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Dr Anne Buchmann

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Tourism)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Anne Buchmann (PhD Lincoln, MEnvSc Lüneburg, Grad Cert Newcastle) is lecturing at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Anne is a committed and multi-lingual scholar with extensive experience as a public speaker, as well as active researcher of qualitative, in-depth studies and an outstanding teacher (Faculty of Business and Law 'Excellence in Teaching' Award in 2009). Anne is teaching and/or coordinating at the Callaghan, Ourimbah and Singapore campus of the University of Newcastle.

Anne has been researching sustainable development concepts and challenges since 1996, and is investigating Horse / Equine / Equestrian tourism topics; in particular destination development and branding, user conflict and land use conflict; and connected serious leisure issues. Currently, Anne's focus in regards to these fields concentrates on the Hunter region, NSW, Australia, as well as selected regions within Europe. Furthermore, Anne has been investigating the film tourism phenomenon in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2000, and specialises in tourism inspired by The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Doctor Who and Sherlock and their ever-changing interpretations.

Anne has got extensive tourism industry knowledge through her work as a specialist tour guide for a luxury tour operator. Her knowledge is disseminated in engaging and popular presentations and publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, industry publications and newspaper articles. Anne has also been featured in various documentaries in her function as a tourism and Lord of the Rings-expert. She served time as an elected member of various academic committees, acts as a mentor for her doctoral students, as well as in the Ally-program and the Making Educational Goals Sustainable-program and often acts as a referee of academic papers. Whenever possible, Anne travels extensively for conferences, consultations and other speaking commitments.

Research Expertise
Anne is a committed and multi-lingual scholar with extensive experience as a public speaker, lecturer, researcher of qualitative, in-depth studies, referee of academic papers and elected member of various academic committees, while also having extensive work experience in the industry. Anne has been researching the film tourism phenomenon in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2000. During these studies Anne repeatedly travelled the whole country talking to local tourism operators and other stakeholders about their experience with film tourism. The findings were disseminated to both academic and public audiences in form of the doctoral thesis, several presentations and publications including journal articles, a chapter in the book and newspaper articles and documentaries. Anne is teaching at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and still travels extensively for conferences and speaking commitments.

Teaching Expertise
Anne understands the learning process as one informed by a student-centred/learning oriented approach, thus seeing herself as a facilitator of learning rather than a presenter of information (O'Neill and McMahon 2005). Anne is concerned with exploring and facilitating understanding in students, and to aid them in developing and changing conceptions (compare Kember 1997) rather than just advising them of what is expected. The intentions are to have the students develop autonomy, mutual respect and a reflexive approach to the teaching and learning process (compare Lea, Stephenson and Troy 2003). In practice Anne is guided by the Mori term Te Ako that describes the teaching and learning relationship: the educator is also learning from the student and where educators practices are informed by the latest research and are both deliberate and reflective (Ministry of Education 2008, p.20). Above all it means that a teacher is not expected to have all the knowledge so if I receive a questions I cannot answer, I might invite others students to answer it. Or we discuss how we could find the answer with more resources. In principle ako affirms the value of the pair and group learning approaches in which students interact with their peers, teacher, tasks, and resources (Ministry of Education 2010).

Administrative Expertise
Acted as elected member of various academic committees (1998-2001).

Collaborations
My Research Interests include:
• Film Tourism and Mediatised Tourism, incl. sense of place, fan engagement and travel narratives
• Secular Pilgrimages; modern myth making, authenticity and embodiment
• Horse Tourism; Equine Tourism; Equestrian Tourism; in particular destination development and branding, user conflict and land use conflict; serious leisure
• Sustainable Tourism Development; Tourism Policy and Planning Tourism Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Image and (Re-) Branding of Destinations
• Teaching Practises and Life-long learning in Tertiary and Adult Education.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Lincoln University - New Zealand
  • Master of Environmental Science, University of Luneburg - Germany

Keywords

  • Film Tourism and Mediatised Tourism, incl. sense of place, fan engagement and travel narratives
  • Horse Tourism; Equine Tourism; Equestrian Tourism; in particular destination development and branding, user conflict and land use conflict; serious leisure
  • Secular Pilgrimages; modern myth making, authenticity and embodiment
  • Sustainable Tourism Development; Tourism Policy and Planning Tourism Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Image and (Re-) Branding of Destinations
  • TOUR 2002 Visitor Management
  • TOUR 3002 - Events Management
  • TOUR1000 - Introduction to Sustainable Tourism Management
  • TOUR3001 - Sustainable Tourism Planning
  • Teaching Practises and Life-long learning in Tertiary and Adult Education

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified 10
150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified 10
150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified 80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2008 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $6,700

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20091 grants / $5,000

Tracing the Initiation and Implementation of Knowledge of Sustainable Practices in Tourism$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Anne Buchmann
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190549
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,700

New Zealand Tourism & Hospitality Research Conference, Heritage Hotel, hammer Springs, 3/12/2008 - 5/12/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Anne Buchmann
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189675
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.6
PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD SWOT Analysis and Countermeasures About Sustainable Development of Shangri-La Ecological Tourism PhD (Leisure & Tourism), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Masters Exploring Land Use Conflict: Representations of Rural Landscapes from Influential Land Use Stakeholders in the Upper Hunter Valley M Philosophy (Leisure & Tour), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Resource Based View on Tourism Development in Malaysia (1965-2010) PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Anne Buchmann

Position

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Tourism

Contact Details

Email anne.buchmann@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7234
Fax (02) 4921 6911

Office

Room X-720
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus

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