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Dr Neil Ormerod is Principal Researcher at the CinTurs Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal. Neil's research focuses on evaluative studies within the fields of tourism, events, business, and policy. Between 2014 and 2022 Neil was Research Fellow at the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Leeds Beckett University, UK. Neil has conducted or delivered major contributions to over 20 applied evaluative research projects. These include a series of policy-related research studies for public and private sector clients including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Meetings Professional International (MPI), Sport England, Sport Wales, Rugby Football League (RFL), Leeds City Council, Doncaster Council, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. Prior to joining Leeds Beckett University, Neil undertook a three-year ESRC Case Studentship funded socio-economic evaluation of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) tourism development in South West England, in partnership with the University of Exeter and Forestry Commission England. Neil received his Doctor of Philosophy in Management in 2014/03/11 from the University of Exeter Business School, To date, Neil has published 9 academic journal articles, 1 book and 2 book chapters. He has also authored or co-authored 15 project reports for external research clients. In 2019, he received a research impact award from the Council for Hospitality Management Education for his research on problem gambling in Leeds, UK. In his project work Neil has participated as Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) in 13 projects and Principal investigator in 7 projects. Key words: Tourism; Event tourism; Social Impact; Recreation; Sustainability; Wellbeing; Cycling; Economic impact; Problem gambling; Regulation; Nature Tourism ; Programme Evaluation; Research Impact; Knowledge Transfer; Education Research; Sport Participation.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Neil Ormerod

Citation names

  • Ormerod, Neil

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
9115-A86E-63FC
ORCID iD
0000-0002-2029-5681

Email addresses

  • nsormerod@ualg.pt (Professional)

Addresses

  • Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 80005-139, Faro, Faro, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • www.cinturs.pt (Professional)
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Neil-Ormerod-2 (Personal)
  • https://bit.ly/3g8YXP9Scholarcitations (Scholar)

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Other Social Sciences - Other Social Sciences

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English (Mother tongue)
Portuguese Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2)
Education
Degree Classification
2010/10/01 - 2014/03/11
Concluded
Management (Doctor of Philosophy)
University of Exeter Business School, United Kingdom
"‘An Examination of the Challenges of Capturing the Value of Adventurous Off-Road Cycling: A Tourism Perspective from South West England’" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2004/10/01 - 2005/07/31
Concluded
MSc Environmental Management (Master)
University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
2001/09/01 - 2004/07/31
Concluded
BSc Environmental Science (Bachelor)
Lancaster University Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, United Kingdom
Affiliation

Positions / Appointments

Category
Host institution
Employer
2022/10/01 - Current Principal Researcher Universidade do Algarve - Campus de Gambelas, Portugal
2016/01/01 - 2022/07/06 Research Fellow Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
2014/01/01 - 2015/12/31 Research Officer Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Projects

Contract

Designation Funders
2023 - Current Digital Innovation for Blue Enterprises & Social Tourism (DIBEST)
Researcher
Universidade do Algarve Centro de Investigação sobre Espaço e Organizações, Portugal
European Commission
Ongoing
2020/01/01 - 2023/12/31 Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being
UIDB/04020/2020
Principal investigator
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2022/01 - 2022/08 Exploring the strategic application of Gameplan for the men's rugby league world cup 2021 in Doncaster
N/A
Principal investigator
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Sport England
Concluded
2020 - 2022 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC): Evaluation of Social and Physical Activity Interventions
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Sport England
Concluded
2019 - 2020 Review of ESRC-DFID Impact Support, Synthesis and Cohort-Building Services for Joint Research Programmes
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Economic and Social Research Council
Concluded
2019 - 2019 2019 Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race: Evaluation of Community Social Impact Interventions
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Concluded
2018 - 2018 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: Visitor Wildlife Tourism Survey for the Yorkshire Nature Triangle
N/A
Principal investigator
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Concluded
2018 - 2018 2018 Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race: Social Impact Study
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Sport England
Concluded
2017 - 2018 Tourism Northern Ireland - Evaluation of Tourist Events Funding Programme 2010 - 2016
N/A
Principal investigator
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Tourism Northern Ireland
Concluded
2017 - 2018 Problem Gambling in Leeds Social Impact Study
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Leeds City Council
Concluded
2017 - 2017 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: Visitor Wildlife Tourism Survey for the Humberhead Levels
N/A
Principal investigator
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Concluded
2017 - 2017 Evaluation of ESRC funded Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP)
N/A
Principal investigator
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Economic and Social Research Council
Concluded
2017 - 2017 Evaluation of ESRC funded Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC)
N/A
Principal investigator
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Economic and Social Research Council
Concluded
2016 - 2017 ESRC Knowledge Intermediaries Study of Knowledge Transfer and exchange
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Economic and Social Research Council
Concluded
2015 - 2016 Visitor Wildlife Tourism Survey for East Yorkshire
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Concluded
2015 - 2016 Understanding Participation and Non-participation in Sport Amongst Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in Wales
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Sport Wales
Concluded
2015 - 2015 Evaluation of the Social and Economic Value of Participation in Meetings and Conferences
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Meetings Professional International
Concluded
2015 - 2015 Economic Impact Assessment of the First Utility Super League Magic Weekend, 2015
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Rugby Football League Ltd
Concluded
2014 - 2015 South Asian Communities and Cricket Participation Evaluation (Bradford and Leeds)
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
Concluded
2014 - 2014 Every Minute Matters! Spectator perceptions of the points scoring system in rugby league
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Rugby Football League Ltd
Concluded
2014 - 2014 Economic Impact Assessment of the First Utility Super League Magic Weekend, 2014
N/A
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Leeds Beckett University Carnegie Faculty School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, United Kingdom
Rugby Football League Ltd
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Ormerod, Neil; Lucy McCombes; Thomas Fletcher; Jim McKenna; Jennifer Rawson; Gareth Jenkins; Emma Wood. Gameplan: A guide to maximising the social impact of big events. Doncaster, United Kingdom: Doncaster Council. 2023.
    Published
Book chapter
  1. Guerreiro, Manuela; Ormerod, Neil. "The Show Must Go On, But How?". In International Case Studies in Event Management, edited by Judith Mair; Gurhan Aktas; Metin Kozak, 181-190. London, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2024.
    10.4324/9781003390381-23
  2. Thomas, Rhodri; Ormerod, Neil. "‘Small business and entrepreneurship research in tourism: a review and comment’, in Cooper, C., Volo, S., Gartner, W.C. and Scott, N (ed.)". 2018.
    Published
Journal article
  1. Neil Ormerod; Samantha Isaac; Emma Harriet Wood; Julia Calver; James Musgrave; Glenn A. J. Bowdin; Davide Sterchele. "The development and trial of beyond 2050 polylogues as a tool for future-thinking in business tourism". Current Issues in Tourism (2024): https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2024.2354523.
    10.1080/13683500.2024.2354523
  2. Diana Korir; Neil Ormerod; Thomas Fletcher. "Building the city of champions: an examination of the motivations and impacts of athlete entrepreneurship in Kenya". Managing Sport and Leisure (2024): https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2024.2312126.
    10.1080/23750472.2024.2312126
  3. Neil Ormerod; David Parsons; Alexandra J. Kenyon. Corresponding author: Neil Ormerod. "Addictive leisure: an evaluation of the morality-economic politics of balancing casino development with local gambling policy". Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (2023): https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2023.2234943.
    10.1080/19407963.2023.2234943
  4. Julia Calver; Katherine Dashper; Rebecca Finkel; Thomas Fletcher; Ian R. Lamond; Ellie May; Neil Ormerod; Louise Platt; Briony Sharp. "The (in)visibility of equality, diversity, and inclusion research in events management journals". Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (2023): https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2023.2228820.
    10.1080/19407963.2023.2228820
  5. Ormerod, Neil; Chris Cooper; Gerda Warnholtz. "The use of tourism as a social intervention in indigenous communities to support the conservation of natural protected areas in Mexico". Journal of Sustainable Tourism 30 11 (2022): 2649-2664. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1860069.
    10.1080/09669582.2020.1860069
  6. Neil Ormerod; Thomas Fletcher; Katherine Dashper; James Musgrave; Andrew Bradley; Alan Marvell. "“It's not just parties, it's so much more”: student perceptions of the credibility of UK events management degrees". International Journal of Event and Festival Management 13 1 (2022): 53-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ijefm-06-2021-0046.
    10.1108/ijefm-06-2021-0046
  7. Neil Ormerod; Katherine Dashper; Daniel Lomax; Alan Marvell; Andrew Bradley. "Informed consumers? Students, choices and events management degrees". Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education 27 (2020): 100260-100260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2020.100260.
    10.1016/j.jhlste.2020.100260
  8. Ormerod, Neil; Wood, Emma H.. "Regional Event Tourism Funding Policies: A Strategic-Relational Critique of Current Practice". Journal of Travel Research 60 4 (2020): 860-877. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0047287520913631.
    10.1177/0047287520913631
  9. Thomas, R.; Ormerod, N.. "Founts of knowledge or delusions of grandeur? Limits and illusions of tourism research impact: A reply to Wood". Tourism Management 62 (2017): 394-395. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85020096009&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.tourman.2017.04.009
  10. Thomas, R.; Ormerod, N.. "The (almost) imperceptible impact of tourism research on policy and practice". Tourism Management 62 (2017): 379-389. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85014184610&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.tourman.2017.02.009
Report
  1. Jennifer Rawson; Ormerod, Neil; Thomas Fletcher. 2022. RLWC2021 School Legacy Programme report. Research Report. Doncaster Council, UK.
  2. Ormerod, Neil; Jennifer Rawson; Thomas Fletcher; Lucy McCombes; Jim McKenna. 2022. Ormerod, N., Rawson, J., Fletcher, T., McCombes, L. and Mckenna, J. (2022) Exploring the strategic application of Gameplan for the men's rugby league world cup 2021 in Doncaster. Research Report. Doncaster Council, UK.
  3. David Parsons; Katherine Dashper; Ormerod, Neil; Lucy McCombes; Davina Stanford; Ken Walsh. 2020. Review of ESRC-DFID Impact Support and Cohort Building Services for ESRC-DFID Joint Research Programmes. Research Report. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
  4. Lucy McCombes; Ormerod, Neil; Wood, Emma H.; Jim McKenna; Jade Morris; Alex Christensen. 2019. Maximising local benefits from the Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster: Continuation of Social impact assessment findings and recommendations for Doncaster Council. Research Report. Doncaster Council, UK.
  5. Lucy McCombes; Ormerod, Neil; Wood, Emma H.; Jim McKenna; Jade Morris; Alex Christensen. 2018. Maximising local benefits from the Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster: Social impact assessment findings and recommendations for Doncaster Council. Research Report. Doncaster Council, UK.
  6. Ormerod, Neil; David Parsons. 2017. Evaluating the Impact of the ESRC-funded Civil Society Centres: Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP). Research Report. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
  7. Ormerod, Neil; David Parsons. 2017. Evaluating the Impact of the ESRC-funded Civil Society Centres: Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC). Research Report. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
  8. Alexandra J. Kenyon; Ormerod, Neil; David Parsons; Heather Wardle. 2017. Problem Gambling in Leeds, Research Report. Leeds City Council, UK.
  9. David Parsons; Ormerod, Neil; Thomas, Rhodri. 2017. The role of intermediaries in promoting knowledge exchange and research impact. Research Report. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
  10. Ormerod, Neil. 2015. Ormerod, N. (2015) Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: Visitor Survey for Wildlife Locations in East Yorkshire..
  11. Jackie Mulligan; Eliza Hixson; Ormerod, Neil; Katherine Dashper; Wood, Emma H.; Thomas Fletcher. 2015. Evaluation of the social and economic value of participation in meetings and conferences..
  12. Jonathon Long ; Thomas Fletcher; Katherine Dashper; Ormerod, Neil. 2015. Understanding Participation and Non- participation in Sport Amongst Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in Wales.
  13. Kevin Hylton; Jonathon Long ; Thomas Fletcher; Ormerod, Neil. 2015. South Asian Communities and Cricket (Bradford and Leeds).
  14. Rhodri Thomas; Ormerod, Neil. 2015. RFL 2015 Magic Weekend Economic Evaluation.
  15. Rhodri Thomas; Ormerod, Neil. 2014. Every Minute Matters! Research Report.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/12/10 Opening Minds to Long-term Future thinking 7th World Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism
Rosen College for Hospitality Management (Orlando, United States)
2022/08 Contribution to virtual consultation workshop to explore impact measurement approaches used by global event hosts, with particular attention to international sport and cultural events. This work will inform the development of common outcome indicators, relevant to the IOC Legacy Strategic Approach. OECD workshop on Developing a Framework for Measuring the Impact of Global Events.
Organisation for Economic and Co-operative Development (OECD)
2021/07/01 Event Decentring: An Implementation Science Approach to maximising event social impact.
Association for Events Management Educators (AEME) (Online, United Kingdom)
2021 Contribution to virtual consultation workshop to discuss the measurement of social value and develop recommendations for valuing “intangibles”. Association of Summer Olympic Hosts (ASOIF) Online workshop to discuss the measurement of social value in relation to mega events
Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF)
2019/09/18 Regional event funding policies: a strategic-relational critique of current practice Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS) Conference
University of Girona (Girona, Spain)
2019/05/24 Controversy, conscience and caring: Leeds City Council and the Victoria Gate Casino. Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Conference
Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) (London, United Kingdom)
2019/05/12 ‘Co-created research or co-created chaos? Handing the research reigns to local communities’ School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Conference
Leeds Beckett University (Leeds, United Kingdom)
2018/12 Social impact assessment findings and recommendations for Doncaster Council from 2018 Tour de Yorkshire social impact study Doncaster Council, Maximising Local benefits from the Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster Public Dissemination Event
Doncaster Council (Doncaster, United Kingdom)
2018/07/04 ‘What is event management? Perceptions of new undergraduate students at two UK universities’. Association for Events Management Educators (AEME) Conference
Leeds Beckett University (Leeds, United Kingdom)
2018/03 Research into Problem Gambling in Leeds – Findings and Actions.
Gambling Commission (London, United Kingdom)
2018/01 Research into Problem Gambling in Leeds – Findings and Actions.
Association of Directors of Public Health, Yorkshire & Humber and Public Health England, Yorkshire & Humber (Leeds, United Kingdom)
2017/03 Dissemination event for Problem Gambling in Leeds research study Leeds City Council, Gambling Related Harm: Supporting Those at Risk Conference.
Leeds City Council (Leeds, United Kingdom)

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2020/06/05 Interviewed for an article examining extent to which hosting prestigious cycling events such as the Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Tour de Yorkshire have positive tourism and community benefits. Pro Cycling magazine

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2018/02/20 - 2018/02/20 ITV Calendar News, UK. Interview to discuss problem gambling in wake of £6.2m William Hill Gambling commission fine for regulatory breaches. ITV 1,
2018/01/22 - 2018/01/22 BBC Inside Out, UK. Interview feature about problem gambling in relation to problem gambling social impact study in Leeds, UK.
2017/03/10 - 2017/03/10 Interview for 19 radio bulletins across Radio Aire, Magic 828 and BBC Radio Leeds. Interview covering the Gambling Related Harm: Supporting Those at Risk Conference, and publication of the Problem Gambling in Leeds report on the 10th of March 2017.
Distinctions

Award

2019 Research Impact Prize
Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME), United Kingdom