Gareth Shaw (Principal Investigator)

Gareth Shaw is Professor of Retail and Tourism Management at the University of Exeter Business School. In the past 5 years has completed an ESRC project on innovation in the hotel industry and an ESRC follow-on project on Sustainable Travel and Social Marketing. He was formerly Professor of Human Geography at Exeter and has a BA and PhD in Human Geography. Professor Shaw has worked on numerous research projects related to retail and tourism development all of which have been funded by major grant awarding bodies. In addition, he has written widely within tourism and produced key texts on tourism studies. Professor Shaw has acted as a consultant for many local, national and international organisations; these include UNESCO, American Express, Coca Cola and Amoco Oil, Visit England and South West Tourism. He is an elected member of the Tourism Research Centre at Modul University, Vienna and the International Academy of Tourism. In addition, he was also an Innovation Fellow at the Advanced Institute of Management and a currently a member of the Innovation Caucus which is an initiative funded jointly by Innovate UK and the ESRC. He was the Chair of the EU COST Action on Tourism, Wellbeing and Ecosystem services (2012-2017) and also Leader of Theme 5 on the EU Smartline project which involves the development of SMEs and e-Health in the Cornish economy (2017-2020).

Mairi Maclean (Co-Investigator)

Mairi Maclean is Professor of International Business and Associate Dean for Faculty in the School of Management, University of Bath. She received her PhD from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her research interests include international business elites and elite power from a Bourdieusian perspective, entrepreneurial philanthropy, and historical organization studies. Her research has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the ESRC. Recent publications include contributions to the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Organizational Research Methods and Work, Employment and Society.

Alan Booth (Co-Investigator)

Alan Booth is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter.  He has worked extensively on the banking sector and has held grants from ESRC, British Academy for research on the computerisation of British Banks and AHRC for a variety of projects on Museums within West Britain.  He has published widely in a range of journals and books on the Management of Technical Change (Palgrave, 2007).  He was formerly PI on this project.

Dr Fujia Li (Research Assistant)

Dr Li was awarded Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Exeter in February 2019. His PhD was fully-funded by the Business School which investigated the situated framings of Responsible Innovation in a Chinese context. He pursues his research by adopting a combined approach of case study, actor-network theory, and discourse analysis. Inspired by his teaching experience in entrepreneurship at the University, he is currently exploring entrepreneurial opportunities in the education sector in China.

Julia Hopkin (Research Assistant)

Julia is a Masters student in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Exeter. Her primary research focus is Viking Age textiles, but other interests include heritage education, public outreach and increasing accessibility in historical archives. She previously undertook an internship through Exeter College of Humanities enabling greater student use of Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives, and worked on an archiving project at Poole History Centre making locally-relevant resources available to the general public.

Richard Holding (Developer)

Richard is a Developer in the Digital Humanities team at the University of Exeter.

Paul CleavePaul Cleave (Hon. Research Fellow)

Paul is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Business School, at the University of Exeter. He has a long term interest in food, tourism and their social histories. A major focus of his research is the evolving relationship between food and tourism.

Heather MakinHeather Makin (Project Administrator)

Heather is PA to Professor Gareth Shaw, in this role she supports Professor Shaw and assists with a wide range of research projects assisting with researching archive material and data collection.  She is the administrator for this project and has been involved in various other projects including; ESRC, AHRC, Leverhulme, H20:20 Erasmus+, EU ETN, TWNN, ERDF (Smartline) and COST.