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Tim joined Bournemouth University in June 2015 as Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management, having moved from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) where he was the academic lead for the University’s tourism and events degree programmes. He completed a PhD at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), successfully defending his thesis on the decline and restructuring of British seaside resorts in 2002. His research interests have since expanded to include new tourism spaces, places and experiences (such as urban beaches, virtual worlds and immersive events and performances), and tourism education/ pedagogy. These interests are underpinned by ideas associated with the ‘new mobilities paradigm’ and critical realism as a philosophy of/ for the social sciences. He has written a number of refereed journal articles, book chapters and other works, from positioning papers and literature reviews to multi-method empirical studies incorporating questionnaire surveys and interviews, document analyses and visual methods, and has co-edited three books to date... Tim’s involvement with the design, data capture and analysis for surveys of visitors to Bristol Urban Beach and the 2010 Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Races illustrates the potential in much of his work for industry engagement and impact. Tim teaches/ has taught a range of units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on tourism geographies, event management, marketing and research methods. He has supervised two PhD students to completion, and examined several others.more
- Terry, A., Maddrell, A., Gale, T. and Arlidge, S., 2015. Spectators’ Negotiations of Risk, Masculinity and Performative Mobilities at the TT Races. Mobilities, 10 (4), 628-648.
- Gale, T., 2009. Urban Beaches, Virtual Worlds and 'The End of Tourism'. Mobilities, 4, 119-138.
- Gale, T., 2005. Modernism, post-modernism and the decline of British seaside resorts as long holiday destinations: A case study of Rhyl, North Wales. Tourism Geographies, 7, 86-112.
- Gale, T. and Botterill, D., 2005. A realist agenda for tourist studies, or why destination areas really rise and fall in popularity. Tourist Studies, 5, 151-174.
- Botterill, D., Haven, C. and Gale, T., 2002. A survey of doctoral theses accepted by universities in the UK and Ireland for studies related to tourism, 1990-1999. Tourist Studies, 2, 283-311.
- Sacred mobilities: journeys of belief and belonging. Farnham, England Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
- Hill, J. and Gale, T., 2009. Ecotourism and environmental sustainability: principles and practice. Farnham, England Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
- Gale, T., 2010. Urban beaches as social tourism installations: case studies of Paris Plage and Bristol Urban Beach 2007. In: Cole, S. and Morgan, N., eds. Wallingford; UK: CABI.
- Gale, T., 2008. The end of tourism, or endings in tourism? In: Burns, P.M. and Novelli, M., eds. Wallingford; UK: CABI.
- Gale, T., 2007. The problems and dilemmas of northern European post-mature coastal tourism resorts. In: Agarwal, S. and Shaw, G., eds. Clevedon; UK: Channel View Publications.
Tourism Education: The View from Bournemouth, UK, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 01 Dec 2017 more
China Tourism Education Association Annual Conference and International Forum on Tourism Education, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 01 Dec 2017
Is the British seaside still relevant, and how?, Southend-on-Sea, 17 Nov 2017 more
Club Critical Theory Presents: Seaside Cultures, Southend-on-Sea, UK, 17 Nov 2017
The creative economy and coastal towns, Bembridge, UK, 13 Mar 2018 more
Visit Isle of Wight 2018 Tourism Conference, Bembridge, UK, 13 Mar 2018
- Sheffield Hallam University, External Examiner (2014-)
- Bournemouth University, External Examiner (2012-2015)
- University of Bedfordshire, External Examiner (2009-2013)
- University of Glamorgan, External Examiner (2007-2011)
- University of Salford, External Examiner (2003-2007)
- BA (Hons) in Geography (University of Exeter, 1992)
- MA in Tourism and Social Responsibility (College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, 1994)
- PhD in Tourism (University of Wales, 2002)