Dr Erica Wilson BAdmin(Tourism)(Hons)(JCU)GradDip(EnvStud)(Adel) PhD(GU) Erica Wilson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. Born in Seattle, she has called Australia home for the last 30 years. Her doctoral thesis (Griffith University, Australia) was an interpretive, qualitative exploration into the constraints faced by Australian solo women travellers. Erica also holds a postgraduate diploma in environmental studies, and a first-class honours degree in tourism administration. She teaches in the areas of tourism and the environment, and special interest tourism. Currently, Erica is particularly interested in critical approaches to the study and teaching of tourism/ leisure, and has had a central role in the development of three research network groups which reflect her interests: Gender Researchers in Tourism Studies; Critical Tourism Research Network (Australia/New Zealand, with Drs Jennie Small, UTS and Candice Harris, AUT), and the Qualitative Research in Tourism and Hospitality Network (Australia, with A/Prof Gayle Jennings at Griffith University). Erica has held the position of Secretary for the Council of Australian University Education and Research (CAUTHE), and Commonwealth representative for nature-based tourism on the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Technical and Scientific and Advisory Committee. Erica's research publications and conference papers have focused on gender and tourism, women’s definitions of adventure and nature, work-life balance, leisure constraints/negotiation, sustainable tourism and reflexive/qualitative/feminist research methodologies.
Applying Quan and Wang's structural model of the tourist experience: a Zimbabwean netnography of food tourism (with Muchazondida Mkono and Kevin Markwell), Tourism Management Perspectives (2013)
This study applies Quan and Wang (2004) structural model of the tourist experience to a...
Competing priorities as constraints in event travel careers (with Matthew James Lamont and Millicent Kennelly), Tourism Management (2012)
An event travel career is a potentially lifelong pattern of travel to events linked with...
"Friday is my research day": chance, time and desire in the search for the teaching-research nexus in the life of a university teacher (with William E. Boyd, Meg O'Reilly, Karyn Rendall, Stephen Rowe, Kay Dimmock, Wendy Boyd, Elaine Nuske, Johan Richard Edelheim, Daniel J. Bucher, and Kath Fisher), Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice (2012)
This paper builds on some ideas recently presented by Boyd et al. (2010). In that...
I just push through the barriers because I live for surfing: how women negotiate their constraints to surf tourism (with Laura Fendt), Annals of Leisure Research (2012)
Surf tourism is a rapidly growing sector, involving millions of surfers travelling both domestically and...
'It's a challenge, it's hard to get a wave': the impact of constraints on women surf tourists (with Laura Sophia Fendt), Tourism Review International (2011)
This article aims to explore active female surfers' constraints associated with surf tourism. A qualitative,...
Slow tourism: experiences and mobilities (with Simone Fullagar and Kevin Markwell), (2012)
Research in the real world : a guide to fieldwork for business students (with Justine Digance), (2001)
Reflecting upon slow travel and tourism experiences (with Kevin Markwell and Simone Fullagar), Slow tourism: experiences and mobilities (2012)
Starting slow: thinking through slow mobilities and experiences (with Kevin Markwell and R Fullagar), Slow tourism: experiences and mobilities (2012)
Wandering around Australia: independent travellers and slow journeys through time and space (with Margaret Tiyce), Slow mobilities: experiencing slow travel and tourism (2011)
Challenging the 'tourist-other' dualism: gender, backpackers and the embodiment of tourism research (with Irena Ateljevic), Backpacker tourism : concepts and profiles (2008)
Structural entanglements and the strategy of audiencing as a reflexive technique (with Candice Harris and Irena Ateljevic), The critical turn in tourism studies : innovative research methods (2007)
A 'journey of her own'?: the impact of constraints on women's solo travel, PhD thesis, Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld. (2004)
Women are increasingly active in the participation and consumption of travel, and are now recognised...
Is transformational change possible through education for sustainability? (with Tania von der Heidt), Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) Congress, 'Transformational leadership for tourism education' (2012)
Does the Bachelor of Business curriculum reflect the sustainability paradigm shift ? interim results from a study of first-year subjects (with Tania von der Heidt, Geoff Lamberton, and D Morrison), 25th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference (2011)
Embedding sustainability in first-year Bachelor of Business units at a regional university (with Tania von der Heidt, Geoff Lamberton, and Dayle Morrison), 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference (2011)
Selfish leisure? Competing priorities and constraints in triathlon event travel careers (with Matthew James Lamont and Millicent Kennelly), Tourism: creating a brilliant blend: proceedings of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference (2011)
The term event travel career refers to a potentially lifelong desire to travel to events...
Practice what you teach: using critically reflective practice in teaching sustainable tourism planning, Proceedings of CAUTHE 2010: Tourism and hospitality: challenge the limits (2010)
Amateur triathletes and event travel careers: motivations and constraints negotiation (with M. Kennelly, Matthew James Lamont, and Brent D. Moyle), UQ, Griffith, Bond and SCU Joint Seminar Series (2012)
Are we moving towards education for sustainability? a study of sustainability embeddedness in a first-year undergraduate business/tourism curriculum (with Tania von der Heidt, Geoff Lamberton, and Dayle Morrison), Mobilities and sustainable tourism: BEST-EN Sustainable Tourism Think Tank XII (2012)
It is nearing the end of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development...
Moving towards education for sustainability: to what extent does the SCU Bachelor of Business curriculum reflect the sustainability paradigm shift? (with Tania von der Heidt and Geoff Lamberton), Southern Cross Business School research papers (2012)
From lessees to partners: exploring relationships between NSW NPWS and private visitor facility providers (with Noah Nielsen and Jeremy Buultjens), Sustainable Tourism CRC Technical Report (2008)
The New South Wales (NSW) National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) manages over 600 parks...