Dr Clayton J Hawkins


PhD, MBA, GradCertULT, GradCertRes, GCertAEMgt, AdDipMgt, FIPM


Institute for Regional Devt


C/- Cradle Coast campus

University of Tasmania

16-20 Mooreville Road




+61 3 6430 4982 (office)

+61 4 0836 7289 (mobile)



Key Links:


Academic Profile @ UTAS


Research Profile @ UTAS


Institute for Regional Devt


Clayton @ ANZALS



Introducing Leisure Spaces

Leisure Spaces is a personal e-platform for the research into the planning, utilisation and management of leisure spaces and places by Dr Clayton J Hawkins from the Institute for Regional Development (University of Tasmania). Key areas of of research interest are events, tourism, leisure planning, local government, social networking and place management. He also has a research interest in the application of lean theory to beyond manufacturing industries.

Clayton is the Deputy Director (Cradle Coast) of the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd) at the University of Tasmania, a Board Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies and a Fellow of the Institute of Place Management.


Key Publications:

Hawkins, C.J. (2014), "Informal Leisure as a Source of Social Capital Formation: A Festival Case Study", PhD Thesis.

Hawkins, C.J. and Ryan, L-A. (2013), "Festival Spaces as Third Places", Journal of Place Management and Development, Vol.6, Iss.3, pp. 192-202.

Hawkins, C.J. (2009), “Facing Up to Facebook: Does a Failure to Embrace Online Social Media Mean Local Government is Being Left Behind in the Communication Race?”, Local Government Manager, Vol. 43, Iss. 3, pp. 26-27.

Hawkins, C.J. and Bonney, M. (nd.), "Lean Thinking and Principles for the Events Industry: Working Paper Version One", Tourism Research and Education Network: Working Paper Series [under review]

Grocke, C. and Hawkins, C.J. (nd.), "Exploring a Theoretical Framework for Examing the Psychology of Attachment to Leisure Spaces" [under review]

Hawkins, C.J. and Hawkins, C. (nd), "Book Review: Knowledge Partnering for Community Development" [book review forthcoming]

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