Professor Dr Andrew Holden

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Professor Dr Andrew Holden

Andrew Holden is Professor of Environment and Tourism at Goldsmiths, University of London. He conducts research that focusses on the environment/culture interface especially in the context of sustainable tourism, mobilities and the history of tourism. 

Research Interests

Andrew’s research focusses on the relationship between cultures and the environment.  His current research interests include:  tourism; connection to nature; mobilities and identity; sustainable lifestyles and culture; and environmental ethics.

He has worked on research and consultancy projects related to tourism and sustainability in Nepal, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey, Greece and the United Kingdom. Projects have been funded through the Nuffield Foundation, the European Union and the private sector.

He is an experienced doctoral supervisor and supervises research students working in the areas of sustainability, mobilities and development. He has supervised 12 students to doctoral completion and acted as the external examiner for 30 doctoral students in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. He has served on several editorial boards of academic journals and has been a member of the ESRC Peer Review College.


Areas of supervision

Teaching and Supervision

MA Luxury Brand Management (History of Tourism in Asia)