Gordon Cessford

I was the lead Social Scientist at the Department of Conservation for many years. Work there involved outdoor recreation participation and development; tourism impacts, benefits and development; physical impacts on the environment; social impacts from recreation; economic impacts from recreation and tourism; community involvement in tourism and conservation.

I am now a Wellington-based consultant in an Auckland-based Company – VISITOR SOLUTIONS. We cover a wider range of sport, recreation and leisure research areas – which includes sport and recreation as well as the arts, culture and heritage. This involves many types of work including new facility development and feasibility studies; management and governance reviews; revenue opportunities; customer research; community development; museum and heritage site developments; site design and planning; visitor surveys and qualitative research.

Ethnic Group
New Zealand European
Masters Degree, All Researchers
Professional Memberships
Associaton of Social Science Research Mountain Safety Council Research Advisory Committee NZ Recreation Associaton Wellington Working Group
Area of Expertise
Environment, Sport & Recreation, Arts & Culture, Community Development, Cultural Diversity, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Health & Wellbeing
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