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Sheffield Hallam University
Department of Service Sector Management
Member of ORRG


Literature Reviews, Mixed Methods, Qualitative, Data Collection and Analysis

Track Record

Adele’s research focuses on the experiences of adventure tourists and adventure recreationalists.

Primary research has focused on the experiences of female climbers and mountaineers, the constraints they encounter and negotiate when accessing and participating in the sport and the benefits they gain from these experiences. Previous projects include an investigation of women’s representation on adventure social media and the impact adventure activities have on women’s well-being. Another project investigated the walkability of urban public spaces with GIS technology from a perspective of security and community heritage.

Adele employs a range of methodologies to study the experiences of adventure participants, including survey research, ethnography and social media research.

She is a member of the Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA), an organisation which seeks to bring together academics, adventure professionals and commercial operators, and is a steering group committee member.

As a member of ORRG, she is currently working with Sheffield City Council on a project to develop adventure-based city breaks designed to attract international sports enthusiasts. The project was awarded by VisitBritain’s Discover England fund.