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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150606Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience40
150699Tourism not elsewhere classified40
160402Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
17/01/2015 - 19/12/2015LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/03/2013 - 31/12/2013LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
25/03/2009 - 30/06/2009Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
31/12/2008 - 31/12/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
30/06/2008 - 15/12/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
20/10/2006 - 21/10/2006Sessional TeacherUniversity of Newcastle
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Australia

Awards

Recipient

YearAward
2014Faculty of Business and Law
Unknown
2013Centre 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)

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]
DOI10.2167/jost651.0
CitationsScopus - 12
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, 'Blending Economic and Political Power: Tourism Statutory Authorities in NSW and WA', Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Hawaii (2003) [E3]
2003Jenkins 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)

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-authorsKevin Lyons
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
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 bodyHunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Paul Stolk, Doctor Tamara Young
SchemeResearch Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301072
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20021 grants / $2,455

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

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding bodyLake Macquarie City Council
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kevin Markwell, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Doctor Paul Stolk
SchemeLake Macquarie Environmental Education Small Grants
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181902
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Local
Category2OPL
UONY
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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

Focus area

Tourism

Contact Details

Emailpaul.stolk@newcastle.edu.au
Phone17729
Fax17866

Office

RoomSRS217C
BuildingSocial Science
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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