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Tim Heap

  • Senior Lecturer in Tourism, Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
  • Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
  • Business
 Tim Heap


Tim is an experienced academic in the field of tourism management and has worked in partnership with destinations in the UK and abroad to develop a range of initiatives and projects focused on the planning and management of tourism to ensure growth and economic impact. 

Research supervision

Tim has an established track record in PhD supervision with 38 completions across a diversity of tourism subjects including planning and management, consumer motivations and behaviour, and destination brand management (international and U.K.).

Recent external roles

Tim’s work includes research into customer profiling and tourisms motivations for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty, Derbyshire County Council and national, regional and localized events.