Nancy Duxbury


Nancy Duxbury, PhD, is a Researcher and Co-coordinator of the "Cities, Cultures and Architecture" research group at CES, and a member of the European Expert Network on Culture. She is the Principal Investigator of a major research project on creative tourism, «CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas» (2016-2020); and lead of the CES team contributing to the H2020 project, «UNCHARTED: Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture» (2020-2024). Her research also focuses on culture and sustainability, cultural planning, and cultural mapping. She is also part of the Organizing Committee for the Training Series "Publish-do-not-Perish: Survive the Stampede," which offers Advanced Training Seminars for PhD and post-PhD researchers. She is an Adjunct Professor of the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, and the Department of Journalism, Communication, and New Media in the Faculty of Arts, Thompson Rivers University, Canada. She holds a doctorate in Communication and a master's in Publishing from Simon Fraser University. Her research has examined municipal involvement in cultural development, cultural infrastructure, cultural indicators, culture and sustainability, cultural policy, and book publishing.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Duxbury, Nancy; Bakas, Fiona (2020), Creative tourism: A humanistic paradigm in practice, in Ernestina Giudici and Maria Della Lucia (org.), Sustainable tourism and humanistic paradigm: Overcoming boundaries and fostering convergence. London: Routledge

Article in Scientific journal

Remoaldo, Paula; Matos, Olga; Gôja, Ricardo; Alves, Juliana; Duxbury, Nancy (2020), "Management practices in creative tourism: Narratives by managers from international institutions to a More Sustainable Form of Tourism", Geosciences, 10, 46, 1-12

Book Chapter

Duxbury, Nancy (2020), Catalyzing creative tourism in small cities and rural areas in Portugal: The CREATOUR approach, in K. Scherf (org.), Creative Tourism in Smaller Communities: Place, Culture, and Local Representation. Calgary: University of Calgary Press