourism in Peripheries: Perspectives from the Far North and South. (pp. 124-140). Wallingford, UK: CABI.

Lovelock, B., & Robinson, K. (2005). Maximizing economic returns from consumptive wildlife tourism in peripheral areas: White-tailed deer hunting on Stewart Island/Rakiura, New Zealand. In C. M. Hall & S. Boyd (Eds.), Nature-based tourism in peripheral areas: Development or disaster? (pp. 151-172). Clevedon, UK: Channel View Publications.

Lovelock, B. A. (2003). New Zealand travel agent practice in the provision of advice for travel to risky destinations. In C. M. Hall, D. J. Timothy & D. T. Duval (Eds.), Safety and security in tourism: Relationships, management, and marketing. (pp. 259-280). New York: Haworth Hospitality Press.

Lovelock, B. A. (2002). Environmental NGOs and tourism in South-East Asia and Oceania. In J. Bao & X. Zhong (Eds.), Tourism planning and management in developing countries. (pp. 355-373). China: Geographical Society of China/Northern Arizona University.

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Journal - Research Article

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., Carr, N., & Lovelock, B. (2016). Community participation framework for protected area-based tourism planning. Tourism Planning & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/21568316.2015.1136838

Bello, F. G., Lovelock, B., & Carr, N. (2016). Constraints of community participation in protected area-based tourism planning: The case of Malawi. Journal of Ecotourism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14724049.2016.1251444

Hayes, S., & Lovelock, B. (2016). ‘Demystifying’ worldmaking: Exploring New Zealand’s clean and green imaginary through the lens of angling tourists. Tourism Recreation Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02508281.2016.1265235

Innes, S., Shephard, K., Furnari, M., Harraway, J., Jowett, T., Lovelock, B., Strack, M., & Skeaff, S. (2016). Greening the curriculum to foster environmental literacy in tertiary students studying human nutrition. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19320248.2016.1255693

Lovelock, B., Jellum, C., & Carr, A. (2016). Pulling the pin on active outdoor leisure: Building an understanding of leisure abandonment from the narratives of outdoor recreationists. Leisure Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2016.1229640

Lovelock, B., Walters, T., Jellum, C., & Thompson-Carr, A. (2016). The participation of children, adolescents, and young adults in nature-based recreation. Leisure Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2016.1151388

Shephard, K., Harraway, J., Jowett, T., Lovelock, B., Skeaff, S., Slooten, L., Strack, M., & Furnari, M. (2015). Longitudinal analysis of the environmental attitudes of university students. Environmental Education Research, 21(6), 805-820. doi: 10.1080/13504622.2014.913126

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