New Members to the Leisure Studies Executive Committee

After our last call for members to the Leisure Studies Association Executive Committee, we are delighted to say we have accepted three new members to the committee. Those members are Bailey Adie, Aaron Pooley and Onna Rageth. Some further information about our new committee members is below.

Bailey Adie:

Bailey Ashton Adie is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies at Solent University, UK. She has a PhD in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage from IMT Lucca, Italy and an MA in Cultural Heritage and International Development from the University of East Anglia, UK. Her research interests include World Heritage tourism and management, sustainable heritage tourism for community development, second home tourism, tourism and disasters, tourism branding and marketing, film tourism, overtourism, and visitor management. Her work has been published in book chapters as well as in leading journals, including Annals of Tourism Research, Current Issues in Tourism, and the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. She is also the author of the Routledge book, World Heritage and Tourism: Marketing and Management and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Heritage Tourism.

Aaron Pooley:

Dr Aaron W. Pooley (PhD) is an assistant professor at Soonchunhyang University in South Korea. His research links leisure studies with sociolinguistics, exploring how leisure lifestyles impact language contact, language use and cultural adaptation across cultures. Aaron has examined how digital leisure cultures create informal language learning opportunities when formal language study is restricted based on time constraints. In other studies, he has linked leisure to the formation of ‘leisure speech communities’, a means of communication possible through leisure interactions in transnational contexts. His current research investigates serious leisure and long-stay populations in South Korea.

Onna Rageth:

Onna Rageth holds a BA in Social Sciences (Popular Culture Studies / Modern History / History of East Asian Art) from University of Zurich as well as an MA in Creative Events Management from Falmouth University. Currently, she works at University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons in Switzerland, where she is a research associate at the Institute of Tourism and Leisure. Onna loves doing research in the related fields of critical event and culture studies, sociology, tourism, art, and heritage. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking for friends as well as exploring beautiful Great Britain, especially Cornwall.

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