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Clare Weeden

Principal Lecturer
University of Brighton
Participates in 1 Session

Dr. Clare Weeden is a Principal Lecturer in Tourism and Marketing at the School of Business and Law, University of Brighton. After twelve years in the international hospitality industry, and on completion of an MBA, Clare was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Brighton. She later completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow, which explored the holiday choices of ethical consumer using the personal values construct. Clare teaches subjects related to ethics and social responsibility, in contexts such as cruise tourism, impacts of tourism, consumer behaviour and destination marketing. Her research interests are broadly in these areas, and in 2013 she  published her monograph Responsible Tourist Behaviour (Routledge). Clare also co-edited ‘Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism' (2014, Routledge). Her latest book is Cruise Ship Tourism (2nd ed.) (2016, CABI). She is the  Editor-in-Chief for Tourism and Hospitality Research, and a member of the editorial boards of Tourism and Marine Environments, and Tourism Recreation Research.

Research interests

I am a social psychologist. This means I am fascinated by people and their behaviour – particularly the ethical choices they make in life and how these connect with their personal values. While this interest is mostly explored in the context of tourism, for example, understanding responsible tourist behaviour I believe it is also important to challenge business to make ethical and responsible decisions.  This latter research tends to focus on the cruise industry, where I look into the impact of cruise tourism on destinations, and the environment, the industry’s human resource policies, and its strategic priorities. Underpinning my research is a strong sense of personal agency, and I especially enjoy working on projects that enable me to advocate for people, animals, and organisations that seek outcomes in support of social justice.

Supervisory Interests

I am an experienced PhD supervisor, and welcome enquiries from potential candidates interested in these and similar areas within the nexus of ethics, tourism, consumer behaviour, marketing and critical cruise studies.

Sessions in which Clare Weeden participates

Monday 21 June, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 30 minutes

Guilty pleasure or moral hypocrisy? Tourist horse carriage rides in New York CitybyJudith Römhild-RaviartandClare WeedenResearch indicates that people are motivated to appear moral to feel good about themselves but also to signal morality in order to avoid social sanctions (Batson, 2008). Nevertheless, in some situations people actively ignore any moral misgivings and fu...

Sessions in which Clare Weeden attends

Monday 21 June, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | 30 minutes
10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 2 hours

Justice entails concepts of fairness, reasonableness, honesty, and integrity, going beyond the more basic premises of “acceptability” or “lawfulness.” We invite proposals for a special track on animal justice, where we will explore meanings of and means to achieve justice for non-human animal actors within tourism.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | 30 minutes

Tourism, animals, and the scales of justicebyDavid Fennell Animals are used in tourism in many ways. Some uses are more benign such as ecotourism (e.g., viewing elephants in natural settings), while others induce significant levels of suffering, pain and distress with the denial of dignity and respect (e.g., elephants performing at a circus). What is missing is a comprehensive overview of how just these uses may or may not be. Justice, as a concept, is complex and...

11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM | 30 minutes

Wildlife tourism is based on interactions between tourists and non-domesticated wildlife (Ballantyne, Packer & Falk, 2011; Bertella, 2021). The range of opportunities in wildlife tourism encounters occur in wild, semi-captive or captive settings (Orams, 1996) and involve direct intervention on animals, or not, in the forms of consumptive/non-consumptive activities (Tremblay, 2001). This paper primarily focuses on the non-consumptive wildlife tourism within all types of settings, e.g. bird...

1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | 1 hour

Ethical and Equitable Tourism DataBy Evita RobinsonThis keynote covers the intersection of data and tourism. In 2020 NOMADNESS Travel Tribe and Tourism RESET had over 5200 respondents to their survey of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Travelers. The 89-page qualitative and quantitative report methodology is also a case study on how data is more robust when academia and industry work together. The 26,000+ member NOMADNESS community was the bridge to harnessing t...