About Kate Turner
From first learning to dive in a quarry in Leicestershire to surveying remote reefs in Madagascar, diving has provided Kate with many of the best experiences of her life so far, including being proposed to! Kate has dived all over the world including UK, Egypt, Sudan, the Maldives and Madagascar.
Following her BSc in Geography from Oxford University, she gained a distinction for an MSc in Responsible Tourism Management from the International Centre for Responsible Tourism at Leeds Met University. It focussed on achieving responsible tourism in destinations, managing cultural heritage, tourism and conservation in protected areas, social and cultural issues and local economic development.
Since graduating she has begun to investigate ways to apply responsible tourism principles to diving, and examining current best practices in the dive industry.
Kate aims to find out how the way we dive can help to create better experiences for divers and generate benefits for local communities and environments.
Kate has acted as longlister for the Responsible Tourism Awards for the Best in a Marine Environment category
Published the ‘No Water, No Future - tourism drinking destinations dry’ with Professor Harold Goodwin at the World Travel Market in 2007
Contributer for Advances in Responsible Tourism (Goodwin H & Font X 2007) International Centre for Responsible Tourism
To contact Kate, e-mail email@example.com