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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 (as a form of human mobility), the link between heritage and national identities, gender intersectionality (specifically Black feminist approaches), postcolonialism and decolonisation, visual methods, and in 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 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



Education/Academic qualification

Tourism, PhD, Brunel University London

Award Date: 30 Jul 2003

Tourism, MSc, University of Surrey

Award Date: 1 Nov 1999

International Politics, MSc, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Award Date: 30 Jul 1995

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

Award Date: 30 Jul 1988


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