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Lecturer, Brock University, Department of Tourism Management
BRLS Brock University
MA (Tourism Policy & Planning) University of Waterloo
Ph.D. (Outdoor Recreation Management) University of Alberta
I am currently a Lecturer in the Department of Tourism and Environment at Brock University teaching in the areas of biodiversity conservation, sustainability, environmental ethics, and nature-based tourism.
My current research is both theoretical and practical. With regard to the former, I am interested in developing a better understanding of outdoor recreation user conflicts. My work has proposed a theoretical understanding of conflict based on negative emotional reactions to people, events, and situations and has validated a multi-dimension multi-item scale for measuring recreationist emotional responses to conflict occurrences. Pragmatically, my research has focused on the transfer and use of research knowledge and information to inform recreation resource management decisions.