Philip Ryland

Dr Philip Ryland

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  • Dorset House D108, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Responsible consumption and production

"Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns"

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Climate action

"Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts"

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Life below water

"Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development"

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Life on land

"Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss"

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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.

Internet Publications


  • 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 (2014-2022)
  • Association for Heritage Interpretation, Co-opted Trustee (2014-)


  • PhD in Environmental Interpretation (Bournemouth University, 2012)


  • 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-),