University of Kent Researcher Speaks on Sustainable Tourism MON 2/18

Parents and high school students are invited to a talk with Dr. Mark Hampton of University of Kent on Monday, Feb. 18. Please join us in Mandela, 2nd floor HOS, to learn more about Mark’s work in sustainable tourism and bridging real world research with a university education.

Dr Mark Hampton  Reader in Tourism Management

Monday, Feb. 18 Mandela, 2nd floor HOS 10:30-11:20 a.m.

Dr Mark Hampton joined Kent Business School in 2005. Before that he had lecturing posts at the universities of Surrey and Portsmouth. Dr Hampton has a PhD from the University of East Anglia. In 2005 he founded CENTICA (Centre for Tourism in Islands and Coastal Areas).

Dr Hampton has extensive field experience in South-East Asia, the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and South Atlantic and his research has been funded by the World Bank; Commonwealth Secretariat; Foreign & Commonwealth Office; DFID; SECO (Swiss overseas aid); Ministry of Tourism Malaysia; British Academy and the British Council.

In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He is Visiting Professor of Tourism at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg. He is also a Founding Member of ISISA (International Small Island Studies Association), former Treasurer and since 2010, a member of the Advisory Council.

Please contact Academic Advisor Melinda Chickering at with questions or interest.

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