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Professor Cara Aitchison

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Vice-Chancellor
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caitchison@marjon.ac.uk

Professor Cara Aitchison:

I have the privilege to be Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of St Mark & St John and took up post in May 2013. I am also Chair of the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) Sub-Panel 26: Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism and a member of the Main Panel for Social Sciences for REF 2014.

Previous posts:

  • Head of Moray House School of Education and Chair in Social and Environmental Justice at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland (2010-2013)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Education and Sport, Professor in Leisure and Tourism Studies and Director of the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research at the University of Bedfordshire (2008-2010)
  • Professor in Human Geography and Director of the Centre for Leisure, Tourism and Society at the University of the West of England, Bristol (2003-2008)
  • Senior Research Fellow (1997-99), Reader (1999-2003) and Head (2001-2003) of the Leisure and Sport Research Unit at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Lecturer (1989-90), Senior Lecturer (1990-93) and Principal Lecturer (1993-97) in Leisure and Tourism Studies at the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University)
  • Tutor in Geography (part-time) for the Open University (1990-93)
  • Lecturer in Leisure Studies at Croydon College (1988-1989)

Current national and international roles in education, sport and tourism:

  • Chair of the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) Sub-Panel 26: Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism and member of the Main Panel for Social Sciences for REF 2014
  • Member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College
  • Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Senior Fellow of the World Leisure Academy
  • Associate Editor (Recreation and Leisure) for 'Annals of Tourism Research'
  • Editorial Board Member of 'Contemporary Social Science'
  • Editorial Board Member of 'Leisure Studies'
  • Editorial Board Member of 'Journal of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise'
  • Editorial Review Board Member of 'Annals of Leisure Research'
  • Editorial Review Board Member of 'Equality, Inclusion and Diversity'

Previous roles:

  • Member of the joint Scottish Government and Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) Commission for the Delivery of Rural Education (2011-2013)
  • Chair of the National Reference Group and Member of the National Sub-Group for Career-Long Professional Learning in ‘Teaching Scotland’s Future’ (2011-2012)
  • Member of the UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) Sub-Panel for Sports-Related Studies
  • Member of the AHRC Peer Review College (2004-2007)
  • Chair of the Leisure Studies Association (2001-2004)
  • Chair of World Leisure's Women and Gender Commission (2002-2008)
  • Secretary of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association UK and Ireland (1998-2000)

Qualifications:

  • Academician, Academy of Social Sciences (2003)
  • Member and now Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2001)
  • PhD Social Science, BristolUniversity (part-time 1996-99) Thesis title: Leisure Studies: Gender, Power and Knowledge
  • MA Gender and Society, Middlesex University (part-time 1990-93)
  • Certificate in Education (Further and Higher Education), Thames Polytechnic (now University of Greenwich) (part-time 1988-90)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Practice, Scottish Centre for Physical Education, Movement and Leisure Studies, Moray House College of Education (now University of Edinburgh) (full-time 1987-88)
  • MA (Hons) Geography, University of Edinburgh (full-time 1983-87)

Research Background

Research Background:

I am committed to the development of original conceptual research, theory-informed applied research and advocacy that enhances social inclusion and sustainable development through education, leisure, sport and tourism. My work is informed by my background in the disciplines of geography and sociology and the subject fields of social policy, education studies, leisure studies, tourism studies and gender studies.

I am most widely known for my research on social justice in leisure, sport and tourism, particularly my work examining gender relations and published in Gender and Leisure: Social and Cultural Perspectives (Routledge, 2003), Sport and Gender Identities: Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities (Routledge, 2007) and, with Peter Hopkins and Mei-Po Kwan, Geographies of Muslim Identities: Diapora, Gender and Belonging (Ashgate, 2007). I have also undertaken research into disability rights, inter-cultural relations and international development in and through leisure, sport and tourism. With Professor Karla Henderson (USA) I recently led an invited response to the UN Women and UNICEF Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities to inform policy developments beyond the 2015 Millennium Development Goals for the World We Want initiative (published in The World Leisure Journal, 2013).

My research on environmental justice and sustainable development focuses on the integration of tourism and recreation with other sectors to develop sustainable rural economies. My best known book in this field is Leisure and Tourism Landscapes: Social and Cultural Geographies, co-authored with Nicola Macleod and Stephen Shaw (Routledge, 2001). Over the last nine years I have been developing a body of research examining the integration of tourism, renewable energy and local food production in rural areas. I led the largest study to date of tourist attitudes to wind farms in England and Wales, in 2004, and have undertaken extensive empirical research of wind energy and tourism at ten locations across England, Scotland and Wales between 2004 and 2013. I have been an Expert Witness at Public Inquiries and Planning Appeals, submitted evidence to the Scottish Renewables Inquiry (2012) and was an invited speaker at the recent Scottish Tourism Alliance seminar Tourism and Wind Farms in 2012. My research on wind farms and tourism impacts has also been used to inform planning applications, decisions, appeals, public inquiries and a High Court ruling.

As Principal Investigator I have managed over 25 funded research projects including needs analyses, community consultations, feasibility studies, impact assessments, policy evaluation studies and research networks. These projects have been funded by the ESRC, British Academy and national, regional and local bodies in the public, commercial and third sectors including local authorities in England and Scotland, the Countryside Council for Wales, the Forestry Commission, renewable energy companies, national disability organisations and professional bodies in leisure and sport.

Funded Research Projects and Consultancy:

  1. ClimateXChange and Scottish Government, Developing a Methodology of the Assessment of Tourism Impact of Wind Farms in Scotland, 2013 (Co-Investigator)
  2. Cove Community Wind Farm, Argyll, Scotland, Tourism Impact Study and Expert Witness at Public Hearing for Planning Proposal, 2013 (Principal Investigator)
  3. RES UK & Ireland Ltd. Renewable Energy Company, Tourism Impacts of Wind Farms in Wales: A Study of Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm, Powys, (Principal Investigator), 2012
  4. RES UK & Ireland Ltd. Renewable Energy Company, Tourism Impacts of Wind Farms in Wales: A Study of Llanbrynmair Wind Farm, Powys, (Principal Investigator), 2012
  5. RES UK & Ireland Ltd. Renewable Energy Company, Tourism Impacts of Wind Farms in Wales: A Study of Bryn Llywelyn Wind Farm, Carmarthenshire, (Principal Investigator), 2011
  6. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Food-Related Tourism and the Delivery of Social, Cultural and Environmental Sustainable Development in Rural Regions and Communities, (Co-applicant with Sally Everett), 2009-2010
  7. Your Energy Ltd., Review of Evidence of Tourism Impacts of Wind Farms in Northumberland to Inform Planning Appeal into Moorsyde Wind Farm Proposal (Principal Investigator and Expert Witness at Planning Appeal), 2009
  8. British Academy, Gender, Sport and Muslim Identities: Human Rights and Responsibilities in the Adoption, Adaptation and Contestation of Western Leisure and Sport Policies by Women’s Organisations in Iran (Principal Investigator), 2008-2009
  9. East Lothian District Council, Monitoring and Evaluation of Performance Athletes in Schools Programme (Principal Investigator), 2008-2009
  10. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Tourism, Inequality and Social Justice Seminar Series (Principal Applicant with Professor Nigel Morgan, University of Wales Institute Cardiff and Professor Stephen Page, University of Stirling), 2007-2008
  11. Westonbirt Arboretum (Forest Research), Developing a Social and Economic Engagement Strategy for the National Arboretum, Westonbirt: An Economic Impact Study (Principal Investigator), 2007
  12. New Milton Sand and Ballast, Appraisal of Tourism and Economic Impact Research on Milford-on-Sea of Gravel Pit Construction (Principal Investigator), 2006
  13. Devon Wind Power, The Potential Impact of Fullabrook Wind Farm Proposal, North Devon: Evidence Gathering of the Impact of Wind Farms on Visitor Numbers and Tourist Experience (Principal Investigator and Expert Witness at Public Inquiry in 2004-2006)
  14. Countryside Council for Wales, Feasibility Study for the Provision and Economic Impact of Long Distance Horse Riding Trails in Wales (Joint Applicant with Dr John Powell, Dr Michael Clark, Jane Moss and Amanda Wragg and project team member), 2002-2003
  15. Cotswold District Council, Local Cultural Strategy Development and Consultancy (Principal Investigator), 2001-2002
  16. Scope (West Regional Partnership), Disability and Social Inclusion: Leisure, Sport and Culture in the Lives of Young Disabled People (Principal Investigator), 1999-2000
  17. Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (ILAM), Gender Equity in Leisure Management, (Principal Investigator), 1998

Invited Natinal and International Keynote Presentations:

  1. Aitchison, C.C. (2012) Invited panel presentation ‘Transforming Leisure Research and Practice for Global Connectivity’ at World Leisure Congress, Rimini, Italy, October 2012
  2. Aitchison, C.C. (2012) Invited panel presentation ‘Women in Higher Education: Knowledge, Power, and Critical Contributions to Leisure’ at World Leisure Congress, Rimini, Italy, October 2012
  3. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) ‘Landscapes of displacement and other legacies: sport tourism mega-events as sites of eviction’, invited keynote presentation at Landscape and Tourism: The Dualistic Relationship,European Association of Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) Annual Conference, Valmiera, Latvia, September 2011
  4. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) ‘Sport tourism in transition: people, policy, places and popular protest’, invited keynote presentation at Leisure in Transition: 35th Annual Conference of the Leisure Studies Association, Southampton Solent University, UK, July 2011
  5. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) ‘Sport tourism: integrating economic impact with social and environmental justice’, invited keynote presentation at the International Forum of Sports Conference on Sport and Tourism, University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil, May 2011
  6. Aitchison, C.C. (2010) ‘The Future of Leisure Studies’, invited panel presentation at Australia and New Zealand Leisure Studies conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, February 2010
  7. Aitchison, C.C. (2009) ‘Mapping the culture and matter of leisure: synergies in social science’, invited  keynote paper presentation at Leisure Experiences: Participating, Planning, Providing, 33rd Annual Conference of the Leisure Studies Association, Canterbury Christ Church University, July 2009
  8. Aitchison, C.C. (2009) ‘The Spatiality of Leisure, Gender and Sexuality: A Decade of Difference or Discourse’, invited keynote presentation at Sexy Spaces: Leisure and Geography Intersectionalities, British Sociological Association and Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers’ Study Group Conference University of Brighton, May 2009
  9. Aitchison, C.C. (2009) ‘Changing the culture of tourism research: Challenging the false dichotomy of tourism management and tourism studies’, invited keynote presentation at See Change: Tourism and Hospitality in a Dynamic World, 18th Annual Conference of the Council for Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education, Freemantle, Western Australia, February 2009
  10. Aitchison, C.C. (2008) ‘Beyond RAE 2008: Social and Cultural Research in Tourism Studies’, invited keynote presentation at Tourism Inequality and Social Justice: Economic, Environmental and Social Futures for All?, ESRC Seminar, University of the West of England, Bristol, September 2008
  11. Aitchison, C.C. (2006) ‘Leisure Studies and the Research Assessment Exercise: Beyond 2008’, invited panel presentation at 25 Years of Leisure Studies, Loughborough University, September 2006
  12. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) ‘Tourism Studies and the Research Assessment Exercise 2008: The role of the Sport Related Studies Sub-Panel’ invited keynote presentation at the Association of Tourism in Higher Education Annual Conference, Liverpool, December 2005
  13. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) ‘Tourism and the social-cultural nexus of gender relations: a new direction in feminist and gender theory in tourism studies?’ invited plenary presentation at ‘On Voyage’: New Directions in Tourism Theory, University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco, USA, October 2005
  14. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) ‘Feminist and gender perspectives in leisure and tourism research: theorising the social-cultural nexus of gender-power relations’, invited keynote presentation at Embodying Tourism Research: Advancing Critical Tourism Studies, Gender Research in Tourism Studies Network, New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, Welsh Centre for Tourism Research and Zagreb Institute for Tourism, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 2005
  15. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) ‘Reoccupying the ‘middle’ in ‘Middle East’: connecting local and global actions in east and west through leisure and sport development’, invited keynote presentation at Sport: Development and Peace, 2nd Middle East Congress of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance and the Islamic Federation of Muslim Women’s Sports, Tehran, Iran, December 2003
  16. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) ‘Sport, culture and social inequality: the place of leisure and physical activity in the lives of young disabled people’, invited panel presentation at Sport: Development and Peace, 2nd Middle East Congress of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport Development and the Islamic Federation of Muslim Women’s Sports, Tehran, Iran, December 2003
  17. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) ‘Leisure studies: maintaining an academic and vocational alliance in an increasingly fragmented higher education sector’, invited keynote presentation at Learning and Teaching Support Network Subject Association Conference: Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism of the, Bromsgrove, UK, May 2003
  18. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) ‘Gender and Sport: lessons learned in implementing policy in practice in the UK’, invited keynote presentation at the Symposium of the Women’s Sport Federation of Iran, National Olympic Academy, Tehran, Iran, March 2003
  19. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) ‘Leisure, tourism and cultural policy: a framework for economic development and social inclusion’, invited keynote presentation at the 1st National Scientific Congress on Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality organised by the Iranian Touring and Tourism Organisation and the Iranian Ministry of Culture, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, February 2003
  20. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) ‘When East meets West: cultural difference, gender and global sports movements’, invited keynote presentation at the 5th National Congress on Physical Education and Sport Sciences organised by the Iranian National Sport Science Research Centre, the Iranian National Olympic Committee and the Iranian Physical Education and Association, Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran, February 2003
  21. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) ‘Gender and contested definitions of leisure’, invited panel presentation at the 5th National Physical Education and Sport Sciences Conference, Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran, February 2003
  22. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) ‘Venturing into Other territories: theoretical journeys of social and cultural inclusion in outdoor environments’, invited keynote presentation at Whose Journeys? Where and Why? The ‘Outdoors’ and ‘Adventure’ as Social and Cultural Phenomena: Critical explorations of relations between individuals, ‘others’ and the environment, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, UK, April 2002
  23. Aitchison, C.C. (2001) ‘Leisure studies: making a drama out of a ‘crisis’’, invited keynote presentation at Journeys in Leisure: New Theoretical Directions, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Luton, UK, July 2001
  24. Aitchison, C.C. (1996) ‘The sociology of leisure: feminist perspectives’, invited panel presentation at International Sociological Association at World Leisure and Recreation Association Conference, Cardiff, July 1996
  25. Aitchison, C.C. (1992) ‘Internationalisation and leisure research; the role of comparative studies’, invited keynote presentation at Internationalisation and Leisure Research, a joint conference of the UK Leisure Studies Association and the Dutch Vereniging voor de Vrijetijdssector, University of Tilburg, Netherlands, December 1992

Research Interests

Books Published:

  1. Aitchison, C.C. (Ed) (2013, in press) Education and Outdoor Learning: Adventure, Tourism and Sustainable Development, Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association
  2. Aitchison, C.C. (Ed) (2007) Sport and Gender Identities: Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities, London and New York, Routledge
  3. Aitchison, C.C., Kwan, M.P. and Hopkins, P.E. (Eds) (2007) Geographies of Muslim Identities: Diaspora, Gender and Belonging, Aldershot, Ashgate 
  4. Aitchison, C.C., Richards, G. and Tallon, A. (Eds) (2007) Urban Transformations: Regeneration and Renewal Through Leisure and Tourism, Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association
  5. Aitchison, C.C. and Pritchard, A. (Eds) (2007) Festivals and Events: Culture and Identity in Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association
  6. Aitchison, C.C. and Pussard, H. (Eds) (2004) Leisure, Space and Visual Culture: Practices and Meanings, Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association
  7. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) Gender and Leisure: Social and Cultural Perspectives, London and New York, Routledge
  8. Aitchison, C.C. (2001) Women and Sport: A Syllabus Guide, London, Women’s Sports Foundation
  9. Aitchison, C.C., Macleod, N. E. and Shaw, S.J. (2000) Leisure and Tourism Landscapes: Social and Cultural Geographies, London and New York, Routledge
  10. Aitchison, C.C. and Jordan, F. (Eds) (1998) Gender, Space and Identity: Leisure, Culture   and Commerce, Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association

Refereed Journal Articles:

  1. Aitchison, C.C. and Henderson, K. (2013) UNICEF and UN Women's evidence gathering to address inequalities in the post-2015 golobal development agenda: leisure as a site of inequality and a means of addressing inequality, World Leisure Journal 54: 2 (Taylor and Francis)
  2. Aitchison, C.C. (2010) The labour of leisure studies: beyond Rojek's emotional intelligence thesis, World Leisure Journal, 52: 4, 265-269 (Taylor and Francis)
  3. Aitchison, C.C. (2009) Exclusive discourses: leisure studies and disability, Leisure Studies 28: 3, 375-386 (Taylor and Francis)
  4. Jordan, F. and Aitchison, C.C. (2008) The sexualisation of the tourist gaze: solo female tourists’ experiences of gendered power, surveillance and embodiment, Leisure Studies 27: 3, 329-349 (Taylor and Francis)
  5. Everett, S. and Aitchison, C.C. (2008) The role of food tourism in sustaining regional identity: a case study of Cornwall, South West England, Journal of Sustainable Tourism 16: 2, 150-167 (Taylor and Francis)
  6. Aitchison, C.C. (2006) The critical and the cultural: explaining the divergent paths of leisure studies and tourism studies (invited contribution to special issue ‘Leisure Studies 25th Anniversary Issue), Leisure Studies 25: 4, 417-422 (Taylor and Francis)
  7. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) Feminist and gender perspectives in tourism studies: the social-cultural nexus of critical and cultural theories (invited contribution to special issue: ‘Embodiment, Gender, Sexuality’, Tourist Studies 5: 3, 207-224 (Sage)
  8. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) Feminist and gender research in sport and leisure management: understanding the social-cultural nexus of gender-power relations (invited contribution to special issue: ‘Critical and Innovative Approaches to Research’, Journal of Sport Management 19: 4, 222-241 (Human Kinetics)
  9. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) From leisure and disability to disability leisure: developing data, definitions and discourses, Disability and Society, 18: 7, 955-969 (Taylor and Francis)
  10. Aitchison, C.C. and Evans, T. (2003) The cultural industries and a model of sustainable regeneration: manufacturing ‘pop’ in the Rhondda Valleys of South Wales, Managing Leisure 8: 3, 133-144 (Taylor and Francis)
  11. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) Engendered education: adapting models from the sociology of education for leisure, sport and tourism in higher education, Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education 2: 1, 93-104 (Higher Education Academy)
  12. Aitchison, C.C. (2001) Gender and leisure research: the ‘codification of knowledge’, Leisure Sciences 23: 1, 1-19 (Taylor and Francis)
  13. Aitchison, C.C. (2001) Theorising Other discourses of tourism, gender and culture: Can the subaltern speak (in tourism), Tourist Studies 1: 2, 133-147 (Sage) 
  14. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) Young disabled people, leisure and everyday life: reviewing conventional definitions for leisure studies, Annals of Leisure Research 3: 1, 1-20 (Taylor and Francis)
  15. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) Women in leisure services: managing the social-cultural nexus of gender equity, Managing Leisure 5: 4, 181-191 (Taylor and Francis)
  16. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) Leisure and urban exclusion: developing leisure geographies and geographies of leisure, The North West Geographer 3: 2, 13-20 (Manchester Geographical Society)
  17. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) Poststructural feminist theories of representing Others: a response to the ‘crisis’ in leisure studies’ discourse, Leisure Studies 19: 3, 127-144 (Taylor and Francis)
  18. Aitchison, C.C. (1999) New cultural geographies: the spatiality of leisure, gender and sexuality, Leisure Studies 18: 1, 19-39 (Taylor and Francis)
  19. Aitchison, C.C., F. Jordan, and C. Brackenridge (1999) Women in leisure management: a survey of gender equity, Women in Management Review, 14: 4, 121-127 (Emerald)
  20. Whannel, G., Aitchison, C.C., McDonald, I., Merkel, U. and Ravenscroft, N. (1998) Guest Editorial: leisure, culture and commerce, Leisure Studies 17: 2, 63-68 (Taylor and Francis)
  21. Aitchison, C.C. (1997) A decade of Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) in UK sport and leisure services: some feminist reflections, Leisure Studies 16: 2, 85-105 (Taylor and Francis)
  22. Aitchison, C.C. (1997) Patriarchal paradigms and the politics of pedagogy: a framework for a feminist analysis of leisure and tourism studies, World Leisure and Recreation 38: 2, 38-41 (World Leisure Association)
  23. Aitchison, C.C. (1996) Monumentally male? a guided tour of the heritage tourism industry, Trouble and Strife: A Radical Feminist Journal 14: 2, 53-61 (Trouble and Strife Collective)

Chapters in Books:

  1. Aitchison, C.C. (2013) Gender and Leisure Discourses: The Cultural Turn to Social Justice, in  Women, Gender and Leisure (edited by K. Henderson, V. Freysinger, D. Bialeschki and S. Shaw) Venture Publishing , USA
  2. Aitchison, C.C. (2009) Feminist and Gender Research in Sport and Leisure Management, in The New Sport Management Reader (edited by J. Nauright and S. Pope), Morgantown WV, USA, 25-46
  3. Aitchison, C.C. (2009) Gender and Tourism Discourses: Advancing the Gender Project in Tourism Studies, in Handbook of Tourism Studies, (edited by T. Jamal and M. Robinson), London, Sage, 627-640
  4. Aitchison, C.C. (2007) Marking Difference or Making a Difference: Constructing Places, Policies and Knowledge of Inclusion, Exclusion and Social Justice in Leisure, Sport and Tourism, in The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Innovative Research Methodologies (edited by I. Ateljevic, N. Morgan and A. Pritchard), Harlow, Elsevier, 77-90
  5. Hopkins, P.E., Kwan, M.P. and Aitchison, C.C. (2007) Geographies of Muslim identities, in Geographies of Muslim Identities: Diaspora, Gender and Belonging, (edited by C. Aitchison, M. Kwan and P. Hopkins), Ashgate, 1-9
  6. Everett, S. and Aitchison, C.C. (2007) Food tourism and the regeneration of regional identity in Cornwall: an exploratory case study, in Festivals and Events: Culture and Identity in Leisure, Sport and Tourism (edited by C. Aitchison and A. Pritchard), Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association, 167-192
  7. Aitchison, C.C., Richards, G. and Tallon, A. (2007) Making space - making a difference: the role of the cultural sector in urban development, in Urban Transformations: Regeneration and Renewal Through Leisure, Sport and Tourism  (edited by C.C. Aitchison, G. Richards, and A. Tallon, Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association, v-ix.
  8. Aitchison, C.C. (2007) Gender, sport and identity: introducing discourses of masculinities, femininities and sexualities, in Gender, Sport and Identity: Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities (edited by C. Aitchison), London, Routledge, 1-4
  9. Jones, A. and Aitchison, C.C. (2007) Triathlon as a space for women’s technologies of the self, in Gender, Sport and Identity: Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities (edited by C. Aitchison), London, Routledge, 53-73
  10. Aitchison, C.C. (2006) A disabled leisure studies: theorising dominant discourses of the employed body, the able body and the active body, in Defining the Field: 30 Years of the Leisure Studies Association (edited by E. Kennedy and H. Pussard), Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association, 169-178
  11. Aitchison, C.C. (2006) Cultural geography, in Encyclopaedia of International Sports Studies (edited by R. Bartlett, C. Gratton and C. Rolf), London, Routledge, 336-336
  12. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) Feminist and gender perspectives in leisure and tourism research, in Tourism Research Methods: Integrating Theory with Practice (edited by B. Ritchie, P. Burns and C. Palmer), Oxford, CAB International, 21-35
  13. Aitchison, C.C. (2004) From policy to place: theoretical explorations of gender-leisure relations in everyday life, in Young People, Risk and Leisure: Constructing Identities in Everyday Life, (edited by R. Bunton, E. Green and W. Mitchell), London, Palgrave, 97-114
  14. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) Local Cultural Strategies: critiques and challenges, in Access and Inclusion in Leisure and Tourism (edited by B. Snape, E. Thwaites and C. Williams), Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association, 23-40
  15. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) Venturing into Other territories: theoretical journeys of social and cultural inclusion in outdoor environments, in Whose Journeys? The ‘Outdoors’ and ‘Adventure’ as Social and Cultural Phenomena, (edited by B.Humberstone), Penrith, Institute for Outdoor Learning, 19-31
  16. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) Leisure studies: discourses of knowledge, power and theoretical ‘crisis’, in Leisure Studies; Trends in Theory and Research(edited by L. Lawrence and S. Parker), Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association, 19-40
  17. Aitchison, C.C. (2001) A disabled leisure studies: theorising dominant discourses of the employed body, the able body and the active body? in Leisure and Social Inclusion: New Challenges for Policy and Provision (edited by G. McPherson), Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association, 153-160
  18. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) Locating gender: space, place and heritage tourism, in Feminisms on Edge: Politics, Discourses and National Identities (edited by K. Atkinson, S. Oerton and G. Plain), Cardiff, Cardiff Academic Press 93-102
  19. Aitchison, C.C. (1999) Heritage and nationalism: gender and the performance of power, in Leisure/Tourism Geographies: Leisure Practices and Geographical Knowledge (edited by D. Crouch), London, Routledge, 59-73
  20. Aitchison, C.C. and Reeves, C. (1998) Gendered (bed)spaces: the culture and commerce of women only tourism, in Gender, Space and Identity: Leisure, Culture and Commerce, (edited by C. Aitchison and F. Jordan),Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association, 47-68
  21. Aitchison, C.C. (1996) Comparing Leisure in Different Worlds: uses and abuses of comparative studies in leisure and tourism research, in Leisure in Post-industrial Society (edited by M. Collins), Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, 37-48
  22. Aitchison, C.C. (1995) Women’s access to leisure provision: the impact of Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) in London, in Tourism and Leisure: Perspectives on Provision (edited by D. Leslie) Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association, 37-48
  23. Aitchison, C.C. (1993) Feminist intervention in popular culture: evidence from empirical reception research of soap operas, in Body Matters (edited by C. Brackenridge), Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association, 293-300
  24. Aitchison, C.C. (1992) The need for a gender analysis of contracting out (CCT) in local government leisure services, in Rolling Back the Welfare State (edited by C. Knox and J. Sugden), Eastbourne, Leisure Studies Association, 51-58

Research Reports and Other Publications:

  1. Aitchison, C.C. (2012) Tourism Impact Analysis of Garreg Lywed Wind Farm, Powis, Wales, University of Edinburgh/RES UK & Ireland Ltd., 52pp.
  2. Aitchison, C.C. (2012) Tourism Impact Analysis of Llanbrynmair Wind Farm, Powis, Wales, University of Edinburgh/RES UK & Ireland Ltd., 48pp.
  3. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) Tourism Impact Analysis of Bryn Llywelyn Wind Farm, Carmarthenshire, Wales, University of Edinburgh/RES UK & Ireland Ltd., 42pp.
  4. Aitchison, C.C. (2009) ‘In Profile: Professor Cara Aitchison, in Gender Theories and Sport Management Research, Chapter 16, The New Sport Management Reader (edited by J. Nauright and S. Pope), Morgantown WV, USA, p.328
  5. Aitchison, C.C., Burditt, T. and Hill, J. (2007) Developing a Social and Economic Engagement Strategy for the National Arboretum, Westonbirt, University of the West of England/Westonbirt Arboretum and Forest Research 67pp.
  6. Everett, S. and Aitchison, C.C. (2007) Food tourism and the regeneration of regional identity in Cornwall: an exploratory case study, Leisure Studies Association Newsletter 77, 43-53
  7. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) Progress towards the Research Assessment Exercise 2008: working methods, criteria and guidance adopted by the Sport-Related Studies sub panel, Leisure Studies Association Newsletter, November, 6-10
  8. Aitchison, C.C. (2004) Leisure studies research: maintaining an alliance between academic and vocational education in the light of higher education policies, Leisure Studies Association Newsletter, 29-32
  9. Aitchison, C.C. (2004) Evidence Gathering of the Impact of Wind Farms on Visitor Numbers and Tourist Experience: Fullabrook Wind Farm Proposal, North Devon, University of the West of England/Devon Wind Power, 80pp.
  10. Powell, J., Aitchison, C.C. and Wragg, A. (2003) Horse Riding Trails in Wales: An Exploratory Study, University of Gloucestershire/Countryside Council for Wales, 80pp.
  11. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) International development through leisure, sport and tourism education: reporting on a pre-War lecture tour of Iran, Leisure Studies Association Newsletter, 37-39
  12. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) (Ed.) Leisure Studies Association Newsletter (Theme of Leisure Studies Education) July, 80pp.
  13. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) Review of Parratt, C. M. (2001) More Than Mere Amusement: Working Class Women’s Leisure in England, 1750 – 1914, North Eastern University Press, Boston, USA, Leisure Sciences 25: 2
  14. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) A response to the Higher Education Funding Council’s Consultation on Research Assessment, Leisure Studies Association Newsletter, March
  15. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) Leisure and social inclusion: Local Cultural Strategies, Leisure Studies Association Newsletter, March, 43-50
  16. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) Can the subaltern speak (in tourism): theorising other discourses of tourism, gender and culture, in Tourism Research 2002 International  Conference Proceedings (edited by C. Haven, D. Botterill and S. Webb), University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, 62
  17. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) Developing a Local Cultural Strategy in an international tourism destination: tourism, culture and community development in the English Cotswolds, in Tourism Research 2002 International  Conference Proceedings (edited by C. Haven, D. Botterill and S. Webb), University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, 87
  18. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) Developing A Cultural Strategy for the Cotswolds: A Research and Consultation Report, University of Gloucestershire/Cotswold District Council, 70pp..
  19. Aitchison, C.C. (2001) (Ed.) Leisure Studies Association Newsletter (Theme of Leisure Studies and Interdisciplinarity) July, 64 pp.
  20. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) Disability and Social Inclusion: Leisure, Sport and Culture in the Lives of Young Disabled People, Cheltenham, Scope/Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, 57 pp. (Available from University of Gloucestershire)
  21. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) (Ed.) Leisure Studies Association Newsletter (Theme of Leisure and Social Inclusion) July, 50 pp.
  22. Aitchison, C.C., Brackenridge, C. and Jordan, F. (1999) Gender Equity in Leisure Management, Reading, Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management, 60 pp. (Available from Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management and can be downloaded from http://www.Ilam.co.uk)
  23. Aitchison, C.C. (1999) A gender agenda, The Leisure Manager, April, 10-12
  24. Aitchison, C.C. (1997) Review of Apostolopolous, Y., Leivadi, S. and Yiannakis, A. (1996) The Sociology of Tourism, Routledge, Leisure Studies, 16: 1
  25. Aitchison, C.C. (1997) (Ed.) Leisure Studies Association Newsletter (Theme of Leisure and Gender) July, 55 pp.
  26. Aitchison, C.C. (1997) Dangerous, disappearing or mythical? How our new feminist professors view women’s leisure and sport, Leisure Studies Association Newsletter, July, 21-23
  27. Aitchison, C.C. (1996) The masculinisation and militarisation of Scotland’s heritage, Leisure Studies Association Newsletter, November, 16-23.
  28. Aitchison, C.C. (1996) Review of Pearce, D. (1995) The Geography of Travel and Tourism, Pitman, Leisure Studies 15: 3, 221-223
  29. Aitchison, C.C. (1994) Fairer provision: women and leisure under CCT, Leisure Opportunities, May, 44
  30. Aitchison, C.C. (1994) Women and the implications of Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) in UK local authority leisure services, in Access to Active Living: Proceedings of the 10th Commonwealth Games Congress, Victoria, Canada, University of Victoria
  31. Aitchison, C.C. (1992) Internationalisation and leisure research: the role of comparative studies, in Internationalisation and Leisure Research: Proceedings of Vereniging voor de Vrijetijdssector, Tilburg, Netherlands, University of Tilburg

Invited Lectures and Seminar Presentations (Invited keynotes listed above):

  1. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) ‘The Research Excellence Framework 2014: Guidance on Submissions, Working Methods and Assessment Criteria in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism’, presented at British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Heads of Department meeting, May 2013
  2. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) ‘The Research Excellence Framework 2014: Guidance on Submissions, Working Methods and Assessment Criteria of Main Panel C: Social Sciences’, briefing paper presented at Higher Education Funding Council for Wales Seminar, Cardiff, UK, September 2011
  3. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) ‘The Research Excellence Framework 2014: Sub-Panel 26: Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism’, briefing paper presented at Leisure in Transition: 35th Annual Conference of the Leisure Studies Association, Southampton Solent University, UK, July 2011
  4. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) ‘The leisure, health and wellbeing relationship’, invited opening address at Leisure and Wellbeing, University of Brunel, UK, June 2011
  5. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) ‘Physical education in the 21st century: lessons from the past’, invited keynote speech at Scottish Physical Education Old Students’ Association Centenary Event, Edinburgh, UK, June 2011
  6. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) ‘Education, excellence and Edinburgh: lessons from Donaldson’, invited speech at Scottish Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Forum, Edinburgh, UK, May 2011
  7. Aitchison, C.C. (2011) ‘The art of education: creating capital for the 21st century’, invited speech at Look Think Create: A Partnership Event between Moray House School of Education, The National Galleries of Scotland and Edinburgh College of Art, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK,  March 2011
  8. Aitchison, C.C. (2010) ‘Leisure and social justice: feminist theory and a new materialisation of gender in social science’, Høgskolen i Finnmark, Alta, Norway, June 2010
  9. Aitchison, C.C. (2010) ‘Tourism and environmental justice: landuse planning and the impact of wind farms’ , Høgskolen i Finnmark, Alta, Norway, June 2010
  10. Aitchison, C.C. (2006) ‘Marking difference or making a difference: constructing places, policies and knowledge of inclusion, exclusion and social justice in leisure, sport and tourism’, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, University of the West of England, July 2006
  11. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) ‘Gender and tourism: the social-cultural nexus of gender relations’, lecture to staff and students at the University of California Davis, USA, October 2005
  12. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) ‘An introduction to embodied identities in leisure and tourism’, lecture presented to staff and international MSc Leisure and Environments students, Wageningen University, Netherlands, September 2005
  13. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) ‘Gendered identities in leisure management’, lecture presented to staff and international MSc Leisure and Environments students, Wageningen University, Netherlands, September 2005
  14. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) ‘Gender, embodiment and the construction of ‘the Other’ in tourism’, lecture presented to staff and international MSc Leisure and Environments students, Wageningen University, Netherlands, September 2005
  15. Aitchison, C.C. (2004) ‘A geography of human rights: the place of leisure, sport and tourism policy, research seminar presented to staff and students in School of Geography, University of Brighton, May 2004
  16. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) ‘Gender and sport and leisure management: international perspectives’, lecture presented at University of Memphis Postgraduate Study Abroad Programme: Sport and Culture in the Global Marketplace, University of Roehampton, Surrey, UK, July 2003
  17. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) Invited panel speaker, Running Events in Scotland: International, National and Local Perspectives, a joint national conference of the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management Scotland and the Tourism Society, Stirling, UK, March 2003
  18. Aitchison, C.C. (2003) ‘Women, sport and physical education: translating policy into practice’, lecture presented to staff and students of the Physical Education Faculty, Alzahra Women’s National University of Iran, Tehran, Iran, March 2003
  19. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) ‘Gender theory in leisure studies’, lecture presented to staff and il MSc Leisure and Environments students, Wageningen University, Netherlands, April 2002
  20. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) ‘Gender theory in tourism studies’, lecture presented to staff and MSc Leisure and Environments students, Wageningen University, Netherlands, April 2002
  21. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) ‘Gender, power and leisure studies research’, lecture presented to staff and international MSc Leisure and Environments students, Wageningen University, Netherlands, April 2002
  22. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) ‘Developing a Cultural Strategy for the Cotswolds’, keynote paper presented at Developing a Cultural Strategy for the Cotswolds, University of Gloucestershire, March 2002
  23. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) ‘Leisure sociology or the sociology of leisure: themes, theories and theorists?’, lecture presented to staff and international MSc Leisure and Environments students, Wageningen University, Netherlands, October 2000
  24. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) ‘The structure/agency debate or leisure’s social-cultural nexus’, lecture presented to staff and international MSc Leisure and Environments students, Wageningen University, Netherlands, October 2000
  25. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) ‘Poststructural feminist theory: a response to previous feminist sociologies of leisure’, lecture presented to staff and international MSc Leisure and Environments students, Wageningen University, Netherlands, October 2000
  26. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) ‘The role of leisure in enhancing young disabled people’s quality of life’, research presentation to Scope, Exeter, March 2000
  27. Aitchison, C.C. (1999) ‘Gender, leisure and geography: theorising the social-cultural nexus’, research seminar presented to staff and research students in the Department of Leisure, Sport and Physical Education at De Montfort University (Bedford), November 1999
  28. Aitchison, C.C. (1999) ‘The role of Best Value in tackling social exclusion in sport and leisure’, lecture presented to staff and level three BA (Hons) Sports Management, Southampton Institute of Higher Education, April 1999
  29. Aitchison, C.C. (1999) ‘Gender and leisure management: findings of a recent survey of women in leisure management’, lecture presented to staff and level three BA (Hons) Sports Management, Southampton Institute of Higher Education, April 1999
  30. Aitchison, C.C. (1999) ‘Leisure geographies and the cultural turn’, research seminar presented to staff and students in the Geography and Environmental Management Research Unit, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, February 1999
  31. Aitchison, C.C. (1998) ‘Gender and leisure: perspectives from women’s studies’, research seminar presented to staff and students in Women’s Studies, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, March 1998
  32. Aitchison, C.C. and Brackenridge (1997) ‘Gender equity in leisure management’, research presentation to the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management National Council, December 1997
  33. Aitchison, C.C. (1997) ‘The representation and performance of gender in heritage tourism’, research seminar presented to MSc Tourism Management, University of Surrey, December 1997
  34. Aitchison, C.C. (1996) ‘The impact of Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) in local authority sport and leisure services’, lecture presented to staff and level three BA (Hons) Leisure Management students at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, May 1996

National and International Conference Presentations (accepted through peer review of abstracts):

  1. Aitchison, C.C. (2010) ‘From RAE to REFeree: assessing the performance, place and impact of leisure studies research in UK research assessment’,  Australia and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies Conference, Brisbane, Australia, February 2010
  2. Aitchison, C.C. (2010) ‘Developing an integrated body pedagogy of physical education, talent identification and performance’,  Australia and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies Conference, Brisbane, Australia, February 2010
  3. Aitchison, C.C. (2010) ‘The nomadic place of tourism research: realising the impact of tourism in the UK Research Assessment Exercise and Research Excellence Framework’, Council for Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference, University of Tasmania, Australia, February 2010
  4. Aitchison, C.C. (2008) ‘‘Going back to our roots’: and ‘seeing the wood for the trees’: researching rural leisure in a subject field rapidly undergoing urbanisation’, Community, Capital and Cultures: Leisure and Regeneration as Cultural Practice, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, July 2008
  5. Aitchison, C.C. and Marriott, S.B. (2007) ‘That was then, this is now": geotourism and the visual representation of timescapes’, paper presented at Gazing, Glimpsing, Glancing: Tourists and Tourism in a Visual World, 6th International Symposium on Aspects of Tourism, University of Brighton, June 2007
  6. Jordan, F., Fleming, S., Aitchison, C.C. and James, D. (2005) Single-sex learning and teaching: a preliminary intervention study of students' assessment performance, presented at The Future of Tourism in Higher Education, Association for Tourism in Higher Education Conference, Liverpool, December 2005
  7. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) ‘Wind, power and rural resistance: understanding tourists’ and local residents’ attitudes to landscape change and sustainability’, presented at Power in the Countryside, Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London, September 2005
  8. Aitchison, C.C. (2005) ‘Feminist and gender research in tourism studies: theorising the social-cultural nexus of standpoint and poststructuralist perspectives’, presented at Gender and Tourism, Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London, September 2005
  9. Aitchison, C.C. and Everett, S. (2005) ‘Food tourism and the regeneration of regional identity in Cornwall: an exploratory case study’, presented at Festivals and Events, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Napier University Edinburgh, July 2005
  10. Aitchison, C.C. (2004) ‘Gender, leisure and Muslim identities: new engagements with definitions of leisure and theories of participation’ paper to be presented at Active Leisure and Young People, Leisure Studies association Annual Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, July 2004
  11. Aitchison, C.C. (2004) ‘A critical evaluation of the adoption of Western leisure and sport policies by women’s organisations in Iran: rethinking relationships between gender, leisure and Muslim identities within the context of global human rights’ paper presented at Feminism Contesting Globalisation, Women’s Studies Association (UK and Ireland) 17th Annual Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland, July 2004
  12. Aitchison, C.C. and Ehsani, M. (2004)  ‘Geographies of leisure, gender and Muslim identities: the relationship between international leisure theory from the West and national leisure data from Iran’, paper presented at Geographies of Muslim Identities at Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Philadelphia, USA, March 2004
  13. Aitchison, C.C. and Kilgour, L. (2004) ‘Geographies of gender and physically active leisure: overcoming the gendered, spatialised and embodied nature of fear in the promotion of public health’ paper presented at Women, Urban Space, Embodiment and Control at Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Philadelphia, USA, March 2004
  14. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) ‘Cultural identity and community development: UK local cultural strategies as responses to national policies and discourses’, paper presented at Global Forces and Local Responses: Leisure, Sport, Tourism, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, October 2002 (funded by UK Sport)
  15. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) ‘Can the subaltern speak (in tourism): theorizing Other discourses of tourism, gender and culture?’, paper presented at Tourism Research 2002: An International Conference, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK, September 2002
  16. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) ‘Developing a Local Cultural Strategy in an international tourism destination: tourism, culture and community development in the English Cotswolds’, paper presented at Tourism Research 2002: An International Conference, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK, September 2002
  17. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) ‘Developing one local Cultural Strategy: a case study of many middle England voices?’, paper  presented at Leisure: Our Common Wealth? Leisure Studies Association International Conference, University of Central Lancashire, UK, July 2002
  18. Aitchison, C.C. (2002) ‘Gender and rural leisure: a cultural strategy for the Cotswolds’, paper presented at Gender and Rural Change, Rural Economy and Society Study Group ESRC Conference, Department of Geography, University of Exeter, May 2002
  19. Aitchison, C.C. and Jordan, F. (2001) ‘Beauty and the beach: the gendered corporeality of tourism and consumption’, paper presented at Gender and Culture: Leisure, Consumption and Women’s Everyday Lives, Women’s Studies Network (UK) Association Annual Conference, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, July 2001
  20. Aitchison, C.C. and Jordan, F. (2001) ‘Food for thought: discourses of tourism and the body’, paper presented at Journeys in Leisure: New Theoretical Directions, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Luton, July 2001
  21. Aitchison, C.C. (2001) ‘Postgraduate education in tourism and urban culture: the course of vocational and critical tourism geography in the UK’, paper presented at Leisure: Global Perspectives, Australia and New Zealand Leisure Studies Association Conference, Edith Cowan University, Australia, July 2001
  22. Aitchison, C.C. (2001) ‘Deconstructing the tourist gaze: theorising disability’s lack of embodiment in tourism studies’, paper presented at Leisure: Global Perspectives, Australia and New Zealand Leisure Studies Association Conference, Edith Cowan University, Australia, July 2001
  23. Aitchison, C.C. and Jordan, F. (2001) ‘Tourism, gender and corporeality: disciplining the body for the beach’, paper presented at the 3rd International Women and Leisure Conference, Edith Cowan University, Australia, July 2001
  24. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) ‘Local Cultural Strategies for social inclusion: the productive consumption of leisure in everyday life’, paper presented at Cultural Change and Urban Contexts, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, September 2000
  25. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) ‘Cultural inclusion and disability: the role of leisure in enhancing young people’s quality of life’, paper presented at Leisure and Human Development, World Leisure 6th World Congress, University of Duesto Bilbao, Spain, July 2000
  26. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) ‘Gender equity in leisure management: a comparative international study’, paper presented at Leisure and Human Development, World Leisure 6th World Congress, University of Duesto Bilbao, Spain, July 2000
  27. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) ‘Access, attitude and identity: the leisure lives of young disabled people’, paper presented at Leisure: Centres and Peripheries, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, July 2000
  28. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) ‘Women managing leisure: the social-cultural nexus of gender and power in the pursuit and provision of pleasure’, Serious Pleasure: Women, Enjoyment and Empowerment, Centre for Research in Women’s Studies, University College Northampton, June 2000
  29. Aitchison, C.C. (2000) ‘Tropical Paradise: constructing and consuming Others’, paper presented at Gendered Leisure and Tourism Spaces, Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, University of Sussex, January 2000
  30. Aitchison, C.C. (1999) ‘Leisure and exclusion or the exclusion of leisure: developing theoretical synergy between social and cultural geographies and leisure studies’, paper presented at Leisure and Exclusion, Division of Geography, Staffordshire University, September 1999
  31. Aitchison, C.C. (1999) ‘‘It’s hard to believe you’re only eleven hours flying time from the UK’: leisure, tourism and the post-colonial culture of global Othering’, paper presented at Women and the Millennium: Gender, Culture and Globalisation, Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, The Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick, July 1999
  32. Aitchison, C.C. (1999) ‘Representing Others: theory and discourse in leisure studies’, paper presented at ‘Just’ Leisure, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, July 1999
  33. Aitchison, C.C., Brackenridge, C. and Jordan, F. (1999) ‘Gender equity in leisure management: structural and cultural constraints’, paper presented at ‘Just’ Leisure, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Leisure and Sport Research Unit, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, July 1999
  34. Aitchison, C.C. (1998) ‘Gendered space: the contribution of feminist geography to discourses of gender and leisure’, paper presented at Leisure in a Globalised Society: Inclusion or Exclusion, World Leisure and Recreation Association 5th World Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 1998 (funded by UK Sport)
  35. Aitchison, C.C. and Jordan F. (1998) ‘Gendered power in leisure and tourism: theories of resistance’, paper presented at Leisure in a Globalised Society: Inclusion or Exclusion, World Leisure and Recreation Association 5th World Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 1998 (funded by UK Sport)
  36. Aitchison, C.C. (1998) ‘Gender and power: (re)constructing knowledge in leisure and tourism studies’, paper presented at The Big Ghetto: Gender, Sexuality and Leisure, Leisure Studies Association 4th International Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK, July 1998
  37. Aitchison, C.C. (1998) ‘Researching gendered space: developing discourses in leisure and tourism studies’, paper presented at Gendered Space: Women’s Choices and Constraints, Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Hull Centre for Gender Studies, University of Hull, July 1998
  38. Aitchison, C.C. and Reeves, C. (1997) ‘Gendered (bed)spaces: the culture and commerce of women only tourism’, paper presented at Leisure, Culture and Commerce, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Roehampton Institute, London, September 1997
  39. Aitchison, C.C. (1996) ‘Gendered tourist spaces and places: the masculinisation and militarisation of Scotland’s heritage’, paper presented at Accelerating Leisure? Leisure Time and Space in a Transitory Society, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Wageningen, Netherlands, September 1996
  40. Aitchison, C.C. (1996) ‘Patriarchal paradigms and the politics of pedagogy: a framework for a feminist analysis of leisure and tourism studies’, paper presented at World Leisure and Recreation Association International Conference, Cardiff, UK, July.
  41. Aitchison, C.C. (1996) ‘Gendered heritage? The production and consumption of heritage tourism’, paper presented at Feminisms: Past, Present and Future, Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Glamorgan, July 1996
  42. Aitchison, C.C. (1994) ‘Women and the implications of Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) in UK local authority leisure services’, paper presented at Access to Active Living, 10th Commonwealth Games Congress, University of Victoria, Canada, August 1994 (funded by UK Sports Council)
  43. Aitchison, C.C. (1994) ‘Women’s access to leisure provision: the impact of Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) in London’, paper presented at Tourism and Leisure: Perspectives on Provision, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, April 1994
  44. Aitchison, C.C. (1993) ‘Comparing leisure in different worlds: uses and abuses of comparative studies in leisure and tourism research’, paper presented at Leisure in Different Worlds, Leisure Studies Association International Conference, Loughborough University, UK, July
  45. Aitchison, C.C. (1992) ‘Feminist intervention in popular culture: evidence from empirical reception research of soap operas’, paper presented at Body Matters, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, September 1993
  46. Aitchison, C.C. (1991) ‘The need for a gender analysis of contracting out (CCT) in local government leisure services’, paper presented at Rolling Back the Welfare State, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Ulster, September 1991
 

Teaching Areas

My teaching has included all levels of further and higher education over 25 years in seven higher education institutions. I have supervised and examined over 20 PhD theses in geography, sociology, education, leisure, sport, tourism, gender and cultural studies. Major area of teaching have included:

  • Research Methods (BA, MA, EdD and PhD)
  • Leisure and Sport Policy (BA)
  • Tourism and Cultural Policy (MA)
  • Human Geography (BA)
  • Sustainable Tourism (MA)
  • International Tourism Development (MA)
  • Countryside Recreation Management (HND)
  • Sports Development (MA)
  • Leisure and Tourism Landscapes (MA)
  • Leisure, Tourism and the Environment (BA)
  • Political Economy of Leisure and Tourism (MA)
  • Economics of Leisure and Sport (HND)
  • Dissertation Supervision (BA, MA, MSc, DMS, MBA)  

Other Interests