Dr Sean Ruane


Contact Details

UNIVERSITY TEACHER
M: 00 353 87 2061161
E: SEAN.T.RUANE@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

I am currently interested in destination image with particular focus on images produced by destination marketers to promote tourism destinations.
My research focus is qualitative in nature and adopts an interpretative approach.

Research Interests

Consumer behaviour in tourism with specific focus on qualitative methodologies.

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2011) Tourism and Hospitality Research, Current Challenges and Future Opportunities.
Kate O'Connell, Maria Palma Fahey, Sean T. Ruane, Kristin Onderdonk Horan (Ed.). (2011) Tourism and Hospitality Research, Current Challenges and Future Opportunities. Galway/ Shannon: Galway/Shannon: College of Business, Public Policy and Law, National University of Ireland (NUI) Gal. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Tourists’ Photographic Constructions of Place in Ireland'
Ruane, S.T., Quinn, B., & Flanagan, S. (2018) 'Tourists’ Photographic Constructions of Place in Ireland' In: Authenticity & Tourism: Materialities, Perceptions, Experiences. England: Emerald Publishing Limited. [Details]
(2010) 'Reporting on the utility of volunteer employed photography as part of a multi-method approach to explore Ireland's destination image'
Ruane, S.T., Quinn, B., Spencer, C., & Flanagan, S. (2010) 'Reporting on the utility of volunteer employed photography as part of a multi-method approach to explore Ireland's destination image' In: Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland, Current Challenges and Future Opportunities. Galway/Shannon: College of Business, Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway/ Shannon College of Hotel Management. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) The Contribution of Food Turnover to Hotel Related Revenue Along the Wild Atlantic Way: An Exploratory Study.
O'Driscoll, F., O'Connell, K., Ruane, S.T., Hynes, S. (2017) The Contribution of Food Turnover to Hotel Related Revenue Along the Wild Atlantic Way: An Exploratory Study. Shannon College of Hotel Management, Shannon, Ireland. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) Travel and Tourism Research Association's (TTRA) Annual European Conference
O’Driscoll, F., Doody, H., O’Connell, K., & Ruane, S.T. (2016) How the Irish Hospitality Industry is Perceived by Senior Cycle Pupils in Ireland Travel and Tourism Research Association's (TTRA) Annual European Conference Shannon College of Hotel Management, , 20-APR-16 - 22-APR-16 [Details]
(2014) Anthropology and Photography
Ruane, S.T. Quinn, B., & Flanagan, S. (2014) US Tourists' Photographic Memory Traces of Ireland Anthropology and Photography British Museum, Clore Centre, London, [Details]
(2013) At the New Directions: Travel and Tourism Research at the Crossroads Conference (TTRA)
Ruane, S.T., Quinn, B., & Flanagan, S. (2013) The role the camera plays in the personal construction of place by American tourists while on holiday in Ireland At the New Directions: Travel and Tourism Research at the Crossroads Conference (TTRA) Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, [Details]
(2012) The International Conference on Tourism and Events, Opportunities, Impacts and Change. Incorporating the 8th Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference (THRIC)
Ruane, S.T., & Quinn, D. (2012) The Holiday Experience & Personal Values: An Irish Case Study The International Conference on Tourism and Events, Opportunities, Impacts and Change. Incorporating the 8th Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference (THRIC) The University Of Ulster, Belfast, [Details]
(2009) 5th Annual Tourism Research in Ireland Conference (THRIC)
Ruane, S.T. (2009) Induced Tourism Imagery of Ireland . In: Geraldine Gorham and Dr Ziene Mottiar eds. 5th Annual Tourism Research in Ireland Conference (THRIC) Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, [Details]
(2009) Fantasy Ireland: Imaginings and Re-Imaginings. Seventh Annual Irish Studies Conference
Ruane, S.T. (2009) Destination Image in Tourism Contexts Fantasy Ireland: Imaginings and Re-Imaginings. Seventh Annual Irish Studies Conference The University of Sunderland in Association with NEICN, , 13-NOV-09 - 15-NOV-09 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) TTRA European Chapter Conference,
Dr Sean T. Ruane (2016) The aim of the conference is to stimulate an international discussion on issues relating to tourism and hospitality research. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], TTRA European Chapter Conference, Shannon College of Hotel Management , 20-APR-16 - 22-APR-16. [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2014) Real Ireland-An Investigation into US Tourists' Holiday Photographs.
Ruane, S.T. (2014) Real Ireland-An Investigation into US Tourists' Holiday Photographs. Dublin: Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2011 2nd Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium Best Oral Presentation Graduate Research School, Dublin Institute of Technology

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Travel Tourism Research Association President of the European Chapter 01-APR-15 / 01-APR-18
Irish Hospitality Institute IHI Member 01-MAR-05 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Shannon College of Hotel Management Lecturer 10-SEP-00 / 01-AUG-15
Aer Rianta Pastry Chef 01-APR-88 / 09-SEP-00
National University of Ireland Galway Lecturer above the bar 01-AUG-15 / 16-JAN-17

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2014 Dublin Institute of Technology PhD Tourism
2002 HETAC/Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Diploma in Arts Culinary Arts
2005 Dublin Institute of Technology Msc Hospitality Management

Teaching Interests

Strategic Management; Culinary; Tourism.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
1&2/2016 Food & Beverage 2 SC 3200
1&2/2016 Food & Beverage 1 SC1105 Culinary
1/2016 Strategic Management SC4102 Strategy for Hotel Managers
2/2016 Principles of Tourism SC4105 Applied Tourism Theory and Practice for Hotel Managers