Dr Joycelyn Pipike
Papua New Guinea
17 July – 17 Nov 2017
Women empowerment through tourism entrepreneurship in Papua New Guinea.
This research explores the changing dynamics of women’s roles and economic empowerment through their engagement in tourism entrepreneurships in Papua New Guinea.
Why Joycelyn decided to enter the fellowship:
“This fellowship will provide the opportunity for me to broaden my research and publication on tourism and its impacts on local communities in Papua New Guinea. It also creates an opportunity for international networking and collaboration with tourism experts and researchers at Griffith University”.
Joycelyn’s impressive past achievements:
Joycelyn has a PhD in Asia Pacific Studies and Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Administration from the University of Papua New Guinea. Her PhD research focused on Stakeholder’s Perception of Tourism Development in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Her research areas include sustainable tourism, tourism destination development, small and medium tourism enterprises and gender in tourism. She has won multiple awards and scholarships including Japanese Government (Monbukagagusho-MEXT) Scholarship 2009-2014, St Gallen’s Wing of Excellence Award 2013, Ritsumeikan University and APU Joint Symposium Excellence Award 2011, PNG-TESA Scholarship 2005-2008 and Goroka Secondary School Grade 12 Dux Award 2004. Joycelyn has worked for the Tourism Department in the Government Sector and University in Papua New Guinea. She has also presented her work at conferences and workshops in Japan, Indonesia, Switzerland, Cyprus, Australia and PNG.