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Dr Katherine Dashper


Dr Katherine Dashper
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Dr Katherine Dashper

Reader

School Of Events, Tourism And Hospitality Management

0113 81 23460 K.Dashper@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Katherine Dashper

Dr Kate Dashper is Reader within the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Her research applies a critical sociological lens to examine practices of work and leisure, with particular focus on gender issues and interspecies encounters in events, tourism and hospitality.

Kate is an internationally recognised researcher for her work in human-animal studies. Through her research on equestrian sport and leisure, Kate examines how humans and nonhumans work and play together, and the interspecies relationships that can develop through joint action and interaction. Her research considers the potential contributions that multispecies perspectives can make to understanding events, tourism and hospitality practices and organisations. She is author of the 2017 monograph Human-animal relationships in equestrian sport and leisure (Routledge).

Kate’s other main area of expertise is gender, and she has conducted research and consultancy projects within both the events and equestrian industries, evaluating gender equality initiatives in organisations and exploring the gendered experiences of women and men within professional and leisure contexts.

Current Teaching

Kate teaches human resource management and research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the events management programmes. She is currently supervising PhD students researching a variety of issues in events, tourism and hospitality. She welcomes applications in relation to:

  • Gender and events, tourism and hospitality
  • Emotional and aesthetic labour in events, tourism and hospitality organisations
  • Organisational behaviour in events, tourism and hospitality
  • Multispecies perspectives on events, tourism and hospitality
  • Nature and the outdoors and events, tourism and hospitality

Research Interests

 

Selected Publications

Journal articles (32)

Books (5)

  • Channon A; Dashper K; Lake RJ; Fletcher T (2017) Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture Promises and Pitfalls. . Routledge.
  • Dashper K (2016) Human-animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure. . Routledge.
  • Dashper K ed. (2014) Rural tourism: An international perspective. . Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars.
  • Fletcher TE; Dashper K (2014) Diversity, equity and inclusion in sport and leisure. Sport in a global society . London: Routledge.
  • Dashper K; Fletcher TE; McCullough N ed. (2014) Sports Events, Society and Culture. Routledge: Advances in Events Research . Routledge.

Chapters (10)

  • Fletcher TE; Dashper K; Matzani R (2017) Gender justice? Muslim women's experiences of sport and physical activity in the UK. In: Fletcher TE; Dashper K; Matzani R Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. : Routledge, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE; Channon A; Dashper K; Lake RJ (2017) The promises and pitfalls of sex integration in sport and physical culture. In: Fletcher TE; Channon A; Dashper K; Lake RJ Sex integration in sport and physical culture: Promises and pitfalls. : , pp. .
  • Dashper K (2016) Learning to communicate: The triad of (mis)communication in horse riding lessons. In: Dashper K The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters. : , pp. 85-101.
    https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315690728
  • Dashper K (2014) Rural tourism: Opportunities and challenges.. In: Dashper K Rural tourism: An international perspective. : Cambridge Scholars, pp. 1-20.
  • Fletcher TE; Dashper K; McCullough N (2014) Introduction: Sports events, society and culture. In: Fletcher TE; Dashper K; McCullough N Sports events, society and culture. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE; Dashper K; McCullough N (2014) This is just the beginning.... In: Fletcher TE; Dashper K; McCullough N Sports events, society and culture. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE; Dashper K; Russell KA; O'Connor N (2014) Sporting mega-events and Islam: An introduction. In: Fletcher TE; Dashper K; Russell KA; O'Connor N Sports events, society and culture. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Dashper KL; Cochrane J (2013) Characteristics and needs of the leisure riding market in the UK. In: Dashper KL; Cochrane J Horse tourism and leisure: international scale - local development. : , pp. .
  • Dashper KL (2013) Beyond the Binary: Gender integration in equestrian sport. In: Dashper KL Gender and Equestrian Sport. : Springer, pp. 37-53.
  • Dashper KL (2012) The Olympic Experience from a Distance: The case of the equestrian events at the 2008 games. In: Dashper KL International Sports Events: Impacts, experiences and identities. : Routledge, pp. 141-153.

Conference contributions (1)

  • Fletcher TE (2013) 'Bring on the Dancing Horses': Social class and Dressage Events at the London 2012 Olympic Games Vancouver 20130613. : .

Reports (2)

  • Mulligan J; Kitchen E; Ormerod N; Dashper K; Fletcher T; Wood E (2015) Evaluation of the social and economic value of participation in meetings and conferences. Research Report, Meetings Professional International (MPI). . Meetings Professional International (MPI).
  • Long JA; Dashper K; Fletcher T; Ormerod N (2015) Understanding participation and non-participation in sport amongst Black and minority ethnic groups in Wales. . Cardiff: Report to Sport Wales from the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure.
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