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Alison Dunn

Alison Dunn

Lecturer in Tourism
Tasmanian School of Business & Economics

Room 315, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1914 (phone)

Alison.Dunn@utas.edu.au

Alison is Lecturer in Tourism within the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania.  Her research interests are in tourism and niche products, tourism and urban re-development and tourism and higher education.  Her main areas of teaching include Food, Wine and Agritourism and Destination Management.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDMuseum Visitors, Tourism and Local Economic Development in Greater GlasgowUniversity of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom1998
PgDipUrban DevelopmentUniversity of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom1990
BA (Hons)Politics and Modern HistoryUniversity of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom1987

Biography

Alison joined the University of Tasmania in 2006 after holding teaching and research positions in leisure and tourism at the University of York St John, University of Queensland, University of Gloucester and the University of Strathclyde.  Alison's main research areas are tourism and urban redevelopment, tourism and small business principally niche products and tourism higher education.

Research Themes

Alison's research aligns to the University's research theme Creativity, Culture and Society.  Her research examines ways in which small premium producers use tourism in a creative ways to create economic and social benefits such as jobs and community pride in local products.

Memberships

Professional practice

Member of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Higher Education

Administrative expertise

From August 1999 to June 2006 was Head of Programme for the Bachelor of Leisure and Tourism Management, University of York St John, York, UK

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Tourism and urban redevelopment
  • Tourism and niche products
  • Tourism and higher education

Fields of Research

  • Tourism Management (150603)
  • Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
  • Tourism (150699)
  • Tourism Marketing (150604)
  • Marketing Research Methodology (150505)
  • Impacts of Tourism (150601)
  • Business and Management (150399)
  • Marketing Theory (150506)
  • Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy (130203)

Research Objectives

  • Tourism (900399)
  • Marketing (910403)
  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism (900302)
  • Management (910402)
  • Tourism Infrastructure Development (900303)
  • Hospitality Services (909901)
  • Pedagogy (930201)

Publications

Wickham, M, Dunn, A & Sweeney, S, 2012, Analysis of the leading tourism journals 1999-2008, Annals of Tourism Research, 39,3, pp 1714-1718.

Total publications

16

Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2016Journal ArticleDunn A, Wickham M, 'Craft brewery tourism best-practices: A research agenda', Annals of Tourism Research, 56 pp. 140-142. ISSN 0160-7383 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2015.10.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Wickham M

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2014Conference PublicationDunn AM, Kregor GM, 'Making Love in a canoe no longer? Tourism and the emergence of the craft beer movement in California', Tourism and Hospitality in the Contemporary World: Trends, Changes and Complexitity, 10-13th February, Brisbane, pp. 190-198. ISBN 9780987050731 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Kregor GM

2012Journal ArticleWickham M, Dunn A, Sweeney S, 'Analysis of the leading tourism journals 1999-2008', Annals of Tourism Research, 39, (3) pp. 1714-1718. ISSN 0160-7383 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2012.05.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Wickham M

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Journal Article

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Dunn A, Wickham M, 'Craft brewery tourism best-practices: A research agenda', Annals of Tourism Research, 56 pp. 140-142. ISSN 0160-7383 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2015.10.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Wickham M

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2015Dunn A, Wickham M, 'Building product awareness and distribution channels in crowded markets: An analysis of craft breweries in the USA', AT Business Management Review, 11, (1) pp. 60-67. ISSN 1813-0534 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Wickham M

2012Dunn A, Wickham M, 'The mix of research methods in the leading tourism journals: 2000-2009', Problems and Perspectives in Management, 10, (1) pp. 8-16. ISSN 1727-7051 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Wickham M

2012Wickham M, Dunn A, Sweeney S, 'Analysis of the leading tourism journals 1999-2008', Annals of Tourism Research, 39, (3) pp. 1714-1718. ISSN 0160-7383 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2012.05.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Wickham M

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1995Prideaux B, Dunn AM, 'Tourism and crime: How can the tourism industry respond?', Australian Journal of Hospitality Management,, 2, (1) pp. 7-15. ISSN 1320-5161 (1995) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Dunn A, 'Tourism as a Business Strategy for Growth in Oregon and Washington Craft Breweries', Craft Beverages and Tourism, Palgrave Macmillan, Kline C Slocum SL. and Cavaliere C (ed), United States, pp. 105-118. ISBN 978-3-319-49852-2 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Yamasaki M, Dunn A, 'Understanding the spectrum of soft and hard ecotourists', Proceedings of the 2105 CAUTHE Conference, February 2-5, 2015, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 353-362. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Yamasaki M

2014Dunn AM, Kregor GM, 'Making Love in a canoe no longer? Tourism and the emergence of the craft beer movement in California', Tourism and Hospitality in the Contemporary World: Trends, Changes and Complexitity, 10-13th February, Brisbane, pp. 190-198. ISBN 9780987050731 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Kregor GM

2010Crispin SH, Dunn AM, Fishwick S, Franklin AS, Hanson DJ, et al., 'Proceedings of the 2010 CAUTHE Conference', CAUTHE, February 2010, Hobart, pp. 1. ISBN 978 1 86295 560 8 (2010) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Crispin SH; Fishwick S; Franklin AS; Hanson DJ; Reiser D; Wells M; Baxter CW

2009Dunn AM, 'Students' motivations and satisfactions: Lessons for curriculum development and recruitment', Proceedings of the 2009 CAUTHE Conference, 10-12 February 2009, Perth, pp. 1-22. ISBN 1 86308 152 6 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Dunn AM, 'How does the student experience influence the career aspirations of leisure and tourism management students?', Proceedings of the 2008 SRHE Postgraduate & Newer Researchers Conference, 8 December 2008, UK, pp. 1-7. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Dunn AM, 'The influence of work placement on the career aspirations of leisure and tourism management students', Educating for Tomorrow's Tourism, International Scientific Conference , 10-13 October, 2003, Macedonia, pp. 1-10. (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1999Dunn AM, Kregor GM, 'Horticultural visitor attractions: Delighting the Senses!', International Research Conference Proceedings, 10-13 february, 1999, Adelaide, pp. 1-10. (1999) [Conference Extract]

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1996Dunn AM, 'Are the motivations, attitudes and spending patterns of tourists different from locals when they visit museums in Glasgow? in Robinson et al (ed) Culture as the Tourist Product', Culture of the Tourist Product, October 1996, Morpeth, pp. 97-112. ISBN 0-907679-88-9 (1996) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1996Dunn AM, 'Tourism and museums. A case study of the City of Glasgow', Tourism and traditions: The good, the bad and the ugly, July 1996, Melbourne, pp. 57-64. ISBN 0732610087 (1996) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Dunn AM, 'Call to develop parks with caution', The Examiner, The Examiner, Launceston, 1, 1, pp. 1-2. (2014) [Newspaper Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$6,000

Projects

Exploring the use of tourism as a support mechanism to the value chain of small, premium niche producers in rural Tasmania. (2017)$6,000
Description
Although the economic impact of Tourism in Australia continues to grow the majority of visitors are concentrated in Metropolitan areas. There is therefore fierce competition to attract the smaller numbers of tourists who venture to rural locations. This is particularly true of international visitors. On a more optimistic note, the rise in interest in local production of premium products such as wine, fruit, cider, beer and spirits may provide a competitive advantage for small businesses to lure visitors to their locations. The success of Tourism Australias Restaurant Australia campaign highlighted the broad range of high quality food and beverages that are produced in Tasmania. The project aims to explore how Tasmanian producers of niche beverages add value to their business by attracting visitors to sample and purchase their produce where it has been produced.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,000)
Scheme
TREND seed grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dunn AM; Kregor GM
Year
2017

Research Supervision

Current

3

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDExploring the Power of the Augmented Soft and Hard Ecotourism Spectrum to Segment Walkers on the Overland Track, Tasmania2012
PhDA Study on the Cross-Cultural Behaviour and Decision-Making of Chinese Tourists for Australia2016
PhDIs the lack of understanding of Chinese Guanxi and business tribes a barrier to China/Australia tourism2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDExploring Local Government Approaches to Sustainable Practice: An investigation into tourism's development in Tasmania
Candidate: Barry Miles May
2017
PhDGay Neo-tribes: An exploration of space and travel behaviour
Candidate: Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta
2017
PhDPro-Poor Tourism and Rural Poverty Alleviation in Malaysia
Candidate: Norhazliza Abd Halim
2014