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Senior Lecturer in Tourism

I have a PhD in Tourism and an MSc with distinction in Cultural Tourism Development. Having over ten years teaching and research experience at the University, I enjoy teaching modules on Urban Tourism, Gastronomy and Current Issues. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects and I'm currently co-supervisor for two PhD candidates. I play an active and lead role in the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism Transnational Education provision and I'm centre leader for tourism at the faculty’s partners in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Teaching and supervision

PhD supervision co supervisor for two PhD candidates.
Current Issues in Tourism and Hospitality (Stage 2).


I successfully completed my PhD thesis entitled “Backpacker Mobilities: Train Travel in Central and Eastern Europe” in 2013. My PhD is grounded in the new mobilities paradigm, which places meaningful movement at the centre of contemporary social research. The project is methodologically cutting edge insomuch as it develops an ethnographic approach to data collection that emphasises mobility. 


Number of items: 4.


Wilson, Sharon, Chambers, Donna and Johnson, James (2019) VW Campervan tourists' embodied sonic experiences. Annals of Tourism Research, 76. pp. 14-23. ISSN 0160-7383

Book Section

Johnson, James (2010) Euro-railing: A Mobile-Ethnography of Backpacker Train Travel. In: Beyond Backpacker Tourism: Mobilities and Experiences. Channel View Publications, Clevedon, pp. 102-113. ISBN 9781845411305

Johnson, James (2009) Inter-Railing: Extended Train Journeys as Tourist Experience. In: Transport and tourism: challenges, issues and conflicts : proceedings of the Travel and Tourism Research Association Europe 2009 annual conference, Rotterdam - Breda, the Netherlands : 22-24 April 2009. Travel and Tourism Research Association. ISBN 9789163346651

Conference or Workshop Item

Hannam, Kevin and Johnson, James (2009) Embodying Backpacker Train Travel Experiences in Eastern Europe. In: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA.

This list was generated on Fri May 29 22:29:38 2020 BST.
  • Tourism mobilities
  • Transportation and tourism
  • Transnational education and tourism pedagogies

Last updated 17 January 2020