Dr Paul Stolk

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Tourism)

Career Summary

Biography

Paul completed his PhD at the University of Newcastle in 2010, and from 2009-2011 was employed as a researcher for a social research cooperative in Manchester, UK. During his time in the UK, Paul was a lead researcher for The Big Lottery-funded 'Social and Community Benefits of Angling' project, and a field researcher for the Sported project (see www.substance.net for more information). Since returning to Newcastle in 2012, Paul has been employed as a lecturer by the Newcastle Business School, where he teaches and researches in both tourism and marketing disciplines. Paul also represents the University of Newcastle as the primary researcher and project manager for the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association 'Tourism Monitor' project. 

Research Expertise
Paul is an emerging career researcher who has demonstrated expertise in tourism and recreation in the marine environment, with a particular focus on recreational scuba diving and artificial reefs. His Doctorate thesis, entitled 'If We Sink It, Will They Come? Analysing the Development and Management of Artificial Reefs as Resources for Sustainable Recreational Scuba Diving, was completed in 2010. Paul has published two journal articles that analyse the relationship between recreational scuba diving and artificial reefs, appearing in the Annals of Leisure Research and the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Paul has presented two refereed papers, also focused on recreational scuba diving and artificial reefs, at international conferences in New Zealand (2007) and Singapore (2012). Paul's other published research has focused on independent travel and the internet; the relationship between tourism and government statutory authorities in Australia; and recreational scuba diving and biodiversity. Paul has demonstrated expertise in the delivery of applied research and action research projects. While representing the University of Newcastle he has successfully managed projects with external partners that include Lake Macquarie Shire Council, The NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) and Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Business, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Marine Tourism
  • Nature-based Tourism
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Tourism Policy & Planning
  • Urban Tourism
  • Visitor Management

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience 40
150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified 40
160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2014 Faculty of Business and Law
Unknown
2013 Centre for Teaching and Learning
Unknown
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Markwell KW, Stolk PJ, 'Travelling the Electronic Superhighway: Independent Travel and the Internet', Down the Road: Exploring Backpacker and Independent Travel, API Network, Perth, Western Australia 71-92 (2005) [B1]

Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Djohari N, Brown A, Stolk P, '¿The one that got away¿: how angling as a culture of practice manifests in the teaching and learning relationship within angling-based intervention programmes', Ethnography and Education, 1-17 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/17457823.2015.1038289
2015 Lyons KD, Young T, Hanley J, Stolk P, 'Professional Development Barriers and Benefits in a Tourism Knowledge Economy', International Journal of Tourism Research, (2015)

This study investigates small to medium tourism enterprise (SMTE) owner-managers' intentions to seek professional development. SMTEs in a regional tourism destination were surveye... [more]

This study investigates small to medium tourism enterprise (SMTE) owner-managers' intentions to seek professional development. SMTEs in a regional tourism destination were surveyed, and an exploratory factor analysis identified barriers to, and benefits of, professional development factors. Logistic regression analysis was used to predict SMTE owner-manager's intention to pursue professional development based on perceived benefits of and barriers to training factors, education level and business size. 'Staff performance benefits' and 'time/cost barriers' of owner-manager's intention to seek professional development opportunities for staff. 'Business performance benefits' predicted owner-manager's intentions to seek professional develop for themselves. Implications of the findings are discussed.

DOI 10.1002/jtr.2051
Co-authors Joanne Hanley, Tamara Young, Kevin Lyons
2007 Stolk PJ, Markwell KW, Jenkins J, 'Artificial reefs as recreational scuba diving resources: A critical review of research', Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 15 331-350 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.2167/jost651.0
Citations Scopus - 12
2005 Stolk PJ, Markwell KW, Jenkins J, 'Perceptions of Artificial Reefs as Scuba Diving Resources: A Study of Australian Recreational Scuba Divers', Annals of Leisure Research, 8 153-173 (2005) [C1]
2003 Jenkins J, Stolk PJ, 'Statutory Authorities Dancing with Enterprise: WA Inc, the Western Australian Tourism Commission and the 'Global Dance Affair'', Annals of Leisure Research, 6 222-244 (2003) [C1]
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Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Stolk PJ, 'Better than nature, or just different? Key experiential attributes of artificial reefs as resources for recreational scuba diving', Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Research (THoR 2012), Singapore (2012) [E1]
2005 Stolk PJ, Markwell KW, Jenkins J, 'Diving on Sunken Treasures: Exploring Recreational Scuba Divers' Attitudes, Perceptions and Experiences of Artificial Reef Dive Sites', ANZALS 7th Biennial Conference, New Zealand (2005) [E3]
2003 Jenkins J, Stolk PJ, 'Blending Economic and Political Power: Tourism Statutory Authorities in NSW and WA', Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Hawaii (2003) [E3]
2003 Jenkins J, Stolk PJ, 'Risky Tourism Business? - Tourism Statutory Authorities in Western Australia and NSW', Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour (2003) [E2]
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Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Stolk PJ, Brown A, Djohari N, 'Fishing for Answers: The Final Report of the Social and Community Benefits of Angling Project', The National Lottery, 91 (2012)
2008 Lyons KD, Stolk, Markwell K, 'Worimi Conservation Lands Recreational Use Study: December 2007 - January 2008', Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (2008)
Co-authors Kevin Lyons
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $40,455

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20131 grants / $38,000

Hunter Wine Tourism Monitor Program and Research Project 2013$38,000

Funding body: Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association

Funding body Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association
Project Team Associate Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Paul Stolk, Doctor Tamara Young
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301072
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,455

Responsible Scuba Diving and Snorkelling in the Lake Macquarie marine environment.$2,455

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Kevin Markwell, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Doctor Paul Stolk
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Education Small Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181902
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y
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Dr Paul Stolk

Positions

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Research Assistant
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Tourism

Contact Details

Email paul.stolk@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 17729
Fax 17866

Office

Room SRS217C
Building Social Science
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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