Dr Sally Everett

Deputy Dean, Quality and Student Experience

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Location: Chelmsford, Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law

Dr. Sally Everett is responsible for the Business School’s quality management and enhancement, student experience, curriculum development and its teaching and learning strategy. She is responsible for approximately 4,000 on campus students and around 6,000 off-site students studying at our UK and international Associate Colleges. She is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Her research interests include social and cultural tourism geographies, rural tourism development, visitor management and heritage interpretation.

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Background

Having obtained her BA (Hons) history degree at the University of Bristol, Dr Sally Everett worked for Pearson Education developing online MBA materials with university partners, before she undertook her MA Tourism and Sustainability at the University of West of England (UWE) and then her PhD in Tourism. Whilst studying in Bristol she was the Development Officer at Brunel’s ss Great Britain (an award winning heritage and visitor attraction) and worked for a research centre for tourism and leisure (CeLTS), and then for one for transport and society (CTS) at UWE. 

Dr Sally Everett was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Sustainable Development at the University of Bedfordshire, before becoming Head of Tourism, Leisure and Sport Management within the Faculty of Education and Sport. She later moved to the Bedfordshire Business School in Luton and became the Head of the Department of Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality. She moved to take up her current post as Deputy Dean at Anglia Ruskin in early 2013. Dr Everett was the Executive Officer and Treasurer of the Leisure Studies Association 2010-2014.  

Research interests

  • Food and drink tourism
  • Sustainable tourism and education
  • Rural tourism development and peripherality
  • Social and cultural tourism geographies
  • Embodied touristic experiences
  • Critical tourism discourses
  • Innovative research methodologies
  • Visitor attraction management, marketing and heritage interpretation 

Areas of research supervision

Current:
  • 2015 PhD Director of Studies/First Supervisor to Daryl Sharpe - First generation students and enterprise education as a vehicle to improve engagement
  • 2015 PhD Director of Studies/First Supervisor to Megan Bennett – Transitioning from FE: student engagement and enterprise
  • 2015 PhD Second Supervisor to Bhowmick Debabrata – Women in the tourism industry in the sunderbans National Park, Bangladesh
  • 2014 PhD Director of Studies/First Supervisor to Denny John. ‘The impact of Diasporic settlements and their cultural identities on tourism destinations: a study of Tibetan settlements in India’
  • 2014 PhD Director of Studies/First Supervisor to Zita Wilks, ‘Sustainability in Gabon’s National Parks: promotion eco tourism in West Africa’.
PhD supervision completions
  • 2013 Low, ‘Influence of value customer values and sustainable business practices on brand loyalty in luxury hotels’  (First supervisor)
  • 2013 Hermann. ‘Cold War Heritage (and) Tourism: Exploring Heritage Processes within Cold War Sites in Britain’ (First supervisor)
  • 2012 Ivanova. ‘The Representation of Bulgaria in and through Tourism: The Dynamics of Traditionality Vis-à-vis Transitionality’  (second supervisor)
  • 2010 Aloudat. ‘The World View of Tour Guides; a grounded theory study’ (second supervisor)
  • 2010 Lee. ‘Exploring Images of Indonesia as perceived by tourism industry members and UK residents ‘pre the Bali bombings’ and ‘post the Bali bombings’ (second supervisor)

Qualifications

  • 2008 Ph.D. Tourism Management, The University of the West of England, Bristol
  • 2005 M.A. Tourism and Sustainability (with Distinction),The University of the West of England, Bristol
  • 2000 B.A History (2:1) with Honours, The University of Bristol

Memberships, editorial boards

  • 2013 - Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)
  • 2010-2014  Treasurer, Leisure Studies Association (Executive)
  • 2010 - ‘Speaker for Schools’ recognised speaker for local schools
  • 2009 - Executive Committee Member, Leisure Studies Association
  • 2009 - Strategic Tourism Advisory Group (STAG), Bedfordshire and Luton
  • 2009 - Professional Studies Group for Leisure Travel and Tourism, Bedfordshire Schools
  • 2008 - Member of The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT)
  • 2003 - Member of the British Sociological Association Food Study Group (SCOFF)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • 2011 Evaluation of Visitor Survey Report 2010, Bedford Borough Council
  • 2011 Foundation Degree Forward, developing online teaching materials for the hospitality and events sector
  • 2010 Central Bedfordshire Council Research into Business Engagement for Experience Bedfordshire
  • 2009 Esmée Fairbairn Foundation grant. Principal applicant and researcher on project 'Developing food tourism: delivering social, cultural and environmental sustainable development in rural regions and communities'
  • 2009 Lord Forte Foundation Scholarship – Luxury Hotels and sustainability (PhD grant)
  • 2009 Future Urban Technologies: Undertaking Research to Enhance Sustainability (FUTURES) (in collaboration with University of the West of England), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • 2009 ss Great Britain Trust, Bristol. Development and Analysis of Visitor Survey

Selected recent publications

Books

Everett, S.  (2016) Food and Drink Tourism: Principles and Practices. Sage Publications: London

Casado-Diaz, M; Everett, S., Wilson, J. (eds) (2007) Social and Cultural change: Making Space(s) for Leisure and Tourism. Leisure Studies Association.

Refereed Journal Articles

Low, T. and Everett, S. (2014) Industry Impacts on Tourism Research. Tourism Management Perspectives

Slocum, S. and Everett, S. (2014) Industry, Government, and Community: power and leadership in a resource constrained Destination Marketing Organisation. Tourism Review 69 (1), pp. 47-58

Everett, S. and Slocum, S. (2013) Food and Tourism: An effective partnership? A UK based review. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 216), pp. 789-809

Everett, S. (2012) Production Places or Consumption Spaces? The Place-making Agency of Food Tourism in Ireland and Scotland. Tourism Geographies 14(4), pp. 535-554

Everett, S. (2010) Lessons from the field: reflecting on a tourism research journey around the ‘Celtic’ periphery. Current Issues in Tourism 13 (2), pp.161-175

Everett, S. (2009) Beyond the visual gaze? The pursuit of an embodied experience through food tourism. Tourist Studies 8 (3), pp. 337-358

Everett, S. and Aitchison, C. (2008) The role of food tourism in sustaining regional identity: a case study of Cornwall, South West England. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 16 (2), pp. 150-167

Book Chapters

Everett, S. (2015) Iconic cuisines, marketing and place promotion. In D.J. Timothy (ed.) Heritage Cuisines: Traditions, Identities and Tourism, pp. 119-131. London: Routledge

Lupton, K. and Everett, S. (2014) Exploring the Role of Formal Education in Creating Responsible Tourists. In Aitchison, C. (ed) Education and Outdoor Learning: Adventure, Tourism and Sustainable Development, pp.19-40. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association

Sattin, N. and Everett, S. (2014) Art Tourism and the Emotional Experience of Place. In Aitchison, C. (ed) Education and Outdoor Learning: Adventure, Tourism and Sustainable Development, pp.103-129. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association

Everett, S. & Slocum. S. (2013). Food Tourism: Developing cross industry partnerships. In Hall, C.M. & Gössling, S. (Eds) Sustainable Culinary Systems: Local Foods, Innovation, and Tourism & Hospitality. London: Routledge, pp.205-222

Slocum, S and Everett, S. (2010) Food tourism initiatives: resistance on the ground. In C. Brebbia (ed) The Sustainable World. Southampton: WIT Press. Pp. 745- 758

Everett, S. (2010) Production places/consumption spaces: the place-making agency of food tourism. In M. Stuart-Hoyle and J. Lovell (eds) Leisure,Space and Place. Leisure Studies Association, pp. 61-80

Everett, S. and Aitchison, C. (2007) Food tourism and the regeneration of regional identity in Cornwall: an exploratory case study. In C. Aitchison and A. Pritchard (eds) (2007) Festivals and Events: Culture and Identity. Leisure Studies Association

Recent presentations and conferences

Invited keynotes

Everett,S. (2011) Food tourism: a vehicle for economic regeneration and environmental sustainability? Invited seminar presentation as visiting researcher. Høgskolen i Finnmark, Alta, Norway. October 2011

Everett,S. (2011) Food tourism and economic development. Destination Suffolk Conference. Invited keynote

Everett, S. (2010) Food Related Tourism. The Knowledge Network. Putteridge Bury Conference Centre. Ticket only event to engage local businesses. 23 Sept 2010

Slocum, S. and Everett. S (2010) Food Tourism. The Manchester Food and Drink Summit (Manchester, UK)

Everett, S. (2009) What is Food Tourism? The UK perspective. The SBFN St Andrews Homecoming Food tourism Seminar, Melrose. 29 – 30 November 2009

Everett, S. (2009) ‘Tourism ‘food-prints’: the role of tourism in sustaining identities, traditions and food chains’. The Big Food Debate, Abergavenny. 18 September 2009

Invited keynotes and presentations

Duignan, M. and Everett, S. (2015) Impacts of 21st Century Urban food and drink festivals, Eat Cambridge Festival May 2015 (featured in Cambridge Daily Press 26/5/15)

Everett,S. (2011) Food tourism: a vehicle for economic regeneration and environmental sustainability? Invited seminar presentation as visiting researcher. Høgskolen i Finnmark, Alta, Norway. October 2011

Everett,S. (2011) Food tourism and economic development. Destination Suffolk Conference. Invited keynote

Everett, S. (2010) Food Related Tourism. The Knowledge Network. Putteridge Bury Conference Centre. Ticket only event to engage local businesses. 23 Sept 2010

Slocum, S. and Everett. S (2010) Food Tourism. The Manchester Food and Drink Summit (Manchester, UK)

Everett, S. (2009) What is Food Tourism? The UK perspective. The SBFN St Andrews Homecoming Food tourism Seminar, Melrose. 29 – 30 November 2009

Everett, S. (2009) ‘Tourism ‘food-prints’: the role of tourism in sustaining identities, traditions and food chains’. The Big Food Debate, Abergavenny. 18 September 2009

Select conference papers

Everett, Benton, and Hunt (2015) Raising levels of student satisfaction with assessment and feedback: Learning from the staff experience of an ambitious change management programme. Association of Business Schools, Learning and Teaching Conference, April 2015

Low, T. and Everett, S. (2013) Social Control and the emotional labour of match –funded research. Critical Tourism Studies Conference. Sarejevo, Bosnia

Lupton. K.and Everett. S. (2012) Sustainable Tourism and Education. The role of formal education in creating responsible tourists.  Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference. University of Edinburgh

Sattin, N. and Everett, S. (2012) Art Tourism and the emotional experience of place. Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference. University of Edinburgh

Everett, S. and Low, T. (2011) Blending Tourism Research with Industry: Reflections from the Field. ATHE Conference 2011, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University. Awarded best paper of the year

Everett, S. (2011) Food tourism: a vehicle for poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability? International Tourism Sustainability Conference, Mauritius. 21-24 September 2011

Everett, S. (2011) Delivering food tourism policy agendas through web-facilitated industry partnerships. Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference. Southampton Solent University

Everett, S. and Low, T. (2010) Blending oil and water? Overcoming the apparent immiscibility of academia and industry-funded doctoral research. ATHE Conference 2010, 1 - 3 December 2010, Canterbury (snow prevented participation at event)

Everett, S. and Slocum, S. (2010)  Online research solutions: developing a national food tourism network through multi-agency collaboration. iSustainability Workshop,  12-13 November 2010, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Everett, S. and Slocum, S. (2010)  Web-based Collaboration in Food Tourism: Developing cross industry partnerships. The Sustainable Food in Tourism Conference at Linnaeus University.Kalmar, Sweden

Low, T. and Everett, S. (2010) Consumer Preferences for Sustainability in the Luxury Hotel Sector. New Zealand Tourism & Hospitality Research Conference. Auckland. November

Slocum, S and Everett, S. (2010) Food Tourism Initiatives: Resistance on the ground. Fourth International Conference on Sustainable Tourism. 7 -9 July. New Forest, Wessex

Everett, S. and Slocum, S. (2010) Online research solutions: developing a national food tourism network through multi-agency collaboration. British Academy of Management. Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism and Events Track. Sheffield. September

Everett, S. (2009)  Culinary conduits: the role of restaurants in sustaining rural industries and initiating urban transformation. A case study of Galway City. RGS- IBG Conference, Manchester. August

Everett, S. (2009) Production places/consumption spaces: the place-making agency of food tourism. Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference. Leisure Experiences: Participating, Planning, Providing. Canterbury Christchurch University. July

Everett, S. (2009)  ‘Worldmaking’ through food tourism: spatial, social and cultural resistance. Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Zadar, Croatia. June

Everett, S.. (2009) Navigating the City: supporting the unfamiliar urban traveller. FUTURES ‘Transport in cities’ conference. Supported and hosted by the London Transport Museum, London. May

Everett, S. (2007) Lessons from the field: reflecting on a tourism research journey around the ‘Celtic’ periphery. Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Split, Croatia. June

Everett, S. (2007) Beyond the visual gaze? The pursuit of an embodied experience through food tourism. Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Split, Croatia. June

Everett, S. (2006) Making space for food tourism: reconceptualising the relationship between tourism consumption and regional identity. Making Space: Leisure, Tourism and Renewal, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, University of the West of England, July

Everett, S. (2006) The role of food tourism in sustaining regional identity: a case study of Cornwall, South West England. Food and History: Health, Culture, Tourism and Identity, University of Central Lancaster, Preston, June

Everett, S. (2006) Employing ‘food tourism’ as a lens to reconceptualise tourism consumption and identity. Postgraduate Research Conference: Progressing Tourism Research, University of Exeter, March

Everett, S. and Aitchison, C. (2005) Food tourism and the regeneration of regional identity in Cornwall: an exploratory case study. Festivals and Events, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Napier University Edinburgh, July

Media experience

BBC Look East (Television) Interview. Tourism and the impact of Center Parcs, Bedfordshire, 2014.
Seven Manmade Wonders of the West. Spokesperson for ss Great Britain, Bristol. Documentary on BBC 2, 2007.
Radio Bristol, interview following ss Great Britain winning Gulbenkian Prize. Spokesperson for ss Great Britain, Bristol, 2006.