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Geography & Archaeology
Dr Therese Conway
School of Geography &
I currently lecture on the BASS Degree and more widely through the Discipline of Geography.
Over the last number of years, I have positioned my research agenda with a focus on the concepts of networks and networking, and in particular their role in development, including studies that engage with their role in tourism, ecotourism, community development (communities of practice) and rural development.
In 2015-1016 I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Technology Tralee in the UNESCO Chair research centre.
Therese’s research focuses on tourism destination planning and development with particular emphasis on alternative tourism forms such as ecotourism. Therese also has a specific interest in the role of networks and networking in rural tourism promotion and development. She is currently engaged in research relating to the role of social capital in ecotourism promotion and the definition of ecotourism in developed world locations. Her recent research has been funded through the PRTLI4 as part of the ISSP and the Whitaker Institute programme of research. Therese is a member of the Rural Studies Research Cluster in Geography and the Whitaker Institute.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2012)|| 'Organizational networking in an emerging ecotourism destination'
Conway, T. and Cawley, M. (2012) 'Organizational networking in an emerging ecotourism destination'. Tourism Planning & Development, 9 (4):397-409 [Details]
|(2016)|| 'Endogenous resource use and ecotourism development'
Conway, T., Cawley, M. (2016) 'Endogenous resource use and ecotourism development' In: Re-inventing Rural Tourism Through Co-creative and Sustainable Tourist Experiences. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]
Conway, T. and Cawley, M. (2013) Perspectives on ecotourism: tourism provider understandings THRIC [Details]
|(2013)|| 19th Annual Colloquium of the Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems of the IGU
Conway, T. (2013) Networks in rural tourism . In: Mary Cawley, Ana Maria Bicalho, Lucette Laurens eds. 19th Annual Colloquium of the Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems of the IGU Galway: IGU and Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, , pp.252-261 [Details]
My teaching experience in Geography at NUI Galway relates to designing and coordinating courses for classes of 100+ students, coordinating modules and conducting the associated teaching for a fourth level MA group (10 students), and engaging in a number of team taught modules across the discipline for classes in excess of 200. This experience provided me with opportunities to engage with different types of teaching, across various fields in both human and physical geography, at different levels and classes of varying sizes. Through my teaching experience I promote a deeply student centred learning environment.
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|2015||TI 252: Theory and Practice II|
|2014||TI 251: Theory and Practice in Geography|
|2015||TI 507: Research Methodologies|
|2015||TI 335: Research Project Design and Development|
|2017||BSS1101 Introduction to the Social Sciences|
|2014||TI 504: Rural Field-Based and Service Learning|
|2015||TI 506: The Multifunctional Countryside|
|2015||TI 226: Tourism Geographies|