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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.