Anya Chapman

Dr Anya Chapman

  • 01202 962448
  • achapman at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management
  • Dorset House D208, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr Anya Chapman joined Bournemouth University in 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management. Since joining BU Anya has been the Programme Leader for the undergraduate BA Tourism Management degree course. Anya previously worked at Liverpool Hope University as Programme Leader for undergraduate courses in Tourism and Leisure. Prior to joining academia Anya worked as a manager for a number of tourism organisations in the UK, including Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the Trafford Centre, and Namco Operations. Anya gained her PhD from the Management School at the University of Liverpool in 2012, with a thesis entitled ‘The Arcade Fire and Other Misdemeanours: Organisational Subcultures and Employee Misbehaviour in Amusement Arcades’. Her current research interests and publications include work on the regeneration of coastal resorts; tourism development in Malta; tourism employment; and traditional attractions at British seaside resorts such as fairgrounds, piers, and amusement arcades. Anya serves on the Executive Committee of the National Piers Society and has visited all 59 seaside piers in the UK!.

Favourites

Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Chapman, A. and Light, D., 2017. Last Night of the Fair: Heritage, Resort Identity and the Closure of Southport’s Pleasureland. In: Wood, J., ed. The Amusement Park History Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Chapman, A. and Light, D., 2016. Last Night of the Fair: Heritage, Resort Identity and the Closure of Southport’s Pleasureland. The Amusement Park: History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure. Routledge (forthcoming).
  • Rosslee, C. and Chapman, A., 2015. Experiences and Tourism in Coastal Areas: Marketing the tourist experience at the English Riviera. In: Fuste, F. and Amposta, J.B., eds. Experiences and Tourism: A multi-destination analysis. Barcelona: Escola Universitaria Formatic Barcelona, 95-129.
  • Chapman, A., Ferry, K. and Hayler, S., 2010. Light entertainment, fairgrounds, penny-arcades and beach huts. In: Walton, J.K., ed. Coastal Regeneration in English Resorts. Lincoln: CCA, 184-189.

Conferences

  • Chapman, A. and Light, D., 2016. Pier-ing into the future: Seaside pier sustainability in the 21st century. In: 2016 ATLAS Annual Conference: Tourism, Lifestyles and Locations 14-16 September 2016 Canterbury, UK.
  • Chapman, A., 2015. Pier Pressure: Best Practice in the Rehabilitation of Seaside Piers. In: REHAB 2015 International Conference 22-24 July 2015 Porto, Portugal. Barcelos, Portugal: Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, 67-78.
  • Chapman, A., 2015. The seaside pier as a barometer of changing trends in tourism and leisure. In: Leisure and Coasts, Ports and Waterways: BSSH Summer 2015 Workshop 13 June 2015 University of Portsmouth.
  • Chapman, A., 2014. Revisiting Bugibba: New directions for a resort in decline. In: Tourism, Malta and the Mediterranean: Tourism Research Symposium 16-17 July 2014 Valletta, Malta.
  • Chapman, A. and Light, D., 2014. Working with the carnivalesque in seaside resorts: An employee perspective. In: Seascapes: The Cultural Life of Seaside Towns’. COaST 2014 Conference 28 May 2014 Margate, UK.
  • Chapman, A., 2014. Regenerating Bugibba: Challenges and Opportunities. In: Reversing Decline: Product Regeneration in Malta’s Resort Towns, Malta Tourist Authority Seminar 3 February 2014 Valletta, Malta.
  • Chapman, A. and Hunter-Jones, P., 2013. The Big Wheel Stops Turning: Resistance to Change in an Amusement Park. In: British Academy of Management Conference 10-12 September 2013 Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool.
  • Chapman, A., Light, D. and Young, C., 2013. Employment, professionalism and opportunity: women's experience of tourism employment in Communist Romania. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 28-30 August 2013 London.
  • Chapman, A., 2012. Game Over? The decline of the British seaside amusement arcade. In: LSA Coastal Cultures Conference 1 June 2012 University of Brighton.
  • Chapman, A. and Speake, J., 2011. Constructing the view of Valletta: The commodification of the gaze in the development of leisure space’. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 31 August-2 September 2011 London.
  • Chapman, A., 2011. Reinventing the (Ferris) Wheel: The varying fortunes of British seaside funfairs. In: Leisure Studies Association Conference 5-7 July 2011 Southampton Solent University.
  • Chapman, A., 2010. Last Night of the Fair: The Heritage, Culture and Closure of Southport’s Pleasureland. In: Institute for Archaeologists Annual Conference 14-16 April 2010 Southport.
  • Chapman, A., 2009. Trading on Nostalgia: Are ‘penny arcades’ the future of the British seaside amusement arcade? In: Resorting to the Coast: Tourism, Heritage and Cultures of the Seaside 25-29 June 2009 Blackpool.
  • Chapman, A., 2009. Fairground Culture: Part of our seaside heritage, or something the resorts would rather forget? In: Resorting to the Coast: Tourism, Heritage and Cultures of the Seaside 25-29 June 2009 Blackpool.
  • Chapman, A., 2008. The Penny Falls: Investigating Organisational Subcultures within the Amusement Arcade Industry’. In: Leisure Studies Association Conference 8-10 July 2008 Liverpool John Moores University.
  • Chapman, A. and Light, D., 2008. Dunes, Liminality and Deviance: Alternative Perspectives on Coastal Dunes as Recreational Spaces. In: International Dune Conference: Changing Perspectives on Coastal Dune Management 31 March-3 April 2008 Liverpool.
  • Chapman, A., 2005. All the Fun of the Fair: Crime, Deviance and Risk-Taking in the Workplace. In: BSA Risk Society Conference 5-6 September 2005 Liverpool Hope University.

PhD Students

  • James Cassar (Exploring an island destination – the case of Malta and business tourism)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Tourism Dissertation - Level 7

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Tourism Dissertation - Level 6
  • Strategic Management for Tourism - Level 6
  • Tourist Experience & Behaviour - Level 5
  • Managing People (Tourism) - Level 5
  • Introduction to Tourism - Level 4

External Responsibilities

  • University of Brighton, (UBIC), External Examiner: Hospitality & Tourism (2014-)
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, (CUC Athens), External Examiner: BA (Hons) International Travel (2014-)
  • International Journal of Hospitality and Event Management, Editorial Board Member
  • University of Wales, External Examiner (2011-2015)
  • University of Salford Business School, External Examiner (2005-2009)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Honorary Secretary of the National Piers Society (2013 - present)

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in Human Geography & Sociology (LJMU, 1996)
  • MA in Tourism & Leisure (Lancaster University, 1998)
  • PhD in Organisational Behaviour/Misbehaviour (University of Liverpool, 2012)
  • PGCE in Further, Adult & Higher Education (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2003)

Memberships

  • British Academy of Management, Member,
  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow,
  • Leisure Studies Association, Member,
  • The Tourism Society, Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:07 on April 25, 2017.