Dr Kalyan Bhandari

Lecturer in Events, Hospitality and Tourism

Hamilton Campus
Tel 01698 283100 Ext. 8307
Kalyan-Bhandari

Biography

Kalyan joined UWS in May 2013 from Oxford Brookes University where he was doing research on climate change and organizational adaptation. He began his career in the tourism industry of Nepal and worked for the Nepalese tourism board for eight years since its inception in 1999. In 2007 he decided on a career change and came to the UK to pursue his PhD studies at the University of Glasgow, where he researched the aspects of ‘nation’ and ‘nationhood’ represented in Scottish tourism. His research interest stretches from the developing to the developed world and maintains an equal interest in the society and culture of Scotland and his native Nepal.

  • Qualifications
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    • MA Sociology , Tribhuwan University (Nepal), 2003
    • PhD, University of Glasgow, 2012

     

  • Teaching Interests
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    • Business Tourism
    • Events Management 
  • Research Interests
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    • Touristic culture
    • Events Tourism
    • Tourism, nation and nationalism
    • Touristic authenticity 

     

  • Research activity output book
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     Bhandari, K. 2014. Tourism and National Identity: Heritage and Nationhood in Scotland. Channelview Publications: Clevedon.

     

  • Research activity output chapters
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    Bhandari, K. (2011).Tourism or Conservation? A controversy in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. In O. Maufaqir and P. Burns (Eds.) Tourism and Controversies (pp. 229-241), Wallingford: CABI.

    Book Review (2012): Travels in Scotland 1788–1881: A selection from contemporary tourist journals by A.J. Durie. In Tourism Management, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2013.02.008

    Book Review (2013): Envisioning Eden: mobilizing imaginaries in tourism and beyond by Noel B. Salazar in Journal of Heritage Tourism. DOI: 10.1080/1743873X.2012.746024

    Bhandari, K. and Van Strien, M. (Forthcoming). Tourism as a sustainable livelihood option: a case of climate change adaption in Nepal. In L. Ruhanen, (ed.) Responding to Climate Change: An Examination of Tourism Related Initiatives in Asia and the Pacific. UNWTO: Madrid.

     

     

     

  • Research activity output journals
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    Bhandari, K. 2013. Imagining the Scottish nation: tourism and homeland nationalism in Scotland. Current Issues in Tourism, DOI:10.1080/13683500.2013.789005

    Bhandari, K and Bhandari T. 2012. Imagining the Nepali nation in tourism. Journal of Heritage Tourism. 7(3), 239-254.

    Bhandari, K. (2011). Recreating heritage in the southwest of Scotland. Current Issues in Tourism, 14(7), 669-683.

    Bhandari, K. (2010). Burnishing Nationalism: Touring Burns and Authenticity in Scotland. Tourism Culture and Communication, 10(2), 137-147.

    Bhandari, K. (2010). Tourism in Nepal: Post-monarchy Challenges. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 8(1), 69-83. 

    Bhandari K. (2008). Touristification of Cultural Heritage: A Case Study of Robert Burns, TOURISM An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 56(3), 283-293.

    Bhandari, K. (2004). Nepalese Tourism Crisis and Beyond: Nepal Endeavour for Crisis Recovery, TOURISM An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 52(4), 375-382.


  • Research activity output abstracts
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    Homecoming Nation: Narration of Genealogical Tourists in Scotland. 2011. Published in Tourism and Seductions of Difference conference abstracts in September 2010 organized by CRIA and Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University in Lisbon, Portugal.

     

  • Research activity output conference presentations
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    Cultural tourism and geopolitical conflict in the Buddhist heritage of Lumbini, Nepal. Paper presented at the 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Manchester on 9th August 2013.

    Imagining the Nepali ‘nation’ through tourism. Paper presented at a Nepal Study day organised by Britain Nepal Academic Council at Reading, UK on 19th April 2012.

    Tourism and Heritage: Outline of Thesis and ‘How do I Tie Up a Chapter?’ Post- graduate Conference organised by the University of Glasgow on 15th December 2011.

    Homecoming Nation: Narration of Genealogical Tourists in Scotland. Paper presented at Tourism and Seductions of Difference conference in September 2010 organized by CRIA and Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University in Lisbon, Portugal.

    Our Nation Your Destination: Tourism and Nationalism in Scotland. Paper presented at Elshieshields Postgraduate Symposium 2010 organised by the University of Glasgow, UK on 22nd May 2010.

    Tourism in Nepal: Post Monarchy Challenges. Paper presented at a Nepal Study day organised by Britain Nepal Academic Council at Durham University, UK on 19th April 2010.

    New heritage in the southwest of Scotland. Paper presented at Cultural Currents Seminar at Glasgow University, Dumfries Campus on 17th February 2010.

    Post-Monarchy implications to Nepalese Tourism. Paper presented at a conference NAVIGATING SHIFTING SANDS AND MOVING MOUNTAINS: New Paradigms for Tourism and Tourism Education? organised by the ATHE (Association of Tourism in Higher Education) from 2nd-4th December 2009 at Losehill Hall, Peak District National Park, UK.
  • Research activity output source of funding
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     £990 Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (2013)
  • Useful information
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