Fiona Bakas


Biography

Fiona Eva Bakas, PhD, is a critical tourism researcher and lecturer with international teaching experience. She holds a PhD in Tourism (Otago University, 2014), has 20 years of varied work experience (corporate and academic), and is currently a tourism lecturer at Lusófona University, Lisbon. In 2017-2020 she was a contracted postdoctoral researcher in a nation-wide project on creative tourism in rural areas and small cities (CREATOUR), at the University of Coimbra and in 2014-2017 she conducted research into gender in tourism labour; festivals; and events at the University of Aveiro. Fiona is a collaborating researcher of CCarq (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra) and a member of research groups GOVCOPP (University of Aveiro, PT), and ETEM (University of the Aegean, Greece). Her research interests are: creative and cultural tourism, educational technologies, active learning, gender in tourism labour, events and festivals, qualitative and action-research methodologies, cultural mapping, entrepreneurship, ecotourism and traveling as an intention to learn a foreign language.


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Bakas, Fiona Eva; Duxbury, Nancy; Remoaldo, Paula Cristina; Matos, Olga (2019), "The social utility of small-scale art festivals with creative tourism in Portugal", International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 10, 3, 248-266

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Duxbury, Nancy; Bakas, Fiona Eva; Pato de Carvalho, Cláudia (2019), "Why is research-practice collaboration so challenging to achieve? A creative tourism experiment", Tourism Geographies, 21, 4, 318-343

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Article in Scientific journal

Bakas, Fiona; Duxbury, Nancy (2019), "Development of rural areas and small cities through creative tourism: The CREATOUR project", Anais Brasileiros de Estudos Turísticos (ABET), 8, 3, 74-84