Sean Beer

Dr Sean Beer

  • 01202 965109
  • sbeer at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Agriculture
  • Dorset House D160, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am an academic with a passionate interest in the interaction between tourism, culture, food, the countryside and the food supply chain. Originally I trained as an Agricultural Scientist gaining a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture from Reading, a DipAgSci. from Massey University in New Zealand, a CertEd from Wolverhampton and a PGDip in Research Degree Supervision from Bournemouth. More recently I have been working in the social sciences and have just completed a PhD based on a thesis examining perceptions of the authenticity of food.

This academic work has been backed up with considerable practical experience in agriculture, marketing, the food supply chain and the rural economy in general, gained on the family farm and within associated family businesses and the food industry, local and international. I am currently a Senior Academic in the Faculty of Management, Department of Tourism and Hospitality. This involves teaching, consultancy, research, publication and broadcasting. My principle research interests include: the food supply chain, consumer behaviour, rural business, society and development...

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Journal Articles

  • Beer, S., 2016. Crying the Moor. The Exmoor Review.
  • Beer, S., 2016. Book review: "The Future of Food Tourism. Foodies, Experiences, Exclusivity, Visions and Political Capital". Anatolia: an international journal of tourism and hospitality research.
  • Beer, S., 2015. Tourism on Exmoor - From special qualities to special experiences. The Exmoor Review, 54-57.
  • Beer, S., 2015. Beef, Sheep and Bricks. The Exmoor Review, 57, 20-21.
  • Beer, S., 2015. Edible identities: food as cultural heritage. Review. Journal of Heritage Tourism.
  • Beer, S., 2014. Crying the Moor: Home grown beef. Exmoor Review, 56, 22-23.
  • Beer, A.E. and Beer, S.C., 2012. The Quartly Herd of Red Devons. The Exmoor Review, 54, 49-53.
  • Beer, S.C. and Beer, A.E., 2012. Crying the Moor: An Exmoor Miscellany. The Exmoor Review, 54, 22-24.
  • Beer, S., 2011. A Critical review of 'Green' procurement - life cycle analysis of food products within the supply chain. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes.
  • Beer, S. and Lemmer, C., 2011. A Critical review of 'Green' procurement - life cycle analysis of food products within the supply chain. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 3, 229-244.
  • Beer, S. and Beer, A., 2010. Crying the moor, livestock prices. Exmoor Review, 52, 22.
  • Beer, S., 2009. Book review: Managing Tourism Firms, Morley, C.L., Editor. (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2007; 585 pp. ISBN 978 1 84542 375 9). Information Technology & Tourism, 11, 85-86.
  • Beer, S., 2008. Authenticity and food experience – commercial and academic perspectives. Journal of Foodservice, 19, 153-163.
  • Beer, S., 2008. Cattle: Cultural Icons of Exmoor. Exmoor Review, 49, 86-94.
  • Beer, S., 2008. Exmoor: Is it Broken? Exmoor Review, 49, 86-89.
  • Beer, S., 2008. Farming News. Exmoor the Country Magazine, Spring, 12.
  • Beer, S., 2008. Farming News. Exmoor the Country Magazine, 45, 73.
  • Beer, S., 2008. Farming News: Record Breaking Prices. Exmoor the Country Magazine, 12.
  • Beer, S., 2008. Sometimes agricultural prices just do not make sense. Crying the Moor. Exmoor Review, 49, 17-18.
  • Beer, S., 2007. Running a Practical Events Unit: Dirty Learning. LINK, 7.
  • Beer, S., 2007. Sheep: Cultural Icons of Exmoor. Exmoor Review, 47, 25-30.
  • Beer, S., 2006. How Can We Support Those That Look After Our Landscape? Exmoor Society Newsletter, 53, 17.
  • Beer, S., 2006. Moorlands at the Crossroads: A Farming Perspective. Exmoor Review, 47, 27-31.
  • Beer, S., 2005. Farming on Exmoor. Exmoor Review, 49, 33-37.
  • Beer, S., Edwards, J.R., Fernandes, C.D.O. and Sampaio, F., 2003. Gastronomy tourism product development in coastal upland areas of the European Atlantic. Journal of the Academie voor de Streekbonden Gastronomie, special edition, 2003, 7-35.
  • Beer, S., 1997. BSE a systems analysis: Lessons to be learnt (abstract) in International Conference on Agricultural Production and Nutrition: Abstracts and closing address. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, 12, 83.
  • Beer, S., 1997. The British Food Consumer: Victim or Villain? (abstract) in International Conference on Agricultural Production and Nutrition: Abstracts and closing address. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, 12, 84.

Books

Chapters

  • Pring, M., Beer, S., Hartwell, H. and Bray, J., 2015. Local Foods: marketing and the destination. In: Sloan, P. and Legrand, W., eds. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Food, Beverage and Gastronomy. London: Routledge, 307-314.
  • Beer, S., 2015. Does the pursuit of local food destroy our environment: questions of authenticity and sustainability? In: Sloan, P. and Legrand, W., eds. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Food, Beverage and Gastronomy.. London: Routledge, 47-56.
  • Beer, S., 2012. Philosophical Perspectives on Authenticity. In: Richards, G. and Smith, M., eds. A Handbook of Cultural Tourism.. Oxford: Routledge, 47-52.
  • Beer, S., Murphy, A.Y.M.T. and Shepherd, R., 2012. Food and farmers' markets. In: McIntyre, C., ed. Tourism and Retail: The Psychogeography of Liminal Consumption. London: Routledge.
  • Beer, S., 2011. Authenticity and the evaluation of food and drink providers: reflecting on the experience of judging establishments for regional food awards. In: Hartwell, H., Lugosi, P. and Edwards, J., eds. Culinary arts and sciences VII: Global, National and Local Perspectives, Bournemouth 12-14 April 2011. ICTHR, 242-248.
  • Beer, S., Hingley, M.K. and Lindgreen, A., 2009. Ethnic opportunities: the emergence of new supply chains that stimulate and respond to the need for 'new' ingredients. In: Lindgreen, A. and Hingley, M.K., eds. The New Cultures of Food: Marketing Opportunities from Ethnic, Religious and Cultural Diversity. Aldershot, England: Gower, 57-72.
  • Beer, S., 2009. The Dynamics of Supply Chain and Consumption. In: Raj, R. and Musgrave, J., eds. Event Management and Sustainability. Wallingford, England: CABI.
  • Beer, S., 2009. What is ethnic: reappraising ethnic food and multiculturalism among the white British. In: Lindgreen, A. and Hingley, M.K., eds. The New Cultures of Food: Marketing Opportunities from Ethnic, Religious and Cultural Diversity. Aldershot, England: Gower, 3-31.
  • Beer, S., Spacey, J. and Perry, V., 2003. An investigation into the market relationship that underpins the alternative food economy. In: Edwards, J.S.A. and Gustafsson, I.B., eds. Culinary arts and sciences IV: global and national perspectives 2003. Poole: The Worshipful Company of Cooks Research Centre, Bournemouth University, 381-391.
  • Beer, S., Edwards, J.R., Fernandes, C. and Sampaio, F., 2002. Regional food cultures: integral to the rural tourism product. In: Hjalager, A. and Richards, G., eds. Tourism and gastronomy. London: Routledge, 207-223.
  • Beer, S., 2001. Asia a global perspective. Annual Report 2001. Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust, 108-111.
  • Beer, S., 2001. Food and society. In: Eastham, J., Sharples, E. and Ball, D., eds. Food supply chain management: issues for the hospitality and retail sectors. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann, 21-36.
  • Beer, S. and Fraser, S., 2001. Genetic modification: the ultimate food service technology. In: Edwards, J.S.A. and Hewedi, M.M., eds. Culinary arts and sciences III: global and national perspectives 2001. Poole: The Worshipful Company of Cooks Research Centre, Bournemouth University, 88-98.
  • Beer, S., 2001. The future of the food supply chain: a perspective looking up the chain. In: Eastham, J., Sharples, E. and Ball, D., eds. Food supply chain management: issues for the hospitality and retail sectors. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann, 304-309.
  • Beer, S., 2000. The dynamics of the international supply of beef and sheep meat to the UK. Nuffield Annual Report 2000. Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust.
  • Beer, S., 1998. Cultural Tokenism? An investigation into the nature of food quality assurance schemes with specific reference to the meat production sector. In: Edwards, J. and Lee-Ross, D., eds. Culinary arts and sciences: global and national perspectives. Poole, England: Worshipful Company of Cooks Centre for Culinary Research at Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S. and Redman, M., 1996. The relationship between post war cultural shift, consumer perspectives and farming policy. In: Edwards, J., ed. Culinary Arts and Sciences: Global and National Perspectives 1996,. Southampton, England: Computational Mechanics, 351-362.

Conferences

  • Beer, S., 2016. ‘The tastes and smells of Christmas celebrations past and present’. In: Global BUzz Europe 2 December 2016 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2016. Food, authenticity, and the food tourist. In: Exeter University Tourism and Hospitality mini conference 30 November 2016 Exeter University.
  • Beer, S., 2016. Food innovations and competitiveness. In: Hospitality Management Futures 23 November 2016 Bournemouth Unniversity.
  • Beer, S., 2016. The role of Philosophy in innovation. In: Innovations in hospitality and travel ESRC Festival of Social Science. 10 November 2016 Bournemouth.
  • Beer, S., 2016. A culture and Food walking tour of Bournemouth. In: The Tourism Management Institute annual conference 11-12 October 2016 Bournemouth.
  • Beer, S. and Beer, P.T., 2016. Reflecting on the unconscious: encounters with the ghosts of the past, the present and the future. In: The 35th International Human Science Research Conference (IHSRC), 3-7 July 2016 University of Ottawa.
  • Beer, S., 2016. Perceptions of the authenticity of food: a study of residents in Dorset (UK). In: Conference on Humanisation 21 June 2016 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2016. Tea for Two. In: Food Biz 18 May 2016 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2015. Tourism on Exmoor - From special qualities to special experiences. In: Exmoor Society Spring Conference 19 March-19 October 2015 Dulverton, Somerset.
  • Beer, S., 2015. Let your tongues do the walking. In: Bournemouth University Festival of Learning 2015 11-18 July 2015 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2015. The microcosm of dwelling and mobility: 10 shots on target. In: Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference: Creating Leisure 7-9 July 2015 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2015. Is local food better 2? In: Sceptics in the Pub Bournemouth 11 February 2015 The Brunswick Pub, Bournemouth.
  • Beer, S., 2014. Why talk about sustainability in general and sustainable food production in particular is largely hokum. In: Talk BU. 21 October 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2014. Don’t eat poo and die, eat poo and live – an exploration of things we will and will not eat 2. In: Bournemouth University Festival of Learning 9-15 June 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2014. Too hot to trot: Our obsessions with the chilli pepper and other extreme tastes. In: Bournemouth University Festival of Learning 9-15 June 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2014. Is local food better? In: Bournemouth University, Café Scientifique, 4 February 2014 Cafe Boscanova, Bournemouth.
  • Beer, S., 2013. Don’t eat poo and die, eat poo and live – an exploration of things we will and will not eat. In: Bournemouth University Festival of Learning 3-14 June 2013 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2012. Does the pursuit of local food destroy our environment: questions of authenticity and sustainability? In: International Conference on Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability 13-14 September 2012 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2012. Ich bin, du bist, er, sie und es ist. Reflections on Food, Family, Dasein and Heidegger. In: 31st International Human Sciences Research 25-28 June 2012 Montreal, Canada.
  • Beer, S., 2011. Aims,objectives and paradigms: discovering a new meaning to the word meaning. In: 3rd Annual Postgraduate Research Conference Bournemouth University 12 January 2011 Bournemouth University, England. Poole, England: Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S., 2010. To see the world in a grain: the authenticity of food. In: Sustainable Food in Tourism and Hospitality: Local foods, regional development, and the environment 28-30 September 2010 Linnaeus University, Sweden.
  • Beer, S., 2010. An unfamiliar familiarity: reflecting on the subconscious. In: 8th Biennial International Qualitative Research Conference 6-8 September 2010 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Beer, S., 2010. The inter-relationship between the aim(s), objectives and the paradigm of your PhD. In: Services Management PhD Workshop 9 July 2010 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Beer, S., 2010. Authenticity and food. In: E-Conference Bournemouth University and ITS Macau 24 March 2010.
  • Beer, S., 2010. A Heuristic view point concerning the nature of authenticity. In: Picard, D. and Kuster, J., eds. Emotion in motion: The Passion of Tourism, Travel and Movement Conference 4-7 July 2009 The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change Leeds Metropolitan University, England. Leeds, England: The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Beer, S., 2009. The North Atlantic Diet. Does it exist? In: Compiling a food heritage inventory: existing knowledge, methods, and perspectives 30 November-1 December 2009 University of Tours, France.
  • Beer, S., 2009. The Doctoral Track: my experience over the last 12 months. In: Bournemouth University EREPP and Professional Practice launch 6 February 2009 Bournemouth University, England. Poole, England: Bournemouth University EREPP.
  • Beer, S., 2009. The Philosophy of Qualitative Research. In: School of Services Management Qualitative Research Seminar Series 2009 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Beer, S., 2008. Communication. In: Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Media Skills Workshop 2008.
  • Beer, S., 2008. Debunking the Debunkers: Developing a Conceptual Framework to Explore the Nature of Authenticity. In: PhD Networking Conference 2008: Exploring Tourism II: Issues in PhD Research 29-30 May 2008 International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research, Bournemouth University England.
  • Beer, S., 2007. Planning, Problem Solving and Personal Development. In: Nuffield Trust Seminar for New Scholars 23-24 February 2007 The Farmers Club, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL.
  • Beer, S., 2007. Sharing Standards Committees for Local Authorities. In: The Association of County Chief Executives (ACCE) Spring Seminar 2007.
  • Beer, S., 2006. Inheritance and its implications for business sustainability in rural communities. In: OPeRA Conference 4 July 2006 Taunton, Somerset, England.
  • Beer, S., 2006. Rural Skills and Overview of the Key Player and Issues: Keynote address. In: SW CoRE (South West Chamber of Rural Enterprise) Plenary session 21 March 2006.
  • Beer, S., 2005. Communication and Oral Presentation, Presentations with PowerPoint, Improving Presentations, Video Workshop. In: Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Media Workshop for Returning Scholars 2005.
  • Beer, S., 2004. Cooking with local food. In: Dorchester Agricultural Show 2004 Dorchester, Dorset, England.
  • Beer, S., 2004. Cooking with local food. In: Devon County Show. 2004 Exeter, Devon, England.
  • Beer, S., Spacey, J. and Perry, V., 2003. An investigation into the market relationship that underpins the alternative food economy. In: Culinary Arts and Sciences IV - Global and National Perspectives 23-27 June 2003 Orebo University, Sweden..
  • Beer, S., Edwards, J.R., Fernandes, C. and Sampaio, J., 2002. Gastronomy Tourism Product Development in Mountain Areas of the European Atlantic. In: Gastronomy and Tourism: ATLAS Expert Meeting 21-23 November 2002 Sondrio, Italy..
  • Beer, S. and Fraser, S., 2001. Genetic modification: the ultimate food service technology. In: Culinary Arts and Sciences III - Global and National Perspectives 17-20 April 2001 University of Cairo, Egypt..
  • Beer, S., 2001. The New Five Freedoms: Which Way Food? In: Conference organised by the British Association 8 November 2001 Bournemouth University. England.
  • Beer, S., 2001. What Does the Customer Want? The Food Service Industry, How it Works and its Success in Reaching Consumers. In: The Furrow for the Future Conference September 2001 Wiltshire College, Lackham, England..
  • Beer, S., 1999. What has happened to the integrity of our food supply chain? Moves towards an ethical framework for food retailing in the United Kingdom. In: 10th International Conference on Reseach in the Distributive Trades 26-28 September 1999 Stirling University, Scotland. Stirling, Scotland: Stirling University.
  • Beer, S.. Does the pursuit of local food destroy our environment: questions of authenticity and sustainability? In: International Conference on ‘Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability’ 13-14 September 2012 Bournemouth University.
  • Beer, S.. Ich bin, du bist, er, sie und es ist. Reflections on Food, Family, Dasein and Heidegger. In: 31st International Human Sciences Research Conference Montreal, Canada.

Reports

  • Beer, S., 2010. Measuring social and economic benefits of biodiversity: a literature review.. Currently not published.
  • Beer, S. and Thomas, R., 2006. Exmoor Society's Response to the Rural Development Programme for England 2007-2013 Consultation. Dulverton, Somerset: Exmoor Society.
  • Collins, G., Parsons, S., Beer, S. and Studholme, H., 2006. SW CoRE Response to Lantra Sector Skills Agreement Stages 1-3 reports. Exeter, England: SW CoRE (South West Chamber of Rural Enterprise).

Theses

Others

PhD Students

  • Jennie Faithfull-Lloyd (A Common Condition: A Rare Diagnosis?’ What is the significance of diagnosis in Klinefelter’s Syndrome (47,XXY)?)
  • Clive Allen (Russian Entrepreneurial Journeys: Opportunities, Barriers and Contexts in the Russian Far East)
  • Martyn Pring (Local food and drink: shaping the visitor experience)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Disertations
  • Food and Drink
  • Business Strategy and Finance

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Level 4 Hospitality Marketing
  • Hospitality Marketing

External Responsibilities

  • BBC World Wide, Editorial Review Countryfile Magazine 2015-17

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Facilitator Dorset Tourism Association conference 2017
  • The Catering and Retail Show
  • Dorset Break for Fair Trade
  • Keynote presentation at 72nd AGM of the Wool and Bere Regis Agricultural Discussion Club. Presentation entitled: A light hearted look at being an academic
  • Public Lecture as part of skeptics in the pub series
  • Public Lecture
  • BU Summer Break Session
  • Seminar: The definitive guide to postmodernism
  • Public lecture on the heritage and traditions of British food
  • 14:Live Bournemouth University

Qualifications

  • PhD in Perceptions of the authenticity of food (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • PGCert in Research Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2007)
  • CertEd in Certificate in Education (Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1989)
  • PG Dip in Agricultural Science (Massey University, New Zealand, 1987)
  • BSc (Hons) in Agriculture (Reading University, 1985)

Honours

  • Nuffield Scholarship
  • Winson Churchill Fellowship
  • Rotary Foundation Scholarship (1985)

Memberships

  • Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust, Scholar,
  • Winston Churchill Fellowships Trust, Member,
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