Masood Khodadadi

Dr, PhD, MSc, PgCert (Teaching & Learning), BA

  • School of Business and Creative Industries, University of the West of Scotland

    PA1 2BE Paisley

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

Willing to speak to media

20092020

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Personal profile

Area of academic expertise - outline

Masood is a Lecturer in Tourism and Events Management at School of Business and Creative Industries, University of the West of Scotland (UK). He specialises in policy, planning, and marketing aspects of tourism studies. He has published widely in highly regarded tourism journals and is the author of several works focusing on tourism policy, planning and development. He is currently supervising a number of PhD/DBA research projects at UWS. Masood is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the British Institute of Persian Studies. He has over a decade of work experience in the hospitality and tourism industry and has worked for companies such as Gleneagles, Hilton and the G1 Group.

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Iranian Tourism
  • Tourism Policy & Planning
  • Destination Marketing/Branding
  • Cultural/Heritage Tourism
  • Tourism and Media
  • Foucauldian Discourse Analysis
  • Tourism and Orientalism
  • Tourism and Politics

Current research activities

Masood is currently working on two collaborative research project focusing on

  1.  Communication in Futures Studies
  2. Farm tourism as a driving force for socioeconomic development

Target collaborative organisations

International Tourism Organisation: Public/Private specialing in tourism marketing, destination branding, destination development.

 

Target collaborative organisations

I am interested in collaborating with Destination Tourism Organisations as well as other public and private sector organisation enagged in tourism policy, planning and development.

I am also interested in collaborative research projects with colleagues from other national and international institutions working on similar research areas. 

 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

In addition to my research activities, I have experience of developing and delivering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Recognised Teacher of the University (RTU) training.

External positions

Fellow, British Institute of Persian Studies

External Examiner , Leeds Beckett University

Editorial Board Member, Tourism Management Perspectives

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Research Output

Communication in futures studies: a discursive analysis of the literature

Hofvenschioeld, E. & Khodadadi, M., 31 Jan 2020, In : Futures. 115, 102493.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Monitoring and assessment of water level fluctuations of the Lake Urmia and its environmental consequences using multitemporal Landsat 7 ETM+ images

    Nhu, V-H., Mohammadi, A., Shahabi, H., Shirzadi, A., Al-Ansari, N., Bin Ahmad, B., Chen, W., Khodadadi, M., Ahmadi, M., Khosravi, K., Jaafari, A. & Nguyen, H., 12 Jun 2020, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 12, 17 p., 4210.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    23 Downloads (Pure)
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  • 11 Downloads (Pure)

    Challenges of branding Iran: perspectives of Iranian tourism suppliers

    Khodadadi, M., 2019, In : Tourism Planning & Development. 16, 1, p. 112-117 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    144 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

  • Activities

    Tourism Management Perspectives (Journal)

    Masood Khodadadi (Editorial board member)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Journal)

    Masood Khodadadi (Peer reviewer)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    The Professional Geographer (Journal)

    Masood Khodadadi (Peer reviewer)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Current Issues in Tourism (Journal)

    Masood Khodadadi (Peer reviewer)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change (Journal)

    Masood Khodadadi (Peer reviewer)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Press / Media

    Making Iran a popular destination again: taking back tourism

    Masood Khodadadi

    20/02/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

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