Rob Lynch was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Business at UTS in April 2003. Prior to this he held the position of Associate Dean, Research and Development in the same Faculty. He was Head of the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism (one of the 6 Schools in the Faculty of Business) from 1991 – 1996. He held appointments as Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in the School of LS&T. Previous to this he held the position of Lecturer in Sociology at Charles Sturt University. He holds a PhD from the University of Illinois and Masters and Honours degrees in Education from the University of Western Australia. He is foundation Chairperson of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) and Chairperson of the Research Commission of the World Leisure and Recreation Association. He is also a Board Member of the Leisure Research Committee of the International Sociological Association. He is foundation Co-editor of Annals of Leisure Research, a member of the Editorial Board of Leisure Sciences: an Interdisciplinary Journal, Australian Leisure Manager, and foundation Advisory Editorial Board member of Managing Leisure: an International Journal. His research interests are in leisure participation patterns and social change, museum visitation patterns, gambling, casino impacts, and crowd disorder in leisure contexts. He also co-authored An Australian Leisure Research Agenda in 1995 via a national process of establishing research priorities. He has also co-authored (in 1996) an introductory text titled Australian Leisure. This text is widely used in Australia, has received some international acclaim and is now being revised for its third edition. He has written a co-authored book on crowd disorder, Dynamics of Collective Conflict (1989) and has published numerous refereed papers, book chapters, papers in proceedings, reports and submissions in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom. These works appear in the fields of leisure/recreation studies, sociology, criminology, gambling studies, tourism and sport history. He has presented conference papers and lectures in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, China, Canada, The Netherlands, England, Wales and the USA. He has also been called upon to chair and take part in course review panels in several Australian and New Zealand universities.
Lynch, R. 2006, 'From 1990 to 2004: Reflections on movements in cultural studies', Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 187-192.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
This article contains reflections on the 1990 cultural studies conference held at theUniversity of Illinois and some observations onwhere I perceive cul- tural studies appear to havemoved or aremoving in the period leading up to the 2004 crossroads conference. I note at the outset that I had the privilege of attending the 1990 conference as an audience member. I also note that at the 1990 conference, I was 14 years younger and more actively involved in the research and teaching enterprise of cultural studies than is now the case
Lynch, R. & Finkelstein, J. 2004, 'Work without end : The Making of a subjective culture', Studies in Symbolic Interaction, vol. 27, pp. 191-205.
Finkelstein, J. & Lynch, R. 2006, 'Eating out & the appetite for leisure' in Rojek, C., Shaw, S. & Veal, A.J. (eds), A Handbook of Leisure Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK, pp. 404-416.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Lynch, R. 2002, 'Gambling and crime' in Curtis, B. (ed), Gambling in New Zealand, Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, New Zealand, pp. 167-179.
Lynch, R. 2001, 'Ocio comercial y consumista' in Csikszentmihalyi, M., Cuenca, M., Buarque, C. & Trigo, V. (eds), Ocio y desarrollo, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain, pp. 167-203.
Lynch, R. 2006, 'Gambling and leisure: Outlining the relationship', The Australian Sociological Association Conference, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Perth, Australia.
Lynch, R. 2004, 'From 1990-2004 : Reflections on movements in Cultural Studies', -, Crossroads in Cultural Studies, -, -.
Lynch, R. 2004, 'Member, editorial board: "Australian Leisure Manager"'.
Lynch, R. 2004, 'Member, editorial board: "Journal of Quality of Life Studies"'.
Lynch, R. 2004, 'Member, editorial board: "Managing Leisure: An International Journal"'.
Lynch, R. 2003, 'Member, editorial board: "Australian Leisure Manager"', Academy of management conference.
Lynch, R. 2003, 'Member, editorial board: "Australian Parks and Leisure"', AFFI International conference.
Lynch, R. 2003, 'Member, editorial board: "Journal of Quality of Life Studies"', Quantitative methods in finance 2003 conference.
Lynch, R. 2003, 'Member, editorial board: "Leisure Sciences"', New frontiers in financial volatility modelling conference.
Lynch, R. 2003, 'Member, editorial board: "Managing Leisure: An International Journal"', Keynote address to the US organisational development network's Annual conference "sustainable organisations" 10-16th October 2003, --, --.