Elisa Spampinato – our newest associate

Elisa Spampinato – our newest associate

Elisa Spampinato is a researcher and consultant based in London, with a varied international background. She studied Anthropology and Sociology at the University La Sapienza in Rome and completed her studies with field research in Brazil, focusing on local governance and experiments in direct democracy. Since 2005 her work has included participation at international seminars and diverse research projects in both Italy and Brazil. Elisa has worked in Brazil as a consultant and researcher, collaborating with the Federal University of…

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Dr Daniela Moreno Alarcón

Dr Daniela Moreno Alarcón

Daniela is a researcher and consultant in the field of gender and development, with a special focus on tourism as a development and poverty reduction strategy. Her PhD (Complutense University of Madrid, 2017) focused in the tourism from a gender perspective as an essential approach in the context of sustainable and responsible tourism development in Nicaragua. Since 2009 she has expanded her international project experience by fostering gender mainstreaming within tourism policies around the world. Daniela has been in charge…

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Congratulations Professor Shirley Kaye Randell

Congratulations Professor Shirley Kaye Randell

We would like to congratulate Professor Shirley Kaye Randell on receiving the Institute of Managers and Leaders inaugural Sir John Storey Award for Lifetime Leadership Achievement. Shirley, who is an associate of Equality in Tourism, is world renowned for her work with women in Rwanda after the genocide. She has also had a fascinating and eminent career as an educator and expert in the public sector and institutional reform in developing countries and in gender mainstreaming and human rights for…

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Heather Jeffrey

Heather Jeffrey

The newest associate to join our network is Heather Jeffrey, who moved to Dubai as adjunct faculty at Middlesex University after completing her PhD in 2017. Heather’s doctoral studies have focussed on the influence of tourism on Tunisian women, but she has also researched work life balance and maternity protection in Malaysia. In 2016, Heather travelled to the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in Argentina as part of the International Network for Comparative Analysis of Social Inequalities commissioned by the European…

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Carla Ricaurte Quijano

Carla Ricaurte Quijano

We are pleased to announce that a new associate has joined the Equality in Tourism network. Carla Ricaurte Quijano is an Associate Professor in Tourism at the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She has worked as a tourism-planning consultant for the Ministry of Tourism, various local authorities and NGOs in her country, and worked on the formulation of the National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development. Growing up in a small tourist destination on the Ecuadorian…

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Sarah Becklake, EiT associate

Sarah Becklake, EiT associate

Sarah’s research interests include development politics, corporeal mobilities, human security, inequalities, and embodiments, with a focus on Central America. Sarah has worked on policy and research projects for various international organisations, has taught courses in feminist political economy, gender studies, and sociology, and has presented her research at numerous international conferences. Sarah has a PhD in Sociology (Lancaster University, UK), and is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Lancaster University (2017), having previously finished her MA in Global Political Economy…

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