Dr Steve Taylor
Dr Steve Taylor is a Researcher at the Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research (CRTR), based in the School of Adventure Studies. CRTR provides consultancy and research services in adventure tourism, nature-based tourism, quantitative visitor surveys, qualitative interviews and enthnography, tourism strategy development, marketing tourism products and services, European and national funding applications, and outdoor recreation.
Steve has a background in environmental planning, tourism and sustainable travel. He has experience of developing transport policy/strategy, writing European funding applications, managing European sustainable transport projects and inter-disciplinary project team management. Adventure recreation, mountain biking and forest tourism form the principal focus of Steve’s academic research.
Steve’s main research interests include :
- Autonomously-controlled adventure recreation
- Mountain biking
- Sustainable travel/transport
- Psychological elements of adventure sports
- Peer pressure/social recognition of recreational participation.
His qualifications include a PhD in Tourism, an MSc (with Distinction) in Rural and Regional Resources Planning, and a BA (Hons) in Geography.