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Associate Professor Brent Lovelock

Brent’s research focus is on sustainable tourism in the broadest possible sense- environmentally, socially, economically and politically. He is interested in the connection between ethics and sustainability and is the co-author of a text on ethics and tourism. Recent research focus has been on medical tourism and its implications for patients, destinations and home regions.

Selected Papers of interest:

  • Lovelock, B.A. and Lovelock, K.M. (2013) The Ethics of Tourism: Critical and Applied Perspectives. Routledge, London.
  • Lovelock, B.A. (2015) Climbing Kili: Ethical mountain guides on the roof of Africa. In Musa, G., Higham, J. and Thompson-Carr, A. (eds) Mountaineering tourism, pp 272-284. Routledge, London.
  • Lovelock, B.A. (2015) Troubled-shooting: The ethics of helicopter-assisted guided trophy hunting of tourists for tahr. In Markwell, K. (ed.) Birds, Beasts and Tourists: Human-Animal Relations in Tourism, pp 91-105. Channel View: Bristol.
  • Lovelock, K.M. and Lovelock, B.A. (2014) Medical Tourism: Consumptive practice, ethics and health care – the importance of subjective proximity. In Boluk, K, and Weeden, C. (eds) Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism pp207-224. Routledge, London.
  • Lovelock, B.A. (2013) Taking the ethical highroad: modelling travel patterns in an ethical world, Tourism Review International,16(3) pp.183-202.
  • Basnyat, S., Lovelock, B. and Carr, N. (2017) Political instability and trade union practices in Nepalese hotels. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 9(1), 40-55.