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Ian Baxter PhD(Cantab), FSAScot, FSA, MIoD, FRSA, PCIfA, MTS

Ian Baxter originally trained as an archaeologist at Edinburgh University, and completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge investigating strategic management within heritage and conservation organisations. He has worked for a number of Universities, including the University of Cambridge as Director of Public & Professional Programmes, Bournemouth University, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the University of Suffolk where he was Head of Suffolk Business School from 2012-2015 and continuing part-time as a Professor of Historic Environment Management. At Heriot-Watt University he is now the Director of the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business & Communication, and splits his time between Edinburgh and Cambridge.

He is a Board Director of The Heritage Alliance and the Built Environment Forum Scotland – the national representative bodies for heritage NGOs in England and Scotland. He is also a member of a number of professional committees, including the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee (a UNESCO advisory committee), and the Institute for Historic Building Conservation's Education, Training & Standards Committee, and has previously served on the National Trust for Scotland’s Economic & Community Development Advisory Panel and English Heritage’s Research Advisory Panel.

External positions

Visiting Professor, Tianjin University of Finance & Economics

1 Dec 2017 → …

Board Member / Trustee, Built Environment Forum Scotland

Board Member / Trustee, The Heritage Alliance

Professor of Historic Environment Management, University of Suffolk

Keywords

  • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
  • museum
  • heritage
  • historic preservation
  • cultural resource management
  • CC Archaeology
  • GV Recreation Leisure
  • Tourism
  • attractions
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • management
  • strategy

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Research Output 1999 2018

Self-expression and play: can religious tourism be hedonistic?

Lochrie, S., Baxter, I. W. F., Collinson, E., Curran, R., Gannon, M. J., Taheri, B., Thompson, J. & Yalinay, O., 19 Nov 2018, In : Tourism Recreation Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tourist
tourism
Tourism
pilgrimage
escapism
bargaining
hunting
shop
recreation
Servicescape

The Traditional Marketplace: Serious leisure and recommending authentic travel

Curran, R., Baxter, I. W. F., Collinson, E., Gannon, M. J., Lochrie, S., Taheri, B., Thompson, J. & Yalinay, O., 6 Feb 2018, In : Service Industries Journal. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leisure
Authenticity
Word-of-mouth
Destination
Behavioral intention

Negotiation, bargaining, and discounts: generating WoM and local tourism development at the Tabriz bazaar, Iran

Thompson, J., Baxter, I. W. F., Curran, R., Gannon, M. J., Lochrie, S., Taheri, B. & Yalinay, O., 2 Nov 2017, In : Current Issues in Tourism. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Word-of-mouth
Tourists
Discount
Tourism development
Iran

Travelling for Umrah: Destination attributes, destination image, and post-travel intentions

Gannon, M., Baxter, I. W. F., Collinson, E., Curran, R. W. F. A., Farrington, T., Glasgow, S., Godsman, E., Gori, K., Jack, G., Lochrie, S., Maxwell Stuart, R., Maclaren, A., MacIntosh, R., O'Gorman, K. D., Ottaway, L., Perez-Vega, R., Taheri, B., Thompson, J. & Yalinay, O., 31 May 2017, In : Service Industries Journal. 37, 7-8, p. 448-465 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
tourist
travel
cosmopolitanism
interaction
structural model

Activities 2017 2017

  • 8 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan, China

Kevin D. O'Gorman (Visiting researcher), Baxter, I. W. F. (Visiting researcher)
Mar 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Kevin D O'Gorman (Visiting researcher), Baxter, I. W. F. (Visiting researcher)
Mar 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Beijing Technology and Business University

Kevin D O'Gorman (Visiting researcher), Baxter, I. W. F. (Visiting researcher)
Mar 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China

Kevin D. O'Gorman (Visiting researcher), Baxter, I. W. F. (Visiting researcher)
Mar 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

China Study Abroad Forum, 2017, Beijing

Kaka, A. P. (Keynote/plenary speaker), Kevin D. O'Gorman (Participant), Baxter, I. W. F. (Participant)
24 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference