Richard Weston

Dr. Richard Weston

Senior Research Fellow

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR60

+44 (0) 1772 89 4921

Richard worked for over 10 years in the motor industry before entering higher education. In 2000 he graduated from Staffordshire University with a first degree in Economics, and in 2007 completed a PhD in housing at Nottingham Trent University.

Richard is research active within the area of tourism and is a member of the Institute of Transport and Tourism.

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Richard joined Lancashire Business School in 2004 and is a member of the Institute of Transport & Tourism. He lectures at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels and undertakes research into the economic impact of transport and tourism interventions for a wide variety of external bodies including several international projects.



Weston, R. and Davies, N. (2007) ‘The Future of Transport and Tourism: A Delphi Approach’, Tourism and Hospitality Planning & Development, Vol. 4, No. 2, 121-133

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Current Research Projects

Stackpole Rediscovered

The Economic Impact of Cycling and Walking on the Celtic and Taff Trails

Bike It

CO2 Emissions from Tourist Travel to the National Trust’s Carding Mill Valley

Completed Research Projects

Somerset Waterlinks Paths - Economic Impact Study

Sherwood Forest Multi-user Trails Network - Economic Impact Study

The Economic Impact of Cycle Tourism in the North East of England

The North Sea Cycle Route - Monitoring Progress

South Shropshire Multi-user Trails Development Study

West Somerset Railway - Economic impacts associated with a turntable and station improvement at Minehead

Demonstrating The Economic Case For Cycle Tourism In The North Yorkshire And York Sub-Region

Camel-Tarka Link Multi-use Trail - Economic Assessment

South West Regional Cycleways Assessment

Scotland: National Cycle Network - Economic Impact and Business Development  Ashfield/Bolsover Regional Trails Project - Market Feasibility Study

Bugsworth Basin/Whaley Bridge Traffic Management And Sustainable Transport Plan

7Staines mountain bike project

Market Rasen Cycle Tourism Study


Currently teaching the economics of sport and leisure and transport and tourism at undergraduate level, and quantitative research methods at undergraduate and post-graduate levels