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Gender/race intersectionality - Black feminism
Heritage and cultural representations
Postcolonial and decolonial theorising
Qualitative research

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I am an interdisciplinary scholar who is interested in how people and places are represented in cultural and heritage tourism, the link between heritage and national identities, gender intersectionality (specifically Black feminist approaches), postcolonialism and decolonisation, and critical and innovative approaches to research. I joined Northumbria University in September 2022 and prior to this I was at the University of Sunderland where I established a cross faculty Interdisciplinary Research Network on Race, Class and Ethnicity (RaCE).

I was also employed at the Universities of Surrey and Edinburgh Napier.  I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and prior to entering academia, I spent five years in the Ministry responsible for tourism in Jamaica. I hold Masters degrees in International Relations (University of the West Indies) and Tourism Management (University of Surrey) and a PhD in Tourism Studies (Brunel University). I am an Associate Editor for Annals of Tourism Research, and served as a Managing Editor for Leisure Studies.  I was also an external member of the Central University Research Ethics Committee of the University of Oxford between 2013-2021. I have published numerous journal articles, books, book chapters and presented at many national and international conferences several as a keynote speaker. I am a passionate advocate for equity, justice, anti-racism and anti-discrimination within the university community and the wider society.

Research interests

Representations of culture and heritage 

Gender intersectionality (with race)

Postcolonialism and decolonisation

Visual and other qualitative methods



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Tourism, PhD, Heritage and the nation: an exploration of a discursive relationship, Brunel University London

International Politics, BSc (Hons), The University of the West Indies

Tourism, MSc, Tourism policy in Jamaica: a tale of two governments, University of Surrey

International Politics, MSc, The attitudes of people in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago towards Caribbean integration, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago


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