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Dr Victoria Bell

About Victoria Bell

Victoria Bell (MRes Rural Social Science and PhD, Newcastle University) is a senior lecturer in sociology. Her academic background is in rural issues, with her PhD focusing on experiences of living, working and visiting Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. Victoria’s research interests are varied expertise includes: research methodologies, in particular qualitative and visual methods; volunteering; the sociology of tourism; heritage; space and place. Interests include: social theory, public art and the sociology of motorcycling.


Selected publications

Bell, V. R (2013) The politics of managing a World Heritage Site: the complex case of Hadrian’s Wall. Leisure Studies. 32 (2) 115-132 Published online: May 2012 DOI:10.1080/02614367.2012.684396

Bell, V. R (2010) Experiencing Heritage at a World Heritage Site: Personal encounters with Hadrian’s Wall. Annals of Leisure Research 13 (1&2)167-190

Bell, V. R (2010) Visual Methodologies and Photographic Practices: Encounters with Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site in P. Burns, J-A. Lester and L. Bibbings (eds) Tourism and Visual Culture, Volume 2. pp.120-134

Bell, V., Robinson, F., Chapman, T., van der Graaf, P., Shaw, S., Brown, J. and Chinaka, G. (2010) Forearmed with Foresight: speculations on the future development of the third sector in North East England and Cumbria. Northern Rock Foundation Third Sector Trends Working Paper No. 6, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northern Rock Foundation.

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