Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Dr Lee Davidson is a Senior Lecturer in Museum & Heritage Studies at Victoria University of Wellington where she has been teaching since 1999. Her current research and teaching includes visitor studies (theory and methods); cultural diplomacy, touring exhibitions and intercultural museum practice; natural heritage; heritage tourism and sustainable development. Since 2011 she has been involved in two interconnected transnational research projects on international touring exhibitions. She regularly presents at international conferences, as well as giving invited seminars. For the past two years, she has been a visiting professor on the International Course of Museology at the Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía (ENCRyM), INAH, México. Her interdisciplinary research has been published in journals such as Leisure Sciences, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, International Journal of Travel Research and Visitor Studies, and she has been invited to contribute chapters to volumes by major publishers across the fields of museum studies, leisure, tourism and anthropology. Highlights include her co-authored book Serious Leisure and Nature (with Robert A. Stebbins), published by Palgrave in 2011, and a chapter on visitor studies in the volume Museum Practice (published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2015).