Fiona is an emerging researcher specialising in the area of gender and tourism development. Having worked in Greece, the UK, New Zealand and now in Portugal, she has international work experience in teaching tourism courses, organising conferences, ecotourism consultancy and business management. She recently completed a PhD at Otago University, NZ, using feminist economics to examine the relationship between gender roles and tourism entrepreneurship in Greece. In 2004 and 1999 respectively, she gained an MSc Ecotourism from Portsmouth University, UK and a BSc Plant Biotechnology with European Studies from Nottingham University, UK, which give her a sound background in research, analytical and report-writing skills. This variety in research interests fuels her positive attitude to exploring diverse topics both within academia and within industry. In September 2014, Fiona took up the position of Research Fellow at Aveiro University in Portugal, looking at gender roles, economic innovation and gender equality in the Portuguese tourism sector and applying for funding for gender and tourism related projects. She is an active member of tourism and gender-related groups, such as the International Federation for Graduate Women and the Aegean University Tourism Research Unit.