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