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 Commission/Horizon 2020-Marie Curie (RISE). These projects reflect Heather’s research interests in all intersectional social inequalities, though her primary focus is gender.
Heather teaches on a variety of courses including media and marketing, where she draws on her doctoral research to explore ethical issues related to the (re)presentation of peoples and places. Heather has already written several papers and contributed to books on topics that engage with the vision of Equality in Tourism. In addition to scholarly outlets, her blog for the Huffington Post regularly communicates issues related to gender equality and women’s rights to a non-academic audience.