Dr Denise Hewlett is a Senior Fellow for Knowledge Exchange / Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded Broadly Engaging with Tranquillity Project. She joined Winchester in January 2011 as a Lecturer on Management Programmes. Prior to this appointment and whilst completing her PhD, Denise worked in the public sector and with the EU on projects concerned with managing protected areas for recreational, tourism and conservation objectives; and for Bournemouth University, in the School of Service Industries, as both a Lecturer and Researcher in the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research. Prior to these careers, Denise worked for more than fifteen years in the private sector as a strategic and project manager for a number of national and international organisations in service industries.
Denise, winner of the 2017 University Leadership in Research Award, continues to work with a number of Dorset- and Hampshire-based, national and international organisations. Her current projects examine community perceptions of intrinsic and extrinsic qualities of National Parks and AONBs from which the development, planning and management of tourism and recreation in these areas can be informed (see below).
Her most recent work examines place-based policy making, alternative approaches to protected area management created through examining public views on their perceptions and experiences on tranquillity through GIS modelling and the development of automated tranquillity modelling.
In her role of Senior Fellow of Knowledge Exchange, she engages with numerous institutions, organisation and community networks both in the UK and overseas. She is a steering group member of the New Forest Ecademy on behalf of the University and plays a leading role in Knowledge Exchange inititatives across the University.
Areas of expertise
Research Methodologies, social science and environmental sciences. Context: political and environmental, especially in relation to green spaces, protected areas and coastal locations.
Project management and international collaborations
- Hewlett, D (2020) Contributor to UK Parliament Post (2020) Life Beyond Covid19.
- Hewlett, D. (2018) Planning for tranquil spaces through Mixed Methods Research. Tourism Management 6 pp237-247
- Hewlett, D.(2017) Making sense of the place in which we live: 'more than a feeling!'. Where we live now: perspectives on place and policy, 42-46. British Academy.
- Hewlett, D. (2017) Where we live now: making the case for place-based policy. Where we live now: making the case for place-based policy. British Academy.
- Hewlett, D., Harding L., Munro, T., Terradillos, A., Wilkinson, K. 2016. Broadly engaging with tranquillity in protected landscapes: A matter of perspective identified in GIS. Landscape and Urban Planning 158, February 2017, 185-201. Read it online.
- Wilkinson, K. and Hewlett, D. (2015). More than a feeling! GIS modelling of public perception of tranquillity. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBC Annual International Conference University of Exeter, 1-3 September 2015, Exeter.
- Hewlett D (2015) Making sense of the place in which we live: more than a feeling. British Academy.
- Hewlett, D. (2015) Broadly Engaging with Tranquillity - more than a feeling. British Academy online publication.
- Hewlett, D. (2015) Interpretations on Tranquil Space. Proceedings of the BSA Annual Conference 2015, Societies in Transition: Progression or Regression? 15-17 April 2015. BSA Publications Ltd., p. 287.
- Hewlett, D. (2015) Broadly Engaging in the Subjective: the planning and management of landscapes. In: CHeriScape, Cultural Heritage in Landscape. Conference III: Landscape as Community, 19 - 20 May 2015, Oslo, Norway.
- Hewlett, D., and Harding, L. 2015 Bridging the Gap: Collaborative Working Amongst Undergraduates, Academics, Practitioners and Research Councils, Proceedings of the Ninth International Technology, Education and Development Conference 2 March 2015
- Hewlett, D. 2013 Contributor to: Borrini-Feyerabend et al. (2013) Governance of Protected Areas From understanding to action. Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series No. 20. Gland: IUCN.
- Hewlett, D. 2013 Beyond prescription: community engagement in the planning and management of National Parks as tourist destinations. Tourism Planning and Development 10,1 pp 453-465
- Hewlett, D. 2012 review of Tourist Destination Governance Practice, Theory and Issues edited by E, Laws, H Richins, J Agrusa & N Scott, Tourism Analysis 17,3.
- Hewlett D. 2012 Beyond Prescription: Community Engagement in the Planning and Management of National Parks as Tourist Destinations. Tourism: Planning and Development (ranked 2nd in the ABS journal listings).
- Hewlett D. 2003 Beyond the Rhetoric of Transboundary Visitor Management: The Case of Peneda-Geres, International Journal of Tourism Research 6 (6) 381-395.
- 2016 Investigating tranquillity and making use of results in planning. Keynote Address at the Devon County Council and Network Forum, Totnes, September 2016.
- 2016 The value of tranquillity to health and wellbeing. Keynote Address at the Landscapes for Life National Annual Conference, Newport, Shropshire, 28-30 June.
- 2016 Making nexus-thinking practical: participatory research on making 'sense of place' - challenges, solutions, progression. Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBC Annual International Conference Participatory Geography Session Convened by: Dr Denise Hewlett, University of Winchester, Tom Munro Dorset AONB Manager, Richard Clarke Policy and Development Manager, National Association of AONBS; Heather Tidball, Urban Heaths EU LIFE project manager (retired).
- 2015 Conference IV, Madrid (23 25 September 2015): Facing Global Change through Landscape Humanities and Social Sciences Centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
- 2015 'More than a Feeling': GIS modelling of public perception of tranquillity. Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBC Annual International Conference University of Exeter September 2015
- 2015 Broadly Engaging with Tranquillity: contributing to policy and practical use. Landscapes for Life National Annual Conference, University of Winchester 30 June - 2nd July 2015
- 2015. Broadly Engaging with Tranquillity (BETP): an alternative approach to protected management. IUCN WCPA Little Sydney. Protecting Nature in Europe. Hainburg, Austria. 28-31 May 2015
- 2015. Broadly Engaging in the subjective: the planning & management of landscapes. CHeriScape, Cultural Heritage in Landscape. Conference III: Landscape as Community. 19-20 May 2015, Oslo (Norway).
- 2015 Broadly Engaging with Tranquillity: case of the DAONB. DAONB Annual Conference/ NIA Wild Purbeck/ BETP 11th March 2015.
- 2015 Bridging the Gap: Collaborative Working amongst Undergraduates, Academics, Practitioners and Research Councils INTED 2015 Madrid, March 2015.
- 2015 Broadly engaging with tranquillity: two projects for modelling public perceptions RKE Conference, Winchester University
- 2015 Progressing the Voice of Public Engagement: A Strategy For Increasing The Breadth and Depth Of Stakeholder Engagement In The Planning And Management Of Tourism In Rural Protected Areas. International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Management,( ICSTM) Barcelona.
- 2015 Broadly Engaging with Tranquillity Annual Conference of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Winchester
- 2015 Interpretations on Tranquil Places British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Glasgow.
- 2013 Project managing rural events: from triangle and square route to project circles Making Waves ICE 2013 Bournemouth University, July 2013
- 2013 ELearning for 360 degree visionaries Learning and Teaching Symposium, University of Winchester, April 2013
- 2013 Enabling Corporate Sustainable and Civic Responsibilities in rural economies: the domain of the public sector RKE Symposium, University of Winchester, April 2013
- 2012 Civic Engagement in the planning and management of protected areas: prescriptions, presumptions and practice. 12th Annual RKE Symposium, University of Winchester, June 2012
- 2012 Systems of civic engagement and disengagement: the case of UK National Parks in Processes Influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation Conference (PIDOP), University of Surrey, UK 16-17 April 2012
- 2011 Beyond the rhetoric of community-based approaches to CR and in the management of National Parks as tourist and recreational destinations. Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, 13th International Research Conference of CRRC, Leeds University, September 2011.
- 2011 Project Society Network, University of Lancaster.
- 2004 Collaboration moves Forward: Bridging the gap between research and practice. Tourism: State of the Art II Glasgow, June 2004.
- 2003 Transboundary Visitor Management: Beyond the Rhetoric in Riding the Wave edited by CAUTHE, 2003 (with A. Fyall & J. Edwards). Initially presented at Riding the Wave, 13th International Research Conference of CAUTHE, Coffs Harbour, Australia, February 2003.
- 2003. Community participation in the management of Transboundary Parks: Vth IUCN World Parks Congress, Durban, South Africa 2003