1 June 2019
Above image of Dr Marina de Souza Sartore
The SRC is pleased to host the following visiting academics:
Marina de Souza Sartore
Dr Marina de Souza Sartore is a visiting academic from the Universidade Federal de Sergipe in Brazil. Marina has held visiting research positions at Paris IV- Sorbonne, at Université Saint-Quentin, Versailles and at UBA, Argentina. She has presented research in several international venues, including Australia and USA, having won two Best Foreign Paper awards at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.
While being hosted as a visiting researcher at the Centre for Urban Studies at RMIT for six months prior to visiting USC, the focus of her research has been on comparative research between Brazilian and Australian commercial beaches by using the theoretical approach of Economic Sociology. Marina ‘s visit at USC will conclude at the end of August 2019.
Ying Ning’s one year visit from China is funded by the Hubei Provincial Department of Education and Wuhan Business University. Ying has been engaged in such research topics as the impacts of tourism development, and exploring consumer meaning in the consumer behaviour of tourists. She has been following research outcomes and real-life practice around the world in conservation and innovative development of culture heritage, which is not only important for preserving historic significance, but also for its potential to increase income-earning opportunities, local liveability, and competitiveness.
Bet El Lagarense
Bet El Lagarense will be visiting from Indonesia for at least 4 months, effective July 2019. Bet has been awarded the 2019 Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship. Her research program is entitled ‘The Role of Host-Guest Relationships in Sustainable Tourism’.
Eva is a PhD student who will be visiting from the Institute for Economic Research, Tourism Observatory O-Tur in Switzerland in July and August of this year. She has been awarded a grant and intends to work on an embryonic research program addressing the topic “Experience design and psychophysiological measurement of emotion” that focuses on whale watching.
In August 2019, Prof Matthias Vanmaercke will be here for a one month visit from the Department of Geography, University of Liège in Belgium. While here, he will work with Dr Ben Jariahani on a small research project related to gully erosion.
Orit is a PhD student in the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel who will be visiting the SRC from October for a year. Her dissertation is entitled ‘The Business Traveler Experience: A Nexus of Tourism and Work’. It examines the unique characteristics of the tourist experience of Frequent Individual Business Travelers with specific attention paid to the many influences those trips have on the personal lives of these travellers. She aspires to elaborate her research on business travellers while examining additional populations and different issues related to tourism. Along with that, she would be interested in engaging in other research options in a variety of tourism-related issues.
Oystein Jensen is a Professor in Tourism and Marketing at University of Stavanger in Norway. He will be visiting for a couple of months and is hopeful that his visit will lead to joint collaboration on research and publications.