PhD (VUT); MSc (Strath); MA (Edin)
Area of study
Dr Elspeth Frew is an Associate Professor in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management in the La Trobe Business School. Elspeth’s research interest is in cultural tourism, with a particular focus on dark tourism, industrial tourism and festival, event and attraction management. She has published work in these areas as journal articles, book chapters and edited books - most recently on dark tourism and the relationship between tourism and national identities.
- Festival and Event management
- THS1THE Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Events Studies
- THS3EOP Event Planning
- THS3SCE Event Project
- BUS3ELP Experiential Learning Project
White, L. and Frew, E. A. (Editors) (2013). Dark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and Interpreting Dark Places, Routledge, Oxon, UK. ISBN 978-0-415-80965-8
Frew, E. A. and White, L. K. (Editors) (2011). Tourism and National Identities: An International Perspective, Routledge, Oxon, UK. ISBN 978-0-415-57277-4.
Robertson, M. and Frew, E. (Editors) (2008). Events & Festivals: Current Trends and Issues. Routledge, Oxon, UK. ISBN 978-0-415-44918-2.
Selected Journal Articles
Mair, J. and Frew, E. (2016). "Academic conferences: a female duoethnography", Current Issues in Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2016.1248909
Frew, E. A. and White, L. (2015). “Commemorative Events and National Identity: Commemorating Death and Disaster in Australia”, Event Management, Vol 19, No 4, pp. 509-524.
Frew, E. A. and Williams, K. (2014) “Dancesport in Australia: Sport tourists’ behavior and patterns”, Managing Leisure. Vol 19, No 3, pp. 171-187.
Frew, E. A. and White, L. K. (2013) "The Creation of Closeness: Identity Tourists in Who Do You Think You Are?" Tourism Analysis, Vol 18, No 3, pp. 313-322.
Frew, E. A. (2012). "Interpretation of a Sensitive Heritage Site: The Port Arthur Memorial Garden, Tasmania", International Journal of Heritage Studies, Vol 18, Issue 1, pp. 33-48.
Frew, E. A. and Ali-Knight, J. (2011). “Creating High and Low Art: Experimentation and Commercialisation at Fringe Festivals", Tourism, Culture and Communication, Volume 10, No 3, pp. 231-245.
Frew, E. A. and Winter, C. (2010) "Tourist Response to Climate Change: Regional and Metropolitan Diversity", Tourism Review International, Volume 13, No 4, pp. 237-246.
Frew, E. A. and Ali-Knight, J. (2009). “Independent Theatres and the Creation of a Fringe Atmosphere”, International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp. 211-227.
Selected Book Chapters
Frew, E. A. (Forthcoming 2018) “Exhibiting Death and Disaster: Museological Perspectives”, In Stone, P., Hartmann, R., Seaton, T., Sharpley, R. and White, L. (Eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers Ltd, Basingstoke, UK. (ISBN: 978-1-137-47565-7)
Frew, E. A. (2017). “From Living Memory to Social History: Commemoration and Interpretation of a Contemporary Dark Event”, In Hooper, G. and Lennon, J. (Eds.), Dark Tourism: Practice and Interpretation, Routledge, UK. (pp. 160-173). (ISBN: 978-1-4724-5243-6)
Mair, J. and Frew, E. A. (2015). “Hogmanay Rituals: Scotland's New Year Eve Celebrations” In Frost, W. and Laing, J. (Eds) Rituals and Traditional Events in a Modern World, Routledge, UK. (ISBN: 978-0-415-70736-7)
White, L. and Frew. E. A. (2014) “The Devastation of Darwin: Representing the Recovery and Reconstruction of Australia after Cyclone Tracy” In Ritchie, B.W., Campiranon, K., Scot, N., and Laws, E. (Eds.) (2014). Tourism Crisis and Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific. CABI Publishing: Wallingford, UK. (ISBN: 978-1-780-64325-0)
Frew, E. A. (2014) “Volunteer Fundraising: The Motivation for Involvement in a Charity Arts Event”, In Such, L (Ed), Research in Leisure Education, Cultures and Experience, LSA Publication No. 123, Leisure Studies Association, University of Eastbourne, UK (pp. 91-107) (ISBN: 978 1-905369-393).
Frew, E. A. (2011). “Transforming Mines into Tourist Attractions: Conceptual and Practical Considerations.” In M. Conlin, L. Jolliffe, (Eds.) Mining Heritage and Tourism: A Global Synthesis. Routledge, Oxon, (pp. 72-83). ISBN: 978-0-415-56090-0.
Frew, E. A. (2008) “Industrial Tourism Theory and Implemented Strategies”. In A. G. Woodside (Ed.), Advances in Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research Volume 2. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, (pp. 27-42). ISBN 9780762314515.