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Adjunct Professor, Business School, University of Technology Sydney

A. J. (Tony) Veal began his career in local government and then worked in the Universities of Birmingham and North London in the UK from 1968 to 1986. In 1986 he joined the then Kuring-gai CAE, which amalgamated with UTS in 1990. He was Head of School during the period 1997-99 and spent periods as Acting Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Business and Head of the Graduate School of Business in 1995-96 and 1999. In 2003 he retired from full-time employment at UTS and was appointed to the honorary position of Adjunct Professor in the UTS Business School. He is past president of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) and former chair of the Leisure Studies Association (UK) and Fellow of the World Leisure Academy. In 2006 he received from Parks and Leisure Australia the Frank Stewart Award for contributions to the parks and leisure industry. He is author or co-author/editor of a number of books, including: Leisure and the Future (Allen & Unwin, 1987; Routledge, 2020); Work and Leisure (Routledge, 2004); Free Time and Leisure Participation: International Perspectives (E2, CABI, 2005); Business Research Methods (E2, Addison Wesley, 2005); Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism (E5, Pearson, 2018); Australian Leisure (E4, Pearson, 2013); A Handbook of Leisure Studies (Palgrave, 2006); The Olympic Games: A Social Science Perspective (E2, CABI, 2007); Research Methods for Arts and Event Management (Pearson, 2014); Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management (Routledge, 2014); and Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society? (Routledge, 2019)


  • –present
    Adjunct professor, University of Technology, Sydney


  • 1966 
    University of Bristol, UK, BA Economics


  • 2018
    Whatever happened to the leisure society?, Routledge