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.
Hinch, T.D. & Higham, J.E.S. (2011) Sport Tourism Development (2nd ed.). Clevedon, UK: Channel View Publications.
Higham, J.E.S. & Hinch, T.D. (2009) Sport and Tourism: Globalisation, Mobility and Identity. London: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann.
Butler, R.W. & Hinch, T. (Eds.). (2007) Tourism and Indigenous Peoples: Issues and Implications. Oxford: Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann.
Kulczycki, C., & Hinch, T. (2015). “It’s a place to climb”: place meanings of indoor rock climbing facilities. Leisure/Loisir, (ahead-of-print), 1-23.
Hinch, T., & Ramshaw, G. (2014). Heritage sport tourism in Canada. Tourism Geographies, 16(2), 237-251.
Sant, S. L., Mason, D. S., & Hinch, T. D. (2013). Conceptualising Olympic tourism legacy: destination marketing organisations and Vancouver 2010.Journal of Sport & Tourism, 18(4), 287-312.