Dr Debbie Hopkins

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Dr Debbie Hopkins is an Associate Professor in Human Geography. Her position sits between the Sustainable Urban Development programme and the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE).

Debbie is Editor-in-Chief of the American Association of Geographer’s Review of Books journal, sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Transport Geography, Applied Mobilities, Tourism Geographies, Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Global Networks, and is an International Research Affiliate at the Centre for Sustainability (University of Otago, Aotearoa, New Zealand).

Dr Hopkins was previously a Departmental Research Lecturer in the Transport Studies Unit and SoGE (2017-2019). She completed her PhD (2013) and postdoctoral training (2015) at the University of Otago (New Zealand) working on the Energy Cultures project. Debbie returned to the UK in 2016 for a postdoctoral position with the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (TSU, Oxford, 2016-2017).  


Debbie teaches across the Sustainable Urban Development master’s programme, and on the Prelims, Final Honour School (FHS) and MSc programmes in Geography. Debbie coordinates an Option subject on ‘Sustainable Urbanisms’ for 2nd and 3rd year geography undergraduate students, and teaches ‘Sustainability’ to 1st year undergraduates.

Debbie supervises masters and DPhil students, and is happy to speak to anyone interested in projects on themes including: mobile labour, critical logistics, everyday mobilities, emissions and energy demand reductions in freight and logistics.

Research interests

Debbie is a human geographer and environmental social scientist. Her research is broadly concerned with the social dimensions of climate change, socio-technical transitions, and the mobility of people, goods and 'waste', with a focus on cities and processes of urbanisation. Debbie is currently working on a number of projects that span these interests (primary projects listed below), many of which include international and interdisciplinary collaborators, this work is funded by research councils in the UK, Aotearoa NZ, Canada and Norway.

From October 2022, Debbie will lead a three-year ESRC-funded project, ‘Trucking Lives: Making Space for People in Truck Driving Work’. Funded through the ESRC’s Transforming Working Lives call, this multi-method project will work closely with UK truck drivers – and the wider social and logistical networks – to understand and make visible their everyday working lives, identify changes needed to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and find ways to improve workers’ lives for the better.

Debbie is also a co-investigator on a number of funded projects including the Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) project, led by Dr Sandra Mandic (Health Research Council of New Zealand, Heart Foundation, University of Otago Research Grant, 2013- ongoing), the FAIR project led by Dr Mari Martiskainen (UKRI, 2019-2023) and the PATHWAYS project led by Profs Eivind Farstad and Jens Kristian Steen Jacobsen (NRC, 2020-2025).

Her research interests span three main themes; 1. Mobile Labour, 2. The Mobilities of 'Stuff', and 3. Transport and the Climate Crisis.

Mobile Labour

Debbie’s research examines the various ways that labour is (made) mobile, and is concerned with the politics, practices and lived experiences of workers as they are (made) mobile. Her ongoing empirical work engages with academic workers (in their various roles), and freight drivers (including 'truckers' and delivery drivers). Her work seeks to uncover how a mobilised labour geography might extend existing frameworks and ways of knowing about work(places), and workers on the move.

The Mobilities of 'Stuff'

Drawing from critical logistics studies, transport and mobilities scholarship, this work reflects on the in/visibilities of the mobilities of stuff, and how points of breakdown and crisis increase their visibility. Empirically this work engages with case studies in Aotearoa, Japan and Kenya, examining the different geographies of these mobilities attending to the 'liveliness' of the stuff being moved/moving.

Transport and the Climate Crisis

Within this broad theme, Debbie's research focuses on: 1. The characteristics and responses of hard-to-decarbonise modes/sectors (e.g., aviation, freight), 2. Systemic and entrenched lock-in to high-carbon mobility practices, 3. The politics and practices of infrastructural adaptations, 4. The intersections of carbon emissions reductions, equity and justice, with an empirical focus on Aotearoa, the UK, Kenya, Norway, the USA and Canada. This work is particularly interested in the shared nature of many of these issues in cities and countries around the world, and is increasingly focused on the hypermobile minority.



Jenkins, K. and Hopkins, D. (eds.) (2018) Transitions in Energy Demand: The emergence, diffusion and impact of low-carbon innovation. Routledge, Abingdon UK.

Hopkins, D. and Higham, J.E.S. (eds.) (2016) Low Carbon Mobility Transitions. GoodFellow Publishers, Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-1-910158-64-7.

Journal articles


Higham, J.E.S., Loehr, J., Hopkins, D., Becken, S. & Stovall, W. (2022, accepted 30 September 2022). Climate science and tourism policy in Australasia: Deficiencies in science-policy translation. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Calverley, J., Hopkins, D., García Bengoechea, E., Coppell, K., Spence, J.C. & Mandic, S. (2022, accepted September 2022) Active travel in rural New Zealand: A study of rural adolescents’ perceptions of walking and cycling to school, Active Travel Studies

Hopkins, D. & Davidson A.C. (2022, accepted 24 August 2022). Stories of the gendered mobile work of English lorry driving, Gender Place and Culture DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2022.2122946

Scheer, A. Schwarz, M. Hopkins, D. & Caldecott, B. (2022, accepted 22 May 2022). Whose jobs face transition risk in Alberta? Understanding sectoral employment precarity in an oil-rich Canadian province, Climate Policy DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2086843

Hopkins, D. & Schwanen, T. (2022). Recruiting Research Participants for Transport Research: Reflections from Studies on Autonomous Vehicles in the UK, Journal of Transport Geography, 102, 103377. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2022.103377

Hopkins, D. (2022). Buffering as Everyday Logistical Labour, Roadsides, 007:  Logistics, 51-58. DOI: 10.26034/roadsides-202200708. Available at: https://roadsides.net/hopkins-007/

McCurdy, A., Stearns, J. A., Rhodes, R.E., Hopkins, D., Mummery, K. & Spence. JC. (2022). Relationships Between Physical Activity, Boredom Proneness, and Subjective Well-Being Among U.K. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2021-0253

Mandic, S., Garcia Bengoechea, E., Hopkins, D., Coppell, K., & Spence, J.C. (2022). Adolescents’ perceptions of walking and cycling to school differ based on how far they live from school, Journal of Transport & Health, 24, 101316.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2021.101316


Hopkins, D. & Schwanen, T. (2021). Talking about automated vehicles: What do levels of automation do? Technology in Society, 64, 101488. DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101488

Hopkins, D., García Bengoechea, E., & Mandic, S. (2021) Adolescents and their aspirations for car-based transport, Transportation, 48:1, 67-93. DOI: 10.1007/s11116-019-10044-4

Hopkins, D. (2021). Crises and sustainable tourism, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 29:9, 1423-1435. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2021.1905969

Martiskainen, M., Jenkins, K.E.H., Bouzarovski, S., Hopkins, D., Mattioli, G., Lacey-Barnacle, M. (2021, accepted October 2021). A spatial whole systems justice approach to sustainability transitions, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2021.10.030

Simcock, N., Jenkins, K., Lacey-Barnacle, M., Martiskainen, M., Mattioli, G. & Hopkins, D. (2021, accepted October 2021). Identifying double energy vulnerability: A systematic and narrative review of groups at-risk of energy and transport poverty in the global north, Energy Research and Social Science, 102351. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2021.102351

Cohen, S., Liu, H., Hanna, P., Hopkins, D., Higham, J.E.S., Gossling, S. (2021, Accepted July 2021). The Rich Kids of Instagram: Luxury travel, transport modes and desire, Journal of Travel Research, DOI: 10.1177/00472875211037748

Higham, J.E.S., Hanna, P. Peeters, P., Hopkins, D., Cohen, S., Gossling, S. & Cocolas, N.  (2021; Accepted June 2021). Reconfiguring aviation for a climate-safe future: Are airlines sending the wrong message? Journal of Travel Research, DOI: 10.1177/00472875211033648 

Jacobsen, J.K.S., Farstad, E., Landa Mata, I. Higham, J.E.S. & Hopkins, D. (2021; Accepted 28 May 2021). Travel discontinuities, enforced holidaying-at-home and alternative leisure travel futures after Covid-19, Tourism Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2021.1943703

Martiskainen, M., Sovacool, B.K., Lacey-Barnacle, M., Hopkins, D., Jenkins, K.E.H., Simcock, N., Mattioli, G. & Bouzarovski, S. (2021, accepted 18 November 2020). New dimensions of vulnerability to energy and transport poverty, Joules, DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2020.11.016

Spence, J. C., Rhodes, R. E., McCurdy, A., Mangan, A., Hopkins, D. & Mummery, W. K. (2021; accepted 7 December 2020). Determinants of physical activity among adults in the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic: The DUK-COVID study, British Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12497

Thomopoulos, N., Cohen, S., Hopkins, D., Kimber, S. & Siegel, L. (2021, accepted 25 November 2020). All work and no play? Autonomous vehicles in non-commuting journeys. Transport Reviews. DOI: 10.1080/01441647.2020.1857460


Hopkins, D. (2020). Sustainable mobility at the interface of transport and tourism, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 28:2, 129-143. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2019.1691800

Hopkins, D., Kester, J. Meelen, T. & Schwanen, T. (2020). Not more but different: A comment on the transitions research agenda, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 34, 4-6.  DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2019.11.008

Klöwer, M., Hopkins, D., Higham, J.E.S. & Allen, M. (2020). An analysis of ways to decarbonize conference travel after COVID-19, Nature, 583, 356-360.

Sovacool, B., Shoval, N., Hopkins, D., Jenkins, K., Hielscher, S., Goldthau, A.  & Brossmann, B. (2020). Imagining sustainable energy and mobility transitions: Valence, temporality, and radicalism in 38 visions of a low-carbon future, Social Studies of Science. 50:4, 642-679. DOI: 10.1177/0306312720915283.

Cohen, T., Stilgoe, J., Stares, S., Akeyelken, N., Cavoli, C., Day, J., Dickinson, J., Fors, V., Hopkins, D., Lyons, G., Marres, N., Newman, J., Reardon, L., Sipe, N., Tennant, C., Wadud, Z. & Wigley, E. (2020). A constructive role for social science in the development of automated vehicles, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspective, 6, 100133.

Mandic, S., Ikeda, E., Stewart, T., Garrett, N., Hopkins, D., Mindell, J.S., Tautolo, E.S., Smith, M. (2020; accepted 3 December 2020). Sociodemographic and Built Environment Associates of Travel to School by Car among New Zealand Adolescents: Meta-Analysis, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17: 23, 9138. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17239138.

Cohen, S., Stienmetz, J., Hanna, P., Humbracht, M. & Hopkins, D. (2020). Shadowcasting tourism knowledge through media: Self-driving sex cars? Annals of Tourism Research, 85, 103061.

Mindell, J., Ergler, C., Hopkins, D. & Mandic, S. (2020). Barriers and facilitators for adolescent use of public buses to school, Travel Behaviour and Society, 22, 48-58.

Sandretto, S., Hopkins, D., Wilson, G., Mandic, S. (2020). Competing Tensions: Active Transport to School, School Choice and Policy Making, Journal of Transport and Health, 18. 100908. DOI: 10.1016/j.jth.2020.100908

Keall, M., Hopkins, D., Coppell, K., Sandretto, S., García Bengoechea, E., Spence, J., Wilson, G. & Mandic, S. (2020). Implications of attending the closest school on adolescents’ physical activity and car travel in Dunedin, New Zealand, Journal of Transport and Health, 18, 100900.

Mandic, S., Hopkins, D., Garcia Bengoechea, E., Flaherty, C., Coppell, K., Moore, A., Williams, J. & Spence, J.C. (2020). Differences in Parental Perceptions of Walking and Cycling to High School According to Distance, Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour, 71, 238-249. 

Mandic, S., Hopkins, D., Garcia Benhoechea, E.G., Moore, A., Sandretto, S., Coppell, K., Ergler, C., Keall, M., Rolleston, A., Kidd, G., Wilson, G. & Spence, J.C. (2020). Built Environment and Active Transport to School: BEATS Natural Experiment study protocol, BMJ Open, 10: e034899. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034899

Bach, L., Hopkins, D. & Stephenson, J. (2020) Solar electricity cultures: Household adoption dynamics and energy policy in Switzerland, Energy Research and Social Science, 63, 1-13. DOI: j.erss.2019.101395


Hopkins, D., Higham, J.E.S., Orchiston, C., & Duncan, T. (2019). The practice of academic mobilities: bodies, networks and institutional rhythms, The Geographical Journal, 185:4, 472-484. DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12301

Gössling, S., Hanna, P., Cohen, S., Higham, J.E.S., Hopkins, D. (2019). Can we fly less? An evaluation of the ‘necessity’ of air travel, Journal of Air Transport Management, 81, 101722. DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2019.101722

Cohen, S., Hanna, P., Higham, J.E.S., Hopkins, D., Orchiston, C. (2019) Gender discourses in academic mobility, Gender, Work and Organization, 27:2, 149-165. DOI: 10.1111/gwao.12413

Higham, J.E.S., Hopkins, D. and Orchiston, C. (in press) The work-sociology of academic aeromobility at remote institutions: Networks, co-presence and proximity. Mobilities. DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2019.1589727

Cohen, S.A. and Hopkins, D. (2019) Autonomous vehicles and the future of urban tourism. Annals of Tourism Research. Annals of Tourism Research, 74C: 33-42.

Hassan, K., Higham, J.E.S., Wooliscroft, B. and Hopkins, D. (2019) Climate change and World Heritage: A cross-border analysis of the Sundarbans (Bangladesh-India). Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, special issue on Tourism Policy in the Asia Pacific. DOI: 10.1080/19407963.2018.1516073


Mandic, S., Sandretto, S., Hopkins, D., Wilson, G., Moore, A. and Garcia Bengoechea, E. (2018) “I wanted to go here”: Adolescents’ perspectives on school choice. Journal of School Choice: International Research and Reform, 12(1): 98-122.

Mandic, S., Sandretto, S., Bengoechea, E.G., Hopkins, D., Moore, A., Rodda, J. and Wilson, G. (2018) Enrolling in the closest school: Implications of school choice decisions for active transport to school. Journal of Transport and Health, 6C, 347-357.

Haerewa, N., Stephenson, J. and Hopkins, D. (2018) Shared mobility in a Māori community. Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 13(2): 233-245.

Hopkins, D. and Schwanen, T. (2018) Automated Mobility Transitions: Governing Processes in the UK. Sustainability, 10(4): 956.

Mandic, S., Sandretto, S., Hopkins, D., Wilson, G., Moore, A. and García Bengoechea, E. (2018) “I wanted to go here”: Adolescents’ perspectives on school choice. Journal of School Choice: International Research and Reform, 12(1): 98-122.


Frater, J., Williams, J., Hopkins, D., Flaherty, C., Moore, A., Kingham, S., Kuijer, R. and Mandic, S. (2017) A tale of two New Zealand cities: Cycling to school among adolescents in Christchurch and Dunedin. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 49: 205-214.

Hopkins, D. (2017) Destabilising automobility? The emergent mobilities of generation Y. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 46(3): 371-383.

Hopkins, D. and Mandic, S. (2017) Perceptions of cycling amongst High School Students and their Parents. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 11(5): 342-356.

Mandic, S. Hopkins, D., Bengoechea, E., Flaherty, C. Williams, J. Sloane, L., Moore, A., and Spence, J. (2017) Adolescents' perceptions of cycling versus walking to school: Understanding the New Zealand context. Journal of Transport and Health, 4: 294-304.

Mandic, S., Sandretto, S., Bengoechea, E.G., Hopkins, D., Moore, A., Rodda, J. and Wilson, G. (2017) Enrolling in the closest school: Implications of school choice decisions for active transport to school. Journal of Transport and Health, 6C: 347-357.

Stephenson, J., Spector, S., Hopkins, D. and McCarthy, A. (2017) Deep interventions for a sustainable transport future. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.


Higham, J.E.S., Haukeland, J.V., Hopkins, D., Vistad, O.I., Lindberg, K. and Daugstad, K. (2016) National Parks policy and planning: A comparative analysis of friluftsliv (Norway) and the dual mandate (New Zealand). Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 8(2): 146-175.

Hopkins, D. (2016) Can environmental awareness explain declining preference for car-based mobility amongst generation Y? An examination of learn to drive behaviours. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 94: 149-163.

Hopkins, D. and McCarthy, A. (2016) Change trends in urban freight delivery: A qualitative inquiry. Geoforum, 74: 158-170.

Hopkins, D. and Stephenson, J. (2016) The replication and reduction of automobility: findings from Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Transport Geography, 56: 92-101.

Mandic, S., Williams, J., Moore, A., Hopkins, D., Flaherty, C., Wilson, G., García Bengoechea, E. and Spence, J.C. (2016) Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) Study: Protocol for a Cross-Sectional Study. BMJ Open, 6. e011196.

Rees, D., Stephenson, J., Hopkins, D. and Doering, A. (2016) Exploring stability and change in transport systems: combining Delphi and System Dynamics approaches. Transportation, 44(198): 1-17.


Hall, C.M., Amelung, B., Cohen, S., Eijgelaar, E. Gossling, S., Higham, J., Leemans, R., Peeters, P., Ram, Y., Scott, D., Hopkins, D. Huijbens, E.H., Koens, K., Lamers, M., et al. (2015) Denying Bogus Skepticism in Climate Change and Tourism Research. Tourism Management, 47: 352-356.

Hall, C.M., Amelung, B., Cohen, S., Eijgelaar, E. Gossling, S., Higham, J., Leemans, R., Peeters, P., Ram, Y., Scott, D., Hopkins, D. Huijbens, E.H., Koens, K., Lamers, M., et al. (2015) No time for smokescreen skepticism: A rejoinder to Shani and Arad. Tourism Management, 47: 341-347.

Hopkins, D. (2015) Applying a comprehensive contextual climate change vulnerability framework to New Zealand’s tourism industry. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 44(2): 110-120.

Hopkins, D. (2015) Public opinion: Country comparisons. Nature Climate Change, 5: 975-976.

Hopkins, D. (2015) The perceived risks of local climate change in Queenstown, New Zealand. Current Issues in Tourism, 18(10): 947-965.

Hopkins, D., Campbell-Hunt, C., Carter, L., Higham, J.E.S. and Rosin, C. (2015) Climate change and Aotearoa New Zealand: A review. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 6(6): 559-583.

Hopkins, D., Higham, J.E.S., Topp, S. and Duncan, D. (2015) Academic mobility in the Anthropocene: A comparative study of university policy at three New Zealand institutions. Journal of Sustainable Tourism (Special Issue on Understanding and Governing Sustainable Mobility), 24(3): 376-395.

Mandic, S., Mountfort, A., Hopkins, D., Flaherty, C., Williams, J., Brook, E., Moore, A., Wilson, G. and Spence, J. (2015) Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) Study: Multidisciplinary and multi-sector collaboration for physical activity promotion. Retos: Nuevas tendencias en Educacion Fisica, Deporte y Recreacion (Challenges: New tendencies in Physical Education, Sport and Recreation), 28: 197-202.

Stephenson, J., Barton, B., Carrington, G., Doering, A., Ford, B., Hopkins, D., Lawson, R., McCarthy, A., Rees, D., Scott, M.G., Thorsnes, P., Walton, S., Williams, J. and Wooliscroft, B. (2015) The Energy Cultures Framework: Exploring the role of norms, practices and material culture in shaping energy behaviour in New Zealand. Energy Research and Social Science, 7: 117-123.


Hopkins, D. (2014) The sustainability of climate change adaptation strategies in New Zealand’s ski industry: a range of stakeholder perceptions. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 22(1): 107-126.

Hopkins, D. and Maclean, K. (2014) Climate change perceptions and responses in Scotland's ski industry. Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment, 16(3): 400-414.

Hopkins, D. and Stephenson, J. (2014) Generation Y mobilities through the lens of energy cultures: a preliminary exploration of mobility cultures. Journal of Transport Geography, 38: 88-91.

Stephenson, J. Hopkins, D. and Doering, A. (2014) Conceptualizing transport transitions: Energy Cultures as an organizing framework. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, 4(4): 354-364.


Hopkins, D. (2013) Learning about Climate: An Exploration of the Socialization of Climate Change. Weather, Climate and Society, 5(4): 381-393.

Hopkins, D., Higham, J. and Becken, S. (2013) Climate change in a regional context: relative vulnerability in the Australasian skier market. Regional Environmental Change, 13(2): 449-458.

Rosin, C., Dwiartama, A., Grant, D. and Hopkins, D. (2013) Using provenance to create stability: State-led territorialisation of Central Otago as assemblage. New Zealand Geographer, 69(3): 235-248.

Book chapters

Hopkins, D. & Plyushteva, A. (2022). Transport. In: Demeritt, D. & Lees, L. [Eds]. Concise Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elgar Encyclopedias in the Social Sciences series.

Hopkins, D. & Akyelken, N. (2022). MotherTruckers? Gendered work in logistics and freight, In: Wright, T., Budd, L., & Ison, S. [Eds]. Gender and Work in Transport, Emerald Publishing.

Higham, J.E.S., Hopkins, D. & Orchiston, C. (2022). Academic aeromobility in the global periphery, In: Bjørkdahl, K. & Duharte, A.S.F. [Eds]. Academic Aeromobility: Airborne Research in the Anthropocene, Springer, Singapore.

Hopkins, D. & Brand, C. (2021). The Energy Implications of Transport Planning, In: Vickerman, R. [Ed]. The International Encyclopedia of Transportation, Elsevier, London. P. 214-219.

Hopkins, D. (2020). Low Carbon Mobility Transitions, In: Curtis, C. [Ed]. The Handbook of Sustainable Transport, Edward Elgar.

Hopkins, D. & Schwanen, T. (2019). Experimenting with vehicle automation, in: Jenkins, K. & Hopkins, D. [Eds.]. Transitions in Energy Demand: A Sociotechnical Perspective, Routledge, Abingdon, UK.  

Jenkins, K., Sorrell, S., Hopkins, D. & Roberts, C. (2019) New directions in sociotechnical energy demand research. In: Jenkins, K. & Hopkins, D. [Eds.]. Transitions in Energy Demand: A Sociotechnical Perspective, Routledge, Abingdon, UK. 

Jenkins, K., Hopkins, D. & Roberts, C. (2019). Conclusion: Towards systematic reductions in energy demand. In: Jenkins, K. & Hopkins, D. [Eds.]. Transitions in Energy Demand: A Sociotechnical Perspective, Routledge, Abingdon, UK. 

Hopkins, D. & Schwanen, T. (2018). Governing the race to automation, In: Marsden, G. & Reardon, L. [Eds]. Governance of Smart Mobility, Emerald, Bingley, UK. 

Hopkins, D. (2018) Winter sports resources, climate change and the ironies of sports-related mobilities. Chapter 7 in, Higham, J.E.S. and Hinch, T. (eds.) Sport Tourism Development (Edition 3). Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK.

Hopkins, D. and Higham, J.E.S. (2018) Climate change and tourism. In, Cooper, C., Gartner, B., Scott, N. and Volo, S. (eds.) Sage Handbook of Tourism Management. SAGE, London, UK.

Hopkins, D. and Markowitz, E. (2018) Geographies of climate change. In, Nisbet, M.C., Schafer, M., Markowitz, E., Ho, S., O'Neill, S. and Thaker, J. (eds.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Hopkins, D. and Schwanen, T. (2018) Governing the race to automation. In, Marsden, G. and Reardon, L. (eds.) Governance of Smart Mobility. Emerald, Bingley, UK.

Hopkins, D. and Mandic, S. (2017) Purposeful leisure mobilities: reframing the walk to school. In, Hall, C.M., Ram, Y. and Shoval, N. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Walking Studies: Leisure, Travel and Wellbeing. Routledge, London. 488 pp. ISBN: 978-1-13-819534-9.

Higham, J.E.S. and Hopkins, D. (2014) Wildlife viewing: “Call it consumption!”. Chapter 22 in, Gossling, S., Scott, D. and Hall, M. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability. Routledge, London.

Hopkins, D. and Becken, S. (2014) Socio-cultural resilience. Chapter 39 in, Hall, M., Williams, A. and Lew, A. (eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Tourism. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-47448-8.

Hopkins, D. and Higham, J.E.S. (2012) Framework conventions for climate change: An analysis of global framework conventions with reference to resource governance and environmental management approaches in New Zealand. Chapter 22 in, Holden, A. and Fennell, D. (eds.) A Handbook of Tourism and the Environment. Routledge, London. pp. 227-240.


ALLEA Report (2022). Towards Climate Sustainability of the Academic System in Europe and Beyond. May 2022. Allea, Berlin. DOI: 10.26356/climate-sust-acad ISBN: 978-3-9823967-1-2 [ALLEA working group member, drafting group].

Hopkins, D. (2019). Academic Research and Policymaking for Transport: Insights from Aotearoa New Zealand, Report prepared for the New Zealand Ministry of Transport, as part of an Academic Secondment 2017-2019. 19 November 2019.

Hopkins, D., Kutzner, D. & Ganve, G. (2018). Urban Freight Research (1972-2014): A Systematic Review of the Field. Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago, New Zealand. 

Spector, S., Stephenson, J. and Hopkins, D. (2017) Interventions for a sustainable transport system for New Zealand: Results from a Delphi study. Energy Cultures Research Programme, Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago, New Zealand. ISBN: 978-0-9941371-3-5.

Schwanen, T., Hopkins, D. and Sovacool, B. (2016) Written evidence: House of Lords Science and Technology Committee: Autonomous Vehicles.

Stephenson, J., Barton, B., Carrington, G., Hopkins, D., Lavelle, M.J., Lawson, R., Rees, D., Scott, M., Thorsnes, P., Walton, S. and Wooliscroft, B. (2016) Energy Cultures Policy Briefs. University of Otago: Centre for Sustainability.

Hopkins, D. and Stephenson, J. (2015) Generation Y Mobilities: Full Report. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. ISBN: 978-0-9941219-3-6.

Hopkins, D. and Stephenson, J. (2015) Generation Y Mobilities: Highlights. Centre for Sustainability (CSAFE), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. ISBN: 978-0-9941219-2-9.

Stephenson, J., Hopkins, D. and McCarthy, A. (2014) New Zealand’s future transport system: drivers of change. Initial report from the NZ Delphi study. Energy Cultures research programme, Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. ISBN: 978-0-473-31177-3.