M. Deery University of Surrey Guildford Surrey

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M. Deery University of Surrey Guildford Surrey

M. Deery University of Surrey Guildford Surrey

Professor Margaret Deery

Research Interests

Professor Deery’s expertise in tourism focuses on the social impacts of both tourism and events. She has led a large number of studies in this area working with local, state and national authorities to examine the impact of tourism on the host residents of tourism destinations. The results from her research and consultancy in this field have been applied to a number of communities. Her other tourism expertise is in business events and she was the project leader for the Australian National Business Events Study and the UNWTO funded project on a Framework to Evaluate the Global Meetings Industry. She also researches in HR issues within hospitality and tourism


Applied Research in Tourism and Hospitality
International Issues in Event Management
Visitor Attraction Management
Business Impacts
Developing Professionals


Professional Association Memberships:
• Fellow, Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Inc. (CAUTHE)

Journal Editor and Editorial Boards:
• Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Editor-in-Chief)
• International Journal of Event and Festival Management (Regional Editor)
• Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events

Board and Panel Membership
• Assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC) 2010 – present
• Member of the European Scientific Foundation (ESF) -2005 to present
• Advisory Board 2014: European Union Heritage Fund Application ‘Cultural Heritage Interdisciplinary Management Evaluation: Balancing the management of access for different publics in the effective management of authentic museums.
• Advisory Board 2013-2014: National Environmental Research Program: ‘Tourism in environmentally sensitive areas: social research for environmental planning and decision making’
• Assessor for the Czech Science Foundation 2013
• Judge for the Australian Events Awards 2012 to present

Contact Me

Phone: 01483 68 9944

Find me on campus
Room: 08 AP 02