Lynn Beard



Lynn’s ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Surrey School of Hospitality and Tourism Management looked at the roles, interactions and the networked relationships between public and private sector tourism brokers, specifically in relation to policy and practice in planning for tourism. Her focus was the tourism sector in the UK, and the role of local authorities as enablers of or barriers to sustainable tourism development.

Lynn is experienced in a range of qualitative methods including interviews and situation analysis, and has published a paper on using qualitative methods in fieldwork: Beard, L., Scarles, C. and Tribe, J. (2016) ‘Mess and method: using ANT in tourism research’, Annals of Tourism Research, 60: 97-110.