Philip Ryland

Dr Philip Ryland

  • Associate Dean Student Experience
  • Dorset House D108, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Journal Articles


  • Ryland, P., 2016. Enhancing the visitor experience by exploring their expectations: a case study from The Jurassic Coast, Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site, UK. In: Interpret Wales / AHI Conference 8-9 March 2016 Cardiff.
  • Ryland, P., 2010. The guided walk experience: what do visitors think? In: AHI Annual Conference 13-15 October 2010 Bournemouth, England.
  • Jones, I.M. and Ryland, P., 2010. BU Education Enhancement Conference 2010: parallel session presentation on the SM experience of assessing the Industrial Placement year. In: BU Education Enhancement Conference. Employability: Planning for Success 20 May 2010 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Ryland, P., 2008. Interpretation of the Jurassic Coast, Dorset (PhD study). In: PhD research presentation 9 January 2008 Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre, West Lulworth.
  • Ryland, P., 2007. Interpretation of the Jurassic Coast (PhD Research Study). In: The Vital Spark Interpretation Conference: Interpret Scotland and the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) 30 September-3 October 2007 Aviemore, Cairngorms, Scotland.
  • Ryland, P., 2006. Interpretation of the Jurassic Coast, Dorset (PhD Study). In: AHI Annual Conference 13-15 September 2006 Bath, England.



  • Ryland, P., 2012. Visitors: their choice of activities and the importance of on-site interpretation in enhancing their overall experience at a World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, UK. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, School of Tourism.


  • Ryland, P. and Welch, S.. Association for Heritage Interpretation: The evaluation of interpretive activities, events and programmes. The Museums and Heritage Show. Olympia, London. 18-19 May 2016.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • MSc TM/7 Tourism Management & the Natural Environment

Profile of Teaching UG

  • BATM/4 Tourism, Wildlife & the Environment
  • BATM/6 Wildlife & Ecotourism
  • BATM/6 Visitor Attractions Management

External Responsibilities

  • Poole High School, Co-opted Governor (2014-)
  • Association for Heritage Interpretation, Co-opted Trustee (2014-)


  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow (2016-),
  • Association for Heritage Interpretation, Member (2005-),
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2001-),
  • National Association for Interpretation, Professional Member (1998-),
  • Institute of Horticulture, Member (1985-),