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Dr Nicola Palmer
Lecturer in Management

Profile

Biography

I have been a part-time lecturer for the School for Business and Society since 2018, teaching on research methods modules and supervising student research projects at masters level. My academic background lies in Tourism Studies. I gained my PhD funded by the University of Wales/Open University in 1999 and I have researched and taught at UK universities since the 1990s (with some teaching experience at Spanish and Swedish universities also). In 1992-1993 I completed an internship in the Research and Corporate Planning Department at the Wales Tourist Board and this confirmed my interest in public sector policy making and stakeholder management. 

After my PhD, I entered private sector management consultancy, specialising in education, training and regeneration.  I have continued to lead projects for a range of clients including the EU, government offices, regional development agencies (RDAs), and destination marketing organisations (DMOs) and I am Chair of The Steel Man charity – a future landmark sculpture for Yorkshire, celebrating heritage and the new technology sector - and a Curatorial Volunteer at The National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCMME).

My love of teaching reflects my interests in people (cultures and communities) and places (development and regeneration). I am an active doctoral research supervisor and hold national UKCGE Research Supervisor Recognition. To date, I have 18 doctoral completions (PhD and DBA) and have examined 19 doctorates. I sit on the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Doctoral Steering Group and the VITAE Researcher Networks Working Group and I am passionate about researcher development and research supervision. I hold a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE), Senior Fellowship of the HEA (SFHEA) and I am a Mental Health First Aid England Champion.

Career

 

Departmental roles

 

University roles

 

Research

Overview

I am an internationally recognised tourism academic who has made intellectual contributions to tourism governance - the application of power, resources, rules, and coordination and cooperation among numerous tourism actors. Specifically, my academic research draws on political economy and political ecology to generate new knowledge on ways in which social status, legitimacy, and power play a key role in the dynamics of sustainable community-based tourism development by stimulating local economies, conserving the environment, developing people’s livelihoods, and changing lives

My academic research has attracted national endorsement from the Head of Government and Public Affairs, Visit Britain and the Institute of Travel and Tourism. I have achieved significant recognition from the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University, the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT), and national Tourism Research Network (TourNet). 

I have also made a notable impact on the conceptualisation and measurement of sub-regional and local visitor economies. 

My pedagogic research focuses on doctoral education. I have made outstanding national and international contributions to PGR policies, standards, and educational practice in doctoral training, doctoral supervision and examining, doctoral programmes management and leadership, the development of inclusive PGR communities, the professional enhancement of the PGR student experience, and the professionalisation of doctoral supervision. 

I have transferable expertise in non-directive facilitation, dialogic, and participatory T&L techniques.

Publications

Selected publications

 

Full publications list

 Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Palmer, N. (accepted, expected publication date January 2022). Kyrgyzstan, Tourism. In Springer
    Encyclopaedia of Tourism (second edition). Springer Reference: New York.
  • Winter, T., Kim, S. Y., & Palmer, N. (accepted, expected publication date May 2021). Where is the poor in pro-poor VCA? - A review of applying pro-poor VCA in a coastal tourism destination in the Northeast of Brazil. In A. Harju-Myllyaho, & S. Jutila (Eds.), Inclusive Tourism Futures. Channel View Publications Ltd. Retrieved from https://www.channelviewpublications.com/page/detail/?K=9781845416867
  • Davies, J., Palmer, N., Braccia, E., Clegg, K., & Smith, M. (2021). Supporting doctoral programmes during a global pandemic: Crisis as opportunity. Global Focus, 1(15), 22-27.
  • Jönsson, C., & Palmer, N. (2019). Experienced realities of local impacts of Tourism Foreign Direct Investment in Barbados. In 4th Caribbean International Tourism Conference. The University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus, Barbados.
  • Palmer, N. (2019). Destination Management Scoping Study Report.
  • Munday, D., Compton-Daw, E., Palmer, N., Kate, J., Parker-Hay, K., & Wheat, K. (2019). Beyond carrots and sticks: What motivates researchers to engage in their development? In VITAE International Conference 2019. Birmingham: VITAE.
  • Palmer, N., & Unterhitzenberger, C. (2019). World Café: Writing Skills. In EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. University of Lancaster Management School: European Foundation for Management and Development (EFMD).
  • Palmer, N. (2019). World Café: Plagiarism. In EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. University of Lancaster Management School: European Foundation for  Management Development (EFMD).
  • Palmer, N. (2019). Keynote: New Forms of Research Production and the PhD. In EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. University of Lancaster Management School: European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
  • Palmer, N. (2019). Keynote: Academic research opportunities at SHU. In Hallam Guild Undergraduate Research Network & inaugural poster showcase. Sheffield Hallam University: Hallam Guild Undergraduate Research Network.
  • Gorbuntsova T, Dobson S, Palmer N. (2019) Diverse Geographies of Power and Spatial production: Tourism industry development in the Yamal Peninsula, Northern SiberiaAnnals of Tourism Research 76, 67-79, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2019.03.006
  • Palmer, N. J. and Chuamuangphan, N. (2018) Governance and local participation in Ecotourism: community-level tourism stakeholders in Chiang Rai province, Thailand. Journal of Ecotourism. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14724049.2018.1502248
  • Dorjsuren, A. and Palmer, N.J. (2018) Equity in tourism development: procedural justice and distributive justice in Mongolia, East Asia, Asian Journal of Tourism Research, 2 (1), pp.118-149.
  • Gorbuntsova, T., Dobson, S. and Palmer, N. (2018) Rural Entrepreneurial Space: A study of Local Tour Operators and ‘the Nenets’ Indigenous Reindeer Herder. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJEI), February - Online First:  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1465750317723220#
  • Palmer, N. (2018). Reframing the Public Relations Profession for a Changing World. Report.

  • Palmer, N., & Chuamuangphan, N. (2018). Governance and local participation in Ecotourism: community-level tourism stakeholders in Chiang Rai province, Thailand. Journal of Ecotourism, 17(3), 320-337. doi:10.1080/14724049.2018.1502248

  • Palmer, N. (2018). Workshop Presentation - Getting involved in doctoral supervision and examining. In NARTI workshop for ECRs. Leeds University Business School: Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI).

  • Palmer, N. (2018). Workshop Presentation - After the Viva...where does doctoral supervision end? In NARTI workshop for ECRs. Leeds University Business School:  Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI).

  • Dorjsuren, A., & Palmer, N. (2018). Equity in tourism development: procedural (in)justice and distributive justice in Mongolia, East Asia. Asian Journal of Tourism Research, 2(1), 58-87. doi:10.12982/AJTR.2018.0003

  • Palmer, N. (2018). Are our doctoral programmes fit for purpose and the future? [Blog post]. EFMD. Retrieved from https://www.efmd.org/blog/view/1489-are-our-doctoral-programmes-fit-for-purpose-and-the-future

  • Palmer, N., & van Donzel, M. (2018). World Café: Shared space and times. In EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. Frankfurt School of Finance and Management: European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

  • Palmer, N. (2018). Keynote: The PhD Journey: hacking your travel through the academy. In 3rd Tourism Research Network (TourNet). Sheffield: Tourism Research Network (TourNet).

  • Palmer, N., & Long, P. (2018). The Peculiar Attraction of Royalty for Tourism and the Popular Cultural Construction of ‘Royal Tourism’. In C. Lundberg, & V. Ziakas (Eds.), Handbook of Popular Culture & Tourism (Routledge) (pp. 201-219). CABI Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Popular-Culture-and-Tourism/Lundberg-Ziakas/p/book/9781138678354
  • Cleaver, D., & Palmer, N. (2017). Recognising and rewarding excellence in doctoral supervision: Superdupervisor Awards - how, why and to what end? [Blog post]. UKCGE. Retrieved from http://www.ukcge.ac.uk/article/sheffield-hallam-rewarding-excellence-supervision-377.aspx
  • Cleaver, D., & Palmer, N. (2017). Recognising and rewarding excellence in doctoral supervision: the SHU Inspirational Research Supervisor award scheme. In UKCGE Annual Conference. Universidade do Porto, Portugal: UKCGE.
  • Palmer, N.J. and Chuamuangphan, N. (2017), Societal values and local responses to appropriate livelihoods, fairness and decision-making involvement in ecotourism: Chiang Rai, Thailand, Asian Journal of Tourism Research, 2 (1), pp.118-149.
  • Palmer, N., & Chuamuangphan, N. (2017). Societal values and local responses to appropriate livelihoods, fairness and decision-making involvement in ecotourism: Chiang Rai, Thailand. Asian Journal of Tourism Research, 2(1), 118-149. doi:10.12982/AJTR.2017.0006

  • Palmer, N. (2017). World Café: Mentoring the Doctoral Talent. In 2017 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble: European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

  • Chuamuangphan, N., & Palmer, N. (2017). To what extent are local people actively involved in ecotourism development through choice? Exploring societal values and ecotourism sustainability in Chiang Rai. In International Seminar on Tourism in Asia: Change and Diversity. Chiang Mai University, Thailand: Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

  • Palmer, N., & Chuamuangphan, N. (2016). Societal values and local responses to ecotourism among villagers in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

  • In Tourism Naturally  Conference 2016. Sardinia, Italy: Tourism Naturally.

  • Merson, J., & Palmer, N. (2016). Taking and sharing photographs of restaurant food via social media and the blurring of online-offline consumer leisure experiences. In Locating Leisure: Blurring Boundaries. Liverpool John Moores University: Leisure Studies Association (LSA).

  • Palmer, N. (2016). Session Leader Presentation - Energising your Academic Career: Routes to doctorate. In Sheffield Hallam University CPD conference. Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Palmer, N., & Long, P. (2018). The peculiar attraction of royalty for tourism and the popular cultural construction of ‘Royal Tourism’. In C. Lundberg, & Z. Vassilios (Eds.), Handbook on popular culture and tourism (pp. 274-291). Routledge.

  • Gorbuntsova, T., Dobson, S., & Palmer, N. (2016). Rural Entrepreneurial Space: A study of Local Tour Operators and ‘the Nenets’ Indigenous Reindeer Herder. In Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference. Paris, France: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference.

  • Palmer, N. (2015). Workshop Presentation - What would you do? Supervision scenarios. In NARTI Workshop for ECRs. Sheffield Hallam University: Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI).

  • Palmer, N. (2015). Workshop Presentation - From supervisee to supervisor: strategies for development. In NARTI Workshop for ECRs. Sheffield Hallam University: Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI).

  • Palmer, N. (2015). Keynote: Embracing the Past, Visioning the Future. In International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT). Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Palmer, N., & Whalley, P. (2015). Effective doctoral supervision. In 5th Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium. Girona, Spain: Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Palmer, N. J. (2015). Kyrgyzstan, tourism. In J. Jafari, & H. Xiao (Eds.), Springer encyclopaedia of tourism. Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_611-1

  • Palmer, N. (2015). Cultivating Community to Enrich Research Environment. In VITAE North East Workshop. Sheffield Hallam University: VITAE network.

  • Palmer, N. (2015). Re-imagining heritage interpretation: enchanting the past-future. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 10(3), 314-315. 10.1080/1743873X.2014.961673

  • Palmer, N. (2014). A Socio-economic Review of the Potential Impacts of the Proposed Man of Steel Landmark Sculpture. Report.

  • Palmer, N. (2014). Keynote: Economic, cultural and community benefits of the Man of Steel landmark sculpture project. In Inaugural Meeting of the Team of Steel. Sheffield: Yorkshire Icon Ltd.

  • Egan, D., Palmer, N., Ali, A., & Egan, H. (2014). Stoneleigh Park - HS2 Mitigation Summary. Impact of HS2 on Stoneleigh Park. Report. Wan, X., & Palmer, N. (2013). Red Tourism in China: Shaoshang and Zhijiang. In 3rd Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium. Girona, Spain: Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Palmer, N. (2013). Doctoral research management and research design training in Sheffield Hallam

  • University. In 3rd Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium. Girona, Spain: Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Gorbuntsova, T., & Palmer, N. (2012). Tourism as a Socio-Economic Development Tool for Ethnic Minorities: The Nenets. In 2nd Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium. Sheffield Hallam University: Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2012). An Environmental Impact Assessment of the renaissance of Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire: Socio-economic chapter.

  • Palmer, N., & Mohamed, A. (2011). Conceptualising and Measuring ‘Eco-cultural Tourism Capital’: the Case of Libya’s Green Mountain. In 1st Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium. Girona, Spain: Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Palmer, N., & Mohamed, A. (2011). Exploring Resource Values, Capital and Criticality in Eco-Cultural Tourism with reference to Libya's Green Mountain. In ERPBSS Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences, Middlesex University. Dubai.

  • Palmer, N. J. (2009). Kyrgyz tourism at Lake Issyk-Kul: Legacies of pre-communist and Soviet regimes. In S. Singh (Ed.), Domestic Tourism in Asia: Diversity and Divergence (pp. 181-196). Earthscan. 10.4324/9781849770057

  • Palmer, N. J. (2009). Policy intervention, & enforced collaboration, and sub-regional tourism development - the case of South Yorkshire. In R. Thomas (Ed.), Managing regional tourism. A case study of Yorkshire, England. Ilkley: Great Northern Books.

  • Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2009). A SWOT Analysis and the Development of an Information System and Benchmark for the Doncaster Visitor Economy. Report.

  • Palmer, N., & Rowson, B. (2009, May 14). Migrant workers in the hospitality industry: A discussion paper. In CHME Conference. University of Brighton.

  • Rowson, B., & Palmer, N. (2009). The impact of migrant workers on the hospitality labour market: a review. Hospitality Review, 11(4), 44-51.

  • Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2008). Measuring the Visitor Economy in South Yorkshire. Report.

  • Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2008). The Impact of the Northern Racing College and the St. Leger Horse Park on the Doncaster Visitor Economy. Report.

  • Palmer, N. (2008). International Royal Tourist expectations, experiences, and reflections on royal encounters: a demand-side perspective. In P. Long, & N. Palmer (Eds.), Royal Tourism: Excursions around Monarchy. Tourism and Cultural Change (pp. 232-251). Clevedon: Channel View Publishing.

  • Palmer, N. (2008). By Royal Association: British monarchy as a place representation tool. In P. Long, & N. Palmer (Eds.), Royal Tourism: Excursions Around Monarchy. Tourism and Cultural Change. (pp.159-180). Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

  • Palmer, N. J. (2007). Ethnic equality, national identity and selective cultural representation in tourism promotion: Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 15(6), 645-662. 10.2167/jost826.0

  • Long, P., & Palmer, N. J. (Eds.) (2008). Royal tourism: Excursions Around Monarchy. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

  • Long, P., & Palmer, N. (2008). Conclusions. In P. Long, & N. Palmer (Eds.), Royal Tourism: Excursions around Monarchy (pp. 252-255).

  • Thompson, K., Schofield, P., Palmer, N., & Bakieva, G. (2006). Kyrgyzstan’s Manas epos millennium celebrations: post-colonial resurgence of Turkic culture and the marketing of cultural tourism. In D. Picard, & M. Robinson (Eds.), Festivals, tourism and social change (pp. 172-190). Clevedon: Channel View. Retrieved from http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?K=9781845410476&sf_01=series&st_01=tourism+cultural&sort=sort_
    multi/d&ds=tourism+and+cultural+change&m=8&dc=29

  • Palmer, N. J. (2006). Economic transition and the struggle for local control in ecotourism development: the case of Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Ecotourism, 5(1+2), 40-61. Retrieved from http://www.multilingual-matters.net/jet/005/jet0050040.htm

  • Palmer, N. (2005). Conceptual dissonance, economic transition and the struggle for local control in ecotourism development: the case of the Kyrgyz Republic. In Workshop: The Politics of Mobilities: Ecotourism in North-South Relations, Lancaster University, 14-15 January 2005 Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe). University of Lancaster.

  • Foster, N. (2004). Rural Catalonia field study practices. In A. Smith, N. Foster, G. Pomfret, & P. Whalley (Eds.), Barcelona and Catalonia - a fieldwork guide (pp. 55-71). Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Smith, A., Foster, N., Pomfret, G., & Whalley, P. (2004). Barcelona and Catalonia: A fieldwork guide.

  • A. Smith, N. Foster, G. Pomfret, & P. Whalley (Eds.), Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Thompson, K., & Foster, N. (2003). Ecotourism development and government policy in Kyrgyzstan. In D. A. Fennell, & R. K. Dowling (Eds.), Ecotourism policy and planning (pp. 169-186). Wallingford: CABI.

  • Long, P., & Foster, N. (2003). & Which Ever Pleased the Vulgar: Tourism-Related Media Representations of Royal Ceremonial. In Tourism and Histories Conference. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

  • Long, P., & Palmer, N. (2002). At least they’re good for tourism’: tourism representations of Britain linked to the Queen’s Golden Jubilee year. In Tourism Research 2002. University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

  • Foster, N. (2002). South Yorkshire Tourism Action Plan. Report. Thompson, K., Schofield, P., Foster, N., & Bakieva, G. (2002, February 7). Post-colonial resurgence of Turkic culture and the marketing of cultural tourism in Kyrgyzstan. In International Festivals and Events Association Conference. Bonn, Germany

  • Foster, N., & Jones, E. (2000, September 4). Image versus identity: Representing and comparing destination images across a tourism system - the case of Wales. In Tourism 2000: Time for Celebration? conference. Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Owen, R. E., Botterill, D., Emanuel, L., Foster, N., Gale, T., Nelson, C., & Selby, M. (2000). Perceptions from the periphery: the experience of Wales. In F. Brown, & D. Hall (Eds.), Tourism in Peripheral Areas: Case studies (pp. 7-38). Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

  • Foster, N., & Jones, E. (2000). Image Versus Identity: Representing and Comparing Destination Images Across A Tourism System. In M. Robinson, N. Evans, P. Long, R. Sharpley, & J. Swarbrooke (Eds.), Reflections on International Tourism Management, Marketing and the Political Economy of Travel and Tourism. Business Education Publishers.

  • Foster, N. (1999). Developing a Tourism and Hospitality Curriculum in Kyrgyzstan. Report.

  • Foster, N., Goodall, B., Liu, Z. H., & Jones, E. (1999, September 7). Representing Wales: Congruence and Dissonance in Touristic Imagery – A Systems Approach. In British Tourism: The Geographical Research Frontier, RSG/IBG Limited Life Working Group on the Geography of British Tourism. University of Exeter.

  • Foster, N. (1999). Investigating the Trade and Tourism Links Between the Island of Ireland and North-West England. Report.

  • Foster, N. (1998). Magna Training Needs Survey. Report.

  • Foster, N. (1998). Birmingham CEBP Corporate Restructuring. Report.

  • Foster, N. (1998). Adjustments for Disabled Employees. Report.

  • Foster, N. (1998). TEC-Provider Relationships. Report.

  • Foster, N. (1998). Evaluating Key Stage 4 Demonstration Projects. Report.

  • Foster, N. (1998). East Midlands Careers Education Guidance Outcome Study. Report.

  • Foster, N. (1997). Impact Assessment of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Training and Enterprise.

  • Foster, N., Goodall, B., Liu, Z. H., & Jones, E. (1997). Tourism Destination Image Evaluation - Applying a Systems Approach. In Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research. Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Botterill, D., Owen, R. E., Emanuel, L., Gale, T., Foster, N., Nelson, C., & Selby, M. (1997, September 8). Perceptions from the periphery. In Tourism in the Peripheral Areas of Europe. Bornholm, Denmark.

  • Foster, N. (1996). “Wales? Probably one of my favourites out of all of England....”. Evaluating the image of Wales as an international tourist destination. In World Leisure and Recreation Association (WLRA) Higher Degrees of Pleasure Conference. Cardiff.

  • Foster, N. (1995, August 6). Evaluating Wales as an International Tourist Destination. In PhD Research Workshop, KU Leuven. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

  • Foster, N., & Botterill, D. (1995). Hotels and the businesswoman: a supply-side analysis of consumer dissatisfaction. Tourism Management, 16(5), 389-393.  10.1016/0261-5177(95)98952-T

  • Foster, N. (1994). International Ice Hockey Puck Safety Standards. Report.

Edited books

Endorsed by Bernard Donaghue, Head of Government and Public Affairs, Visit Britain (with responsibility for liaison with the Royal Households):

"This is a timely, authoritative and valuable study into Royalty and Tourism. At a time when it has been calculated that the British Royal Family are responsible for bringing in over £9billion every year in overseas tourism spending, the relationship between tourism and Royalty requires understanding, appreciation and serious study; this book provides that."

Authored publications

  • Foster (Palmer), N., Pomfret, G., Smith, A. and Whalley, P. (2004) Barcelona and Catalonia - a fieldwork guide, Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield. (Output from TQEF-funded project 2002/2003).

Peer-reviewed book chapters

  • Palmer, N.J. (2022). Institutional Influences on National Tourism-Related Foreign Direct Investment (TFDI) Policies and Programmes: Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. In Jönsson, H.C. (Ed.) Tourism and Foreign Direct Investment: Issues, challenges and prospects. Routledge: London.
  • Jönsson, H.C. and Palmer, N.J. (2022). Local impacts and perceptions of tourism foreign direct investment (TFDI): A conceptual framework. In Jönsson, H.C. (Ed.) Tourism and Foreign Direct Investment: Issues, challenges and prospects. Routledge: London.
  • Palmer, N.J. (2022) Kyrgyzstan, Tourism. Springer Encyclopaedia of Tourism (Volume 2). Springer Reference: New York.
  • Winter, T., Kim, S. and Palmer, N. (accepted for publication in 2020, forthcoming 2021) Where is 'the poor' in pro-poor VCA? - A review of applying pro-poor VCA in a coastal tourism destination in the Northeast of Brazil. In: Harju-Myllyaho, A. and Jutila, S. (Eds) Inclusive Tourism Futures. Channel View Publications Ltd.: Bristol.
  • Palmer, N.J and Long, P. (2018) The peculiar attraction of royalty for tourism and the popular cultural construction of ‘Royal Tourism’. In: Lundberg, C. and Ziakas, V. (eds.) Handbook on popular culture and tourism. Routledge: Abingdon. See https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Popular-Culture-and-Tourism/Lundberg-Ziakas/p/book/9781138678354
  • Palmer, N.J. (2015) Kyrgyzstan, Tourism. In Jafari, J. and Xiao, H. (Eds.) Springer Encyclopaedia of Tourism.  Springer Reference: New York.
  • Palmer, N.J. (2009) Policy intervention, 'enforced' collaboration and sub-regional tourism development - the case of South Yorkshire. In Thomas, R. (Ed.) Managing Regional Tourism: A Case Study of Yorkshire, England. Advances in Tourism Research, Elsevier: London.
  • Palmer, N.J. (2009) Domestic holidaymaking in a Central Asian context: Tourism legacies from pre-communist and Soviet times - Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. In Singh, S. (Ed.) Domestic Tourism in Asia - Diversity and Divergence. Earthscan: London.
  • Palmer, N.J.(2008). By Royal Association: British monarchy as a place representation tool. In: Royal Tourism: Excursions around Monarchy. Tourism and Cultural Change. Clevedon, Channel View Publishing, 159-180.
  • Palmer, N.J. (2008). International Royal Tourist expectations, experiences and reflections on royal encounters: a demand-side perspective. In: Royal Tourism: Excursions around Monarchy. Tourism and Cultural Change. Clevedon, Channel View Publishing.
  • Thompson, K.J., Schofield, P., Foster (Palmer), N. and Bakieva, G. (2004) Post-colonial resurgence of Turkic culture and the marketing of cultural tourism in Kyrgyzstan.  In Long, P & Robinson, M. Cultural Festivals and Tourism.  Business Education Publishers: Sunderland.
  • Thompson, K.J. and Foster (Palmer), N.J. (2003) Ecotourism in Kyrgyzstan – Policy and practice.  In Fennell, D. and Dowling, R. (Eds) Ecotourism Policy.  CAB International: Oxon.
  • Botterill, D., Owen, R.E., Emanuel, L., Foster, N. (Palmer), Gale, T., Nelson, C. and Selby, M. (2000) Perceptions from the periphery - the experience of Wales. In Brown, F. and Hall, D. (Eds) Aspects of Tourism 2: Tourism in peripheral areas: case studies.  Channel View Publications: Clevedon. 
  • Foster (Palmer), N.J. and Jones, E. (2000) Image versus identity: Representing and comparing destination images across a tourism system - the case of Wales.  In Robinson, M., Evans, N., Long, P., Sharpley, R. and Swarbrooke, J. (Eds) Reflections on International Tourism. (Management, Marketing and the Political Economy of Travel and Tourism.  Business Education Publishers Ltd: Sunderland.

Practice oriented publications

  • Davies, J., Palmer, N., Braccia, E., Clegg, K., & Smith, M. (2021). Supporting doctoral programmes during a global pandemic: Crisis as opportunity. Global Focus, 1(15), 22-27.
  • Palmer, N. (2019). Destination Management Scoping Study Report. Great Places (Wentworth and Elsecar).
  • Palmer, N. (2018). Are our doctoral programmes fit for purpose and the future? [Blog post]. EFMD.
  • Cleaver, D., & Palmer, N. (2017). Recognising and rewarding excellence in doctoral supervision: Superdupervisor Awards - how, why and to what end? [Blog post]. UKCGE. Retrieved from http://www.ukcge.ac.uk/article/sheffield-hallam-rewarding-excellence-supervision-377.aspx
  • Palmer, N. (2014). A Socio-economic Review of the Potential Impacts of the Proposed Man of Steel Landmark Sculpture. Report. Yorkshire Icon Ltd.
  • Egan, D., Palmer, N., Ali, A., & Egan, H. (2014). Stoneleigh Park - HS2 Mitigation Summary. Impact of HS2 on Stoneleigh Park. Report (sub-contracted by ECUS Consulting Ltd.).
  • Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2012). An Environmental Impact Assessment of the renaissance of Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire: Socio-economic chapter (sub-contracted by ECUS Consulting Ltd.).
  • Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2009). A SWOT Analysis and the Development of an Information System and Benchmark for the Doncaster Visitor Economy. Report. Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.
  • Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2008). Measuring the Visitor Economy in South Yorkshire. Report. Yorkshire South Tourism.
  • Palmer, N., & Egan, D. (2008). The Impact of the Northern Racing College and the St. Leger Horse Park on the Doncaster Visitor Economy. Report. Yorkshire South Tourism, the South Yorkshire Training Trust and Helios Slough.
  • Foster, N. (2004). Rural Catalonia field study practices. In A. Smith, N. Foster, G. Pomfret, & P. Whalley (Eds.), Barcelona and Catalonia - a fieldwork guide (pp. 55-71). Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Foster, N. (2002). South Yorkshire Tourism Action Plan. Report. Objective 1 Programme Directorate, Government Office Yorkshire and Humber.
  • Foster, N. (1999). Developing a Tourism and Hospitality Curriculum in Kyrgyzstan. Report. EU Tempus TACIS.
  • Foster, N. (1999). Investigating the Trade and Tourism Links Between the Island of Ireland and North-West England. Report. North West Development Agency.
  • Foster, N. (1998). Magna Training Needs Survey. Report. Junction Park Tourism Pole.
  • Foster, N. (1998). Birmingham CEBP Corporate Restructuring. Report. Birmingham Careers Education Business Partnership.
  • Foster, N. (1998). Adjustments for Disabled Employees. Report. DfEE.
  • Foster, N. (1998). TEC-Provider Relationships. Report. DfEE.
  • Foster, N. (1998). Evaluating Key Stage 4 Demonstration Projects. Report. DfEE.
  • Foster, N. (1998). East Midlands Careers Education Guidance Outcome Study. Report. DfEE.
  • Foster, N. (1997). Impact Assessment of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Training and Enterprise. Report. Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Training and Enterprise.
  • Foster, N. (1994). International Ice Hockey Puck Safety Standards. Report. Ice Hockey Superleague UK.

Practice oriented presentations

  • Munday, D., Compton-Daw, E., Palmer, N., Kate, J., Parker-Hay, K., and Wheat, K. (2019). Beyond carrots and sticks: What motivates researchers to engage in their development? In VITAE International Conference 2019. Birmingham: VITAE.
  • Palmer, N., and Unterhitzenberger, C. (2019). World Café: Writing Skills. In EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. University of Lancaster Management School: European Foundation for Management and Development (EFMD).
  • Palmer, N. (2019). World Café: Plagiarism. In EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. University of Lancaster Management School: European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
  • Palmer, N. (2019). Keynote: New Forms of Research Production and the PhD. In EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. University of Lancaster Management School: European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
  • Palmer, N. (2018). Workshop Presentation - Getting involved in doctoral supervision and examining. In NARTI workshop for ECRs. Leeds University Business School: Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI).
  • Palmer, N. (2018). Workshop Presentation - After the Viva...where does doctoral supervision end? In NARTI workshop for ECRs. Leeds University Business School: Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI).
  • Palmer, N., & van Donzel, M. (2018). World Café: Shared space and times. In EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. Frankfurt School of Finance and Management: European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
  • Cleaver, D., & Palmer, N. (2017). Recognising and rewarding excellence in doctoral supervision: the SHU Inspirational Research Supervisor award scheme. In UKCGE Annual Conference. Universidade do Porto, Portugal: UKCGE.
  • Palmer, N. (2017). World Café: Mentoring the Doctoral Talent. In 2017 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference. Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble: European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
  • Palmer, N. (2015). Workshop Presentation - 'What would you do?' Supervision scenarios. In NARTI Workshop for ECRs. Sheffield Hallam University: Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI).
  • Palmer, N. (2015). Workshop Presentation - From supervisee to supervisor: strategies for development. In NARTI Workshop for ECRs. Sheffield Hallam University: Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI).
  • Palmer, N. (2015). Keynote: Embracing the Past, Visioning the Future. In International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT). Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Palmer, N., & Whalley, P. (2015). Effective doctoral supervision. In 5th Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium. Girona, Spain: Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Palmer, N. (2015). Cultivating Community to Enrich Research Environment. In VITAE North East Workshop. Sheffield Hallam University: VITAE network.
  • Palmer, N. (2014). Keynote: Economic, cultural and community benefits of the Man of Steel landmark sculpture project. In Inaugural Meeting of the Team of Steel. Sheffield: Yorkshire Icon Ltd. 
  • Wilson, J. and Palmer, N. (2009) Empowerment and Capacity Building within the Cultural Industries. Workshop. Local Government Yorkshire and Humber.

Peer-reviewed conference papers

  • Jönsson, C., and Palmer, N. (2019). Experienced realities of local impacts of Tourism Foreign Direct Investment in Barbados. In 4th Caribbean International Tourism Conference. The University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus, Barbados.
  • Chuamuangphan, N. and Palmer, N. (2017). To what extent are local people actively involved in ecotourism development through choice? Exploring societal values and ecotourism sustainability in Chiang Rai. In: International Seminar on Tourism in Asia: Change and Diversity, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 16th-17th February, 2017.
  • Gorbuntsova, T., Dobson, S. and Palmer, N. (2016). Rural entrepreneurial space: a study of local tour operators and 'the Nenets' indigenous reindeer herders. In: The 39th Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Paris, France, 27th-28th October, 2016.
  • Palmer, N. and Chuamuangphan, N. (2016). Societal values and local responses to ecotourism among villagers in Chiang Rai, Thailand. In: Tourism Naturally Conference 2016, Sardinia, Italy, 2nd - 5th October, 2016.
  • Merson, J. and Palmer, N. (2016). Taking and sharing photographs of restaurant food via social media and the blurring of online-offline consumer leisure experiences. In: Locating Leisure: Blurring Boundaries, Liverpool John Moores University, 5th-7th July, 2016.
  • Wan, X., & Palmer, N. (2013). Red Tourism in China: Shaoshang and Zhijiang. In 3rd Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium. Girona, Spain: Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Gorbuntsova, T., & Palmer, N. (2012). Tourism as a Socio-Economic Development Tool for Ethnic Minorities: The Nenets. In 2nd Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium. Sheffield Hallam University: Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Palmer, N., & Mohamed, A. (2011). Conceptualising and Measuring ‘Eco-cultural Tourism Capital’: the Case of Libya’s Green Mountain. In 1st Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University Tourism Research Colloquium. Girona, Spain: Universitat de Girona - Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Palmer, N.J. and Mohamed, A. (2011) Exploring Resource Values, Capital and Criticality in Eco-Cultural Tourism with reference to Libya's Green Mountain.  ERPBSS Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, Dubai, 22nd-24th November, 2011.
  • Palmer, N., & Rowson, B. (2009, May 14). Migrant workers in the hospitality industry: A discussion paper. In CHME Conference. University of Brighton.
  • Palmer, N. (2006). Conceptual dissonance, economic transition and the struggle for local control in ecotourism development: the case of the Kyrgyz Republic. Paper presented to CeMoRe, Department of Sociology Lancaster University, January 2006.
  • Long, P. and Foster, N. (2003). 'Which Ever Pleased the Vulgar': Tourism-Related Media
    Representations of Royal Ceremonial. In Tourism and Histories Conference. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, U.K.
  • Long, P. and Foster, N. (2002) ‘At least they’re good for tourism’.  Tourism representations of Britain linked to the Queen’s Golden Jubilee year.  Paper presented to Tourism Research 2002, September 2002, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
  • Thompson, K.J., Schofield, P., Foster, N. and Bakieva, G. (2001) Post-colonial resurgence of Turkic culture and the marketing of cultural tourism in Kyrgyzstan.  Paper presented to the IFEA conference, February 2002, Bonn.
  • Foster, N.J. and Jones, E. (2000) Image versus identity: Representing and comparing destination images across a tourism system - the case of Wales.  Paper presented to the Tourism 2000: Time for Celebration? conference, Sheffield Hallam University, September 2000, Sheffield.
  • Owen, R.E., Botterill, D., Emanuel, L., Foster, N., Gale, T., Nelson, C., and Selby, M., (1999).  Perceptions from the periphery - the experience of Wales, in Brown F. and Hall D., (Eds.) Case studies of tourism in peripheral areas, Bornholm: Research Centre of Bornholm, pp.15-48.
  • Foster, N.J., Liu, Z., Jones, E., and Goodall, B., (1999).  Representing Wales: Congruence and Dissonance in Touristic Imagery – A Systems Approach.  British Tourism: The Geographical Research Frontier, RSG/IBG Limited Life Working Group on the Geography of British Tourism, September 1999, Exeter.
  • Foster, N.J., Liu, Z., Jones, E. and Goodall, B., (1997).  Tourism Destination Image Evaluation - Applying a Systems Approach.  Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, Volume 2, January 1997, Las Vegas, Nevada. 
  • Botterill, D., Owen, R. E., Emanuel, L., Gale, T., Foster, N., Nelson, C., & Selby, M. (1997). Perceptions from the periphery. In Tourism in the Peripheral Areas of Europe. September 1997. Bornholm, Denmark.
  • Foster, N. (1996). “Wales? Probably one of my favourites out of all of England....”.  Evaluating the image of Wales as an international tourist destination. In World Leisure and Recreation Association (WLRA) Higher Degrees of Pleasure Conference. July 1996. Cardiff.
  • Foster, N. (1995). Evaluating Wales as an International Tourist Destination. In PhD Research Workshop, KU Leuven. August 1995. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Research Grants won/awarded

  • 2021 – Research England / Office for Students funding to increase access and participation for Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in postgraduate research study.
  • 2015 - ESRC Festival of Social Science-funded seminar ‘Engaging and Inspiring Community through Industrial Heritage’.
  • 2014 - ESRC Festival of Social Science-funded seminar 'Interpreting Heritage and the Visitor Experience'

 

Compositions

 

Recordings

 

Teaching

Undergraduate

Information Criticality MAN00019C.

Postgraduate

This year I will be leading the Research Methods MAN00112M (January Start) module and iterations of the online masters Independent Research Project MAN00093M and Research Proposal MAN00101M modules as well as supervising Masters’ online research project students.



Other teaching

 

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School for Business and Society
University of York
Church Lane Building
York Science Park
Heslington
York  YO10 5ZF

Email:
nicola.palmer@york.ac.uk 
Room: CL/A/108

Subject Group

Work Management and Organisation

 

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