Simon Evans

Director of International Partnerships
Faculty of Business and Law
Areas of Expertise:
Business, management and leadership
Research Supervision:

Simon is Director of International Partnerships in the Faculty of Business and Law. He's also a Principal Lecturer specialising in tourism and environmental issues, with research interests including ecotourism and tiger conservation.

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Simon has been at Anglia Ruskin University for 17 years, before which he was engaged in forestry developments internationally, consulting on transitions from production to recreational forest management. He has experience in consultancy for ecotourism development and has worked on research in diverse areas including community forestry development in the UK and the economics and ethics of tiger farms in China.

Research interests
  • Ecotourism development in developing nations
  • Tourism in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Illegal wildlife trade and enforcement mechanisms
  • Tiger conservation in India
  • Tiger farms in China
Areas of research supervision
  • Supervising DBA in Trinidad on Agrotourism
  • Second supervisor Phd on ecotourism in Latin America
  • Advisor to DBA cohorts in Trinidad

Simon has taught on a number of courses within the faculty and was course leader for tourism for 8 years. He has developed and taught a range of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including Ecotourism, Wildlife Tourism and Environmental Policies and Issues. Simon has also provided guest lectures as far afield as in China, India, Australia and the USA.

  • BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University
  • Phd (submitted, viva in March 2015)
Selected recent publications

Evans, S. (2009). Pugmarks, Tyre-Tracks and Footprints. In Hill, S., & Gale, T. Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability. Ashgate Press.

Media experience

Simon has been a panel member on Anglia Television on a programme focusing on the future of tourism in East Anglia. He has also appeared on Voice of America commenting on tourism and terrorism.