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About Dr Andrew Lyon

Andy also lectures in Tourism, focusing on destination management and sustainable tourism development. His PhD from the University of Liverpool is titled: Tourism and sustainable development: active stakeholder discourses in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, South Africa.

Research interests include tourism development, destination management, sustainability in tourism, tourism and ageing, backpacker tourism and discourse analysis.

He is also a board member of Marketing Cheshire, the regional destination marketing organisation which is part of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Andy is also a Visiting Professor at South China University for Nationalities (SCUN) in Wuhan, China

Other Expertise

Andy has worked on consultancy projects on tourism development in Tenerife, focusing on rural sustainable development and also in The Gambia, developing community-based tourism in a small coastal resort.

Current Work

Head of Commercial Income Projects in Chester Business School.

Lecturing in Tourism Development

Research into sustainable tourism

Learner Mentor for Level 7 Degree Apprenticeships


September 1999 – Present - University of Chester – Various Positions including Senior Lecturer, Head of Department and Head of Commercial Income Projects (current role).

1995 -1999, Full-time Lecturer in Tourism, Birmingham College of Food, Tourism & Creative Studies (Now University College, Birmingham). Teaching, programme management (Tourism programmes), curriculum development, research, module leadership, assessment co-ordination

1995 MSocSc Tourism Policy and Management, University of Birmingham

1992-1994 Corporate Communications Consultant, Interac Ltd Yokohama, Japan, Cross-cultural consulting in major Japanese companies

Roles and Responsibilities

Head of Commercial Income Projects