Dr Heather Jeffrey holds a PhD from Middlesex University (UK), and has worked as a lecturer and visiting lecturer in London, Malaysia, Argentina, and Tunisia. Heather is a passionate advocate for women’s equality and empowerment within male dominated sectors, and has published her research on tourism and women’s right in scholarly journals and popular media outlets such as The Huffington Poster.
She is an associate at Equality in Tourism and a dissertation prize coordinator for the Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group at the Royal Geographic Society. Her teaching and research interests include Gender Studies, Geography and Mobilities, Postcolonial Theory and Research Ethics and Methods. She has supervised dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Awards and achievements
Membership of professional bodies and associations
Referee for Journals
Jeffrey, H.L. and Rumens, R. (Forthcoming) The Influence of Tourism on Tunisian Femininities. In Novelli, M. Adu-Ampong, E. and Ribeiro, A. eds. Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa. Routledge
Jeffrey, H.L. (forthcoming) Maternity Protection and the Tunisian Tourism Industry. In Ndiuini, A. and Baum, T. eds. Sustainable HRM in tourism in Africa. Springer
Jeffrey, H.L. (2018) Tourism and Gendered Hosts and Guests, Tourism Review
Jeffrey, H.L. (2018) Tourism and Women’s Rights in Tunisia. In Cole, S. ed. Critical Voices on Gender, Tourism and Women's Empowerment. Wallingford: CABI
Jeffrey, H.L. and Bleasdale, S. (2017) Tunisia: Mass Tourism in Crisis? In: Harrison, D. and Sharpley, R. eds. Mass Tourism in a Small World. Wallingford: CABI
Jeffrey, H.L. (2017) Gendering the Curriculum while Becoming an Academic, Anatolia, special issue on gender in the tourism academy
Munar, A.M. Caton, K. Eger, C. Jeffrey, H.L. Khoo-Lattimore, C. Lynch, P. Morgan, N.J. and Yang, E. (2017) The beauty and the abuse: a handbook on relationships and emotions in academia. Copenhagen. ISBN: 978-87-998210-2-0
Jeffrey, H.L. Beswick, E. and Meade, J. (2015) Learning and unlearning sexism in the workplace: two important barriers prevent a more inclusive environment, Human Resource Management International Digest.
Interview with Patrick Ryan for The National: https://www.thenational.ae/uae/beyond-aid-how-a-uae-social-enterprise-is-creating-opportunities-for-women-in-developing-countries-1.741064
Regular contributor to the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/heather-jeffrey/
Interview with Widget Finn for the Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/student/postgraduate/mbas-guide/tourism-business-courses-brand-new-routes-to-a-career-in-travel-8681569.html