Margaret Tiyce BBusTour(Hons)(SCU) Margaret Tiyce is a researcher and PhD candidate with the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University. She has a Bachelor of Business in Tourism (First Class Honours) and is currently undertaking a PhD. Her Honours thesis examined visitor experiences at Bundjalung National Park on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The study utilised the Travel Cost Method to estimate the economic value of the park to recreational visitors. Margaret’s current doctoral research is an ethnographic study exploring the experiences of long term independent travellers in Australia. The thesis utilises an interdisciplinary approach to explore personal narratives and meanings of participant’s travel located within wider sociological contexts. Margaret is currently working with the Centre for Gambling Education and Research and has previously taught in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management in the areas of research and analysis, tourism management and planning, special interest tourism and events management. Her research interests include tourist experiences, tourism and hospitality, sustainable tourism, protected area management, events management, social and community wellbeing, and the experiences of vulnerable groups. Margaret is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), the Critical Tourism Research Network (Australia/New Zealand), the Qualitative Research in Tourism and Hospitality Network, the Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Educators (CAUTHE) and the Centre for Education and Gambling Research (CGER).
Exploring the hidden nature of gambling problems among people who are homeless (with Louise Holdsworth), Australian Social Work (2012)
Although people with gambling problems are now recognised to be among those groups of people...
Exploring the relationship between problem gambling and homelessness: becoming and being homeless (with Louise Holdsworth), Journal of Gambling Issues (2011)
Sustainable forest-based tourism in Northeast New South Wales, Australia: a problematic goal (with Jeremy Buultjens and Deborah Gale), Tourism Review International (2003)
Sustainable tourism is seen as capable of providing both rural economic development and valorizing conservation....
Contemporary issues in Asia Pacific tourism in 1997 and 1998: a thematic perspective (with Kay Dimmock, Ngaire Douglas, and Karl T. Knox), World Hospitality and Tourism Trends E-Journal (2000)
Wandering around Australia: independent travellers and slow journeys through time and space (with Erica Wilson), Slow mobilities: experiencing slow travel and tourism (2011)
Festivals and events: celebrating special interest tourism (with Kay Dimmock), Special interest tourism (2000)
The third place: gambling, inclusion and place (with Louise Holdsworth), National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Conference (2011)
Truths and half truths: the difficult relationship between service providers and people who are homeless and have gambling problems (with Louise Holdsworth), National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Conference (2011)
Chickens, chairs and cheese, Qualitative Researchers in Tourism and Hospitality Symposium (2007)
The aim of this research was to estimate the recreational use value of Bundjalung National...
The Nimbin Mardi Grass: assessing the economic impact of a small community festival (with Kay Dimmock 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 Louise Holdsworth and Kay Dimmock), 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)
Healing through travel: two women’s experiences of loss and adaptation, CAUTHE 2008: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Training and Practice: "Where the 'Bloody Hell' Are We?" (2008)
The loss of a life partner, whether through death or dissolution of the relationship, can...
Just getting on with it? Travel and adapting to life alone, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2007)
Further from home? Homelessness and gambling: exclusion, identity and place (with Louise Holdsworth), Local lives/gobal networks: the annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2011 (2001)
Nimbin Mardi Grass Festival: managing the impacts (with Kay Dimmock), Proceedings of Events beyond 2000 : setting the agenda : Conference on Event Evaluation, Research and Education (2000)
The Mardi Grass Festival is an annual political rally against the illegality of cannabis (Help...
Other, e.g. reports, patents, unpublished papers & presentations
A study of homelessness and gambling in the Northern Rivers region, New South Wales, Australia: perspectives of people experiencing homelessness and gambling, and the service providers supporting them (with Louise Holdsworth), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management research papers (2012)
While gambling problems and housing problems are both serious concerns, there have been relatively few...
Arakoon State Conservation Area business plan 2005-2010 (with Joanne Mackellar and D Carson), Research report for Northern Branch NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (2005)
Tweed River Festival (with Joanne Mackellar and S Pheuringer), Research report prepared for Tweed Shire Council (2004)
Tweed Valley Banana Festival (with Joanne Mackellar), Research report for Tweed Shire Counci (2004)