Dr Louise Emanuel MA (Oxon), MSc (Wales), PhD (Open), PGCODE

Lead for Carmarthen Business Portfolio

Carmarthen

Tel: +44 (0) 1267 676752
E-mail: l.emanuel@uwtsd.ac.uk

louise emanuel

Louise is Programme Director for BA Business Management on the Carmarthen Campus.  She is module tutor for Management Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement for the BA Business Management programme on the Carmarthen Campus and is also tutor for Entrepreneurship on UWTSD's Online MBA programme.  She is currently supervising a number of DBA students who are engaged in research relating to social business and sustainable entrepreneurship.

In addition to teaching, Louise is engaged in the acquisition, project and financial management of European projects which build on the work of the School. Louise also teaches Landscape and Sustainable Recreation for the BA Outdoor Education programme.

In addition to nineteen years’ experience of working in Higher Education in a teaching and research capacity, Louise has also worked in Community Development and Strategic Planning.  A common theme throughout all her work has been the concern for places, their development, and the way in which individuals and groups engage with the places they live in, work in, learn in and visit. 

Her work in Community Development gave her initial experience of EU funding acquisition and project management, which she has continued into Higher Education.  During the last few years international projects have been able to underpin teaching and research activity and have also engaged Louise in the development of online learning.

Teaching areas relate to Management Ethics, Sustainability, Enterpreneurship, Heritage and Landscape.

Louise’s research interests relate to landscape and place.  Her PhD research focused on how visitor and resident perceptions of place contribute to economic change.  More recently, her research interests have focused on sense of place, both within a physical and online context.  

Louise has nearly twenty years’ experience of European funding application and project management including EU Structural Funds, Rural Development Plan funding, Ireland- Wales Interreg Programme. Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation and Erasmus Mundus.

Projects have focused on education and have related to Tourism, Heritage and more recently also to Online Learning. 

Recent projects include the following:

Relating Experience: Advancing Collaborative Tourism – UWTSD was successful in gaining Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation funding for this project which included a combination of University and Industry partners from Wales, Bulgaria and Sweden.  The project, which ran from 2010 to 2012, developed and piloted an online social media training programme for the tourism industry.

Heritage and Culture for Learning, Empowerment and Sustainable Tourism – UWTSD was successful in gaining Ireland Wales Programme Interreg funding for this project in partnership with Dunhill Rural Enterprises in Waterford, Ireland.  The pilot project, which ran from 2011-2013 engaged communities in sense of place through a combination of learning and community development and culminated in the development of the online PG Cert Heritage Tourism: Sense of Place.

Strengthening the Attractiveness of European Higher Education in Heritage and Cultural Tourism – UWTSD was selected as the UK representative for this prestigious Erasmus Mundus project.  The project, which ran from 2011-2013 was organised by the Italian Centre for Advanced Studies on Tourism and Tourism Promotion in Assisi, Italy.

It also involved Brandenburg University of Technology, the Sorbonne University, Paris and University for Foreigners, Perugia.  The European partners have been working as a network to promote European Masters in Heritage Tourism to the emergent heritage tourism sector in North Africa by working closely with the University of Sousse, Tunisia, the University of Constantine, Algeria and the University of Fez in Morocco.

Most recently Louise has worked as finance manager and dissemination work package leader on the VocTEL (Vocational Technology Enhanced Learning) project.  UWTSD was successful in gaining Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation funding for this project which also includes University and Industry partners from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and Sweden. 

The project, which runs from 2013 to 2015, involves the development and piloting of a postgraduate programme in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) for the vocational training industry together with the organisation of an international conference for vocational trainers engaged with TEL.

Louise has also been engaged in a number of consultancy projects relating to landscape and tourism as a form of economic development.

Emanuel, L. & Bell, A. (2015) ‘Collaborative online learning: experiences from the VocTEL project’, X International Guide Conference, FH Technikum, Wien, 16th-18th September.

Bell, A. & Emanuel, L. (2015) ‘Building a learning community in the VocTEL project.’ Proceedings of the 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Madrid, 2nd-4th of March.

Bell, A. & Emanuel, L. (2014) The VocTEL Project: Developing a curriculum for innovative learning, 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 7-9 July, 2014, Barcelona, Spain

Emanuel, L. and Bell, A. (2013) ‘Engaging communities in their heritage: collaboration between higher education and the voluntary sector in Wales and Ireland’ Conference on Tourism Management and Sustainability of Heritage Sites: the Role of Education and Training, Assisi, Italy, November 22nd.

Bell, A. and Emanuel, L. (2013) ‘Vocational technology enhanced learning: developing a European model for postgraduate level training’ Proceedings of 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation,  Seville, 18th-20th November.

Emanuel, L. and Bell, A. (2013) ‘What’s missing from the heritage classroom? Seeking authenticity in an online space.’ Conference on Knowledge Management Applied to Cultural Heritage, University of Fes, Morocco, April 30th.

Emanuel, L. and Bell, A. (2013) ‘Where New Places Meet Heritage Space: Online Learning out of Wales’ Workshop on Heritage and Cultural Tourism in Higher Education, University of Sousse, Tunisia, January 23rd.

Samuel, A and Emanuel, L. (2012) ‘ Fairtrade Towns: Place(ing) Responsibility.’ Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 2, Issue 2 pp.191-202. 

Bell, A., Emanuel, L., Zhekova, R & Őberg, H. (2012) ‘RE:ACT Evaluating the emergent model for online informal learning and community development, Proceedings of the EDULEARN Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Samuel, A and Emanuel, L. (2012)  Fairtrade Town: Fairtrade Consumption and the Responsibility of Place, 4th Fair Trade International Symposium and GeoFairTrade Conference, Liverpool, April 1st-4th 2012.

Samuel, A., and Emanuel, L., (2011) ‘Place(ing) Responsibility’ Spaces and Flows International Conference on Urban and Extra-urban Studies. Prato November 2011.  Proceedings.

Bell, A., Emanuel, L, Obërg, H. and Zhekova, R., (2011)‘REACT: a emergent online lifelong learning model for partnership between higher education and communities of practice’  Proceedings of International Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning July 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Samuel, A and Emanuel, L (2011) ‘Sensing Place’ 4th International Critical Studies in Tourism Conference, Cardiff, July 2011

Bell, A., Emanuel, L. and Samuel, A., (2011) ‘Practitioner Designed Online Learning: Preaching What You Practice’ INTED 2011 Valencia.  Proceedings.

Tinney, G., and Emanuel, L., (2008) ‘Learners in the Landscape’ Proceedings of the 9th EOE Conference ‘Landscape, Youth and Outdoor Education’ Trinity University College Carmarthen September 2008.

Louise has acted as External Examiner for both Masters programmes and research degree submissions at UK universities.  She is a member of the International Advisory Board for the annual International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) Conference and has been an associate editor for ‘Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and Extra Urban Studies.’