Adele Ladkin, Professor of Tourism Employment, from the School of Tourism has been accepted to join the workshop to be held in two stages, in July. Adele’s application focused around work-life balance in the tourism and hospitality sectors. These sectors raise two issues, the first is the long hours culture and shift work characteristic of many jobs that invariably leads to reduced leisure time for employees, compounded with the emotional and physical strain of irregular working hours. Second, in the accommodation sector, particularly small accommodation providers such as B&B’s, there is often no physical separation of work from home. Business takes place within the home resulting in the boundaries between work and home becoming blurred, creating another dimension to work life balance.
Adele is looking forward to participating in the two events that will give her the opportunity to potentially work across different disciplines.
Good luck Adele!