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Dr Dorothy Fox is a lecturer in events and leisure in the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University. She is the lead author of the first research methods textbook for event management students, entitled, ‘Doing events research: From theory to practice’.
After many years of employment in business management and following completion of an undergraduate degree in environmental studies, she undertook her PhD thesis seeking to understand participation in garden visiting, within a conceptual framework of affordance theory. This approach is beginning to attract attention in leisure and tourism studies, because it enables a movement beyond the usual emphasis on individual agency to embrace social-material agents as well.
Dorothy’s particular area of interest is in the interactions between people and socio-natural environments. Her research into garden visiting continues and she has also published studies on wine tourism, visitors to horticultural shows and the perception of nature by visitors to Jiuzhaigou National Park in China and the New Forest National Park in England.
- Fox, D. and Xu, F., 2017. Evolutionary and socio-cultural influences on feelings and attitudes towards nature: a cross-cultural study. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 22 (2), 187-199.
- Fox, D. and Xu, F., 2015. A comparison of national Park Sytems in the UK & US (In Chinese). Tourism Tribune, 30 (6), 5-8.
- Xu, F. and Fox, D., 2014. Modelling attitudes to nature, tourism and sustainable development in national parks: A survey of visitors in China and the UK. Tourism Management, 45, 142-158.
- Xu, F., Fox, D., Zhang, J. and Cheng, S., 2014. The Institutional Sustainability in Protected Area Tourism-Case Studies of Jiuzhaigou National Scenic Area, China and New Forest National Park, United Kingdom. Journal of China Tourism Research, 10 (2), 121-141.
- Xu, F., Fox, D., Zhang, J. and Cheng, S., 2013. The Institutional Sustainability in Protected Area Tourism—Case Studies of Jiuzhaigou National Scenic Area, China and New Forest National Park, United Kingdom. Journal of China Tourism Research.
- Cheng, S., Hu, J., Fox, D. and Zhang, Y., 2012. Tea tourism development in Xinyang, China: Stakeholders' view. Tourism Management Perspectives, 2-3, 28-34.
- Cheng, S., Zhang, J., Fox, D. and Xu, F., 2010. Study on Chinese Tourism Web Sites' Distribution and Online Marketing Effects. Journal of China Tourism Research, 6, 383-395.
- Fox, D. and Bailey, V., 2010. Working together in Dorset to create a lasting legacy among HE students and young people beyond 2012. Link, 11-13.
- Cheng, S., Zhang Prof, J., Fox, D. and Xu, E., 2010. Study on chinese tourism web sites' distribution and online marketing effects. Journal of China Tourism Research, 6 (4), 383-395.
- Fox, D. and Edwards, J.R., 2009. A preliminary analysis of the market for small, medium and large horticultural shows in England. Event Management, 12, 199-208.
- Fox, D., 2008. Vineyard Visitors Survey. The Grape Press, 148, 29-33.
- Fox, D., Gouthro, M., Morakabati, Y. and Brackstone, J., 2014. Doing Events Research: From Theory to Practice. Routledge.
- Curtin, S. and Fox, D., 2014. Human dimensions of wildlife gardening: Its development, controversies and psychological benefits. Horticulture: Plants for People and Places. 1025-1046.
- Curtin, S. and Fox, D., 2014. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Gardening: Its Development, Controversies and Psychological Benefits. In: Dixon, G. and Aldous, D.E., eds. Horticulture: Plants for People and Places. Volume 3: Social Horticulture. Springer.
- Fox, D., Edwards, J. and Wilkes, K., 2010. Employing the ‘grand tour’ approach to aid understanding of garden visiting. In: Richards, G. and Munsters, W., eds. Cultural Tourism Research Methods. Wallingford, Oxon: CABI, 75-86.
- Fox, D., Johnston, N. and Wallace, S., 2009. Designing the past: the National Trust as a social-material agency. In: Glynne, J., Hackney, F. and Minton, V., eds. Networks of Design: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK) University College Falmouth, 3-6 September. Boca Raton, FLA, USA: Universal Publishers, 164-168.
- Fox, D. and Edwards, J.R., 2002. Managing Gardens. In: Fyall, A., Garrod, B. and Leask, A., eds. Managing Visitor Attractions: New Directions. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 217-236.
- Fox, D., 2015. Age, period or cohort: A ten year longitudinal study of garden visiting in England. In: Creating Leisure: Annual Conference of the Leisure Studies Association 7 July-9 September 2015 Bournemouth, UK.
- Fox, D., 2015. Making a difference by understanding what makes people visit gardens. In: The North American Garden Tourism Conference 16-18 March 2015 Toronto, Canada,.
- Curtin, S. and Fox, D., 2014. Human dimensions of wildlife gardening: Its development, controversies and psychological benefits. 1025-1046.
- Fox, D., 2013. Pedlars, pedestrians, policing and puddles: a case study of some of the operational challenges of a peripatetic event (the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in Dorset). In: The International Conference on Events & 10th AEME Forum 3-5 July 2013 Bournemouth, UK.
- Fox, D. and Morrison, P., 2010. The introduction of a learning innovation to enhance the employability of event management students: an action research study. In: Global Events Congress IV: Events and Festivals Research: State of the Art 14-16 July 2010 Leeds, England.
- Fox, D., Edwards, J.R. and Vaughan, D.R., 2010. Vineyards and Visitors in England and Wales: An Exploratory Study. In: Andriotis, K., ed. International Conference on Tourism Development and Management: Tourism in a Changing World: Prospects and Challenges 11-14 September 2009 Kos, Greece.
- Goodwin, A. and Fox, D., 2010. Brand molecule theory: An exploratory study of a telecommunication company’s events. In: Global Events Congress IV: Events and Festivals Research: State of the Art 14-16 July 2010 Leeds, England.
- Fox, D. and Johnston, N., 2009. The contribution of an events programme to sustainable heritage conservation: a study of the National Trust in England. In: International Event Management Summit 6-7 July 2009 Gold Coast, Australia.
- Edwards, J.R. and Fox, D., 2008. Wine Tourism in the UK. In: Destination Development Seminar 5-8 November 2008 Szekard Campus University of Pecs, Hungary.
- Fox, D., Johnston, N. and Wallace, S., 2008. Designing the Past: The National Trust as Social Material Agency. In: Networks of Design: 2008 Conference of the Design History Society 3-6 September 2008 University College Falmouth, Cornwall.
- Fox, D. and Edwards, J.R., 2007. Celebrity Flower Shows: Understanding the Market. In: Event Tourism: Enhancing Destinations annd the Visitor Economy Conference 10-11 January 2007 Bournemouth University, England.
- Fox, D., 2006. The influence of social and material agents on garden visiting in England. In: Progressing Tourism Research 30-31 March 2006 University of Exeter.
- Fox, D. and Edwards, J.R., 2006. Secondary Participants and Prime Movers. In: Cutting Edge Research in Tourism - New Directions, Challenges and Applications 6-9 June 2006 University of Surrey, England.
- Fox, D. and Edwards, J.R., 2005. Moods, Emotions and Motivation When Focused on Garden Visiting: A Pilot Study. In: CHME Students' Conference, University of Surrey 11 March 2005 Guildford, England..
- Fox, D. and Edwards, J.R., 2004. The Role of Cognitions in the Leisure and Tourism Motivation Process, with Reference to Gardens. In: Tourism and Literature: Travel, Imagination and Myth Conference 22-26 July 2004 Harrogate, England.
- Fox, D.. Transient cultural adjustment: a study of British event managers in China. In: The Australian Event Symposium 13-14 September 2012 Sydney, Australia.
- Fox, D.. Evolutionary and cultural influences on interactions with nature: a comparison of British and Chinese visitors to the New Forest National Park and Jiuzhaigou National Scenic Area. In: 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas 21-24 August 2012 Stockholm, Sweden.
- Fox, D.. Urban-proximate nature as a resource for events and festivals: a SWOT analysis. In: 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas 21-24 August 2012 Stockholm, Sweden.
- Fox, D.. Anthropocentric or ecocentric attitudes to nature and their influence on attitudes to sustainable tourism development in national parks - a cross cultural comparison of British and Chinese visitors. In: The 2nd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference 31 May-3 June 2012 Corfu, Greece.
- Calver, S.J. and Fox, D., 2008. Survey of Careline Users Report. Poole, England: Bournemouth University.
- Marian Lechner: University of Tübingen, Germany (Adult education for sustainable development in botanic gardens)
- Jan Hutchings (“In the swim”: an ethnography on masters swimming.)
- Gayathri Kanagasapathy (Heritage as experience: the case of Greenwich, UK)
- Kanokkarn Kaewnuch (The perceptions of members of the Karen and Hmong hill tribes of the impacts upon their communities resulting from the development of tourism in Northern Thailand)
Profile of Teaching UG
- Research Methods
- Project and Risk Management
- Lecture on Dissertation writing to the BA Arts and Events Management programme at the Arts University College Bournemouth, January 14th 2013
- Understanding the co-creation of leisure behaviour in socio-natural environments (Bournemouth University Fusion Fund, 01 Oct 2012). Awarded
- Bucks New University, External Examiner of BA Crowd Safety Management (2012-2014)
- PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2009)
- PGCE in Research Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2010)
- PhD in Leisure affordance (Bournemouth University, 2008)
- BSc (Hons) in Environment & Ecology (Open University, 2000)
- Best paper at the The 2nd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference, Corfu, Greece (2012)
- Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2010-),