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Adele Doran

Adele Doran

Senior Lecturer In Tourism


Adele is currently the undergraduate Tourism Course Leader. Her academic background lies in tourism and recreation studies and she has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels on tourism, recreation and management modules. Adele is also studying for a PhD which focuses on the experiences of adventure tourists participating in organised mountaineering holidays. Specifically her research investigates the constraints that can be encountered and negotiated when accessing and participating in adventure tourism, and the benefits that are sought and experienced from organised mountaineering holidays. Adele previously was a snowboard instructor in America and is an enthusiast of the outdoors, which has inspired her area of research. Adele has recently co-authored a text book chapter on gender and mountaineering tourism (Mountaineering Tourism: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility, published by Routledge, 2015). She is also a member of the Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA), an organisation which seeks to bring together academics, adventure professionals and commercial operators. Recently she co-organised the 4th ATRA International Adventure Conference, which was held at Sheffield Hallam University in September 2015. Adele is also a member of the Outdoor Recreation Research Group (ORRG), which is a group of Sheffield Hallam University research experts with expertise in diverse areas of the outdoor recreation sector.

  • About


    • 2008: MSc Tourism Management and Development, Buckinghamshire New University
    • 2002: BA Tourism Studies, Bournemouth University
    • 2015 to date: Fellow - Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy
    • 2011 to date: Doctor of Philosophy, Tourism Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    Senior Lecturer in Tourism

  • Key Modules

    Dept Of Service Sector Management

    Sheffield Business School


    2014 to present: Digital Tourism Marketing, Marketing Communications, Internatioinal Adventure Tourism and Contemporary Challenges for Tourism, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Publications

    DORAN, Adele (2016). Empowerment and women in adventure tourism : a negotiated journey. Journal of Sport and Tourism, 20 (1), 57-80.

    POMFRET, Gill and DORAN, Adele (2015). Gender and mountaineering tourism. In: MUSA, Ghazali, THOMPSON-CARR, Anna and HIGHAM, James, (eds.) Mountaineering Tourism. Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility . Routledge, 138-155.

    Book chapter: SCHOFIELD, P. DORAN, A. NOLAN, R. (2017), 'Assessing the walkability of urban public space using GIS technology: the hidden dimensions of security and community heritage.' Tourism, Leisure and Walking, Hall, C.M., Yael, R. and Shoval, N. eds, Routledge

    Conference Paper: DORAN, A. (2017), 'Women's mountaineering tourism: an empirical investigation of its theoretical constraint dimensions'. Paper presented at Sustainable Tourism Development Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Conference Paper: Doran, A. (2014), 'Empowerment and Women in Adventure Tourism: A Negotiated Journey'. Paper presented at International Adventure Conference - 'Adventures in 'Empty Lands' - The Difference and Value of Wild Places', Sogndal, Norway

    Conference Paper: Doran, A. (2012), 'A Review of the Current Literature on Female Adventure Tourists'. Paper presented at International Adventure Conference - 'Meanings, Markets and Magic', University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland.

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