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Registration Open: 3rd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium 2018

We are happy to announce that the registration for the 3rd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium 2018 is now open.

You can register through this link http://store.shu.ac.uk/product‐catalogue/students/sheffield‐business‐school/sbs‐student‐events/3rdtourism‐research‐network‐phdecr‐symposium‐2018

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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

 

Following the success of the past two editions and in response to participant feedback, the Tourism Research Network is happy to announce the 3rd TouRNet PhD/ECR Symposium to be hosted by the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University. Check these links to get a flavour of what happened in the last editions in TouRNet Symposium 2016 and TouRNet Symposium 2017

What: This Symposium is a gathering of PhD students and Early Career Researchers in tourism, leisure, events and hospitality which aims to offer opportunities to:

  • Discuss and reflect on future professional development through a series of workshops
  • Present research
  • Meet and network with other PhD students, ECRs and established academics

Who: PhD research students at any stage of their research and Early Career Researchers

When: Thursday 26th & Friday 27th April, 2018

Where: Stoddart Building, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Cost: £40 per person (Please use this link to register)

http://store.shu.ac.uk/product‐catalogue/students/sheffield‐business‐school/sbs‐student‐events/3rdtourism‐research‐network‐phdecr‐symposium‐2018

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers and Resource Persons

downloadDr. 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.

kayDr. 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.

albert-e1516258421813Dr. 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.

sharpley 1Prof. 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.

 

aaronDr. 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_PalmerDr. 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.

 

image003Prof. 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.

 

Symposium Format

The activities for this symposium are designed to ensure that each day is as interactive and informative as possible for all attendees.  The main sessions on the day will be:

Workshops

Experienced academics will give a short presentation followed by break-out small group discussions and the opportunity for attendees to ask questions leading to an interactive discussion on a range of issues. There will be four workshops over the course of the 2 days on the following topics:

  • The PhD Journey: hacking your travel through the academy
  • How to get published and keep publishing
  • Alt-ac Careers: Planning for a successful career outside academia
  • The academic marketplace: surviving and thriving in the first (associate) lectureship position
  • Time for reflection and writing

Paper presentations

Participants with accepted papers will present their research in a paper session. The plan is to have all presentations in a plenary session rather than parallel sessions. This means that each presenter has a room full of listeners. Each presenter will be allotted 15 minutes to present their work and respond to any queries.

 

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Keynote speakers and resource persons confirmed – 3rd TouRNet PhD/ECR Symposium, 2018

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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

downloadDr. 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.

kayDr. 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.

albert-e1516258421813Dr. 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.

sharpley 1Prof. 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.

 

aaronDr. 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_PalmerDr. 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.

 

image003Prof. 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 (e.adu-ampong@shu.ac.ukwith a copy to tourismresearchnetwork@gmail.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


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Call for papers – 3rd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium 2018

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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

Following the success of the past two editions and in response to participant feedback, the Tourism Research Network is happy to announce the 3rd TouRNet PhD/ECR Symposium to be hosted by the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University. Check these links to get a flavour of what happened in the last editions in TouRNet Symposium 2016 and TouRNet Symposium 2017

What: This Symposium is a gathering of PhD students and Early Career Researchers in tourism, leisure, events and hospitality which aims to offer opportunities to:

  • Discuss and reflect on future professional development through a series of workshops
  • Present research
  • Meet and network with other PhD students, ECRs and established academics

Who: PhD research students at any stage of their research and Early Career Researchers

When: Thursday 26th & Friday 27th April, 2018

Where: Stoddart Building, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Cost: £40 per person (Registration details will follow soon)

If you are interested in presenting your research at this symposium, please send abstracts (250-350 words) to Emmanuel Adu-Ampong (e.adu-ampong@shu.ac.uk) with a copy to tourismresearchnetwork@gmail.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.

 Speakers

We will have an exciting and engaging line-up of speakers to lead the workshops – keep an eye out for updates and announcements!

Symposium Format

The activities for this symposium are designed to ensure that each day is as interactive and informative as possible for all attendees.  The main sessions on the day will be:

Workshops

Experienced academics will give a short presentation followed by break-out small group discussions and the opportunity for attendees to ask questions leading to an interactive discussion on a range of issues. There will be four workshops over the course of the 2 days on the following topics:

  • The PhD Journey: hacking your travel through the academy
  • How to get published and keep publishing
  • Alt-ac Careers: Planning for a successful career outside academia
  • The academic marketplace: surviving and thriving in the first (associate) lectureship position
  • Time for reflection and writing

Paper presentations

Participants with accepted papers will present their research in a paper session. The plan is to have all presentations in a plenary session rather than parallel sessions. This means that each presenter has a room full of listeners. Each presenter will be allotted 15 minutes to present their work and respond to any queries.

Provisional programme outline

Day 1 – Thursday 26th April, 2018

12.00 Registration desk open
12.00 – 14.00 Networking Buffet Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Workshop 1
15.30 – 16.00 Tea and Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Student Presentations
17.30 Drinks and informal dinner

Day 2 – Friday 27th April, 2018

08.30 – 09.30 Registration desk open
09.30 – 10.30 Workshop 2
10.30 – 11.30 Student Presentations
11.30 – 12.30 Workshop 3
12.30 – 14.00 Networking Buffet Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Student Presentations
15.00 – 16.30 Workshop 4
16.30 Closing tea and coffee
(Drinks and informal dinner afterwards)

 


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3rd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium 2018: call for papers

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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

Following the success of the past two editions and in response to participant feedback, the Tourism Research Network is happy to announce the 3rd TouRNet PhD/ECR Symposium to be hosted by the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University. Check these links to get a flavour of what happened in the last editions in TouRNet Symposium 2016 and TouRNet Symposium 2017

What: This Symposium is a gathering of PhD students and Early Career Researchers in tourism, leisure, events and hospitality which aims to offer opportunities to:

  • Discuss and reflect on future professional development through a series of workshops
  • Present research
  • Meet and network with other PhD students, ECRs and established academics

Who: PhD research students at any stage of their research and Early Career Researchers

When: Thursday 26th & Friday 27th April, 2018

Where: Stoddart Building, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Cost: £40 per person (Registration details will follow soon)

If you are interested in presenting your research at this symposium, please send abstracts (250-350 words) to Emmanuel Adu-Ampong (e.adu-ampong@shu.ac.uk) with a copy to tourismresearchnetwork@gmail.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.

 Speakers

We will have an exciting and engaging line-up of speakers to lead the workshops – keep an eye out for updates and announcements!

Symposium Format

The activities for this symposium are designed to ensure that each day is as interactive and informative as possible for all attendees.  The main sessions on the day will be:

Workshops

Experienced academics will give a short presentation followed by break-out small group discussions and the opportunity for attendees to ask questions leading to an interactive discussion on a range of issues. There will be four workshops over the course of the 2 days on the following topics:

  • The PhD Journey: hacking your travel through the academy
  • How to get published and keep publishing
  • Alt-ac Careers: Planning for a successful career outside academia
  • The academic marketplace: surviving and thriving in the first (associate) lectureship position
  • Time for reflection and writing

Paper presentations

Participants with accepted papers will present their research in a paper session. The plan is to have all presentations in a plenary session rather than parallel sessions. This means that each presenter has a room full of listeners. Each presenter will be allotted 15 minutes to present their work and respond to any queries.

Provisional programme outline

Day 1 – Thursday 26th April, 2018

12.00 Registration desk open
12.00 – 14.00 Networking Buffet Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Workshop 1
15.30 – 16.00 Tea and Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Student Presentations
17.30 Drinks and informal dinner

Day 2 – Friday 27th April, 2018

08.30 – 09.30 Registration desk open
09.30 – 10.30 Workshop 2
10.30 – 11.30 Student Presentations
11.30 – 12.30 Workshop 3
12.30 – 14.00 Networking Buffet Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Student Presentations
15.00 – 16.30 Workshop 4
16.30 Closing tea and coffee
(Drinks and informal dinner afterwards)

 


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Full draft programme v.1: TouRNet Symposium 2017 #TouRNet17

2nd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium 2017

Harvard Lecture Theatre, David Chiddick Building, University of Lincoln

Wednesday 26th April, 2017

 

08:30-09:45 Arrivals/ Registration (with tea, coffee and pastries)

09:45-10:00 Welcome/Introduction to the day

David Charles (University of Lincoln) and Emmanuel Adu-Ampong (University of Lincoln)

 

10:00- 10:50 Workshop 1 – The PhD Journey: travelling through the academy

Adele Ladkin (University of Bournemouth)

 

10:50- 11:40 Workshop 2 – Planning for an academic career

Nancy Stevenson (University of Westminster)

 

11:45-12:45 Student Presentations

Room 1: Destinations: branding, mobilities and crisis  Room 2: The hospitality of the event industry
Destination and place: multiplicity and exclusion in tourism policy

Lynn Beard, University of Surrey

Small independent restaurants’ interpretation of corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Barbara Tomasella, Sheffield Hallam University

Identity and gastronomy: accommodation’s supply analysis in Girona region

Sara Forgas-Serra, Universitat de Girona, Spain

The absorptive capacity of the events industry: a qualitative investigation of internal processes

Alistair Palferman, Leeds Beckett University

The role of tourism in a post-conflict

Maja Jovic, University of Westminster

Contemporary labour migration in the European hospitality industry: research findings

Karina Zheleznyak, Sheffield Hallam University

Tourism and political crises. Can they exist together?

Doaa Shohaieb, University of York

Hospitality in adventure tourism: soft skills and natural knowledges

Jelena Farkic, University of the Highlands and Islands

 

12.45-14.10 Buffet Networking Lunch

 

14.15-15.15 Student Presentations

Room 1: Methodological and theoretical reflections on tourism research Room 2: Tourism-development nexus
Getting entangled in the Gambia

Louise M. Dixey, University of Lincoln

 

Tourism impacts on a Taiwanese indigenous community: a truku case study

Wu- Long Jhuang, University of Sheffield

Methodological approach for redefining tourism destinations based on the tourists’ travel patterns

Isabel Paulino, Universitat de Girona, Spain

Picturing food culture, agricultural practices and tourism in small communities of Chiapas, Mexico

Rosa Elba Hernandez Cruz, University of York

Walking china’s tea horse road: reflections on ethnographic fieldwork on the move

Alexandra Witte, Leeds Beckett University

The relevance of development history on the effectiveness of sustainable economic growth and socio change through tourism education:  the Akans of Ghana

J. K. Amoo-Bediako, University of Derby

Archaeological tourism: a creative approach

David Ross, University of Hull

 

15.15-16.15 Workshop 3 – How to get published and keep publishing

Scott Cohen (University of Surrey)

 

16.15-16.30 Tea and Coffee Break

 

16.30-17.30 Workshop 4 – Preparing for academic job interviews and surviving the first (associate) lectureship position

Agnieszka Rydzik & Deirdre Anderson (University of Lincoln)

 

17.30 onwards – Drinks at the University of Lincoln Students Union

 

 

If you are on twitter you can follow @TouRNet_WRDTC and use the hashtag #TouRNet17  in case you want to tweet about the event.

 


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Early-copy programme outline draft: 2nd TouRNet PhD/ECR Symposium, Wednesday 26th April, 2017

2nd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium 2017

Wednesday 26th April, 2017

David Chiddick Building, University of Lincoln

Empowering the next generation of tourism scholars

Early-Copy Draft Programme Outline

Time Activity
0830 – 0945 Arrivals/Registration (with tea, coffee and pastries)
0945 – 1000  Welcome/Introduction to the day
1000 – 1130 Workshop I – The PhD Journey

Workshop II – Planning for an academic career

1130 – 12.30 Student Presentations I
12.30 – 1400 Buffet Networking Lunch
1400 – 1515 Student Presentations II
1515 – 1615 Workshop III – How to get published and keep publishing
1615 – 1630 Tea & Coffee Break
1630 – 1730 Workshop IV– Preparing for academic job interviews and surviving the first (associate) lectureship position
1730 onwards Drinks at the Student Union Bar

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Registration Open: 2nd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium

We are happy to announce that the registration for the 2nd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium 2017 is now open.

You can register through this link  http://store.lincoln.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events/lincoln-international-business-school/tourism-research-network-phdecr-symposium-2017

For those who are keen to present, we are still accepting abstracts until 28th February, 2017. More details below

 

2nd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium 2017

Wednesday 26th April, 2017

Empowering the next generation of tourism scholars

 Following a successful first edition, the Tourism Research Network is happy to announce the 2nd TouRNet PhD/ECR Symposium hosted by the University of Lincoln. Check this link to get a flavour of what happened last year Flashback: TouRNet Symposium 2016

What: This Symposium is a gathering of PhD students and Early Career Researchers in tourism, leisure, events and hospitality which aims to offer opportunities to:

  • Discuss and reflect on future professional development through a series of workshops
  • Present research
  • Meet and network with other PhD students, ECRs and established academics

Who: PhD research students at any stage of their research and Early Career Researchers (max. 5 years post-PhD)

When: Wednesday 26th April, 2017

Where: David Chaddick Building, University of Lincoln, UK

Cost: £25 per person Registration now open through this link

If you are interested in presenting your research at this symposium, please send abstracts (250-350 words) to Emmanuel Adu-Ampong (eaduampong@lincoln.ac.uk) with a copy to tourismresearchnetwork@sheffield.ac.uk   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. Priority for presentation will be given to 3rd/4th/5th year PhD students over 2nd years over 1st years. The deadline for abstracts is Tuesday 28th February, 2017. Please include a short bio stating your year of study.