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BackgroundProf. James Higham 2017

James Higham is a Professor at the University of Otago (New Zealand), and Jim Whyte Fellow, University of Queensland (Australia) (2016-2019). His major service roles have included Head of Department (2006-2011), member of the Business and Economics PBRF panel (2012, 2018) and co-editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism (2014-2021).

The Journal of Sustainable Tourism is an A+ journal that publishes 12 issues each year. Papers from the journal are downloaded 800,000 times per annum. The journal's 2020 impact factor is 7.968.

James Higham - Sport Tourism Development
Higham, J.E.S. & Hinch, T.D.  (2018). Sport Tourism Development. (Edition 3). Bristol: Channel View Publications

James Higham - Low Carbon Mobility Transitions
Hopkins, D. & Higham, J.E.S. (Eds) (2016). Low carbon mobility transitions. Goodfellow Publishers: Oxford.

James Higham - Moutaineering Tourism
Musa, G., Higham, J.E.S. & Thompson-Carr, A. (Eds) (2015). Mountaineering tourism. Routledge: London.

James Higham - Understanding and Governing Sustainable Tourism Mobility
Cohen, S.A., Higham, J.E.S., Peeters, P. & Gössling, S. (Eds) (2014). Understanding and governing sustainable tourism mobility: Psychological and behavioural approaches. Routledge: London.

James Higham - Whale-Watching

Higham, J.E.S., Bejder, L. & Williams, R. (Eds). (2014). Whale-watching, sustainable tourism and ecological management. Cambridge University Press.

Sport tourism_JH
Hinch, T.D. & Higham, J.E.S. (2011). Sport Tourism Development (Edition 2). Bristol: Channel View Publications

Sport and Tourism_JH
Higham, J.E.S. & Hinch, T.D. (2009). Sport and tourism: Globalization, mobility and identity. Oxford: Elsevier.

Marine wildlife_JH
Higham, J.E.S. & Lűck, M. (Eds). 2008. Marine wildlife and tourism management: Insights from the natural and social sciences. Wallingford, Oxford; CABI Publishing.

Higham, J.E.S. (Ed) 2007. Critical issues in Ecotourism: Understanding a complex tourism phenomenon. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

Aspects of Tourism_JH
Hall, C.M. & Higham, J.E.S. (Eds). 2005. Tourism, recreation and climate change: International perspectives. Aspects of Tourism Book Series. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

Sport tourism destinations_JH
Higham, J.E.S. (Ed) 2004. Sport Tourism Destinations: Issues, opportunities and analysis. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

Sport tourism development_JH
Hinch, T.D. & Higham, J.E.S. 2004. Sport Tourism Development. Aspects of Tourism Book Series. Clevedon: Channel View Publications


Tseng, S. H.-Y., Higham, J., & Lee, C. (2024). Towards post-COVID-19 responsible academic air travel. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 25(1), 202-220. doi: 10.1108/IJSHE-09-2022-0313

Ito, E., & Higham, J. (2023). An evidence-base for reducing the CO2 emissions of national mega sports events: Application of the three-hub model to the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09669582.2023.2177301

Higham, J., & Young, M. (2023). The flyers' dilemma: Confronting the negative psychological effects of air passenger travel. In J. Small (Ed.), The passenger experience of air travel: A critical approach. (pp. 178-196). Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications. doi: 10.21832/9781845419035-009

Tseng, S. H. Y., Lee, C., & Higham, J. (2023). The impact of COVID-19 on academic aeromobility practices: Hypocrisy or moral quandary? Mobilities, 18(3), 445-467. doi: 10.1080/17450101.2022.2121658

Jacobsen, J. K. S., Farstad, E., Higham, J., Hopkins, D., & Landa-Mata, I. (2023). Travel discontinuities, enforced holidaying-at-home and alternative leisure travel futures after COVID-19. Tourism Geographies, 25(2-3), 615-633. doi: 10.1080/14616688.2021.1943703

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