Professor Nigel Morgan is Associate Dean and Head of the Business Management Department in the School of Management at Swansea University, where he holds a Chair of Visitor Economy Management.
Nigel has previously held Chairs at the Universities of Surrey and Cardiff Met, where his posts included: Director of the Surrey Digital Visitor Economy Research Group, School Director of Graduate Studies, School Director of Staff Development, School Director of Communications and Interim Head of School.
Before moving into higher education, Nigel worked in sport and leisure research/strategy at the Sports Council for Wales and in tourism development (Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council) and marketing & communications (Torfaen Borough Council). He is a former Board Member of Visit Wales (2013-2017) and currently a Board Member of the International Place Branding Association. Has chaired almost 20 international conferences and events and has taught or examined at almost 30 universities worldwide, examining 53 and supervising 34 PhDs.
Nigel is an Associate Editor of the ABS-listed 4-star Annals of Tourism Research, and has published 100+ publications, including 19 books and 60 leading journal articles. He has completed over 30 major research and consultancy projects funded by organisations including the EU, ESRC, UEFA, the Chinese National Tourist Office, the BBC, Visit Wales/Wales Tourist Board. Nigel recently worked on Swansea’s City of Culture 2021 submission and on ‘Improving the Resilience of the EU Tourism Sector in Crisis Situations’ for the EU DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs.