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Prof Tom Mordue


Department: Newcastle Business School

His main research interests are in:

  • Tourism development and management
  • Economic restructuring, cultural development, ‘urban renaissance’, and sustainable regional development.
  • Cultural industries
  • Social theory

Before joining Northumbria in July 2013, Tom was Head of the Lincoln Business School (LBS), leading on every aspect of the school’s operation and strategic development. He also held strategic responsibility for the Lincolnshire Leadership and Management Centre (LLMC), housed within LBS.

Prior to joining the University of Lincoln Tom was Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise at Teesside University Business School. 

Tom holds a PhD in Human Geography from Durham University, and prior to his academic career he worked for British Airways for whom he set-up and developed several very profitable overseas tour operations in several different countries.  He has also set up a successful property development business and managed a semi-professional football club. 

Tom Mordue

Key Publications

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  • What Business Schools Do to Support Academic Entrepreneurship: A Systematic Literature Review and Future Research Agenda, Walsh, G., Cunningham, J., Mordue, T., McLeay, F., O’Kane, C., Connolly, N. 4 May 2021, In: Studies in Higher Education
  • Environment, Landscape, and Place in the Windfarm-Tourism ‘Conflict’, Mordue, T., Moss, O., Johnston, L. 10 Nov 2020, In: Europe Now
  • The Impact of Wine Tourism Involvement on Winery Owners' Identity Processes, Canovi, M., Mordue, T., Lyon, A. 2 Sep 2020, In: Tourism Planning and Development
  • The impacts of onshore-windfarms on a UK rural tourism landscape: objective evidence, local opposition, and national politics, Mordue, T., Moss, O., Johnston, L. 1 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • Using Hike-Along Ethnographies to Explore Women's Leisure Experiences of Munro Bagging, Brown, D., Wilson, S., Mordue, T. Sep 2020, In: Leisure Studies
  • Angler and fish relations in the UK: Ethics, aesthetics and material semiotics, Mordue, T., Wilson, S. 5 Mar 2018, Wild Animals and Leisure, Taylor & Francis
  • New urban tourism and new urban citizenship: researching the creation and management of postmodern urban public space, Mordue, T. 4 Dec 2017, In: International Journal of Tourism Cities
  • Performing Jazz and the Jazz Constellation: movements, moments and connections, Mordue, T., Dennis, N. 1 Jun 2017, In: Marketing Theory
  • Understanding and Implementing Responsible Tourism in the 21st Century, Holland, J., Mordue, T., Woodruffe-Burton, H. 24 Apr 2017, Managing & Marketing Places
  • Game-angling tourism: Connecting people, places and natures, Mordue, T. May 2016, In: International Journal of Tourism Research

PGR Supervision

  • Rebecca Prescott Creating Spaces and Spaces of Creation: Artists as precarious urban regenerators in Newcastle upon Tyne Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 07/02/2019
  • Gary Wilkin The Public Library as a Democratic Anchor within Wider Networks of Culture-led Regeneration? Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 07/02/2019
  • Yasser Iqbal Investigating the impact of male body image ideals on lived experiences of the male body and masculinity Start Date: 03/11/2014
  • Richard McGowan Exploring factors that promote or hinder graduate retention in the North East of England Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Nicholas Gray THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PLACE-BASED DEVELOPMENT Start Date: 08/10/2015 End Date: 17/01/2020


  • Geography PhD September 01 1994
  • Information not provided Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2013
  • Information not provided Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBS) 2013
  • Information not provided Tourism Management Institute (TMI) 2013

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