Exeter Centre for Sport, Leisure and Tourism Research

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter
Department Name: Management

Abstract

Sport, leisure and tourism are vital components in economy, society and culture in the United Kingdom.  Nevertheless, despite its importance to contemporary life, this sector has traditionally suffered from skills gaps, a lack of research capacity, and a history of under-funding for high level, strategic research. 



A review of current trends, policy on and relating to sport, leisure and tourism, and the predominant position of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in public debate, indicated that the sector faced a number of challenges to build capacity, encourage engagement between business and higher education, and hence to secure the greatest (scholarly) legacy from the 2012 games and the various subsequent championships the UK has secured. The cross-cutting nature of the issues faced by the sector point to the importance of a holistic and wide-ranging social sciences approaches to addressing them. 



This award comprised a diverse range of interventions to build and capitalise upon expertise within higher education in this important but overlooked sector. In particular, over the lifetime of the award, over 20 CASE awards, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), Business Vouchers and Business Placements were deployed to address the needs of a range of public, private and third sector partners.

Publications


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Description This was a capacity building cluster award aimed at nurturing the next generation of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in sport, leisure and tourism. The principal impact of the award has been the development of a group of researchers at varying stages in their academic careers, capable of conducting high quality social sciences research in response to, and partnership with, external end users in the areas of sport, leisure and tourism. 17 academics have supervised their first CASE awards, 16 postgraduates have benefitted from the training opportunities provided by the CBC, 4 of whom have been appointed to professional research postions on the basis of their training.
First Year Of Impact 2008
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic
 
Description 15) ESRC Overseas Institutional Visit Award (OIV) (Josey Field)
Amount £3,719 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2013 
End 07/2013
 
Description Business Placement 2: Exmoor National Park Authority (ENPA) (Tim Wilkinson) 
Organisation Exmoor National Park Authority
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Government targets laid out in the Tourism Strategy (March 2011) aimed to increase the proportion of UK residents who holiday in the UK to match those who holiday abroad (requiring 4.5m more domestic trips per year). This placement was designed to obtain data that could help Exmoor to grow the tourism potential of the area. The ENPA wanted to understand the reasons why people do not visit the national park in a ?non-visitors survey? as a means to augment the overall marketing effort. This desire resulted in further collaboration (in addition to CASE Studentship 9 also involving Tim Wilkinson) in the form of this placement designed to directly intervene in executive strategic decision making over the short to medium term involving consultation and close work with chief executive, Nigel Stone.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Business Placement1: VisitEngland (Fiona Hutchison) 
Organisation VisitEngland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to conduct and disseminate a short piece of policy-focused research (with Business Voucher 8 ? also involving Fiona Hutchison) in conjunction with VisitEngland. Through expertise in tourism policy analysis in the Business School, the purpose of the overall package of work was to assess the implications of this change in governance for the administration and hence development of tourism in England at the local and regional levels in the run-up to 2012. The specific purpose of this work was to engage directly with the LEPs and destination management organisations, first of all to obtain their views on a series of key issues (i.e. telephone questionnaires and semi-structured interviews), and later to disseminate the project findings directly and collectively to key stakeholder groups in the sector.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Business Voucher 1: SW Tourism 
Organisation South West Tourism
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A survey into adaptation by Tourism Business to prepare for Climate Change impacts The Business Voucher helped facilitate the SWCCIP Tourism sub-group, of which SWT is Chair, to update a piece of research first conducted in 2008. The survey was designed to investigate how prepared tourism businesses in the South West of England were for the effects of Climate Change and what actions they had implemented in their business in order to adapt to changes in the regional climate. The 2010 Tourism Business Climate Change Survey was designed to help inform future priorities for strategy work and resource deployment for the SWCCIP Tourism Group membership. The survey was conducted from 12 Feb to 4 March 2010, as an online questionnaire sent out to the South West Tourism (SWT)?s Tourism Industry Newsletter database and re-promoted by several Destination Management Organisations (DMOs). 240 responses were obtained. Respondents were mainly from Cornwall (33%),Somerset (19%), Devon (12%) and Poole (19%). The majority of them are from the accommodation sector (71%).
Start Year 2010
 
Description Business Voucher 2: TAD (Surf) Ltd 
Organisation TAD (Surf) Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Construction of a ?Boarding? Identity (surf, snow, skate) in Consumer Culture: The aim of the project was to understand awareness of TAD and the brands it stocked, the characteristics of (potential) customers, and their engagement with the (local) activities with which the chain was aligned. Results were to inform marketing strategy and nurturing customer loyalty among several notable consumer sub-groups (e.g. surfing/paddle boarding communities, student cohort). TAD required an academic with expertise to design, distribute and analyse a survey, with knowledge of the relationship between age and physical activity, and experience of research with distinct sub-cultures
Start Year 2010
 
Description Business Voucher 3: Hele Golf Club 
Organisation Hele Park Golf Club
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Gaze Control Analysis to Train Golfers: The importance of gaze control is being recognised in golf putting and as a result gaze training programmes are beginning to be used to improve putting performance. Through the application of existing expertise in the School of Sport and Health Sciences, the aims of the project were to: develop greater understanding about gaze analysis and training, and how they may be included long term in the business at Hele Park; and to trial the inclusion of gaze analysis and a bespoke gaze training programme as a part of the coaching service. Outcomes included a peer reviewed article 'Quiet eye training facilitates competitive putting performance in elite golfers' published in Frontiers in Psychology, January 2011, Volume 2 and significant media attention featuring on e! Science News, Physorg.com, ScienceBlog and CBC News.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Business Voucher 4: Exercise Science Consulting Ltd 
Organisation Exercise Science Consulting
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Exploring the potential of biomechanical analysis to enhance the service user experience of ESC Ltd Through in-depth market research, this project assessed the desirability and feasibility of small-scale exercise consultancy businesses offering biomechanical analysis along with other services. Biomechanics is a discipline within sports and exercise science that enables human movement to be studied for the purposes of injury prevention, understanding human movement when injured and aiding rehabilitation from injury. A biomechanical screening can therefore provide clients with an understanding of their lower limb movement during running. This information can be used to a) identify differences between right and left side running actions; b) inform specific strength and flexibility training programmes to address an imbalance and help prevent against injury; and c) to help inform suggestions regarding shoe type associated with particular running styles.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Business Voucher 5: CAG Consultants 
Organisation CAG Consultants
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Social Marketing for tourism and travel: Through combining the skills and knowledge at the University of Exeter (recent ESRC, BA and Defra projects) and the skills base of CAG consultants in social marketing, this project explored potential opportunities for influencing behaviour change. Existing data sets and market segmentation information at Exeter were used in order to explore the scope for developing innovative technical solutions ? including online social marketing and mobile technology ? to improve the impact and speed of changes vs. behaviour. Funding from this business voucher (and business engagement financing from the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter?s Cornwall campus) was used to convene a day-meeting entitled 'Behaviour Change and Innovation for Sustainable Tourism in an Age of Climate Change'. A number of social marketing professionals were invited to speak, while a range of tourism businesses from Cornwall attended to provide their perspectives on sustainable tourism challenges in the county.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Business Voucher 6: Helpful Holidays 
Organisation Helpful Holidays
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Helpful Holidays Future Marketing Needs Assessment
Start Year 2011
 
Description Business Voucher 7: UsCreates 
Organisation Uscreates
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Co-creating behaviour change for travel and tourism: a scoping study This business voucher aimed to explore new models of business development for social change agencies within the context of social marketing for the environment. Building on the expertise of the academic investigators and the interests of the client, the project sought to expose Uscreates to a range of approaches for developing new business practices and establishing new markets for behavioral change in travel and tourism. This was achieved by the hosting of a one day workshop at the University of Exeter?s Cornwall Campus, at which a range of other social marketing businesses were present, alongside key academic researchers from the University of Exeter and sustainable tourism providers from Cornwall. The day provided an opportunity for the client, represented by Rosie Head, to network with tourism businesses and establish the needs and potential market segments for business development. The event was jointly organized and also funded by the University of Exeter Business School and the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus. This led to the successful completion of an ESRC Follow-on Fund project from November 2011 to December 2012, the main output from which is a co-designed application for smartphone technologies that will market low carbon holiday travel to two key market segments in and around the London area. The relationship cemented through the business voucher has also led to a network of contacts being opened up to the academic investigators, including the developers of the smartphone application, Loco2. This company has expressed an interest in developing further knowledge exchange work with the University of Exeter in the field of low carbon travel and will utilize the community of practice established during the Follow-on funding period.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Business Voucher 8: VisitEngland 
Organisation VisitEngland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Review of Tourism Policy and Governance landscape since the Election of the Coalition Government, with Special Reference to the Position of Tourism in the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs): This aim of this project was to design and report on a short piece of policy-focused research with Business Placement 1 ? see ROS entry) in conjunction with VisitEngland. Through expertise in tourism policy analysis in the Business School, the purpose of the overall package of work was to assess the implications of this change in governance for the administration and hence development of tourism in England at the local and regional levels in the run-up to 2012. The academics involved designed and reported on a programme of empirical work that illustrated the impact of changes for major policy actors in LEPs and destination management organisations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Business Voucher 9: Tourism for All 
Organisation Tourism for All UK
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Accessing Our Heritage
Start Year 2012
 
Description CASE Studentship: 1 South West Cycle Adventure 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Forestry Commission
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Valuing Adventurous Off-road Cycling as a Tourism Product: A Case study of South West England Cycling in the UK is growing in popularity and a picture of increasing participation is starting to emerge. Evidence for this perceived increase can be found in greater media coverage, national sporting success, and reports such as the ?British Cycling Economy? which suggests that there was a net increase of 500,000 regular cyclists in 2010, with cycling being worth a total of 2.9 billion pounds to the UK economy in the same year (The British Cycling Economy, 2011). In addition to observed growth in participation, significant investment in new purpose-built off-road cycling facilities has taken place in the UK over the last decade. Despite rapid growth and significant investment taking place, the economic impact of developing off-road cycling facilities has received comparatively little attention within the academic literature. Of the few studies which do exist, notable works include Morey, Buchanan and Waldman, (2002); Fix and Loomis, (1998) and Siderelis and Moore, (1995). However, these examples focus on American developments rather than the UK context. As a result my CASE Studentship represents one of the first longitudinal studies to disaggregate spatially and sectorally how an investment in off-road cycling impacts on the tourism sector, and adds value as part of a regional tourism offer.
Start Year 2010
 
Description CASE Studentship: Active Devon 
Organisation Active Devon
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Understanding the impact of the Devon Active Villages programme upon physical activity Working in collaboration with Active Devon, this research project aims to evaluate the ?impact? of the Devon Active Villages programme by conducting a large postal survey study. ?Devon Active Villages? is a programme, developed by Active Devon, to support village communities to provide sustainable opportunities for sports and physical activity participation. The research survey measures physical activity behaviour, social-ecological correlates of physical activity, and awareness of the Devon Active Villages programme. 128 villages across Devon were randomised to receive the intervention within one of four phases. The research study followed a stepped wedge randomised trial design, where data was collected from all 128 villages in 5 waves (baseline, and after each of the 4 intervention phases). Power calculations revealed that in order to have 80% power, at least 10 responses would be needed from every village at each stage. Response rates have varied from 30.3-37.7% across the stages, with over 10,000 completed surveys returned so far. Multiple regression analyses and multi-level modelling will be used to analyse the longitudinal data. This study addresses the need for rigorous evaluations of physical activity interventions, and will thus have great impact on researchers, policy makers, and the wider community.
Start Year 2010
 
Description CASE Studentship: CHICKS 
Organisation Country Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICKS)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Giving children the chance to be children: memory, identity and holidays in the countryside Young people?s leisure activities contribute to their social development and well being but the place of holidays in young people's lives tends to be overlooked by academics and policy-makers. This is especially the case among disadvantaged young people who, for various reasons, do not enjoy a period of childhood characterized by play, fun, enjoyment and freedom from responsibility in which they grow and learn in an environment where they are safe from stress and harm. Little is understood about how such young people experience a holiday away from the problems of their everyday life. CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) is a charity organisation that runs free respite breaks for disadvantaged children and young people. In this research, I seek to understand the beneficial and therapeutic effects of CHICKS holidays in the countryside for disadvantaged young people with respect to their senses of self, esteem, belonging and social inclusion. In this research I am exploring whether positive and happy memories help to sustain young people when they return to everyday life in the city. The research will contribute deeper understanding of the lifestyles of marginalized young people, their needs and aspirations. It will provide much needed information on the ways in which young people negotiate access to resources and spaces and engender a sense of place that enable them to pursue a chosen life-course.
Start Year 2010
 
Description CASE Studentship: England and Wales Cricket Board 
Organisation The England and Wales Cricket Board (EWCB)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Effects of Group Memberships on Psychological Well-being and Performance in Elite Cricket The ECB has acknowledged in recent years that a number of international players at near or world?s best have suffered from mental health problems ? in some cases cutting their international careers short. In response, the ECB are aiming to construct a psychological profiling system by drawing on the expertise of researchers to potentially screen for those who may be at potential risk in the future. From this, the ESRC studentship came together and now out research is contributing towards the profiling system. Our research in particular attempts to understand variations in a player?s adjustment and well-being within the training and performance environment. In particular, it is investigating the effects of multiple group memberships on psychological well-being and performance during programme transitions in elite cricket. Ultimately, it will look to provide implications for coaches and support staff alike to gain an in-depth understanding of their individual needs to aid, manage and guide a player?s transition, adjustment and well-being on the ECB programmes from under 16 years of age upwards, to help the function normally and perform excellently under the pressures of elite cricket.
Start Year 2010
 
Description CASE Studentship: Exmoor National Park Authority 
Organisation Exmoor National Park Authority
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Perceptions of Exmoor National Park This research explores people?s perceptions of Exmoor National Park by considering the range of narratives in which Exmoor appears. These narratives are located in textual materials e.g. adverts, websites, verbal ?texts? e.g. conversation between members of a group, and in practices of landscape engagement e.g. the way that cyclists experience Exmoor by ?doing? cycling. Exmoor means different things to different people. These different meanings seem to form different ?versions? of Exmoor. My central concern is how different versions of Exmoor are propagated by texts and practices.
Start Year 2010
 
Description CASE Studentship: Met Office 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dynamics of Communicating Climate Change Information Climate change poses a significant challenge to communicators of this issue. The information on which climate change predictions are based is inevitably uncertain, and climate scientists and climate science communicators are motivated to communicate these uncertainties. Audiences, however, are more likely to be motivated by certainty when receiving information and deciding how to respond to climate change. Thus communicating uncertainty about climate change is likely to undermine audience responsiveness. Prior research shows high uncertainty, the use of probabilistic information, and the lack of specific action recommendations are likely to impair people?s ability to engage, interpret and respond effectively to messages about climate change. The broad aim of this PhD research is to examine the process of communicating climate change information. Attention is given to the collective role of the informer, information content and audiences in this process; and how these interact to produce joint effects on message understanding, trust and responses when communicating probabilistic climate science messages. These aims are being accomplished by using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies among various actors relevant to the communication process - including climate scientists and climate science communicators as transmitters of climate change information and the public as the recipients of climate change communication. By triangulating the research to explore questions from different sides of the communication process and using a mixed-methods approach, it is hoped that the research will provide a more complete understanding that connect to the specific concerns of those actors involved in this process (i.e. audiences and communicators alike).
Start Year 2009
 
Description CASE Studentship: National Social Marketing Centre 
Organisation National Social Marketing Centre
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Social marketing: a destination-based approach to encouraging sustainable tourist behaviour This research is focussed on utilising the principles of a social marketing methodology to encourage sustainable behaviour amongst tourists. Social marketing by definition is ?the systematic application of marketing alongside other concepts and techniques, to achieve specific behavioural goals for social good? (French & Blair-Stevens, 2007) Social marketing is a ?bottom up? process that seeks to uncover the barriers to and motivation for behaviour change. Social marketing has been successfully applied to health and social care settings and is increasingly being used to encourage sustainable behaviour however it has not applied specifically in a tourism destination. The South West of England has a vibrant and economically successful tourism industry worth over £9 billion annually and supports 11% of all employment in the region. However whilst the economic impact is highly valued this inevitably places a huge environmental and social strain on the region. Therefore this research seeks to, utilising a social marketing methodology, uncover the barriers and motivations to encouraging sustainable tourist behaviour in two case study areas in South West England (Minehead in West Somerset, Paignton in Devon). The research will also include the use of eco-logical footprinting software to explore the relationship between attitudes towards the environmental and environmental impact.
Start Year 2009
 
Description CASE Studentship: North Devon County Council 
Organisation North Devon Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A place in the country? The contribution of second homes to North Devon communities This research is partnered and situated within the planning department at North Devon Council (NDC) and uses the framework of second homes to examine how UK planning?s statutory sustainable communities and localism agendas are realised. This research is looking at the impacts of potential permanent dwelling properties being used as second or holiday homes. The contributions second homes make to parish communities where they are found in high proportions in North Devon are reviewed through examining this specific and discrete form of tourism. This research originated from the 2008 Northern Peninsula Housing Market Assessment?s recognition of high proportions of second and holiday homes in North Devon and a corresponding lack of knowledge. It explores the nuanced influences of second homes as distinct and in comparison to holiday homes and how these influences at very local scale conflict and contribute to the sustainable communities agenda through assessing the socio-economic impact of second home ownership. The concepts and meanings of community and sustainable communities are explored from both community member and policy maker viewpoints. The research places particular focus on individual and community participation and examines the discursive ways planning policy is realised in place through local governance.
Start Year 2009
 
Description CASE Studentship: RELAYS 
Organisation Regional Educational Legacy in Arts and Youth Sport (RELAYS)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This research collaboration enabled the exploration of the relationships between children?s physical activity, health and fitness through the use of a social marketing approach. By employing segmentation and branding techniques to provide targeted behaviour-change messages to specific elements of the population (see the existing work on health and social marketing by the National Social Marketing Centre at: www.nsms.org.uk) the research aimed to examine the differing barriers and motivations for adopting sustainable physical activity patterns in schools in the South West of England. The final outcome of the research is intended to be an assessment of the potential for a social marketing approach to enhance physical activity amongst school aged children.
Start Year 2010
 
Description CASE Studentship: Royal Albert Memorial Museum 
Organisation Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Socio-cultural Impacts of Museums for their Local Communities: The Case of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter This project attempts to make a considered and comprehensive assessment of socio-cultural impact of a regional museum on its surrounding community. The RAMM has recently undergone a major re-development funded mainly by the local council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. As a result its main building was closed to visitors for four years, re-opening in December 2012. The project commenced with desk research to obtain an awareness of extant academic, practitioner and policy literature in the area of impact assessment for the cultural sector. Indicators of socio-cultural impacts were developed through a meta-synthesis exercise. Following this, a data collection strategy was designed which would relate to the research objectives and questions. The research involved a mixed methods approach to elicit views from residents of Exeter. Two large-scale surveys were undertaken, the first while RAMM was closed, and the second, following its re-opening. Lastly, follow-up interviews were undertaken. Quantitative data was analysed through SPSS, univariate, bivariate and multivariate statistics. Cluster analysis and factor analysis were used to group together members of the community and to find themes in the variables related to impacts.
Start Year 2010
 
Description CASE Studentship: Rugby Football Union) 
Organisation Rugby Football Union RFU
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Introducing children to rugby: retaining players and developing talent Rugby is well-placed to contribute to the NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines for reducing obesity through increasing childhood activity and participation. It has one of the largest participant bases of organised sports in England and is recognised as a sport for all ?shapes and sizes. However, the Rugby Football Union (RFU ) are concerned that the sport may be limiting its appeal to children because of the emphasis on contact and structured skill sets (such as scrums and line-outs) in the current rules of the game for young children. The RFU pilot project, Shaping the Game, trialled new rules for competitive games played between 7 and 11 years old. Empirical research using mixed methods compiled robust data on the implications of making these changes to the rules of the game. The attitudes of players and coaches were examined and on-pitch behaviours investigated comparing the trial rules with the current rules of the game. Under the trial rules the results suggested that there was significantly greater playing time with less waiting around and more involvement in ?play?. At under-9 and under-10 there were also significantly more examples of attacking behaviours, despite comparable defensive behaviours in games played.
Start Year 2010
 
Description CASE Studentship: TATE and National Galleries of Scotland 
Organisation Tate
Department ARTIST ROOMS On Tour
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Experiences and Engagement: An Investigation of Young Persons? Visits to Artist Rooms on Tour ARTIST ROOMS is a national collection of modern art which tours around public art galleries and museums and has a specific remit to engage young people with modern art. The research explores the experience of participants in projects funded ARTIST ROOMS, in which typically a small group of young people work with the gallery to create resources designed to engage the general population of young people. While a lot has been written about the possibilities and promise of (young) people working collaboratively to create public services, little research has been undertaken that gives a realistic account about what actually happens in collaborative projects. Therefore the research looks in depth, through two major and four complementary case studies, at the processes and experiences of young people in collaborative projects in museums and galleries. The research is largely open-ended and qualitative, using participant-observation, ARTIST ROOMS archives, audio-recordings of meetings and semi-structured interviews with both participants and staff. The research found that collaboration between young people and museums and galleries leads to positive experiences on both sides and to an innovative service for the wider public. However, there are also significant challenges, particularly within the tension between enabling a positive experience for the participants and creating valuable public services.
Start Year 2011
 
Description CASE Studentship: The National Trust 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Coast, Countryside, and the National Trust: Exploring Young Adults? Experiences of Nature though Sport There is a need to better understand the reciprocal relationship shared between humans and the natural environment. Physical-culture studies have explored the existential destabilisation of mental and physical self experienced by fell runners as a pleasurable form of play. Whilst, engaging in an outdoors sport is thought to induce a sense of wonderment and connection to the natural environment. Yet, the implications of these associations upon well-being and environmental agency are not well understood. Environmental charities, like the National Trust, are particularly interested in such research. Knowledge in this area could inform how they interact with young active adults, from whom they feel estranged. This project, therefore, has two interconnected aims: 1. To examine the role of nature sports (climbing, surfing, trail running, and mountain biking) in fostering young adults? (18-30) sense of well-being and belonging relative to the natural environment. 2. Understand if there is a mechanism by which this translates into an emotional connection to the work of environmental charities, specifically the National Trust.
Start Year 2011
 
Description 10) External Research Presentation: Exeter City Council (Fiona Hutchison) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/Parliamentarians
Results and Impact Socio-cultural impacts of museums for their local communities:

Invited to present the research to a collection of local Councillors and to discuss the impact of findings and outcomes. This meeting was attended by several high-profile figures in the community:



Councillor Rosie Denham - Portfolio Holder for Economy and Tourism,

Councillor Peter Edwards - Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Budget and Strategic Vision

Councillor Leslie Robson

Councillor Greg Sheldon - Portfolio Holder for Environment and Leisure

Camilla Hampshire - Museums Manager

Ruth Randall - Audience Development Lead, RAMM

This meeting was attended by several high-profile figures in the community:



Councillor Rosie Denham - Portfolio Holder for Economy and Tourism,

Councillor Peter Edwards - Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Budget and Strategic Vision

Coun
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 10) International Symposium: Heritage Impact 2012 (Fiona Hutchison) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience
Results and Impact The sixth international symposium on socio-economic impact and strategies for change in cultural heritage to be organised by the CUBIST Research Group, part of the University of Brighton Business School. The aim of this paper is to provide a clear and open strategy for capturing socio-cultural impacts using mixed methods. It shall share the progress of a project made possible by a partnership between the University of Exeter and a regional museum. A large-scale survey of the surrounding community of the RAMM, including past users and non-users, was conducted while the museum was closed for a major Heritage Lottery Fund and local authority funded re-development.

The aim of this paper is to provide a clear and open strategy for capturing socio-cultural impacts using mixed methods. It shall share the progress of a project made possible by a partnership between the University of Exeter and a regional museum. A large
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description 10) Museums Association Annual Conference, Edinburgh, November 2012 (Fiona Hutchison) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Museums 2020 Into the Dragon's Den, winning arguments for museums.

We often make a passionate case for the difference museums make to individuals and communities but can a selection of recent museum projects stand up to the scrutiny of influential decision makers from outside the sector? The Museums Association Conference and Exhibition 2012 brought together museums and heritage professionals from all over Europe. Over 1,500 senior staff discussed the latest issues, learned about best practice, and met the world's leading suppliers and consultants.

The Museums Association Conference and Exhibition 2012 brought together museums and heritage professionals from all over Europe. Over 1,500 senior staff discussed the latest issues, learned about best practice, and met the world's leading suppliers and co
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description 11) ARTIST ROOMS Associate Event: Learning and Research (Stephen Vainker) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Learning and Research Associate Event:

A day of research and learning presentations introducing the ARTIST ROOMS team and the Art Fund. A chance for staff, associates, partners and friends of Tate to engage with some of the ongoing research and discussions concerning NGS, Tate and ARTIST ROOMS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 11) External Seminar: NGS Research Seminar (Stephen Vainker) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact A research seminar hosted by NGS attended by around 40 people. The majority of the audience were NGS staff, but other gallery learning people from the city were present. 3 members of senior management were present: Head of NGS, John Leighton; Simon Groom and Michael Clarke. The Head of Learning at NGS, Patricia Allerston was also present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description 11) External Seminar: Tate Learning Staff Seminar (Stephen Vainker) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Learning Staff Seminar:

Presentation of research findings and discussion about how the outcomes relate to learning activities at Tate more generally. All the learning staff at Tate attended (approx. 30 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description 12) RFU Roadshow Events - 2011/12 (Gethin Thomas) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact U7 and U9 Presentations at RFU Roadshows in Hampshire, Warwickshire and Durham RFU Roadshow Event

RFU Roadshow Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description 14) ECB Research Narrative (Jodie Green) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience
Results and Impact A research narrative was produced and widely disseminated to Cricket Academies across the country to outline the research and the implications of the findings for coaches and support staff. This also acted as a tool to encourage active participation in the large scale data collection, and to communicate outcomes to participants and their families.

A research narrative was produced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 14) Lectures/presentations: ECB Science and Medicine Research Symposium Days (Jodie Green) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact The research has been presented through both lectures and informal talks to members of the ECB and National (Cricketing) Academies at several Research Symposium Days from 2011-2013. This has enabled discussion and explanation of the research project, dissemination of findings and demonstration of the applied implications research outcomes have for players on national programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 15) Newsletter: My Nature Sport Newsletter (Josey Field) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact A bi-monthly newsletter circulated to project partners and participants to update them on the progress of the research project, discuss thoughts and theories on the outcomes and share stories about outdoor sport.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description 3) Lecture: Research Ethics for MSc in Energy Policy (Tea Tverin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Lecture followed by a workshop, on research ethics to MSc Energy Policy students at the University of Exeter as a part of their Research Methods module. Although the lecture was on the general principles of ethical research Tea presented the ethical dilemmas from her PhD research, explaining the project and findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 3) Presentation: Alumni and Convocation Reunion Showcase (Tea Tverin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research or patient groups
Results and Impact The Alumni Showcase was designed to give visiting alumni a chance to find out about the University's latest world-class research, meet academics and students on a one-to-one basis. Approx. 85 alumni attended and Tea was amongst several students to present their research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description 5) External Engagement: Instow Parish Council Meeting (Jenny Barnett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience
Results and Impact The research was presented to Instow PC to facilitate their engagement with the project and answer any questions the community might have about the process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description 5) External Engagement: NDDC Project Meetings 2010-2013 (Jenny Barnett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/Parliamentarians
Results and Impact Regular meetings and presentations were held/given with the project partner North Devon District Council throughout the duration of the studentship. These meetings engaged senior personnel from across NDDC including key councillors and officers. Earlier meetings were used to discuss how to conduct the research, the latter informed of progress and initial results. Details from several presentations are attached.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description 5) External Research Seminar: Real Estate & Planning Research Seminar, Henley (Jenny Barnett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presentation at a seminar at the School of Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School, Reading.

Presentation entitled: "A place in the country: The contribution of second homes to North Devon communities." Approx. 20 people attended, with a mix of students and academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description 5) Seminar: Methods and Concepts in Geography module (Jenny Barnett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact The research, methodology and findings of the project were presented and discussed with students on the Methods and Concepts in Geography module at the University of Exeter (GEO1308).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description 6) External Research Seminar: James Hutton Institute 2013 (Cheryl Willis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Cheryl was an invited speaker at a research seminar at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen where she joined a group of around 30 renowned researchers and associates to discuss the assessment and impact of cultural services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description 6) Presentation to VALMER Interreg Project Team 2012 (Cheryl Willis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Cheryl was invited to present her research to the VALMER Interreg Project team at their event: 'Towards an Ecosystem Service Assessment Framework for Applied Use in Marine Management' in Brest, France. VALMER aims at developing methodologies that will be used to quantify the economical, social and environmental values of services provided by marine and coastal ecosystems in the Western Channel. It is part of the European cross-border programme Interreg IVA France (Channel) funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

VALMER aims at developing methodologies that will be used to quantify the economical, social and environmental values of services provided by marine and coastal ecosystems in the Western Channel. It is part of the European cross-border programme Interreg
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description 8) Client Reports: Preliminary Findings - Press and Public Reports (Neil Ormerod) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Reports submitted in December 2012 outlining preliminary findings from the 1 South West case studentship research project entitled 'Valuing adventurous off-road cycling as a tourism product: A case-study of South West England'. The reports present findings drawn from a large-scale questionnaire survey of off-road cyclists at Haldon Forest Park.

1 x Press and Public Report

1 x Preliminary Findings Report for 1 South West
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description 8) News Article: 1 South West Website News Article (Neil Ormerod) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Online article for 1 South West introducing the PhD project:

http://www.1sw.org.uk/experience/exeter-university-phd/
Neil Ormerod is now in place at Exeter University carrying out a 3 year PhD to reveal the Economic Value of Adventurous Off-Road Cycling within the South West.



We are really keen to ensure that the 1 South West Project is not a flash in the pan, but leads to sustainable future growth of the South West for this activity. Neil's study will bring independent academic rigour to the Project, but we're glad he is also a keen rider.

Neil Ormerod is now in place at Exeter University carrying out a 3 year PhD to reveal the Economic Value of Adventurous Off-Road Cycling within the South West.



We are really keen to ensure that the 1 South West Project is not a flash in the pan, but le
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.1sw.org.uk/experience/exeter-university-phd/
 
Description 9) Conference Presentation: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013 (Tim Wilkinson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience
Results and Impact The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 1,200 geographers from around the world. Exmoor National Park, a designated natural landscape, is a space where the relationship between society and nature can appear unproblematic. Conventional Business Studies approaches to tourism tend to conceptualise a cultural subject: a 'visitor', who consumes an objective and singular natural environment. This paper problematises this view by exploring how a range of different versions of 'nature' are constituted in narratives of leisure practices associated with Exmoor National Park.

Exmoor National Park, a designated natural landscape, is a space where the relationship between society and nature can appear unproblematic. Conventional Business Studies approaches to tourism tend to conceptualise a cultural subject: a 'visitor', who con
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 9) External Research Presentation: Artists Discussion Group (Tim Wilkinson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation to a group of local artists about the research, and a chance to offer some reflections on the themes emerging from the analysis. This group have been involved in the research and contributed their art and opinions to the evolving work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 9) External Workshop: Exploring Protected Landscapes (Tim Wilkinson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Exploring Protected Landscapes: Managing and Researching National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the Twentieth to the Twenty-First Century:



Invited to participate in one day workshop that brought together land management professionals and academics to explore the history and future of landscape protection in Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description 9) Lecture: Sustainable Tourism Management module (Tim Wilkinson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact A presentation entitled: "Marketing a national landscape: perceptions of Exmoor National Park and impact on the local tourism economy" to approx. 25 students on the Sustainable Tourism Management module (BEMM375) at the University of Exeter Business School. The session presented current research progress and findings and involved discussion of the topic and research methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description CSLTR PhD Research Seminar Series 2011-2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact A series of PhD Researcher Seminars were organised each year giving each student two opportunities to present their work and progress. These were open events and the chance for internal and external colleagues to get up to date on the latest findings of CSLTR projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity