Current Research Masters Student
Sustainable Tourism Destination Management along the Wild Atlantic Way: Utilising the European tourism indicator system
Research Project Summary:
The principle aims of this study are to;
- Collect baseline data on the ETIS indictors for sustainable destination management.
- To use this data to support destinations in monitoring the impact of tourism on the WAW
- Use this data to support destinations in monitoring the impact of climate change on tourism
- Generate tourism destination mitigation strategies for the growth of sustainable tourism
Fiona McKenna (BS, MSc) has a background and a strong interest in Environmental Sustainability. She received her Bachelor of Science from Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) in Biology. She then went onto receiving a 1st class honour for her Masters in Environmental Sustainability from University College Dublin (UCD). Her thesis received a 1st in ‘An examination of marine litter frequency on various coast characteristics on the East coast of Ireland’. She has also industry experience in Regulatory affairs, having consulted for pharmaceutical companies’ compliance in Ireland, the UK and the EU. Fiona began the Masters to PHD research position in October 2021 and is expected to complete by the year 2024. She has been awarded the IT Sligo President’s Bursary and will complete the research titled ‘Sustainable Tourism Destination Management along the Wild Atlantic Way: Utilising the European tourism indicator system’ under the supervision of Dr James Hanrahan from IT Sligo. She currently resides in Wicklow, Ireland.