Stephen has previously worked at London Metropolitan University, where he worked as a Senior Professor in Sustainable Tourism Management.
As well as working for London Metropolitan University Stephen has also worked for University of Stirling as Professor of Tourism Management and for Massey University in New Zealand as the director of the Centre for Tourism Research.
Key teaching areas include Urban Tourism Management and Sustainable Tourism. Stephen is also interested in areas of research such as transport and tourism, sustainability, crisis management and scenario planning in tourism, event and tourism management.
Stephen has written and co-authored a total of 33 books on Leisure and Tourism since 1994 and has been ranked as one of the top Tourism academics in the UK based on publications in the top three Tourism journals for the 5 year period 2003-2008.
Consultancy experience is another string to Stephens bow, as he has worked as an associate on Team Tourism for Edinburgh and advised National Tourism Organisations such as VisitScotland, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise for the Scottish Government.
Stephen also holds an Honorary PHD from the University of West London for tourism research and education. And is also on the editorial board of the Tourism Review International, Journal of Tourism History and Reviewer for all main Tourism Journals to name a few.