Jae Choe

Dr Jae Choe

  • Senior Lecturer in Events & Leisure Management
  • Dorset House D154, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Jaeyeon Choe obtained her PhD in Tourism Management with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research areas revolve around spiritual/religious tourism and migrant and refugee well-being, and sustainable community development. She is currently leading a funded project, 'Tourism for SDGs: Wellness Tourism and Sustainable Development in Indonesia'. With a passion of knowledge co-production, she actively works with the ASEAN academic communities; as an international educator, she has been invited as a visiting scholar to Canada, Finland, Germany and Thailand. She serves as an associate editor for the e-Review Tourism Journal and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She co-founded the Refugee and Migrant Leisure Network with community organisations.

She supervises PhD students in the fields of leisure and tourism.

Research

Migrant & Refugee Leisure Spaces and Community Well-being (Project Website: https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/project/migrant-refugee-leisure-wellbeing/ & Project social media links: https://www.facebook.com/groups/400355213641367/?ref=bookmarks)

Spiritual Tourism and Economic Development in Chiang Mai, Thailand (2018)

Spiritual Tourism and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia: the case of Indonesia (2018-2019)

Favourites

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Choe, J. and Hitchcock, M., 2018. Pilgrimage to Mount Bromo, Indonesia. In: Olsen, D.H. and Trono, A., eds. Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails: Sustainable Development and Management.. Wallingford, Oxford: CABI Publishing, 180-195.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2015. Religious Tourism Experiences in South East Asia. In: Griffith, K. and Raj, R., eds. Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Management: An International Perspective. Wallingford, Oxfordshire: CABI Publishing, 191-204.
  • O' Regan, M. and Choe, J., 2015. China's Tourism’s March Forward: Towards a Green Transition or Unsustainable Tourism. In: Reddy, M.V. and Wilkes, K., eds. Tourism in the Green Economy. Routledge, 100-112.
  • O'Regan, M. and Choe, J., 2015. Developing student engagement in China through collaborative action research. Tourism Social Science Series. 153-167.

Conferences

  • Choe, J., 2019. Spiritual Tourism and Meditation in Chiang Mai, Thailand: A Washing Machine for the Mind. In: International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference 26-28 June 2019 Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Choe, J. and O' Rean, M.O., 2017. Social sustainability and quality of life in tourism destinations: a cross cultural analysis. In: Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations 4-6 September 2017 Bournemouth University.
  • Choe, J., 2017. Migrant Leisure Spaces and Community Well-being post Brexit. In: Belong in a post-Brexit-vote-Britain BSA conference 9 May 2017 The University of Sheffield.
  • Choe, J. and O'Regan, M.O., 2016. Filipino Migrant Workers' Perceived Quality of Life. In: Borlderless Worlds - for whom? Ethics, moralities and (in)justice in migration and tourism 7-8 September 2016 University of Oulu, Finland.
  • Choe, J. and O'Regan, M., 2016. Chinese Gamblers as Performing Playful Pilgrimage in Macau. In: Travel and Tourism Research Association 20-22 April 2016 Shannon, Ireland.
  • Choe, J. and O'Regan, M., 2015. Tourism development and cross-cultural understanding of quality of life among local residents and foreign workers in Macao, China. In: Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium - CBTS 2015 2-4 December 2015 Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2015. The Effects of Tourism Impacts Upon Quality of Life Amongst EXPATRIATES in Macau. In: Critical Tourism Studies Conference 2015 26-30 June 2015 Opatija, Croatia.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2015. Tourism Development and Perceived Quality of Life among LOCAL RESIDENTS in Macau. In: Travel & Tourism Research Association 2015 European Chapter Conference 22-24 April 2015 Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2015. TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IMPACT ON THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN MACAO. In: International Conference on Tourism and Ethnicity in ASEAN and Beyond. 15-16 August 2015 Chiang Mai University.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2014. Conspicuous Consumption at an International Wine Festival in Dalian, China. In: TTRA 2014 International Conference: Tourism and the New Global Economy 848-861.
  • Choe, J. and O’Regan, M., 2014. Developing student engagement in China through collaborative action research. In: TTRA 2014 International Conference: Tourism and the New Global Economy 862-867.
  • Choe, J., 2014. The Tourist but not the Pilgrim: the nature of mediation among non-Buddhist Americans. In: Promoting and Experiencing Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 19-23 June 2014 Veszprém, Hungary.
  • Choe, J., 2014. Playful Pilgrims in Macao– Secular Ritual Tourism / Pilgrimage to Casinos in Macao. In: Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 6th Expert Conference 19-22 June 2014 Veszprém, Hungary.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2014. Chinese Consumer Behavior: Luxury Wine Consumption and The Impacts on Tourism. In: Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium.
  • Choe, J., 2013. Challenges of Tourism Education in China. In: Jafar Jafari Tribute 23-25 October 2013 University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
  • Choe, J., 2013. Leisure preferences and constraints among Chinese college students. In: TTRA Europe- Dublin 17-19 April 2013 Dublin, Ireland.
  • Choe, J. and Chick, G.E.C., 2012. The profile of future tourists to Asia from America: 'post-tourist'. In: TTRA, The Asia Pacific (APac) Chapter 29 November-1 December 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Choe, J. and Chick, G.E.C., 2012. Similarities and differences between meditation and leisure in the U.S. In: The World Leisure Congress 30 September-3 October 2012 Rimini, Italy.
  • Choe, J. and Chick, G.E.C., 2012. Turner’s 'Antistructure' of 'Communitas' and westerners who practice eastern meditation. In: TTRA International 17-19 June 2012 Virginia Beach, VA, USA.
  • Choe, J. and Chick, G.E.C., 2012. Buddhist Meditation as Leisure in the U.S. In: North East Recreation Research (NERR) Symposium 1-3 April 2012 Cooperstown, New York, USA.
  • Choe, J. and Chick, G.E.C., 2009. Does Buddhism provide leisure/tourism experiences in the U.S.? In: Tourism, Religion and Culture: Regional Development through Meangful Experiences 27-29 October 2009 Lecce, Italy.
  • Choe, J. and Blazey, M., 2009. The leisure motivations of Americans experiencing a Buddhist temple in the United States. In: National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Conference 14-18 October 2009 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • Choe, J. and Blazey, M., 2009. Buddhist temples as tourism attractions in South Korea. In: TTRA International Conference. Catch the Wave: Tourism Research 21-24 June 2009 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Choe, J. and Blazey, M., 2009. The Motivations of Non-Buddhists Visiting a Buddhist Temple. In: North East Recreation Research (NERR) Symposium 29-31 March 2009 Bolton Landing, New York, USA.

Invited Lectures

  • Higher Education in Tourism in China, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 24 Jun 2014 more
  • Destination(s) Korea, DHBW Ravensburg, Marienplatz, Aula, Germany, 31 May 2016 more
  • Spiritual Tourism in Southeast Asia, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, 02 Jan 2018 more

Grants

  • Spiritual Tourism and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia: the case of Indonesia (Acorn Fund, 17 Dec 2018). In Progress
  • Spiritual Tourism and Economic Development in Chiang Mai, Thailand (QR Fund, 22 Feb 2018). In Progress
  • Migrant and refugee leisure spaces and community wellbeing (QR Fund, 01 Jan 2017). Completed
  • ERASMUS Staff Teaching Mobility Scholarship (ERASMUS, 25 Apr 2016). Completed
  • Tourism Development and Perceived Quality of Life in Macao, China: Cross-cultural understanding among local residents, skilled and unskilled immigrant workers (Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao SAR, 28 Oct 2014). Completed

External Responsibilities

Internal Responsibilities

  • Level tutor & dissertation coordinator, BAELM Level 6
  • Co-convenor, BU Women Academic Network
  • Acting Programme Leader, Events and Leisure Marketing

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Dr Jaeyeon Choe in Faculty of Management successfully co-organised and co-chaired the Nexus of Migration and Tourism: Creating Social Sustainability Symposium, with Vietnam National University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi, 20-21 September 2018.
  • Organised 'Migrant and Refugee Leisure Spaces and Community Well-being' session at Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference in London
  • Presented 'Migrant and Refugee Leisure Spaces and Community Well-being' issues.

Conference Presentations

  • Royal Geographical Society International Conference, Multicultural lunches: leisure, food, migrants and refugees in the south of England, 28 Aug 2018, Cardiff University
  • Royal Geographical Society International Conference, Que(e)rying Gender and Tourism Research, 30 Aug 2017, London
  • Belong in a post-Brexit-vote-Britain BSA conference, Migrant and Refugee Leisure Spaces and Community Well-being, 09 May 2017, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium, Tourism Development and Perceived Quality of Life in Macao, China: Cross-cultural understanding among local residents, skilled and unskilled immigrant workers, 02 Dec 2015, Munich, Germany

Attended Training

  • ESRC Research Methods Festival 2018, 03 Jul 2018
  • Women Leadership in Higher Education, 07 Mar 2018
  • GFGR Mentoring & Networking Workshop, 30 Aug 2017
  • Bid writing retreat - British Academy small grants, 03 Apr 2017
  • British Academy Grant Workshop, 08 Mar 2017
  • Academic Writing Retreat, 06 Jun 2016
  • Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence Course in College Teaching, 02 Feb 2009, Certification, The Pennsylvania State University

Qualifications

  • PhD in Tourism Management; Minor in Cultural Anthropology (The Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2012)

Memberships

  • ATLAS (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education), Associate (2016-), http://www.atlas-euro.org/home.aspx
  • Leisure Studies Association, Member,
  • Royal Geographical Society, Fellow,

External Media and Press

The data on this page was last updated at 04:12 on July 19, 2019.