Lorraine Brown

Dr Lorraine Brown

  • Associate Professor
  • Dorset House D106, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I was a lecturer in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and in Modern Languages for many years. Subsequently I specialised in teaching EAP to international Masters students at Bournemouth University. Since 2006, I have been the Framework Leader for the School of Tourism Masters framework. I offer academic support to international students and I lecture in research methods, primarily in qualitative research. I completed a PHD on the adjustment experience of international students in 2008. My research interests include role and identity conflict and host-visitor contact. I am also interested in the experiences of migrant workers in the UK. I have disseminated my research findings through conferences, books and journals. I am currently involved in research projects on: the hopes and fears of Turkish exchange students about travel to the West, the incidence of racism experienced by international students and international student perceptions of the World Cup.


I am currently conducting research on a variety of topics: on the impact of media representations of Islam on international Muslim students; on the female tourist experience of travelling in Egypt; on the impact of war memorials on the tourist experience in the cities of Berlin and Paris; and finally on the motivations and experiences of literary tourists.

My most recent books have been on qualitative research: on writing up a qualitiative thesis (Holloway and Brown 2012) and on using qualitative methods in Sport (Jones, Brown and Holloway 2012).

Journal Articles



  • Brown, L., 2013. Travel for Education: A Force for Peace and Cross-Cultural Understanding? Transformational Tourism: Tourist Perspectives. CABI.
  • Brown, L., 2009. Using an ethnographic approach to understand the adjustment journey of international students at a university in England. In: Woodside, A.G., Megehee, C.M. and Ogle, A., eds. Perspectives on Cross-cultural, ethnographic, brand image, story-telling, unconscious needs, and hospitality guest research. Bingley, England: Emerald Group Publishing, 101-142.
  • Brown, L., 2009. The Role of Food in the Adjustment Journey of International Students. In: Lindgreen, A. and Hingley, M.K., eds. The New Cultures of Food: Marketing Opportunities from Ethnic, Religious and Cultural Diversity. Gower, 37-56.


  • Giousmpasoglou, C., Brown, L. and Marinakou, E., 2019. Training prisoners as hospitality workers: The case of the CLINK charity. In: TTRA Europe 2019 8-10 April 2019 Bournemouth University.
  • Osman, H. and Brown, L., 2016. Western female tourists in Islamic destinations. In: ATLAS 7-9 September 2016 Canterbury.
  • Shipway, R. and Brown, L., 2010. Ethnography: Exploring Event Experiences. In: Global Events Congress IV: Events and Festivals Research: State of the Art 14-16 July 2010 Leeds, England.
  • Osman, H. and Brown, L., 2010. A muslim's woman journey in the UK hospitality industry. In: CHME National Research Conference 5-7 May 2010 University of Surrey, Horsley Towers, Surrey, England. Hospitality Review.
  • Shipway, R. and Brown, L., 2007. Future challenges for the Cultural Programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Achieving an Authentic Representation of Culture Through Regional Devolution. In: CAUTHE 2007:Tourism: Past Achievements, Future Challenges 11-14 February 2007 Sydney, Australia.
  • Shipway, R. and Brown, L., 2007. A Review of the challenges for the Cultural Programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In: Event Tourism: Enhancing Destinations and the Visitor Economy 10-11 January 2007 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Brown, L. and Peacock, N., 2007. Crisis of Cross Cultural Communication on our Campuses. In: Education for Sustainable Development: Graduates as Global Citizens, 2nd International Conference 10-11 September 2007 Bournemouth, UK.



  • PG Cert in Research degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2009)
  • PG Cert in Research Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2008)
  • PhD in The adjustment journey of international students: (Bournemouth University, 2008)
  • RSA in TEFL (RSA, 1989)
  • BA (Hons) in BA Hons French/German (Nottingham University, 1984)


  • Tourism Management Institute, Member,
  • Tourism Society, Member,
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