Dr Yana Wengel
About Dr Yana Wengel
Dr Yana Wengel is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at ICRETH. Yana is a critical tourism scholar with research interests revolving around volunteer tourism, mountain tourism, non-profit tourism, and creative methodologies.
Yana's PhD research conducted at the University of Waikato in Aotearoa New Zealand examines the social construction of the host-guest experiences within the ‘World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms’ programme.
As certified LEGO® Serious Play® facilitator and Ketso practitioner, Yana has a broad consulting experience and has recently worked in Myanmar for the LuxDev aid and development agency as part of the ‘HR Development in Hospitality and Tourism Sector’ project. Yana is an international researcher having studied, taught and conducted research in Russia, Germany, Aotearoa New Zealand, Nepal and Myanmar.
Since Joining Leeds Beckett University in February 2018 Yana is working at the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH) in the ‘Tourism in Times and Places of Turmoil’ project lead by Professor Dorina- Maria Buda.
Yana's research interests lie in volunteer tourism, mountain tourism, non-profit tourism, and creative methodologies.