Adele Doran - Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University


Adele is currently the undergraduate Tourism Course Leader at Sheffield Hallam University. Her academic background lies in tourism and recreation studies and she has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels on tourism, recreation and management modules. Adele is also studying for a PhD which focuses on the experiences of adventure tourists participating in organised mountaineering holidays. Specifically her research investigates the constraints that can be encountered and negotiated when accessing and participating in adventure tourism, and the benefits that are sought and experienced from organised mountaineering holidays. Adele previously was a snowboard instructor in America and is an enthusiast of the outdoors, which has inspired her area of research. Adele has recently co-authored a text book chapter on gender and mountaineering tourism (Mountaineering  Tourism: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility, published by Routledge, 2015). She is also a member of the Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA), an organisation which seeks to bring together academics, adventure professionals and commercial operators. Recently Adele co-organised the ATRA 2015 International Adventure Conference, which was held at Sheffield Hallam University between the 9th to 11th September 2015. Adele is also a member of the Outdoor Recreation Research Group (ORRG), which is a group of Sheffield Hallam University research experts with expertise in diverse areas of the outdoor recreation sector.