Date of release: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Concentration CampWith Remembrance Sunday a couple of weeks away, we reflect on an internationally published paper - based on the author's experience of a holocaust memorial site.

Greenwich graduate Sherry Liyanage research idea came to her during a study year in Munich (Germany), funded by the Erasmus+ programme. Her host university organised a field trip to the Dachau concentration camp.

Her experience was so life changing that it inspired her to pursue her final year dissertation research on how tourists were affected by their visit to this site. Now her undergraduate dissertation has been turned into an academic paper, which will be published in the November issue of the International Journal of Tourism Cities, a great achievement. This success is the result of strong teamwork between Sherry and academics at the Business School.

Sherry graduated last June with a BA Hons in Tourism Management. When her dissertation supervisor Dr. Andres Coca-Stefaniak - Senior Lecturer at the Marketing, Events and Tourism Department - approached her with the opportunity to work jointly on a research paper, she admitted that the invitation came as a great surprise. Sherry received  praise from her lecturer Ray Powell. Ray is a co-author of the paper and a specialist in dark tourism.

Dr Andres Coca-Stefaniak says: "This is a fantastic achievement, testimony also to the quality of teaching at the University of Greenwich. This is something more students should consider doing, as in today's job market this can make a CV really stand out of the crowd for graduating students."

You can access the full paper online 
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