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Dr Steven Boyne

Dr Steven Boyne

Lecturer in Management


+44 (0) 1329 723211

Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Steven joined Exeter’s Business School in 2016.  Prior to joining the University of Exeter, Steven was an Assistant Professor in Tourism Management at Aalborg University’s Copenhagen Campus, Denmark.


Steven’s PhD research, completed in 2012 at Bournemouth University’s Department of Tourism and Hospitality, used organisational psychology and leadership studies approaches to examine the ways in which inspirational leaders can motivate employees in hospitality settings.


Steven’s research and teaching have focused on a variety of issues related to tourism in rural areas including: tourism’s social impacts; visiting friends and relatives (VFR) tourism; and marketing for food-related tourism.  Steven received research and consultancy grants from the Scottish Government to conduct policy-relevant research into rural tourism issues such as those outlined above.


Nationality: British


Administrative responsibilities

  • UEBS Deputy Director of Research Ethics
  • Department of Management Research Ethics Officer
  • ASPIRE PRP Mentor and Assessor



Research interests

Current research interests include:

  • marketing issues in food-related tourism; and
  • organisational leadership in hospitality and tourism.

Steven has designed and carried out a wide range of survey-based research in addition to designing and moderating focus groups and face-to-face interviews.

With regard to analytical techniques, Steven has experience with a range of non-parametric and parametric statistical analyses including multivariate techniques such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, cluster analysis and structural equation modelling.

Research projects

Steven is currently supervising a range of master’s level research into themes related to tourism, hospitality and food marketing.

Steven’s teaching centres on the areas of marketing and statistics for marketing, management and business.

Steven’s approach to teaching statistics is highly applied, helping students to ‘apply’ statistical analysis rather focus on the mathematical foundations for statistical analysis.  That is, Steven’s statistics and quantitative methods modules focus on how to choose the correct statistical procedure for each hypothesis that is to be tested, how to run that test, and how to interpret the findings.  Steven’s teaching also extends into matters of data collection such as survey design an, at the ‘other end of the process’, how to create meaning from our analyses and consider the implications of our findings.