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Professor of Tourism, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Tom Mordue is the Norman Richardson Professor of Tourism at Newcastle Business School. His main research interests are in:

Tourism development and management
Economic restructuring, cultural development, ‘urban renaissance’, and sustainable regional development.
Cultural industries
Social theory
Before joining Northumbria in July 2013, Tom was Head of the Lincoln Business School (LBS), leading on every aspect of the school’s operation and strategic development. He also held strategic responsibility for the Lincolnshire Leadership and Management Centre (LLMC), housed within LBS.

Prior to joining the University of Lincoln Tom was Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise at Teesside University Business School. Tom holds a PhD in Human Geography from Durham University, and prior to his academic career he worked for British Airways for whom he set-up and developed several very profitable overseas tour operations in several different countries. He has also set up a successful property development business and managed a semi-professional football club.


  • –present
    Professor of Tourism, Northumbria University, Newcastle