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Steven Richards

  • Principal Academic In Tourism and Leisure Management
  • Dorset House D156, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Steve is a senior lecturer in Tourism, and currently delivers units on tourism development and planning, introduction to tourism, visitor attraction management and research methods. He has over ten years consultancy experience which has encompassed development projects, policy reviews and evaluations, market appraisals, environmental impact assessments, and social and economic assessments.

Journal Articles


  • Richards, S. and Wilkes, K., 2014. Tourism in England: London 2012 olympic games and beyond. European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems: The EU Member States. 28-43.
  • Wilkes, K. and Richards, S., 2008. Attraction Failure and Success. In: Fyall, A., Garrod, B., Leask, A. and Wanhill, S., eds. Managing Visitor Attractions. 2nd ed.. Oxford: Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, 39-58.


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Toursm Marketing Sustainable Tourism Planning

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Introduction to tourism Visitor Attractins MAnagment Tourism Development and Planning Research Methods


  • Pier Review (Coastal Revival Fund, 04 Mar 2019). Completed


  • MA in Tourism Management (Napier University, 1994)


  • Institute of Travel and Tourism, Member (2011-),