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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 06/05/2010
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), University of Newcastle, 13/07/2001
  • Bachelor of Business, University of Newcastle, 27/04/1995

Research

Research keywords

  • Marine Tourism
  • Nature-based Tourism
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Urban Tourism

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.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150699Tourism Not Elsewhere Classified40
150606Tourist Behaviour And Visitor Experience40
160402Recreation, Leisure And Tourism Geography20

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Tourism Policy & Planning
  • Visitor Management
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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Stolk 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]

Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Markwell 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 (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Stolk 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]
2005Stolk 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]
2003Jenkins 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]

Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Stolk 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]
2005Stolk 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]
2003Jenkins J, Stolk PJ, 'Risky Tourism Business? - Tourism Statutory Authorities in Western Australia and NSW', Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour (2003) [E2]
2003Jenkins J, Stolk PJ, 'Blending Economic and Political Power: Tourism Statutory Authorities in NSW and WA', Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Hawaii (2003) [E3]
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Report (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Stolk 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)
2008Lyons 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 grants2
Total funding$40,455

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2013 (1 grants)

Hunter Wine Tourism Monitor Program and Research Project 2013$38,000
Funding Body: Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association

Project Team
Associate Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Paul Stolk, Doctor Tamara Young
SchemeRole
Research ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$38,00020132013
GNo:G1301072

2002 (1 grants)

Responsible Scuba Diving and Snorkelling in the Lake Macquarie marine environment.$2,455
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Associate Professor Kevin Markwell, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Doctor Paul Stolk
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Education Small GrantsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,45520022002
GNo:G0181902
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Dr Paul Stolk

Work Phone17729
Fax17866
Email
PositionLecturer
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaTourism
Office
SRS217C,
Social Science,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/paul-stolk