Stephen Calver

Dr Stephen Calver

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  • scalver at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
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  • Dorset House D230, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Specialist in the field of market research and statistical modelling for tourism and service sector organisations, specifically in the areas of marketing and communications. Extensive experience of managing research projects for major UK and overseas organisations.

Journal Articles

  • Calver, S.J. and Page, S.J., 2013. Enlightened hedonism: Exploring the relationship of service value, visitor knowledge and interest, to visitor enjoyment at heritage attractions. Tourism Management, 39, 23-36.
  • Calver, S. and Page, S.,, 2013. Enlightened Hedonism: The value of service to the enjoyment of heritage as a tourism attraction. Tourism Management.
  • Calver, S., Dickinson, J. and Bates, T., 2013. The impact of media on countryside leisure visits. Journal of Rural Studies.
  • Robbins, D.K., Dickinson, J.E. and Calver, S.J., 2007. Planning Transport for Special Events: A Conceptual Framework and Future Agenda for Research. International Journal of Tourism Research, 9, 303-314.
  • Dickinson, J.E., Calver, S.J., Watters, K. and Wilkes, K., 2004. Journeys to heritage attractions in the UK: a case study of National Trust property visitors in the South West. Journal of Transport Geography, 12, 103-113.
  • Calver, S., Vierich, W. and Phillips, J., 1993. Leisure in later life. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 5 (1), 4-9.


  • Cang, S. and Calver, S.J., 2011. The factors driving leisure repeat visit behaviour at countryside in the United Kingdom. In: The 3rd Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics 4-7 July 2011 Bournemouth, England.
  • Calver, S. and Johnston, N., 2007. National Trust Visitor Segmentation. In: Annual Conference of Visitor Services Managers 2007 Swindon, England.



  • Calver, S., 2017. The influence of mass media on countryside leisure visit behaviour compared to the influence of childhood socialization: a structural model of relationships. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Management.


  • MBA in Master of Business Administration (Cass Business School, 1983)
  • BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management (University of Surrey, 1975)
  • PG Dip in Education (University of Leeds, 1981)


  • The Market Research Society, Member (1998-),
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