Office location C.2.16 Cavendish South, Manchester Campus
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Academic and professional qualifications
I am a Senior Research Assistant undertaking academic research, consultancy work and advising on research strategy.
I have published extensively in academic journals, with Professor Howard L Hughes, in the field of cultural tourism and have engaged in commissioned research for a number of national and international clients. As an Associate Lecturer I have taught on Tourism Management undergraduate programmes.
Prior to joining MMU I held marketing and research roles at Manchester Art Gallery, the Museum of Science and Industry and the National Media Museum.
Management positions included leading an arts and tourism development project for a local authority and running the international conferences and events department for a professional association.
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Network for Excellence in Tourism through Organisations and Universities in Russia project (NETOUR):
University of Extremadura, Spain
SKEMA Business School, France
Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Russian State University of Tourism and Service, Russia
Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia
HL. Hughes, DS. Allen (2010). HOLIDAY-MAKERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ENTERTAINMENT IN THE BEACH HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE. e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR). Vol 8(No 3),
H. Hughes, D. Allen (2010). Holidays of the Irish diaspora: the pull of the ‘homeland’?. Current Issues in Tourism. 13(1), pp.1-19.
HL. Hughes, D. Allen (2009). Central and Eastern Europe and EU Accession 2004: Views of the Impact on Tourism. Tourism and Hospitality Research. 9(3), pp.185-198.
HL. Hughes, DS. Allen (2008). Visitor and non-visitor destination images: the influence of political instability in South-Eastern Europe. Tourism. 56(1), pp.59-74.
HL. Hughes, D. Allen (2008). Entertainment and its significance in the holiday experience at UK seaside resorts. Tourism Recreation Research. 33(2), pp.131-141.
HL. Hughes, D. Allen (2008). Visitor and non-visitor images of Central and Eastern Europe: a qualitative analysis. International Journal of Tourism Research. 10(1), pp.27-40.
H. Hughes, D. Allen (2005). Cultural tourism in Central and Eastern Europe: The views of 'induced image formation agents'. Tourism Management. 26(2), pp.173-183.
HL. Hughes, DS. Allen (2005). Cultural tourism and tour operators in central and Eastern Europe. Cultural Policy, Criticism and Management e-journal of the Department of Arts Policy and Management, City University.
HL. Hughes, DS. Allen, D. Wasik (2003). The significance of European 'Capital of Culture' for tourism and culture: the case of Krakow 2000. International Journal of Arts Management. 5(3), pp.12-33.
HL. Hughes, D. Allen, D. Wasik (2002). Culture as a tourist resource in Krakow, European City of culture 2000. Tourism. 50(2), pp.131-139.
H. Hughes, D. Benn (1998). Holiday entertainment in a British seaside resort town (Blackpool). JOURNAL OF ARTS MANAGEMENT LAW AND SOCIETY. 27(4), pp.295-307.
H. Hughes, D. Benn (1997). Tourism and cultural policy: The case of seaside entertainment in Britain. The European Journal of Cultural Policy. 3(2), pp.235-255.
HL. Hughes, D. Benn (1997). Entertainment in tourism: A study of visitors to Blackpool. Managing Leisure. 2(2), pp.110-126.
Chapters in books
DANIELLE. Allen, STEVEN. Rhoden, E. Sakharchuk, S. Ilkevich, E. Sharafanova, et al.E. Pecheritsa. (2015). Cultural Tourism. In: Tourism in Russia A Management Handbook. Emerald Group Publishing,
HL. Hughes, D. Benn (1995). Entertainment: its role in the tourist experience. In: Tourism and leisure: perspectives on provision. Bolton, United Kingdom: Leisure Studies Association,
D. Allen, T. Spyriadis, M. Kaaristo (2019). Manchester Cathedral Development Project: market research report. , Manchester Cathedral.
DS. Allen, K. Tyson Cost, Waste & Taste Comparison of Frozen vs Fresh
Report prepared by the Manchester Food Research Centre on behalf of Iceland Foods Ltd
July 2017. , Iceland Foods Ltd.
DS. Allen, S. Rhoden, S. Flanagan, K. Griffin, E. Sakharchuk, et al.E. Pecheriza, E. Sharafanova. (2015). Cultural Tourism in Russia. , Project co-funded by the European Union.
Registration Co-Chair, EuroCHRIE 2015 Manchester
Expert reviewer for journals and publishers
Journal of Heritage Tourism
Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
Projects and initiatives
Network for Excellence in Tourism through Organisations and Universities in Russia (NETOUR) (2012-2015)
‘Cost, Waste and Taste Comparison of Frozen Food versus Fresh Food in a Consumer Market’ (April 2010) for the British Frozen Food Federation.
‘Establishment of a Halt at Burrs Country Park on the East Lancashire Railway Line’ (October 2008) for Bury Metropolitan Council and Academic Enterprises, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway: customer profile, product audit and development of marketing plan proposal (October 2006) for Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway.
Rother Valley Railway: local economic impact study (September 2006) for Rother Valley Railway Co. Ltd.
Llangollen Heritage Railway: feasibility study (September 2006) for Academic Enterprises, Manchester Metropolitan University.
ASP Tourism Sector Skills Report: Chapter on Museums and Galleries (2004).
Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Prizes and awards
PGDip (Art Gallery and Museum Studies), University of Manchester