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Adele Doran

Adele Doran MSc, BA (Hons), PGCE

Senior Lecturer


Adele's 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 is a member of the Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA), an organisation which seeks to bring together academics, adventure professionals and commercial operators. She is also a member of ATRA's steering group and in 2015 she co-organised the 4th ATRA International Adventure Conference, which was held at Sheffield Hallam University. 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. Curently Adele and other ORRG members are working with Sheffield City Council on a project to develop adrenaline fuelled city breaks designed to attract international sports enthusiasts. The project was awarded by VisitBritain and their Discover England fund. 

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