Published: 12 April 2016

PhD student awarded prestigious funding

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management researcher Anke Winchenbach secures grant that will fund her PhD understanding tourism employment in UK coastal towns.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is pleased to announce that one of its researchers Anke Winchenbach has been granted a fully funded Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) PhD studentship.

Her PhD ‘Diversifying with dignity: Coastal Tourism Employment in the UK’ will set out to understand employment diversification in times of economic pressures and declining natural resources, focusing on Cornish fishing towns. Using dignity as a guiding concept, the research will explore how people experience and understand their lives in relation to their work.

Anke’s research aims to allow government and industry to think differently about

tourism jobs by focusing on the concept of dignity in employment, and not just economic gain. As economies diversify increasingly away from traditional sources of employment and towards service sector employment, such as tourism, policy makers need to think about how dignity can also be transferred from one type of employment to the next.

The studentship will run part-time over the next five and a half years and will be supervised by Dr Graham Miller and Dr Paul Hanna.

To learn more about this research, email Anke.

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