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Biography

My research interests surround contemporary consumer culture. I am interested in using existentialism, narcissism and postmodernism as theoretical lenses for understanding consumers and consumption, and in particular looking at implications for sustainability. Tourism is my investigative lens.  

I joined the University of Huddersfield in June 2014 as a lecturer in marketing. Prior to this, I completed my MSc, and then PhD, at the University of Nottingham, where my research explored the impacts, sustainability management, and marketing of the tourism industry in three small islands using a mixed-methods approach. Before this I studied marketing at Lancaster University.   

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Tourism Management and Marketing 
  • Contemporary Consumer Culture
  • Sustainability

 

Research Degree Supervision

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Keywords

  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Tourism Economics and Development
  • Tourism Research
  • Regional Tourism
  • Destination Branding

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Research Output 2011 2018

Open Access
File
Existentialism
Authenticity
Marketing
Marketing theory
Avoidance
Marketing
Marketing theory
Marketing practices
Revenge
Manipulation
Open Access
tourism
Tourism
sustainability
authenticity
existential anxiety
8 Citations

Narcissism Normalisation: Tourism Influences and Sustainability Implications

Canavan, B., 2017, In : Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 25, 9, p. 1322-1337 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
narcissism
normalization
tourism
Tourism
sustainability

The Complex Cohort: A Netnographic Review of Generation Y Backpackers

Canavan, B., 30 Jun 2017, In : Leisure Studies. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
tourism
Tourism
familiarity
holiday
adulthood

Activities 2014 2016

  • 4 Oral presentation
  • 1 Membership of a Society or Institute

Tourism, Creativity and Sustainability

Brendan Canavan (Speaker)
24 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Entrepreneurial Responses to Sustainability: Regulatory, Normative and Cognitive Dimensions in Emergent and Declining Destinations

Claire McCamley (Speaker), Brendan Canavan (Speaker)
22 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Tourist Culture Nexus: Occurrence, Advantages, Sustainability

Brendan Canavan (Speaker)
8 Sep 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

Brendan Canavan (Member)
1 Sep 2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership of a Society or Institute

Beyond Doxey, Beyond Butler: Building Upon Insights in Small Island Tourism Research to Extend Tourism Theory

Brendan Canavan (Speaker)
11 Sep 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation