Dr Tomas Pernecky

Senior Lecturer Above the Bar

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6764

Email: tomas.pernecky@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

OFFICE: WH523
Faculty of Culture and Society 
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland, New Zealand 



Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Bedfordshire, UK. 

Master of Business (First Class Honours), Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

 

 

Memberships and Affiliations:

The Postdisciplinary Network

Associate Editor for Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Convenor of the 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches 2018 (2-5 February, 2018), Auckland, New Zealand

Mentor: NZ Documentary Sandbox Series

Exploring Peace through Tourism, Hospitality and Events Network (EPTHE)

The Critical Tourism Studies Network (CTS)

International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT)

Co-Chair of the 2nd Tourism Postdisciplinary Conference 2015, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Co-editor of The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research (2010-2014)

International Centre for Peace through Tourism Research (2010-2014)

Reviewer for Annals of Tourism Research

 

Biography:

Tomas Pernecky is a senior lecturer above the bar in the Faculty of Culture and Society at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. His wide-ranging research interests extend to the fields of tourism and events studies, which he employs as contexts for examining a variety of philosophical, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues. Tomas recently co-chaired the 2nd Tourism Postdisciplinary Conference in Copenhagen and co-edited a special issue on tourism postdisciplinarity for the journal Tourism Analysis. He is also the convenor of the 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches, to be held at the Auckland University of Technology in 2018. Among his current duties is the coordination, development and implementation of a new interdisciplinary course titled Knowledge and Inquiry CLSY504 – this paper will be offered across all programmes within the Faculty of Culture and Society. His teaching has been officially recognised by receiving the 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the subsequent nomination by AUT for the 2015 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA). He has edited three books on a range of events-related topics, and recently published his first monograph titled Epistemology and Metaphysics for Qualitative Research

Research Areas:

Epistemology, ontology, metaphysics

Qualitative research

Social ontology

Philosophy of science

Postdisciplinary approaches to knowledge

Event studies

Hermeneutic phenomenology

Social constructionism

Sustainability & sustainable leadership

Publications:

Monographs and edited books

2016     Pernecky, T. (2016). Epistemology and metaphysics for qualitative research. London, UK: SAGE Publications.

2016     Pernecky, T. (Ed.). (2016). Approaches and methods in Event Studies. London, UK: Routledge.

2014     Pernecky, T., & Moufakkir, O. (Eds.). (2014). Ideological, social and cultural aspects of events. Wallingford, UK: CABI.

2013     Pernecky, T., & Lueck, M. (Eds.). (2013). Events, society and sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches. London, UK: Routledge.

 

Refereed publications

2016     Munar, A. M., Pernecky, T., & Feighery, W. (Eds.).(2015). An introduction to tourism postdisciplinarity. Tourism Analysis [Special Issue], 21(4). doi: 10.3727/108354216X14600320851578.

2016     Pernecky, T., Munar, A. M., & Wheeller, B. (2016). Existential postdisciplinarity: Personal journeys into tourism, art, and freedom. Tourism Analysis, 21(4). doi: 10.3727/108354216X14600320851730.

2016     Pernecky, T., Munar, A. M., & Feighery, W. (2016). Tourism in a postdisciplinary milieu: Final demarcation points. Tourism Analysis, 21(4). doi:10.3727/108354216X14600320851857.

2016     Andringa, S., Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2016). Hospitality entrepreneurship: A link in the career chain. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28(4), 717-736. doi:10.1108/IJCHM-05-2014-0247.

2015     Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2015). Prospects and challenges in the study of New Age Tourism: A critical commentary. Tourism Analysis, 20(6), 705-713. doi:10.3727/108354215X1446845878237.

2015     Pernecky, T. (2015). Sustainable leadership in event management. Event Management, 19(1), 109-121. doi:10.3727/152599515X14229071393188.

2015     Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2015). Leading the way: A case of Cultural Creatives. Proceedings of the Institute for Sustainable Leadership, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2-4 June 2015. Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2014     Pernecky, T. (2014). Realist and constructionist shades of grey. Annals of Tourism Research, 48(5), 295-298. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2014.06.011.

2014     Poulston, J. M., & Pernecky, T. (2014). Customising New Age hospitality: an exploratory study of Sedona. Hospitality and Society, 4(1), 9-30. doi:10.1386/hosp.4.1.9_1.

2013     Pernecky, T. (2013). Sustainable leadership in the events industry: Assessing the potential of Honeybee Approaches. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership, 2013 Nice, June 4-7, (pp. 130-140). Pymble, NSW, Australia: Institute for Sustainable Leadership.

2013     Pernecky, T. (2013). Re-examining the ability of mass tourism to promote peace. Refereed conference paper presented In J. Fountain, & K. Moore (Eds.), Proceedings of the CAUTHE 23rd Annual Conference. Tourism and global change: On the edge of something big, Lincoln University, Lincoln, 12-14 February 2013 (pp. 587-590). Lincoln, Lincoln University.

2013     Andringa, S., Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2013). From self-employed hospitality entrepreneur to paid employee: The motivational factors behind the transition. In J. Fountain, & K. Moore (Eds.), Proceedings of the CAUTHE 23rd Annual Conference. Tourism and global change: On the edge of something big, Lincoln University, Lincoln, 12-14 February 2013 (pp. 7-10). Lincoln, Lincoln University.

2012     Pernecky, T. (2012). Constructionism: Critical pointers for tourism studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 39(2), 1116–1137. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2011.12.010.

2010     Pernecky, T., & Jamal, T. (2010). (Hermeneutic) phenomenology in tourism studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 37(4), 1055-1075. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2010.04.002

2010     Pernecky, T. (2010). The being of tourism. The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research, 1(1), 1-22.

2009     Pernecky, T. (2009). Broadening the vistas of tourism epistemology: The concept of “Being in the World”. Refereed conference paper presented at the meeting of the 3rd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Zadar, Croatia, 21-24 June 2009. Zadar, Croatia.

2006     Pernecky, T., & Johnston, C. (2006). Voyage through numinous space: Applying the specialization concept to New Age Tourism. Tourism Recreation Research, 31(1), 37-46. Doi: 10.1080/02508281.2006.11081245

2006     Pernecky, T. (2006). Co-Creating with the universe: A phenomenological study of New Age tourists. Tourism, 54(2), 127-143.

 

Book chapters and encyclopedia entries (quality assured)

2016     Pernecky, T. (2016). What and when is an event: A short prelude to event studies. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Approaches and methods in Event Studies (pp. xv-xvi). London, UK: Routledge.

2016     Pernecky, T. (2016). The epistemic foundations of event studies. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Approaches and methods in Event Studies (pp. 3-21). London, UK: Routledge.

2015     Pernecky, T. (2015). Tourism, prejudice and societal conflict. In M. Lueck, J. Velvin, C. Eilzer, & B. Eisenstein (Eds.), The social side of tourism: The interface between tourism, society, and the environment. Answers to global questions from the International Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT) (pp. 11-38). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Verlag.

2015     Pernecky, T. (2015). Paradigm, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), The encyclopedia of Tourism (2nd ed.). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

2014     Pernecky, T. (2014). The Making of Societies through Events:  On Ideology, Power and Consent. In T. Pernecky & O. Moufakkir (Eds.), Ideological, social and cultural aspects of events (pp. 28-46). Wallingford, UK: CABI.

2014     Pernecky, T., & Moufakkir, O. (2014). Events as societal phenomena. In T. Pernecky & O. Moufakkir (Eds.), Ideological, social and cultural aspects of events (pp. 1-11). Wallingford, UK: CABI.

2013     Pernecky, T., & Lueck, M. (2013). Editors' introduction: Events in the age of sustainability. In T. Pernecky & M. Lueck (Eds.), Events, society and sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches. London, UK: Routledge.

2013     Pernecky, T. (2013). Events, society and sustainability: Five Propositions. In T. Pernecky & M. Lueck (Eds.), Events, society and sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches. London, UK: Routledge.

2007     Pernecky, T. (2007). Immersing in Ontology and the Research Process: Constructivism the Foundation for Exploring the (In)credible OBE? In I. Ateljevic, N. Morgan, & A. Pritchard (Eds.), The critical turn in tourism studies: Innovative research methodologies (pp. 211-226). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.

2007     Doorne, S., Cary, S. H., Brown, G., Lester, J.-A., Brown, K., Pernecky, T., ... Morgan, N. (2007). Processes of Becoming. In I. Ateljevic, N. Morgan, & A. Pritchard (Eds.), The critical turn in tourism studies: Innovative research methodologies (pp. 387-400). Amsterdam,The Netherlands: Elsevier.

 

 Keynote and invited participation

2016     Invited keynote presentation on Postdisciplinarity and Academic Wellbeing. To be presented on 4th August, 2016, at the Critical Tourism Studies North America Conference 2016, University of Waterloo, Canada.

2013     Invited to deliver a workshop on Tourism and Peace. Presented with Dr Senija Causevic on 27 June, 2013, at the V Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2011     Invited to deliver a workshop on Tourism and Peace. Presented with Prof Omar Moufakkir on 4 July, 2011, at the IV Critical Tourism Studies Conference, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

 

Refereed conference presentations and published abstracts

2015     Botterill, D., & Pernecky, T. (2015, 2-25 June ). Advancing Tourism Knowledge in the Post Disciplinary Social Sciences. Presented at the 2nd Tourism Postdisciplinary Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. 

 

Awards:

2015     Nominated by AUT for the 2015 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award

2014     The 2014 Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence in Teaching

2013     Faculty of Culture and Society Excellence in Teaching Award, Auckland University of Technology.

2013     Faculty of Culture and Society Highly Commended Excellence in Research Award, Auckland University of Technology.

2013     Best Paper Award, 8th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership, June 2013, Nice, France

2011     A Responsible Tourism Intellectual

Dr Pernecky was identified by leading scholars in Tourism Studies as a "responsible tourism intellectual" for pursuing "tourism knowledge which directly relates to the challenge of creating a more just and sustainable world" (cited by Pritchard, Morgan & Ateljevic, 2011, p. 942).

2010     2010 Faculty of Applied Humanities Emerging Researcher Award

Recipient of the 2010 Faculty of Applied Humanities Emerging Researcher Award (commended) at the Auckland University of Technology.

2009     Exemplary Program Award for “2009 Australasian Conference on Obesity”

The 2009 Australasian Conference on Obesity was developed under the management of Dr Pernecky and was recognised as the most exemplary programme of the 2009-2010 year by the Conferences and Professional P rograms (CAPP) Awards Committee based in Boston, Massachusetts, which is part of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).

2008     Exemplary Program Award for “Going Green 2008”

The "Going Green 2008" was a free-to-public one day event that attracted 400 people with an objective of helping attendees make more informed choices by offering "Green 'How To’s' for everyday living". The development of this community program was recognised as exemplary by the international benchmarking organization UPCEA (University Professional & Continuing Education Association).

 


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