I am currently employed as a Senior Researcher in the Institute of Tourism and Leisure Research at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Switzerland.

My research interests are based on the interstices between the Economy-Culture-Nature, in particular in tourism and mobility. From a theoretical perspective I combine elements from political economy, cultural economic approaches and political ecology. I view 'the' economy as multiple forms of economic and cultural practices linked to aspects of nature.

Book cover: Political Economy of Tourism

From 2009-2013 I was employed as Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland (UK) and was mainly responsible for transnational education in tourism;

From 2006-2009 I was Lecturer at the University of Otago (New Zealand);

Before that I completed my PhD on corporate geographies of transnational tourism companies at the University of Exeter (UK).

My recent publications include an edited book entitled Political Economy of Tourism: A Critical Perspective (Routledge, 2011). I am also book series editor (with Caroline Scarles) of Current Developments in the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism.

At the moment, I am editing a new book on neoliberalism in tourism to be published in 2013.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Honorary Secretary of the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research Group.