Sean Gammon

Dr. Sean Gammon

Reader in Leisure and Tourism Management

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR130

+44 (0) 1772 89 4919

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Dr Sean Gammon is based in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise at the University of Central Lancashire. He has been writing and researching in sport tourism for over twenty years and managed the first under graduate degree programme on the subject (BA Hons Sport Tourism). Sean’s research interests mostly focus on sport tourist experiences, though more recently he has been exploring the breadth and significance of sports heritage in generating tourism (Gammon, 2015; Ramshaw and Gammon, 2015). In addition to his work in sport tourism, he continues to contribute to the field of leisure studies, primarily focussing on the health giving properties of leisure states of mind (Gammon and Elkington, 2018, Gammon and Jarratt, 2018). 


Ramshaw, Gregory and Gammon, Sean James  (2019) Difference, dissonance, and redemption in sport heritage: interpreting the tangled legacy of Pete Rose at two museums. Journal of Heritage Tourism . ISSN 1743-873X

Gammon, Sean James  and Jarratt, David  (2019) Keeping Leisure in mind: the intervening role of leisure in the blue space - health nexus. In: Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing: Hydrophilia Unbounded. Geographies of Health Series, 1st Ed . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 38-51. ISBN 9780815359142

Gammon, Sean James  and Elkington, Sam (2018) Landscape and Leisure: a view worth seeing? In: The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies. Routledge International Handbooks . Routledge, London, pp. 366-375. ISBN 9781138720312

Gammon, Sean James , Ramshaw, Gregory and Wright, Richard (2017) Theory in sport tourism: some critical reflections [editorial]. Journal of Sport and Tourism, 21 (2). pp. 69-74. ISSN 1477-5085

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  • Heritage and Sport Tourism: Management and Motives.
  • Leisure and Landscape/Seascape
  • Leisure, blue space and wellbeing.
  • Representation of sporting heroes in halls of fame and museums


  • Landscapes of Events
  • Managing Sports Events
  • Research Methods for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • The Tourist: experience and motivation.
  • Sport Tourism Management
  • Co-ordinator of the undergraduate research suite for TH&E.