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Dr Trudie Walters

Dr Trudie Walters
Office: Commerce 2.34
Tel: 03 479 4348
Email: trudie.walters@otago.ac.nz

Background

Trudie completed her PhD in tourism at the University of Otago in 2014. She then worked as a Lecturer in Tourism, Leisure and Event Management at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia until April 2017 when she rejoined the Department of Tourism at Otago.
Trudie is Associate Editor and Reviews Editor for the Annals of Leisure Research, serves on the Editorial Review Board of e-Review of Tourism Research, and is the Member Engagement Officer on the Board of the Australia and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies. She is also a member of various academic tourism and leisure organisations.

Research interests

Trudie has two main research foci within the fields of tourism and leisure, the first of which is second homes in New Zealand. She is particularly interested in how they are represented in a variety of non-tourism contexts (such as architecture magazines, newspapers and other popular media) and how these social constructions change over time. Second homes are often perceived to have tangible value in terms of tourism development in regional/peripheral areas. In addition, they have more intangible value for the owners as a facilitator of leisure experiences and a place to enhance or maintain a sense of wellbeing. These tangible and intangible values are also of interest to her.

Event studies is an emerging area of research for Trudie and encompasses both local community events and business events. Events may be utilised as tools to foster place identity and a sense of community, to boost regional economic development through encouraging tourism, and to provide a diverse range of leisure activities for local residents. How these events are utilised, perceived and valued, particularly in a non-economic sense, by stakeholders (such as attendees, non-attendee local residents, stallholders/exhibitors and local government) is the focus of her research.

The subjects of second homes and events are interdisciplinary and working in these areas allows her to operate and publish in the following specific fields:

  • Tourism
  • Leisure
  • Cultural studies
  • Event management
  • Place branding

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Publications

Walters, T. (2017). Caves to castles: The development of second home practices in New Zealand. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19407963.2017.1332067

Walters, T., & Carr, N. (2017). Changing patterns of conspicuous consumption: Media representations of luxury in second homes. Journal of Consumer Culture. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1469540517717778

Walters, T. (2017). Facilitating well-being at the second home: The role of architectural design. Leisure Studies, 36(4), 493-504. doi: 10.1080/02614367.2016.1216580

Insch, A., & Walters, T. (2017). Challenging assumptions about residents’ engagement with place branding. Place Branding & Public Diplomacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1057/s41254-017-0067-5

Walters, T. (2016). Using thematic analysis in tourism research. Tourism Analysis, 21, 107-116. doi: 10.3727/108354216X14537459509017

Edited Book - Research

Walters, T., & Duncan, T. (Eds.). (2016). Second homes and leisure: New perspectives on a forgotten relationship. Routledge, 118p.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Walters, T. (2017). Kiribati. In L. L. Lowry (Ed.), The SAGE international encyclopedia of travel and tourism. (pp. 716-717). Sage. doi: 10.4135/9781483368924.n263

Walters, T. (2017). Second home ownership. In L. L. Lowry (Ed.), The SAGE international encyclopedia of travel and tourism. (pp. 1078-1080). Sage. doi: 10.4135/9781483368924.n396

Walters, T. (2017). Tuvalu. In L. L. Lowry (Ed.), The SAGE international encyclopedia of travel and tourism. (pp. 1365-1366). Sage. doi: 10.4135/9781483368924.n490

Walters, T. (2017). Samoa. In L. L. Lowry (Ed.), The SAGE international encyclopedia of travel and tourism. (pp. 1068-1069). Sage. doi: 10.4135/9781483368924.n392

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Journal - Research Article

Insch, A., & Walters, T. (2017). Challenging assumptions about residents’ engagement with place branding. Place Branding & Public Diplomacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1057/s41254-017-0067-5

Walters, T. (2017). Facilitating well-being at the second home: The role of architectural design. Leisure Studies, 36(4), 493-504. doi: 10.1080/02614367.2016.1216580

Walters, T. (2017). Caves to castles: The development of second home practices in New Zealand. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19407963.2017.1332067

Walters, T., & Carr, N. (2017). Changing patterns of conspicuous consumption: Media representations of luxury in second homes. Journal of Consumer Culture. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1469540517717778

Lovelock, B., Walters, T., Jellum, C., & Thompson-Carr, A. (2016). The participation of children, adolescents, and young adults in nature-based recreation. Leisure Sciences, 38(5), 441-460. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2016.1151388

Walters, T. (2016). Using thematic analysis in tourism research. Tourism Analysis, 21, 107-116. doi: 10.3727/108354216X14537459509017

Walters, T., & Carr, N. (2015). Second homes as sites for the consumption of luxury. Tourism & Hospitality Research, 15(2), 130-141. doi: 10.1177/1467358414567800

Walters, T. (2014). 'Cultural icons': Media representations of second homes in New Zealand. Journal of Tourism Consumption & Practice, 6(1), 81-103.

Walters, T. (2014). The luxury of leisure and pleasure at the New Zealand second home. Annals of Leisure Research, 17(1), 97-112. doi: 10.1080/11745398.2013.879727

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Journal - Research Other

Walters, T., & Duncan, T. (2015). Non-tourism magazines as sources of material in tourism research [Research note]. Anatolia, 26(2), 306-308. doi: 10.1080/13032917.2015.1012727

Walters, T., & Duncan, T. (2014). [Re]positioning second homes within leisure studies [Introduction]. Annals of Leisure Research, 17(1), 1-3. doi: 10.1080/11745398.2014.890510

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Insch, A., & Walters, T. (2017). Conceptualising the role of street art in urban tourism. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. (pp. 620-622). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. [Full Paper]

Walters, T. (2017). Delivering employable event studies graduates: Student perspectives on the benefits of experimental learning. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. (pp. 949-952). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. [Full Paper]

Schaffer, V., & Walters, T. (2016). Ni hao or gidday mate: How much should be done to address the needs of new and emerging markets? In M. Scerri & L. K. Hui (Eds.), Proceedings of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference: The Changing Landscape of Tourism and Hospitality: The Impact of Emerging Markets and Emerging Destinations. (pp. 766-772). Sydney, Australia: Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=912833391889288;res=IELBUS

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Walters, T. (2015). Leisure, health and wellbeing at the second home. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) Conference. (pp. 51). Adelaide, Australia: School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia. [Abstract]

Walters, T. (2013). Media representations of the luxury in and of second home ownership in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG) Annual International Conference. Retrieved from http://conference.rgs.org/AC2013/329

Walters, T. (2011). Beach, Bach and beyond: The luxury of leisure and second home ownership in New Zealand. In N. Carr & D. Evans (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies 10th Biennial Conference: Challenging Leisure. (pp. 25). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Walters, T. (2017, July). The vernacular and the spectacular: Media representations of second home architecture. Verbal presentation at the Architecture and Tourism International Conference, Paris, France.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Walters, T. L. (2014). An analysis of media representations of the luxury in and of second home ownership in New Zealand 1936-2012 (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/4974

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