Dr Jo Hanley

Research Assistant

Office PVC - Education and Arts (Tourism)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Jo's research focus crosses several disciplinary areas including tourism studies, urban studies and communication studies. Recent research projects include studying the professional development needs of tourism operators in the Hunter Region and exploring the use of new media by backpacker tourists. She has also published on the topic of volunteer tourism and plans to undertake more extensive empirical work in this area. Jo has a background in researching community engagement processes, urban change and resident politics. Her doctoral thesis examined local government community consultative structures in the context of urban issues that engendered resident action. This work followed on from previous research into experiences of community, place and belonging in urban areas undergoing major change through redevelopment.



Teaching Expertise

Jo has a PhD in Sociology and an Honours degree in Communication Studies. She currently lectures in the areas of leisure and tourism studies but also has a background in delivering courses in communications and media studies.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies)(Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Community engagement
  • Destination development and marketing
  • Independent travellers and new media
  • Leisure Studies
  • Regional tourism
  • Space and Place
  • Tourism
  • Urban communities and resident politics
  • Volunteer tourism

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150601Impacts of Tourism25
150606Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience25
160810Urban Sociology and Community Studies50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/11/2014 - 30/11/2014Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
14/02/2014 - 19/12/2014LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/03/2013 - 31/12/2013LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/10/2011 - 16/12/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/11/2010 - 1/11/2010Casual Thesis Editor and Proof ReadUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/03/2010 - 30/06/2010Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2014Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
Unknown
2013Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Unknown
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Lyons KD, Hanley JE, Wearing S, Neil J, 'Gap year volunteer tourism. Myths of global citizenship?', Annals of Tourism Research, 39 361-378 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.annals.2011.04.016
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 34
Co-authorsKevin Lyons

Conference (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Lyons KD, Hanley JE, Young TN, 'Barriers and benefits to professional development: Perceptions of small and medium tourism enterprise operators in a regional Australian destination', Conference Proceedings. BEST Education Network Think Tank XII: Mobilities and Sustainable Tourism, Greoux-les-Bains, France (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsTamara Young, Kevin Lyons
2012Hanley JE, Lyons KD, Young TN, 'Making sound business decisions? Industry intelligence and small tourism enterprises in a regional destination', Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Research (THoR 2012), Singapore (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsKevin Lyons, Tamara Young
2011Lyons KD, Hanley JE, 'Pathways to global citizenry: A critical review of gap-year travel', Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Local Lives/Global Networks, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsKevin Lyons
2011Young TN, Hanley JE, 'Community on the move: Social media in the lived experience of backpackers', Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Local Lives/Global Networks, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsTamara Young
2010Young TN, Hanley JE, 'Virtual mobilities: Backpackers, new media and online travel communities', Social Causes, Private Lives. Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference 2010, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsTamara Young
2002Hanley JE, 'Resident opposition to street prostitution in Islington, NSW', New Sociology: Awareness, Analysis, Advocay, The University of New South Wales (2002) [E2]
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Dr Jo Hanley

Position

Research Assistant
Centre for Social Research in Energy and Resources, FEDUA Research Unit
Office PVC - Education and Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Tourism

Contact Details

Emailjoanne.hanley@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4925 4988

Office

RoomGP136
BuildingGeneral Purpose Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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