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
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).