Dr Matthew Lamont BSportTourMangt(SCU), BBusTourMangt(Hons)(SCU), PhD (SCU) Dr Matt Lamont is Lecturer in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. He holds a Bachelor of Sport Tourism Management, a Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management Honours degree, and was recently awarded his PhD. Matt was also awarded the University Medal in 2006 for academic achievement. Aside from his PhD research, Matt has also worked as a research consultant and project manager with the Australian Regional Tourism Research Centre. Matt’s primary research interest is in the field of sports tourism. His PhD research examined independent cycling holidays in Australia and he has undertaken numerous other research projects looking at cycling and cycle tourism. Matt’s other research interests include the motivations and behaviours of sport-focused leisure participants, non-elite participation in sporting events, rural adventure tourism, event sponsorship, and strategic management in leisure and tourism enterprises.
A qualitative exploration of participant motives among committed amateur triathletes (with Millicent Kennelly), Leisure Sciences (2012)
This study explored motivations of amateur triathletes using an interpretive approach. In-depth interviews were conducted...
Competing priorities as constraints in event travel careers (with Millicent Kennelly and Erica Wilson), Tourism Management (2012)
An event travel career is a potentially lifelong pattern of travel to events linked with...
Intimations of postmodernity in sports tourism at the Tour de France (with Jim McKay), Journal of Sport and Tourism (2012)
Despite the burgeoning literature on sports tourism research the area is dominated by descriptive and...
Cooperative business organizations: intrinsic in every strategically functional tourism industry (with Neil Leiper and Nerilee Hing), Tourism, Culture and Communication (2011)
Relationships between organizations sharing the same domain (such as a marketplace) can take the form...
Gambling on sport sponsorship: a conceptual framework for research and regulatory review (with Nerilee Hing and Sally Gainsbury), Sport Management Review (2011)
Commercial gambling providers (CGPs) have recently intensified the promotion of theirproducts and services through sport...
Sponsorship of sport tourism events in regional areas by small and medium businesses, Australian Regional Tourism Research Centre, Occasional Paper (2006)
Independent bicycle tourism in Australia: a whole tourism systems analysis, PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2009)
Evidence exists to suggest increasing political interest in cycling-related tourism, particularly as a contributor to...
Small and medium business sponsorship of regional sport tourism events, PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2005)
Increasingly, communities in regional areas are turning to sports events of a small scale to...
'I wanted to see the pain on their face': sport tourists' perceptions of authenticity at the 2011 Tour de France (with Jim McKay), CAUTHE 2012 National Conference: The new golden age of tourism and hospitality (2012)
'It's just soaked in history: sport tourism and nostalgia at the Tour de France (with Sheranne Fairley and Jim McKay), 2012 North American Society for Sport Management Conference (NASSM 2012) (2012)
Risk and return: amateur triathletes' reactions to the cancellation of Ironman New Zealand 2012 (with Millicent Kennelly and Brent D. Moyle), Lamont, MJ, Kennelly, M & Moyle, BD 2012, 'Risk and return: amateur triathletes' reactions to the cancellation of Ironman New Zealand 2012', paper presented to Sport innovation & engagement: Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) 18th Annual Conference (2012)
Active, passive, packaged sport tourism, ANZALS 10th biennial conference (2011)
Self-determined: a qualitative interpretation of participation motives among non-elite triathletes (with Millicent Kennelly), 11th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects (2011)
In a recent issue of the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship addressing non-elite...
Amateur triathletes and event travel careers: motivations and constraints negotiation (with M Kennelly, Brent D. Moyle, and Erica Wilson), UQ, Griffith, Bond and SCU Joint Seminar Series (2012)
Ballina Bike Sunday 2008: event evaluation, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (2008)
This project was a replication of the stakeholder evaluation survey conducted in 2006 and 2007...
Election campaigns, tourism press coverage, and the Australian Labor Party: a case study of the 2007 Australian election (with John Jenkins), Proceedings of 3rd International Tourism and the Media Conference (2008)
Nimbin visitor survey report (with Jeremy Buultjens), School of Commerce and Management Papers (2008)
Outcomes of the 2008 Audax Alpine Classic: participant survey (with M Axelsen and P Faulks), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (2008)
This report documented the descriptive results of an online survey of participants in the 2008...