PhD (Geography), University of Western Ontario, 1991
MA (Recreation), 1984
BA (Economics, Political Science), 1978
Dr. Hinch has drawn on his multidisciplinary background to establish a research and teaching program in the area of tourism.
He has used his own background in sport, recreation and travel as an inspiration for his research. Examples include a hockey study abroad experience in Moscow as an undergraduate student; cycle touring in Canada, New Zealand and Europe; and numerous academic-based trips in places throughout Asia, South America and Africa.
In 1998, he spent his sabbatical year at the University of Otago in Dunedin where he met and initiated a sport tourism research program with Dr. James Higham. This collaboration has continued to be fruitful including the publication of two jointly authored books.
Dr. Hinch also spent a decade in various administrative roles with the Faculty including Associate Dean Community and International Engagement. He remains a strong advocate for student based international and community experiences.
Higham, J. & Hinch, T. (2018) Sport Tourism Development (3rd ed.). Clevedon, UK: Channel View Publications.
Moyle, B.D., Hinch, T.D., & Higham, J.E.S. (2018) Sport Tourism and Sustainable Destinations. London: Routledge. (reprint of special issue by Hinch, Higham & Moyle, 2016).
Recent Articles & Chapters:
Hinch, T., Higham, J. & Doering, A. (2018). Sport, tourism and identity: Japan, rugby union and the transcultural maul. In D. Hassan & C. Acton (Eds.). Sport & Contested Identity, pp 191-206. London: Routledge.
Hinch, T. & Ito, E. (2018). Sustainable Sport Tourism in Japan: Issues and Challenges. Tourism Planning and Development. 15 (1), 96-101.
Hinch, T. & Kono, S. (2018). Ultramarathon runners’ perception of place: a photo based analysis. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 22(2), 109-130.
Hinch, T. & Acharya, B. (2017), The Politics of Tourism in Cuba, In R.W. Butler and W. Suntikul (Eds.) Tourism and Political Change, pp. 138-152 (2nd edition), Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.
Hinch, T. & Holt, N. (2017). Sustaining places and participatory sport tourism events. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25(8), 1084 – 1099.
Ito, E., & Hinch, T. (2017). Kokunai supotsu tsurizumu kenkyu no keitouteki rebyu [A systematic review of sport tourism research in Japan]. Taiikugakukenkyu [Japan Journal of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences]. 62(2), 773-787.