Professor Richard Sharpley and Professor Marina Novelli are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Emmanuel Adu-Ampong (Sheffield Hallam University) as the new co-editor of Tourism Planning & Development journal. His appointment came after Professor Dianne Dredge’s recent decision to stand down from her position of co-editor of the journal.
Under Richard, Marina and Dianne’s co-editorship, Tourism Planning & Development has continued to flourish. This new editorial appointment will build upon the Journal’s established reputation and strengths in tourism planning and development studies, and will further sharpen the critical, engaged and progressive approaches to research and practice for which the Journal is known. Of particular interest to the editors is to continue spanning the boundaries between research, industry, public, private and third sector organisations and community groups. Engaged and action oriented research is particularly welcome. Coming from different backgrounds, the new editorial team has expertise that spans a wide range of research and geographical themes.
Dr Emmanuel Adu-Ampong is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management at the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
In his application, Emmanuel stated 'My ambition is to become a world-class academic and practitioner in the allied fields of tourism, urban (governance) studies and international development policy/planning.' His contribution to tourism has been noted in terms of his published research, editorial roles and previous active engagements with TPD as guest editor of the Special Issue on “Sustainability in tourism policy and planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: past, present and future” as well as keen manuscripts' reviewer. His strong motivation and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research coupled with an outstanding academic background is evident. These are combined with excellent analytical abilities and extensive research network, which will no doubt benefit TPD.