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Associate Professor Kevin Lyons

Associate Professor

Newcastle Business School (Tourism)

Supporting the Hunters Tourism Industry

Associate Professor Kevin Lyons' research focuses on the Hunter as a regional tourism destination and the visitor economy it generates.

Associate Professor Kevin Lyons 

His research has involved projects in collaboration with Tourism Hunter and Hunter Wine & Tourism Association, regional tourism operators, NSW Parks and Wildlife Service, and local governments.

Lyons addresses local issues including tracking regional tourism impacts, knowledge transfer among stakeholders in the tourism industry, the effects of volunteering models upon regional tourism, and tracking the education and marketing intelligence needs of Tourism SMEs in the Hunter region.

His work provides tourism stakeholders with evidence needed to make informed strategic decisions about tourism in the region. 

Lyons has secured funding from the Hunter Wine & Tourism Association to put together a team (Dr Paul Stolk and Dr Tamara Young) to monitor monthly revenue generated by cellar doors, the accommodation sector, restaurants, conferences, and wedding functions in Hunter Wine Country.

This unique research provides compelling evidence of regional wine tourism's impact on the state's visitor economy. Lyons' work has enabled the region's wine and tourism industries to work together, building strength to support regional funding bids via the NSW State Government's Visitor Economy initiatives.

Associate Professor Kevin Lyons

Supporting the Hunters Tourism Industry

Associate Professor Kevin Lyons' research focuses on the Hunter as a regional tourism destination and the visitor economy it generates.

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Career Summary

Biography

I have published refereed articles and book chapters reporting the findings of my research that examines the role travel and tourism plays in the education and career development of youth.  My research on volunteer tourism considers the ambiguous parameters of this growing social phenomenon to identify how it is best regulated and managed in diverse contexts.

I have also undertaken research that examines the role tourism plays in regional development.  THis includes considering how knowledge systems that are regionally relevant best operate.  

My research informs my teaching in the areas of tourism planning, marketing and leisure and visitor behaviour. I was co-chair of CAUTHE (Council of Australian Universities Tourism and Hospitality Educators) special interest group on volunteering and tourism, am a founding member of the World Leisure Commission on youth and leisure and drafted this Commission’s strategic plan 2004-2008. I am actively engaged in tourism development at ar egional level and have conducted research projects for local government, tourism associatons and protected areas agencies. I have been a board member of the regional tourism association in the Hunter from 2008  to 2012 which included acting as Deputy Chair for two years. Recently, I have taken on key responsibilities for building the community engagement profile of the University of Newcastle and am conducting research in this area. As a result of this work, I have begun conducting research that considers the role universites play as catalysts and impediments to the development of engaged communities.

Research Expertise
Kevin is an internationally recognised leader in the study of volunteer tourism. Volunteer tourism is the fastest growing area of research in leisure and tourism studies over the past two decades. Initial research in this area was largely descriptive and sought to champion volunteer tourism as a form of sustainable tourism that was helpful to host communities and volunteers alike. Kevin's work in this area has challenged this view. His published research has provided the conceptual frameworks and critical and empirical rigor necessary to transform the way that volunteer tourism is understood, not only by researchers and students but also tourism industry decision makers. The impact of Kevin's work on volunteer tourism research is exemplified in the content and impact of a recently published paper entitled: ‘Gap year volunteer tourism: myths of global citizenship?’ published in the A* ranked (ABDC) 'Annals of Tourism Research' – the internationally preeminent tourism journal (Journal Impact Factor: 3.68). This paper presented a detailed critique of volunteer tourism that used a sociological lens to unpack neo-liberal ideologies driving the phenomenon. Among the 4000 plus papers published since 2012 that result from a Scopus search of journal articles with the term ‘tourism’ in the title, abstract or keywords this paper is paper is the fourth most cited. Kevin has long recognised the importance of engaged scholarship in tourism.He has worked in close partnership with regional tourism in NSW and, more particularly, the Hunter region to develop and conduct research that has helped address the needs of the tourism industry in the Hunter. A notable example is the research that he has lead to produce the Hunter Valley Tourism Research Monitor for the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association (HVWTA). The fine-grained data from this research provides a detailed picture of the state of the regional tourism industry that has been disseminated through monthly and Annual reports. These reports have had national reach and are used and circulated by both state (Tourism Industry Council) and national (Tourism Australia) tourism organisations via their websites to the tourism industry nationwide. Kevin's research engagement efforts were recently acknowledged when he received the Gold award for ‘Contributions to Local Tourism by an Individual’ at the 2013 Qantas Link Hunter and Central Coast Tourism Awards.

Teaching Expertise
Since receiving the Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Teaching in 2007,Kevin has continued to champion experiential learning in the form of work-integrated learning and work readiness skills development in the area of tourism studies. As a result of his efforts the University of Newcastle was recently independently nominated for and received a National Tourism Training Award for Australia from Tourism Training Australia, the national tourism and hospitality industry training and education advisory association. The citation for this award was: ‘For service to the development of the tourism and hospitality industry and to the nation’. Kevin has developed a reputation for skilled supervision of international RHD students. This was formally acknowledged in 2013, when he received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Supervision Excellence for the Faculty of Business and Law. He is a firm believer in applying the principles of career development and lifelong learning that he has championed at the undergraduate level to RHD students. He spends time ensuring his RHD students develop a strong understanding of what the life of an academic is like. To this end, he encourages his PhD students to engage in all facets of academia by providing them with opportunities to teach, publish, present at conferences and School and Discipline seminars. He has co-published with many of my former PhD students who are employed in academic positions across the globe (including Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Canada and Australia). Kevin is a leader in curriculum development not only in Tourism Studies but more broadly in Business and Management related areas particularly including at the postgraduate coursework level. As Director of Postgraduate Studies,he he has lead curriculum planning in the Faculty of Business and Law ensuring that all postgraduate coursework programs meet the quality standards set by the University as well as by external agencies including AQF and AACSB. Since commencing in this role in 2013, he has worked closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to map individual courses within programs while ensuring course roll-out in 2015 meets the needs of both current and future students in face-to-face and online contexts.

Administrative Expertise
Kevin's expertise in administration spans the faculty and university level. He is currently the Deputy Head of School and Director, Postgraduate Studies —Newcastle Business School. This role includes oversight of all operational academic activities in the NBS City Precinct including chairing the Postgraduate Programs Management Group. Also, overall strategic and operational support to HoS. Kevin is an active member of Faculty Executive, Faculty of Business and Law for over 5 years under a range of portfolio responsibilities. He was the inaugural Assistant Dean, External Engagement, Faculty of Business and Law and developed a strategic plan for the Faculty in this portfolio. Kevin was Head of Tourism Discipline from 2006-2011, and was instrumental in successfully growing this discipline. He has filled a number of interim roles including Interim and Assistant Dean Research (2009 and Assistant Dean, Research Training (2011), Faculty of Business and Law. His administrative expertise also extends beyond the University to service roles in the tourism industry. Kevin was nominated and appointed as Deputy Chair and Director, Hunter Regional Tourism Organisation from 2009 to 2012. He continues to provide advice to the tourism industry and has been regularly sought out as an invited speaker and facilitator at tourism industry meetings and symposia. Kevin has also played an active leadership and governance roles in the tourism academic community internationally. He established and chaired the Council of Australian Universities Tourism and Hospitality Educators (CAUTHE) Special Interest Group on Volunteer Tourism from 2009 to 2012. He was Treasurer of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) from 2005 to 2010. He has been associate editor of 'Leisure Sciences, an interdisciplinary journal' since 2005 and was co-founder and member of the World Leisure Commission for Children and Youth from 2003–2012.



Qualifications

  • Doctor of Education, University of Georgia (USA)
  • Associate Diploma in Recreation, Kuring-Gai College of Advanced Education
  • Master of Arts, University of Georgia (USA)
  • Bachelor of Science (Human Services), Thomas Edison State College (USA)

Keywords

  • Educational travel
  • Regional destination planning
  • Tourism management
  • community engagement
  • leadership and experiential learning
  • management decision making
  • volunteer management

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150699Tourism not elsewhere classified60
160402Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
3/09/2012 - 14/12/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
17/08/2012 - 28/11/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
5/09/2011 - 31/12/2012DBA Supervisors NBS GSUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2009 - 30/03/2009Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/06/2008 - 30/09/2008Thesis ExaminerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2009 - 1/07/2009Assistant Dean - ResearchUniversity of Newcastle
Faculty of Business and Law
Australia
1/01/2007 - Editorial Board - Leisure Sciences JournalLeisure Sciences Journal
Australia
1/01/2006 - TreasurerAustralian and New Zealand for Leisure Studies
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2006Founding MemberWorld Leisure Commission for Children and Leisure
United States

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2006Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2006Learning and Teaching Forum, Adelaide Australia
Organisation: Teaching and Learning Initiatives Showcase IRU Australia Description: Invited Presenter - paper on Work Integrated Learning Innovation based on empirical work.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Lyons KD, Wearing S, Journeys of Discovery in Volunteer Tourism: International Case Study Perspectives, CABI, Wallingford, UK, 217 (2008) [A3]

Chapter (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Lyons KD, 'Reflections on the role of men in a Feminist Leisure Studies.', Leisure, Women, and Gender, Venture Publishing, State College, PA 51-62 (2013) [B1]
2011Lyons KD, Wearing S, 'Gap year travel alternatives: Generation Y, volunteer tourism and global citizenship', Tourism and Demography, Goodfellow Publishers, Woodeaton, OX 101-116 (2011) [B1]
2010Wearing S, Lyons KD, Snead SL, 'Volunteer tourism', Understanding the sustainable development of tourism, Goodfellow Publishers, Oxford, United Kingdom 188-204 (2010) [B1]
2010Wearing S, Lyons KD, Snead SL, 'Introduction to sustainable tourism development', Understanding the sustainable development of tourism, Goodfellow Publishers, Oxford 188-204 (2010) [B2]
2008Lyons KD, 'The professionalisation of tourism: Preparing the way for the portfolio careerist in Australia', Tourism Development Revisited: Concepts, Issues and Paradigms, SAGE, Thousand Oaks 331-340 (2008) [B1]
2008Lyons KD, Wearing S, 'All for a good cause? The blurred boundaries of volunteering and tourism', Journeys of Discovery in Volunteer Tourism: International Case Study Perspectives, Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International, Wallingford, United Kingdom 147-154 (2008) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 16
2008Lyons KD, Wearing S, 'Volunteer tourism as alternative tourism: Journeys beyond otherness', Journeys of Discovery in Volunteer Tourism: International Case Study Perspectives, Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International, Wallingford, United Kingdom 3-11 (2008) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 19
2008Wearing S, Deville A, Lyons KD, 'The volunteer's journey through leisure into the self', Journeys of Discovery in Volunteer Tourism: International Case Study Perspectives, Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International, Wallingford, United Kingdom 63-71 (2008) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 6
2005Lyons KD, 'Ambassador, Worker and Player: Independent Travellers Working in American Summer Camps', Down the Road: Exploring Backpacker and Independent Travel, API Network, Perth, Western Australia 93-108 (2005) [B1]
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Journal article (27 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Lyons KD, Young T, Hanley J, Stolk P, 'Professional Development Barriers and Benefits in a Tourism Knowledge Economy', International Journal of Tourism Research, (2015)

This study investigates small to medium tourism enterprise (SMTE) owner-managers' intentions to seek professional development. SMTEs in a regional tourism destination were surveyed, and an exploratory factor analysis identified barriers to, and benefits of, professional development factors. Logistic regression analysis was used to predict SMTE owner-manager's intention to pursue professional development based on perceived benefits of and barriers to training factors, education level and business size. 'Staff performance benefits' and 'time/cost barriers' of owner-manager's intention to seek professional development opportunities for staff. 'Business performance benefits' predicted owner-manager's intentions to seek professional develop for themselves. Implications of the findings are discussed.

DOI10.1002/jtr.2051
2014Schweinsberg S, Lai PH, Wearing S, Lyons KD, 'Coal Seam Gas in Australia¿s Hunter Valley Wine Tourism Region; Just Another Land Use in a Big Country?', JURNAL HOSPITALITI DAN PARIWISATA, 1 106-118 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsPo-Hsin Lai
2014Stoner KA, Tarrant M, Stoner L, Perry L, Wearing S, Lyons KD, 'Global Citizenship as a Learning Outcome of Educational Travel', Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism: the professional journal of the international society of travel and tourism educators, 14 149-163 (2014) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2014Tarrant MA, Lyons K, Stoner L, Kyle GT, Wearing S, Poudyal N, 'Global citizenry, educational travel and sustainable tourism: evidence from Australia and New Zealand', JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM, 22 403-420 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09669582.2013.815763Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2014Wearing S, Schweinsberg S, Lai P, Lyons K, 'A discussion of coal seam gas in Australia's hunter valley wine tourism region', Australasian Parks and Leisure, 17 49-52 (2014) [C2]
2012Lyons KD, Wearing S, 'Reflections on the ambiguous intersections between volunteering and tourism', Leisure Sciences, 34 88-93 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01490400.2012.633858
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2012Lyons KD, Hanley JE, Wearing S, Neil J, 'Gap year volunteer tourism. Myths of global citizenship?', Annals of Tourism Research, 39 361-378 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.annals.2011.04.016
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 34
Co-authorsJoanne Hanley
2012Wang P-Y, Lyons KD, 'Values congruity in tourism and protected areas policy: Evidence from adventure tourism supply in New South Wales Australia', Annals of Leisure Research, 15 188-192 (2012) [C1]
2012Johnson PC, Lyons KD, 'The dynamics of port development: Modelling knowledge transfer and stakeholder involvement', Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 60 15-28 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsPatricia Johnson
2012Tarrant M, Lyons KD, 'The effect of short-term educational travel programs on environmental citizenship', Environmental Education Research, 18 403-416 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1080/13504622.2011.625113
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2011Lai P-H, Lyons KD, 'Place-meaning and Sustainable Land Management: Motivations of Texas Hill Country Landowners', Tourism Geographies, 13 360-380 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/14616688.2011.570370
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsPo-Hsin Lai
2010Dionigi R, Lyons KD, 'Examining layers of community in leisure contexts: A case analysis of older adults in an exercise intervention', Journal of Leisure Research, 42 317-338 (2010) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 1
2010Lyons KD, 'Room to move? The challenges of career mobility for tourism education', Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 22 51-55 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/10963758.2010.10696976
2010Young TN, Lyons KD, ''I travel because I want to learn...': Backpackers and the conduits of cultural learning', Lifelong Learning in Europe, 15 150-158 (2010) [C1]
Co-authorsTamara Young
2008Wearing S, Lyons KD, 'Submission to the Ministerial Task Force into Tourism and NSW National Parks', Australasian Parks & Leisure, 11 36-38 (2008) [C2]
2008Lyons KD, Wearing S, 'Preface', Journeys of Discovery in Volunteer Tourism : International Case Study Perspectives, (2008) [O1]
2007Lyons KD, Dionigi R, 'Transcending emotional community: A qualitative examination of older adults and masters' sports participation', Leisure Sciences, 29 375-389 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01490400701394881
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 12
2006Jenkins J, Lyons KD, 'Non-resident fathers' leisure with their children', Leisure Studies, 25 219-232 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1080/02614360500504701
CitationsScopus - 15
2006Lyons KD, 'Wolves among sheep? The role of men in a feminist leisure studies', Leisure Sciences, 28 305-309 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01490400600598178
CitationsScopus - 4
2004Gunthorpe WJ, Lyons KD, 'A predictive model of chronic time pressure in the Australian population: Implications for leisure research', Leisure Sciences: an interdisciplinary journal, 26 201-213 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01490400490432127
CitationsScopus - 15
2004Lyons KD, Lobo F, 'Editorial', World Leisure Journal, 46 2-3 (2004) [C3]
2004Lyons KD, 'Examining the impact of working-holidays upon future careers', e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR), 2 3 (2004) [C2]
2003Lyons KD, 'Exploring the Meanings of Community Among Summer Camp Staff', World Leisure Journal, 45 55-61 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1080/04419057.2003.9674337
2003Lyons KD, 'Ambiguities in Volunteer Tourism: A case Study of Australians Participating in a J-1 Visitor Exchange Program', Tourism Recreation Research, 28 5-13 (2003) [C1]
2003Lyons KD, Brown P, 'Enhancing the Employability of Leisure Studies Graduates through Work Intergrated Learning', Annals of Leisure Research, 6 55-67 (2003) [C1]
2002Lyons KD, Jenkins J, 'Rollin'! Rollin'! Rollin'! Rawhide!', Australasian Parks and Leisure, 5 (2) 36-39 (2002) [C1]
2000Lyons KD, 'Personal investment as a predictor of camp counselor job performance', Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, 2(18) 19-34 (2000) [C1]
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Review (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Lyons KD, 'Leadership', Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation (2003) [D2]
2000Lyons KD, 'Review of Bryon Grainger-Jones' "Managing Leisure"', Annals of Leisure Management (2000) [D1]

Conference (17 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Grimstad S, Lai P-H, Lyons K, Kyle G, 'Exploring the impact of extractive industries on an Australian rural community.', Conference booklet, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsSidsel Grimstad, Po-Hsin Lai
2012Lyons KD, Hanley JE, Young TN, 'Barriers and benefits to professional development: Perceptions of small and medium tourism enterprise operators in a regional Australian destination', Conference Proceedings. BEST Education Network Think Tank XII: Mobilities and Sustainable Tourism, Greoux-les-Bains, France (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsTamara Young, Joanne Hanley
2012Johnson PC, Lyons KD, 'Knowledge transfer: An analysis technique for destination planning process', Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Research (THoR 2012), Singapore (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsPatricia Johnson
2012Hanley JE, Lyons KD, Young TN, 'Making sound business decisions? Industry intelligence and small tourism enterprises in a regional destination', Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Research (THoR 2012), Singapore (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsTamara Young, Joanne Hanley
2011Lyons KD, Hanley JE, 'Pathways to global citizenry: A critical review of gap-year travel', Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Local Lives/Global Networks, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsJoanne Hanley
2011Young TN, Lyons KD, 'Cultural Learning or Learning Culture?: Backpacker Experiences with Aboriginal Culture and the Implications for Volunteer Tourism', CAUTHE 2011 National Conference Program and Proceedings. Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend, Adelaide, SA (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsTamara Young
2011Johnson PC, Lyons KD, 'Knowledge transfer in a turbulent context: The case of cruise tourism development in Newcastle, Australia', Proceedings of the CAUTHE 2011 National Conference: Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend, Adelaide, SA (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsPatricia Johnson
2010Wang P-Y, Lyons KD, 'Tourism suppliers' attitudes towards policy affecting tourism development in natural world heritage areas - A case study of commercial tour operators in New South Wales, Australia', Proceedings of the 2010 Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education 20th Annual Conference, Hobart, Tasmania (2010) [E1]
2009Lyons KD, Markwell K, Johnson PC, 'Recreation specialisation and destination image: A case study of birding tourists values and their perceptions of Papua New Guinea', Think Tank IX: Presentations and Papers, Singapore (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsPatricia Johnson
2008Wearing S, Lyons KD, 'Toward a research agenda for international volunteer tourism and social development', Proceedings of the 18th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) conference, Gold Coast, QLD (2008) [E2]
2007Lyons KD, 'Innovations in volunteer tourism: A case study of fundraising adventure tours', BEST Education Network Think Tank VII Conference. Abstracts, Flagstaff, Arizona (2007) [E3]
2006Lyons KD, 'Preparing the Way for the Portfolio Careerist in the Tourism Industry', The Constraints to Full Employment or WorkChoices and Welfare-to-Work, 8th Path to Full Employment Conference and 13th National Conference on Unemployment, University of Newcastle (2006) [E1]
2005Jenkins J, Lyons KD, 'From Time-to-time? Non-Residential Dads Leisure With their kids', Creating a Culture of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle (2005) [E2]
2005Jenkins J, Lyons KD, 'Non-Resident Fathers' Leisure with their Children: A Pilot Study', ANZALS 7th Biennial Conference, New Zealand (2005) [E3]
2005Lyons KD, Jenkins J, 'Profiling Career and Life Trajectories of Australians Working in American Summer Camps', ANZALS 7th Biennial Conference, New Zealand (2005) [E3]
2004Lyons KD, 'We are not all crocodile hunters: exploring the experiences of Australian women working in American summer camps', Leisure Matters 8th World Leisure Congress 2004 Congress Handbook, Brisbane (2004) [E3]
2003Lyons KD, Dionigi RA, 'Toward a theory of Leisure based Community: The case of older adults in competitive sports', ANZALS 6th Biennial Conference, Sydney (2003) [E3]
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Report (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Smith M, Holbrook A, Lyons K, Macneil J, Forster D, Clement N, et al., 'Evaluation of the NSW Volunteering Strategy 2012-13. Final Report: Timebanking Trial', The NSW Office of Communities (2014) [R1]
Co-authorsMaxwell Smith, Johanna Macneil, Allyson Holbrook, Daniella Forster
2013Lyons KD, Stolk P, 'Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association (HVWTA) Tourism Monitor 2012 Annual Report', Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association, 40 (2013)
2013Lyons KD, Lyons K, Stolk P, 'Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Monitor 2012 Annual Report', Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism, 34 (2013)
2012Lyons KD, Hanley, Young T, 'Tourism Hunter - Regional Tourism Organisation', Tourism Hunter, 35 (2012)
Co-authorsTamara Young
2008Lyons KD, Stolk, Markwell K, 'Worimi Conservation Lands Recreational Use Study: December 2007 - January 2008', Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (2008)
Co-authorsPaul Stolk
2008Lyons KD, Markwell, Simmons, 'Volunteerism and Volunteer Management', Hunter Wetland Centre, 25 (2008)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants17
Total funding$223,816

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20151 grants / $10,000

Investigating the tourism Sharing Economy in NSW$10,000

Funding body: NSW Business Chamber

Funding bodyNSW Business Chamber
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons, Assoc. Prof Stephen Wearing
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500556
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20141 grants / $10,000

The Changing World of Volunteerism: Challenges and Opportunities$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Max Smith, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Associate Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Daniella Forster
SchemeLinkage Pilot Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400125
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20131 grants / $38,000

Hunter Wine Tourism Monitor Program and Research Project 2013$38,000

Funding body: Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association

Funding bodyHunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Paul Stolk, Doctor Tamara Young
SchemeResearch Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301072
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20122 grants / $94,000

Evaluation of the Flagship Projects for the NSW volunteering Strategy$60,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Communities

Funding bodyNSW Department of Education and Communities
Project TeamProfessor Max Smith, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Associate Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Johanna Macneil, Doctor Daniella Forster
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200610
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Hunter Valley Tourism Monitor Program$34,000

Funding body: Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association

Funding bodyHunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Tamara Young
SchemeResearch Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200008
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20111 grants / $6,500

Identifying the training and research needs of tourism operators in the Hunter Region$6,500

Funding body: Tourism Hunter

Funding bodyTourism Hunter
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Tamara Young
SchemeResearch Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100835
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20081 grants / $15,111

Investigation of research into the benefits of green life for health, well-being and sustainability$15,111

Funding body: Nursery & Garden Industry Australia

Funding bodyNursery & Garden Industry Australia
Project TeamProfessor Allyson Holbrook, Associate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189198
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20072 grants / $17,272

Why don't Australian tourists visit Papua New Guinea? An analysis of destination image, tourist perceptions and product delivery.$15,572

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Markwell, Associate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187885
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

BEST Education Network Think Tank VII on Innovations for Sustainable Tourism, Northern Arizona USA, 21/6/2007 - 24/6/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187739
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20052 grants / $11,500

The impact of working-holidays upon future careers: Examining the J-1 Camp Counsellor Program and its effect upon participant career anchors$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons, Associate Professor John Jenkins
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184669
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Thanks for the ball dad, come on let's play! An investigation of non-resident fathers' leisure with their children$5,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor John Jenkins, Associate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184682
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $1,610

World Leisure Congress, 12-17 September 2004, Brisbane$1,610

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184453
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $2,355

Hawaii International Conference on Social Science, Honolulu, USA 12-15 June, 2003$2,355

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183076
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20012 grants / $9,733

Exchanging Cultures - Modelling Masculinities: An Examination of Australians Participating in an American Camp-Counselor Cultural Exchange Program$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180948
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies and the Women and Leisure Conference, WA 1-6 July 2001$1,733

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180812
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19991 grants / $7,000

An exploratory examination of a of sense of community in NSW youth holiday camps.$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0179016
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19981 grants / $735

2nd International Society for Quality of Life Studies Conference, USA 3 - 6 December 1998$735

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0180282
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014An Investigation into the Personality Trait Antecedents of Autocratic, Democratic, Laissez-Faire and Visionary-Inspirational Leadership Styles in Australian Senior Executives
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013The Role of Tourism in International PhD Students' Value-In-Use Creation Process; A Service-Logic Perspective
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2012What Rules? Local Government Land Use Decision Making for Events in NSW
Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2011Do Accounting Mechanisms Hinder/Enable the Sustainability Ethos: A Case Study on Managing an Organisations Carbon Footprint.
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014What Does Tourism Mean to Residents? An Investigation of Madura Island, Indonesia
Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2014Investigating Thai Accommodation Managers' Environmental Management Practices: A Behavioural Intentions Approach
Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2013A Case Study Investigation of Adventure Tourism Operators in National Parks
Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2013From Carefree to Controlled: Influences on the Leisure of Australian Children since the 1950s
Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2010If We Sink It, Will They Come? The Development and Management of Australia's Artificial Reefs as Resources for Sustainable Recreational Scuba Diving
Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2005The Significance of Staff Decision Making and Awareness in Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Contexts
Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2004Competing for Life: Older People and Competitive Sport
Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Kevin Lyons

Position

Associate Professor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Tourism

Contact Details

Emailkevin.lyons@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 8989
Fax(02) 4921 6911

Office

RoomUNH326
BuildingUniversity House
LocationNewcastle City Campus

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