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Professor Kevin Lyons

Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor

Office PVC - Business and Law (Tourism)

Supporting the Hunter's Tourism Industry

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.

Career Summary

Associate Professor Kevin Lyons

Supporting the Hunter's Tourism Industry

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

Research Expertise

Kevin's research spans the fields of leisure, sports, recreation and tourism management and policy.  His published work is highly cited and has shaped and influenced leisure-related policies and practices of governments, non-government and private sectors who deliver leisure-related services. AN example of the impact of Kevin's research is evident in Kevin's work in the area of volunteer tourism. Volunteer tourism is one of 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. This paper presented a detailed critique of volunteer tourism challening conventional wisdom about the transformative value of youth  travel.  He has recently begun expanding this area of inquiry to examine related forms of youth-based tourism such global mobility programs being funded by governments and offered by Universities.

Kevin has long recognised the importance of engaged scholarship in tourism. A recent example of this is evident in research he  recently conducted for NSW Business Chamber on the Tourism Sharing Economy.  His findings and the subsequent industry report he authored has been instrumental in shaping NSW State Government policy on regulating the Sharing Economy. 

Kevin 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 regional tourism industry. 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 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. He has recently lead the way in developing and implementing the very popular Sports Management Major in the Bachelor of Business. As Director of Postgraduate Studies for 2013 to 2015, Kevin 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.

Administrative Expertise
Kevin's expertise in administration spans the faculty and university level. He is currently Deputy Head of the Faculty of Business and Law, and has recently returned to the role of Head of the Tourism Discipline.

Kevin has been an active member of Faculty Executive, Faculty of Business and Law for over 7 years under a range of portfolio responsibilities. He was Deputy Head of School and Director, Postgraduate Studies —Newcastle Business School from 2013 to 2015. This role includes oversight of all operational academic activities in the NBS City Precinct including chairing the Postgraduate Programs Management Group.  He was the inaugural Assistant Dean, External Engagement, Faculty of Business and Law and developed the first Faculty-based strategic plan in this portfolio. Kevin was previously Head of Tourism Discipline from 2006-2011, and was instrumental in successfully growing leisure sports and tourism management offerings at UoN. 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.

Kevin's 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.  He is currently of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Travel Research - an A* ranked journal (ABDC ranking) and Tourism Recreation Research - an A ranked journal (ABDC ranking).



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

Code Description Percentage
150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified 60
160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 - 1/07/2009 Assistant Dean - Research University of Newcastle
Faculty of Business and Law
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Editorial Board - Leisure Sciences Journal Leisure Sciences Journal
Australia
1/01/2006 -  Treasurer Australian and New Zealand for Leisure Studies
Australia

Awards

Recognition

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

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 Learning 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)

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

Chapter (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Wearing SL, Grabowski S, Small J, Lyons KD, Guttentag D, Coghlan A, 'Is volunteerism a New Avatar of travelism?', Challenges in Tourism Research 97-134 (2015)
2015 Lyons KD, 'Reciprocity in Volunteer Tourism and Travelism', Challenges in Tourism Research, Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK 106-111 (2015) [B1]
2015 Tarrant M, Stoner L, Tessman K, Gleason M, Lyons K, Wearing S, 'Global Programs in Sustainability: A Case Study of Techniques, Tools and Teaching Strategies for Sustainability Education in Tourism', Education for Sustainability in Tourism: A Handbook of Processes, Resources, and Strategies, Springer, New York (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-47470-9
2015 Wearing S, Tarrant M, Schweinsberg S, Lyons K, Stoner K, 'Exploring the Global in Student Assessment and Feedback for Sustainable Tourism Education', Education for Sustainability in Tourism: A Handbook of Processes, Resources, and Strategies, Springer, New York (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-47470-9
2013 Lyons 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]
2011 Lyons 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]
2010 Wearing S, Lyons KD, Snead SL, 'Volunteer tourism', Understanding the sustainable development of tourism, Goodfellow Publishers, Oxford, United Kingdom 188-204 (2010) [B1]
2010 Wearing S, Lyons KD, Snead SL, 'Introduction to sustainable tourism development', Understanding the sustainable development of tourism, Goodfellow Publishers, Oxford 188-204 (2010) [B2]
2008 Lyons 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
2008 Lyons 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]
Citations Scopus - 22
2008 Lyons 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]
Citations Scopus - 28
2008 Wearing 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]
Citations Scopus - 12
2005 Lyons 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 (32 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Lai PH, Lyons KD, Gudergan SP, Grimstad S, 'Understanding the psychological impact of unconventional gas developments in affected communities', Energy Policy, 101 492-501 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.11.001
Co-authors Siggi Gudergan, Sidsel Grimstad, Po-Hsin Lai
2017 Lyons KD, Stolk P, Young TN, 'Building capacity in a regional business community through engaged scholarship: A case study of the Tourism Monitor project in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia', Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure, (2017)
DOI 10.1080/07053436.2017.1282192
Co-authors Tamara Young, Paul Stolk
2016 Lyons KD, Young T, Hanley J, Stolk P, 'Professional Development Barriers and Benefits in a Tourism Knowledge Economy', International Journal of Tourism Research, 18 319-326 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.This study investigates small to medium tourism enterprise (SMTE) owner¿managers¿ intentions to seek professional development. SMTEs in a regional... [more]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.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.

DOI 10.1002/jtr.2051
Co-authors Paul Stolk, Tamara Young, Joanne Hanley
2016 Lyons K, Young TN, Wang P, 'Building sense of community in youth vacation camps through staff training: a comparative case study', Tourism Recreation Research, 41 69-79 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02508281.2016.1108606
Co-authors Tamara Young
2015 Lyons K, 'Just Work: Narratives of Employment in the 21st Century', Journal of Industrial Relations, 57 760-761 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1177/0022185615598026a
2014 Schweinsberg 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-authors Po-Hsin Lai
2014 Stoner 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]
Citations Scopus - 4
2014 Tarrant 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]
DOI 10.1080/09669582.2013.815763
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 5
2014 Wearing 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]
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai
2012 Tarrant M, Lyons KD, 'The effect of short-term educational travel programs on environmental citizenship', Environmental Education Research, 18 403-416 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13504622.2011.625113
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2012 Lyons KD, Wearing S, 'Reflections on the ambiguous intersections between volunteering and tourism', Leisure Sciences, 34 88-93 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01490400.2012.633858
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2012 Lyons KD, Hanley JE, Wearing S, Neil J, 'Gap year volunteer tourism. Myths of global citizenship?', Annals of Tourism Research, 39 361-378 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.annals.2011.04.016
Citations Scopus - 64Web of Science - 49
Co-authors Joanne Hanley
2012 Wang 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]
2012 Johnson PC, Lyons KD, 'The dynamics of port development: Modelling knowledge transfer and stakeholder involvement', Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 60 15-28 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Patricia Johnson
2011 Lai P-H, Lyons KD, 'Place-meaning and Sustainable Land Management: Motivations of Texas Hill Country Landowners', Tourism Geographies, 13 360-380 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14616688.2011.570370
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai
2010 Dionigi 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]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5
2010 Lyons KD, 'Room to move? The challenges of career mobility for tourism education', Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 22 51-55 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10963758.2010.10696976
2010 Young 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-authors Tamara Young
2009 Lyons KD, Wearing S, Benson A, 'Introduction to the special issue on Volunteer Tourism', Annals of Leisure Research, 12 (2009)
2008 Wearing S, Lyons KD, 'Submission to the Ministerial Task Force into Tourism and NSW National Parks', Australasian Parks & Leisure, 11 36-38 (2008) [C2]
2008 Lyons KD, Wearing S, 'Preface', Journeys of Discovery in Volunteer Tourism : International Case Study Perspectives, (2008) [O1]
2007 Lyons KD, Dionigi R, 'Transcending emotional community: A qualitative examination of older adults and masters' sports participation', Leisure Sciences, 29 375-389 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01490400701394881
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 21
2006 Jenkins J, Lyons KD, 'Non-resident fathers' leisure with their children', Leisure Studies, 25 219-232 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02614360500504701
Citations Scopus - 21
2006 Lyons KD, 'Wolves among sheep? The role of men in a feminist leisure studies', Leisure Sciences, 28 305-309 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01490400600598178
Citations Scopus - 5
2004 Gunthorpe 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]
DOI 10.1080/01490400490432127
Citations Scopus - 18
2004 Lyons KD, Lobo F, 'Editorial', World Leisure Journal, 46 2-3 (2004) [C3]
2004 Lyons KD, 'Examining the impact of working-holidays upon future careers', e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR), 2 3 (2004) [C2]
2003 Lyons KD, 'Exploring the Meanings of Community Among Summer Camp Staff', World Leisure Journal, 45 55-61 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/04419057.2003.9674337
2003 Lyons 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]
Citations Scopus - 44
2003 Lyons KD, Brown P, 'Enhancing the Employability of Leisure Studies Graduates through Work Intergrated Learning', Annals of Leisure Research, 6 55-67 (2003) [C1]
2002 Lyons KD, Jenkins J, 'Rollin'! Rollin'! Rollin'! Rawhide!', Australasian Parks and Leisure, 5 (2) 36-39 (2002) [C1]
2000 Lyons 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)

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

Conference (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Grimstad S, Lai P-H, Lyons K, Kyle G, 'Exploring the impact of extractive industries on an Australian rural community.', Conference booklet (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Po-Hsin Lai, Sidsel Grimstad
2012 Lyons 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 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Joanne Hanley, Tamara Young
2012 Johnson 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) (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Patricia Johnson
2012 Hanley 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) (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Tamara Young, Joanne Hanley
2011 Lyons KD, Hanley JE, 'Pathways to global citizenry: A critical review of gap-year travel', Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Local Lives/Global Networks (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Joanne Hanley
2011 Young 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 (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Tamara Young
2011 Johnson 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 (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Patricia Johnson
2010 Wang 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 (2010) [E1]
2009 Lyons 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 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Patricia Johnson
2008 Wearing 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 (2008) [E2]
2007 Lyons KD, 'Innovations in volunteer tourism: A case study of fundraising adventure tours', BEST Education Network Think Tank VII Conference. Abstracts (2007) [E3]
2006 Lyons 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 (2006) [E1]
2005 Jenkins J, Lyons KD, 'From Time-to-time? Non-Residential Dads Leisure With their kids', Creating a Culture of Full Employment and Equity (2005) [E2]
2005 Jenkins J, Lyons KD, 'Non-Resident Fathers' Leisure with their Children: A Pilot Study', ANZALS 7th Biennial Conference (2005) [E3]
2005 Lyons KD, Jenkins J, 'Profiling Career and Life Trajectories of Australians Working in American Summer Camps', ANZALS 7th Biennial Conference (2005) [E3]
2004 Lyons 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 (2004) [E3]
2003 Lyons KD, Dionigi RA, 'Toward a theory of Leisure based Community: The case of older adults in competitive sports', ANZALS 6th Biennial Conference (2003) [E3]
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Report (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Smith MW, Holbrook A, Lyons K, McDonald E, 'Evaluation of the NSW Volunteering Strategy. Timebanking Evaluation. Phase 2: Final Report', NSW Volunteering, Department of Family and Community Services, NSW State Government, 61 (2016)
Co-authors Maxwell Smith, Allyson Holbrook
2015 Holbrook AP, Smith M, Siminski P, Lyons K, Macneil J, Freeman M, Randle M, 'Evaluation for the NSW Volunteering Strategy Interim Report: Phase 2 Timebanking', NSW Volunteering, 44 (2015) [R1]
Co-authors Maxwell Smith, Allyson Holbrook, Johanna Macneil
2014 Smith 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-authors Maxwell Smith, Allyson Holbrook, Johanna Macneil, Daniella Forster
2013 Lyons KD, Stolk P, 'Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association (HVWTA) Tourism Monitor 2012 Annual Report', Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association, 40 (2013)
2013 Lyons KD, Lyons K, Stolk P, 'Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Monitor 2012 Annual Report', Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism, 34 (2013)
2012 Lyons KD, Hanley, Young T, 'Tourism Hunter - Regional Tourism Organisation', Tourism Hunter, 35 (2012)
Co-authors Joanne Hanley, Tamara Young
2008 Lyons KD, Stolk, Markwell K, 'Worimi Conservation Lands Recreational Use Study: December 2007 - January 2008', Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (2008)
Co-authors Paul Stolk
2008 Lyons KD, Markwell, Simmons, 'Volunteerism and Volunteer Management', Hunter Wetland Centre, 25 (2008)
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.1
PhD1.6

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Tourism Destination Governance: The Co-operation Between Business Sectors and Local Residents - A Case Study in Vietnam
PhD (Leisure & Tourism), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters Understanding Perceived Value in Festival Consumption Experiences and its Influence on Destination Image, Tourist Behaviour's and Subjective Well-Being
M Philosophy (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD An Investigation into the Personality Trait Antecedents of Autocratic, Democratic, Laissez-Faire and Visionary-Inspirational Leadership Styles in Australian Senior Executives
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD The Role of Tourism in International PhD Students' Value-In-Use Creation Process; A Service-Logic Perspective
PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD What Rules? Local Government Land Use Decision Making for Events in NSW
PhD (Leisure & Tourism), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Do Accounting Mechanisms Hinder/Enable the Sustainability Ethos: A Case Study on Managing an Organisations Carbon Footprint.
PhD (Accounting & Finance), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

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

Position

Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor
Office PVC - Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Tourism

Contact Details

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

Office

Room SR111
Building SR Building Callaghan
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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