Full draft programme v. 1 – TouRNet PhD/ECR Symposium


Tuesday 19th April, 2016


08:30-08:50 Registration with tea and coffee

08:50-09:00 Welcome

Steve Connelly (University of Sheffield) and Emmanuel Adu-Ampong (University of Sheffield)


09:00- 10:00 Workshop 1 – Getting published in academic journals

Marina Novelli (University of Brighton)


10:00-11:15 Tour operators and small tourism business

Innovation in tourism: Absorptive capacity and knowledge transfer in events organisations

Alistair Palferman, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Do the images used by package tour operators in their holiday brochures reflect their sustainable tourism development policies?

Hazel Gant, University of Portsmouth, UK

Spatiality of Power: power relationships between local tour operators and “the Nenets

Tatiana Gorbuntsova, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

TEFL Tourism: An Introduction

Hayley Stainton, Bucks New University, UK


11.15-12.15 Workshop 2 – REF and the future of research

Chris Cooper (Oxford Brooks University)


12.15-13.00 Buffet Networking Lunch


13.00-14.15 Tourism-Development nexus

“Favelas to play, favelas in play”

Camila Maria dos Santos Moraes, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Stakeholder participation in a Coastal Tourism Destination: implications for sustainability

Cecilia De Ita, University of Leeds, UK

Tourism and crisis in Egypt: The Past and The Present (From The Nineteenth Century to The Current Date)

Doaa Amin Shohaieb, University of York, UK

Regional trading blocs and the development of tourism

Mudawose Tangawabaiwa, University of Wolverhampton, UK


14.15-15.15 Workshop 3 – Planning your academic career

Donna Chambers (University of Sunderland)



15.15-15.30 Tea and Coffee Break


15.30-16.30 Cultural heritage tourism

Making tourism – Uncovering and connecting Intangible Heritage of Making Practices through Design for Social Innovation and Design Anthropology.

Melanie Levick-Parkin, University of Sheffield, UK

Energy heritage and tourism: a political anthropology of « energocultural » projects in Northeast England

Tristan Loloum, Durham University, UK

Representations of intangible cultural heritage and the implications for tourism: a comparative study

Claudia Melis, University of Sunderland, UK

The sensory canalscape: embodied tourist experiences of England’s waterways

Maarja Kaaristo, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

The Commodification of Dark Tourism: Conceptualising the Visitor Experience

Alex Grebenar, University of Central Lancashire, UK


16.30-17.30 Workshop 4/Plenary Discussion – Preparing for academic job interviews

Claudia Dolezal (University of Westminster)


17.30 onwards – Drinks at the University Arms




If you are on twitter you can follow @TouRNet_WRDTC and use the hashtag #TouRSymp16 in case you want to tweet about the event.


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