Empowering the next generation of tourism scholars
3rd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium 2018
Stoddart Building, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
26th-27th April, 2018
Keynote Speakers and Resource Persons Confirmed
Dr. Fiona Jordan is the Associate Dean (Strategic Partnerships) for the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of West England (UWE Bristol), UK. She is responsible for providing overall academic leadership for international, national, regional and local partnerships. She is an active researcher and has published in the subject fields of Leisure and Tourism. Management. She has worked on a number of transnational education and research projects and recently has been active in developing the relationship between UWE and a range of events organisations, festival and community groups and charities in Bristol and the South West region. Her most recent research projects have involved working with festivals such as Glastonbury evaluating sustainability initiatives.
Dr. Kay Guccione is a Mentoring & Coaching Consultant based as the University of Sheffield, UK. She designs mentoring and coaching programmes, partnering researchers and academic staff with mentors to aid academic development. She uses her own research into the doctoral and postdoctoral experience to ensure programmes fit with the current researcher career landscape and works regularly with alumni mentors as part of a strong approach to alt-ac and post-ac careers for PhD graduates. Kay’s recent funded research projects include a study into trust development as a marker of quality in doctoral supervision relationships, and an investigation into self-leadership and personal agency in gaining research independence. Kay is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and teaches the principles and practices of mentoring and coaching through MA and supervisor development programmes. She edits both the Think Ahead blog and the Trust Me supervision blog.
Dr. Albert Kimbu is a Lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey where he has been since September, 2010. He completed his PhD in Tourism at Nottingham Trent University where he also worked as a Lecturer in Tourism and International Business Communication/Environment. His main research interests are in the areas of social and women entrepreneurship in hospitality and tourism, stakeholder networks and sustainability in tourism policy and planning in developing countries. He has (co)authored several papers on these topics.
Prof. Richard Sharpley is a Professor of Tourism and Development at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. In addition to (co-) authoring a number of articles and books on a diverse range of topics, he is a co-editor of the Tourism Planning and Development journal (published by Taylor and Francis). His principal research interests are within the fields of tourism and development, island tourism, rural tourism and the sociology of tourism.
Dr. Aaron Yankholmes is a Lecturer in Events & Leisure at Bournemouth University, UK. He taught in Macao for a couple of years, first at the Macao University of Science and Technology and more recently at the internationally recognized and UNWTO accredited Institute for Tourism Studies. He has wide-ranging research interests in leisure and tourism management and is book review editor for the Journal of Heritage Tourism.
Dr. Nicola Palmer is Head of Doctoral Training at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) and sits on the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Doctoral Steering Group. Nicola gained her PhD in 1999 and has been supervising doctoral students since 2002. She won a SHU Inspirational Research Supervisor award in 2014 and was nominated as a SHU Inspirational Woman in 2016. She supervises and examines PhD and DBA students in areas relating to her research interests and has examined 17 doctorates to date and has supervised 14 doctoral students to completion. She is a member of the editorial board for the Asian Journal of Tourism Research, is an active international conference board member, and her publications include: an edited book; book chapters; international refereed journal articles; and blog posts. Nicola has been involved in EU-funded tourism initiatives and has managed over £250,000 worth of consultancy projects in visitor economy, regeneration, education and training. She is a Trustee for a landmark sculpture project as well as a Writing Mentor for a children’s literacy charity.
Prof. Peter Schofield is Professor of Tourism and Services Management at Sheffield Hallam University. His research interests include consumer decision making and behaviour, destination and events marketing, and services management. He is a founder member of the International Academy of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, has published extensively in, and reviews for, a range of international journals and has supervised 18 PhD candidates through to completion. His research and consultancy has generated over £750,000 to date, including RCUK, Charles Forte Foundation and Regional Development Agency funding. The findings have informed government, DMO and hotel management strategies in relation to tourism development, destination marketing and customer services management.
Call for Papers!!!
If you are interested in presenting your research at this symposium, please send abstracts (250-350 words) to Emmanuel Adu-Ampong (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy to email@example.com Abstracts are accepted on any topic in tourism/leisure/events/hospitality in general but must be based on ongoing/completed PhD research/thesis/dissertation. Spaces are limited and abstracts are reviewed and accepted on a first come first served basis. The deadline for abstracts is Wednesday 31st January, 2018. Please include a short bio stating your year of study