The experiential dimensions of tourism, nature conservation and landscape planning and design are increasingly recognized as crucial to both understanding and successful interventions. The quest for worthwhile experiences drive tourism, and is vital to conservation efforts and factors that influence landscape interventions. Emotions are at the very heart of our experiences, shaping and colouring them.
This research agenda seeks to understand the diversity of experiences and emotions in the context of tourism, nature and landscape. Investigations address cultural and psychological antecedents as well as consequences in terms of preferences, sources of conflict, and impacts on the physical and social environment. Knowledge is used to critically reflect on and shape current policy and management practices, identify publicly appraised interventions, and mitigate negative consequences of the quest for worthwhile experiences.
Staff and PhD Candidates
Recent publications on Experiences and Emotions
Influence of interpretation on conservation intentions of whale tourists
Tourism Management 42 (2014). - ISSN 0261-5177 - p. 123 - 131.
The role of wilderness experiences in leaders’ development toward authentic leadership
Leadership & Organization Development Journal 38 (2017)8. - ISSN 0143-7739 - p. 1144 - 1156.
Practices of emotional and affective geographies of sound
Emotion, Space and Society 20 (2016). - ISSN 1755-4586 - p. 39 - 41.