Kevin has expertise in conducting research on community engagement especially as it relates to the tourism and leisure related industries. In recent years has attracted research funding and published in high ranked academic journals on new forms of voluntarism especially at the intersection of volunteerism and tourism.
- His research has provided the conceptual frameworks and critical and empirical rigor necessary to transform the way that community engagement is employed and understood, not only by researchers and students but also tourism industry decision makers.
- He has worked in close partnership with regional tourism associations and his work has been used to inform regional and state tourism policy responses. Kevin has particular expertise in the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods in the social sciences.