Dr Kay Dimmock BBusTourism(Hons)(SCU), MEd(USQ), PhD(SCU) Kay has been teaching and researching at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management since 1997 working across the School's management stream atundergraduate and post graduate levels. This has allowed her to be involved with many of the School's commercial programs including being Academic Co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Business in Club and Gaming Management, and teaching on programs in India and Thailand. Her primary research interest is tourism in marine environments and in management and tourism. Kay has researched demand for community events for Lismore City Council Festival and Events Strategy, and assisted Glen Innes and Severn Shires to develop their regional tourism strategies. Kay has published across a range of areas in this field including managing tourism operations, tourism education, international tourism trends, and leisure specifically marine based leisure, and dive tourism. Her PhD is titled 'Comfort in Adventure - The Role of Comfort Constraints and Negotiation in Recreational SCUBA diving'.
"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, Erica Wilson, 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...
Scuba diving and marine conservation: collaboration at two Australian subtropical destinations (with Zan Hammerton, Christine Hahn, Steven J. Dalton, and Stephen DA Smith), Tourism in Marine Environments: Special Issue (2012)
Divers are increasingly becoming involved in marine conservation, often doing so as part of their...
Scuba diving tourism: introduction to special issue (with Ghazali Musa), Tourism in Marine Environments: Special Issue (2012)
The importance of marine leisure environments: investigating visitor and local resident perceptions and uses of marine environments on Coffs Coast, NSW Australia, Annals of Leisure Research (2012)
The coastal region of northern New South Wales, Australia is experiencing dramatic population growth as...
'Take a deep breath’: how recreational SCUBA divers negotiate in-water constraints (with Erica Wilson), Leisure/Losir (2011)
A significant body of work now exists on what constrains people's leisure. While early theorizations...
Images from the edge!: landscape and lifestyle choices for Northern Rivers Region of NSW (with I M. Dutton, Ros Derrett, Katrina Luckie, William E. Boyd, and S Knox), Faculty of Resource Science and Management, Southern Cross University (1997)
Freshwater systems and tourism (with Jessica Taplin and John M. Jenkins), The Routledge handbook of tourism and the environment (2013)
Managing risk in tourist diving: a safety-management approach (with Chris Coxon and Jeff Wilks), New frontiers in marine tourism : diving experiences, sustainability, management (2008)
Scuba diving, snorkeling and free diving, Water-based tourism, sport, leisure, and recreation experiences (2007)
Written by a team of international contributors, from Australia, Europe and the USA, the text...
Managing risk in outdoor adventure tourism (with Damien Morgan), Tourism in turbulent times: towards safe experiences for visitors (2006)
Risk management in outdoor adventure tourism (with Damian Morgan), Tourism in turbulent times: towards safe experiences for visitors (2006)
Book review: The tourism and leisure experience: consumer and managerial perspectives, edited by M Morgan, P Lugosi & JRB Ritchie , Bristol, Channel View, 2010, Annals of Leisure Research (2012)
Comfort in adventure: the role of comfort, constraints and negotiation in recreational SCUBA diving, PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2009)
This thesis explores the role of comfort in adventure leisure and in recreational SCUBA diving...
The Nimbin Mardi Grass: assessing the economic impact of a small community festival (with Margaret Tiyce and Ros Derrett), Research report prepared for the Lismore City Council (2000)
Disrupting the silences? Negotiating the dominant paradigm in tourism, leisure and hospitality research (with Margaret Tiyce and Louise Holdsworth), Beyond the margins? The relevance of critical approaches in tourism and hospitality studies: Critical Approaches in Tourism and Hospitality (CATH) Special Interest Group (SIG) Symposium, (2010)
Visitor awareness and use of interpretive signage: the case of Mount Warning National Park (with Kylie Causley and Erica Wilson), International Rainforest Tourism Symposium, Rainforest tourism in a time of change (2010)
What should I do now? How SCUBA divers negotiate constraints underwater (with Erica Wilson), 9th ANZALS (Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies) Biennial Conference, Exploring new ideas and new directions (2010)
Colour and movement: entertainment during underwater marine encounters, A World of Popular Entertainments (2009)
The comfort zone: in-water experiences of recreational scuba divers – a view from Australia, Making space: leisure, trouism and renewal: Leisure Studies Association Conference (2006)
The sustainability of SCUBA diving at Julian Rocks (with Daniel Bucher, Simon Hartley, and L Roberts), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (2007)
Gwydir Highway, World Heritage Way: a strategic approach (with Ros Derrett), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (1999)
Coastwise, images from the edge! (with I M. Dutton, Ros Derrett, Katrina Luckie, William E. Boyd, and S Knox), Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (1998)
Festival and event strategy (with Ros Derrett and G Prosser), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (1998)