I was the lead Social Scientist at the Department of Conservation for many years. Work there involved outdoor recreation participation and development; tourism impacts, benefits and development; physical impacts on the environment; social impacts from recreation; economic impacts from recreation and tourism; community involvement in tourism and conservation.
I am now a Wellington-based consultant in an Auckland-based Company – VISITOR SOLUTIONS. We cover a wider range of sport, recreation and leisure research areas – which includes sport and recreation as well as the arts, culture and heritage. This involves many types of work including new facility development and feasibility studies; management and governance reviews; revenue opportunities; customer research; community development; museum and heritage site developments; site design and planning; visitor surveys and qualitative research.