About LSA

The Leisure Studies Association (LSA) was founded in 1975 in response to the wave of interest in leisure by an independent body of planners, researchers, policy-makers, administrators and practitioners who saw the need to address leisure issues for a broad range of academic disciplines and in industry, commerce and government. They observed the many ways in which leisure represents the state of society and the effects of social change. The establishment of the LSA created an opportunity for practitioners and researchers to come together to exchange opinions and experience, disseminate information and establish areas for further enquiry in leisure studies areas. LSA’s audience includes scholars in sociology, geography, psychology, economics, planning, architecture, ecological sciences, physical education, recreation management, media studies, cultural studies, local and national government, tourism, and events.

Through its annual conferences, one day events, and through the publication of the book series by Taylor and Francis, the Association has improved communications between the disparate professional interests.

The LSA is the only body which addresses itself so widely in leisure. It has a UK and international membership of people with professional and personal interests in the study of leisure.

We have partnerships with ANZALS and TALS which further establishes our international connections.

The Executive Committee

Chair 

Dr. Bailey Ashton Adie

Center for Tourism Research, Wakayama University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary 

Dr Spencer Swain
s.swain@yorksj.ac.uk
York St. Johns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer

Dr. Briony Sharp
Briony.sharp@uws.ac.uk
University of West Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Communications 

Matthew Hutchinson
m.hutchinson@mmu.ac.uk
Manchester Metropolitan University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Membership

Dr David Scott
Abertay University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and Enterprise

Dr. Ian Jones
jonesi@bournemouth.ac.uk
Bournemouth University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Rep

Vacant

Ordinary Members 

Dr. Stefan Lawrence

Newman University

S.T.Lawrence@staff.newman.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Rhiannon Lord

Abertay University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onna Rageth

University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Aaron Pooley

Soonchunhyang University 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Katherine King

kingk@bournemouth.ac.uk
Bournemouth University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Chris Russell

University of Worcester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Judge

kevin.judge@stir.ac.uk

University of Stirling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifetime Honorary Members

Robert Stebbins
Ken Roberts
Myrene McFee
Jonathan Long

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