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Professor Rhodri Thomas

Professor Rhodri Thomas

Originally trained as an economist, Rhodri now engages in multidisciplinary research in the context of tourism and the events sector. His particular research interests are public policy studies, especially in relation to small firms, and innovation and knowledge exchange.

Rhodri has acted as a 'specialist expert' on tourism policy issues for the OECD, the European Commission and for government departments and other agencies in the UK and elsewhere. He has completed several Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant and non-grant funded projects and is a member of their Peer Review College.

Rhodri is invited regularly to present his research at international academic and practitioner conferences in many parts of the world. He has co-authored or edited six books and is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (ESCI listed; ABDC B), Co-ordinating Editor for the International Journal of Hospitality Management (ABS 3* IF 2.061) and Academic Editor for Sustainability (IF 1.343).  He sits on the Editorial Advisory Boards of numerous international journals.

Rhodri is a former Board member of Welcome to Yorkshire, the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) and the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO).


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