Dr Kevin Meethan

Dr Kevin Meethan

Honorary Research Fellow IHC

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)


1979 - 1982 University of Sussex: BA (Hons) Social Anthropology

1984 - 1989 University of Sussex: PhD. Social Anthropology

1998 University of Plymouth: Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Professional membership

Member of the International Sociological Association

Member of the Market Research Society

Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Roles on external bodies

Vice President  (Publications ) of ISA Research Committee 50, International Tourism
Member of the Royal Anthropological Institute's Research Committee on Tourism
Member of the ESRC Review College;

Member of the editorial board for Cultural Sociology and Tourism Today

Founding editor of the Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice  http://www.tourismconsumption.org

Teaching interests

Social theory, research methods including visual methods and computer assisted qualititive data analysis, and the sociology of tourism.

Research interests

Tourism, socio-cultural change and global – local relations; the social construction of place; regeneration, cultural policy, art and the creative industries; internet use, identity and diasporas; history social memory and biography; tourism and embodiment; the use of new technologies as research methodology, especially photography and visual research methods. These interests encompass both regional/national and international elements.




Conferences organised

Kevin was one of the organisers for the Consumption and Representation Confernce held at the University in 1999. He was also a member of the organising committee for the 2004 British Sociological Associations’s annual conference at York, and was a member of the organising group of the International Tourism Research Committee for the 2006 International Sociological Association conference in Durban, South Africa. In 2007 he was also on the organising committee for the Association of Social Anthropologists annual conference Thinking Through Tourism held in London.