Dr Timothy Stone
PhD, BA (Hons)
I joined the University of Aberdeen Business School in 2007 having previously held academic posts at the University of Stirling and City College Norwich. I have also worked in retail and the not-for-profit sector.
I hold an undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Stirling, in which I also studied management and philosophy. Thereafter, I was awarded a Faculty Scholarship to study for a PhD at the University of Stirling under the supervision of Professor Douglas Brownlie and Dr Paul Hewer. My thesis attempted to better understand elderly consumer’s cultural experiences of care homes.
My current research interests reside at the nexus point between consumer research, tourism and anthropology.
My primary research interests are located at the nexus between consumer research, anthropology and tourism research. Previous research projects have focussed upon:
(~) Dwelling and rural tourism development.
(~) Consumer's emic perspectives on the extended self.
(~) Theoretical reflections upon consumption, ageing and dementia.
(~) The role of consumer introspection theory (CIT) within consumer research.
(~) What it means to be an elderly consumer within a care home.
(~) Bodunrin, T. and Stone, T. to Marketing Theory.
Select manuscripts in progress:
(~) Stone, T., Gould, S. & Patterson, A. to Annals of Tourism Research (c 95% complete).
I supervise the following PhD Students:
(~) Temitope Bodunrin (Topic: Exploring the effects of lifestyle changes on consumer mindfulness).
Former PhD Students:
(~) Xiaoqing Chen (Title: A Phenomenological Understanding of Rural Tourism: A Case Study of a Chinese Village) Passed with Minor Corrections.
I am interested in supervising PhD research in the following subject areas:
Understanding the role of emotional empathy within consumers’ everyday lived experience
“Emotions do more than colour our sensory world; they are the root of everything we do, the unquenchable origin of every act” (Lewis, Amini and Lannon, 2001: 36). Empathy, therefore, can be thought of as a form of shared emotional resonance that enhances connectedness through patterns of social relationships. Whilst there is a growing body of knowledge that looks at empathy from either the consumer’s perspective or from a not-for-profit perspective, less insight is available from a more conventional institutional perspective. Therefore, a qualitative study might seek to gain a deeper understanding of the following questions: Can marketers benefit from adopting a more empathetic relationship with consumers? How might this be achieved? What form should this relationship take? How deep should this relationship be? What are the implications for the construction of the consumers self? What are the implications for marketing strategy?
I have been involved in collaborative research projects with the following not-for-profit organisations:
(~) Centre for Tobacco Control.
(~) European Union.
(~) Grounds for Learning.
(~) World Wide Fund for Nature.
Enquiries about future collaborations would be welcome from for-profit or not-for-profit organisations that are engaged in providing/promoting:
(~) End of life care.
(~) Religous/Spiritual values.
Postgraduate - MSc Marketing Management
(~) BU5573 Marketing Communications (Course Coordinator).
(~) BU5572 Consumer Behaviour (Course Coordinator).
Undergraduate - MA Management
(~) MS2006 Marketing (Course Coordinator).
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Existentially Understanding Tourism in Locale: A Dwelling PerspectiveAnnals of Tourism Research, vol. 80, 102828Contributions to Journals: Articles
Consuming Wellbeing and Happiness through Epicurean IngestionQualitative Market Research, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 595-607Contributions to Journals: Articles
"Am I as extended as you say I am?" Consumers' emic perspectives on the extended selfMarketing Theory, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 559-577Contributions to Journals: Articles
Co-creating Vulnerable ConsumersCalabash Cadence Taisgeadan. Sherry, J., Downey, H., Schouten, J. (eds.). Aire Lyre Media, pp. 56Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
The Sacred ConsumerCalabash Cadence Taisgeadan. Sherry, J. F., Downey, H., Schouten, J. (eds.). Aire Lyre Media, pp. 57Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
Vulnerable consumers in the 'fourth age': Theoretical reflections upon the case of Sandra BemJournal of Marketing Management, vol. 32, no. 3-4, pp. 386-392Contributions to Journals: Articles
Guanxi & Dwelling: Contextualising the Study of Tourism ResearchChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
Guanxi & Dwelling: Contextualising the Study of Tourism ResearchContributions to Conferences: Papers
Sodden LeavesChickasaw Craft Threnody. Sherry, J. F., Schouten, J., Downey, H. (eds.). Aire Lyre Media, pp. 61Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
A Multiverse of ConsumptionCaribou Coracle Tera. Sherry, J. F., Schouten, J., Downey, H. (eds.). University of St Banthams Press, pp. 61Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)