Clayton J Hawkins


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)


Board Member:



- Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies



- Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board



Introducing Leisure Spaces

Leisure Spaces is an e-platform for the PhD research of Clayton J Hawkins at the Institute for Regional Development (UTAS) into informal leisure settings and the social impacts and place characteristics that arise within them. This project utilises the Falls Music and Arts Festival as a qualitative and quantitative case study of social networking in an informal leisure space through investigations within the camping grounds in 2010 and within the Main Arena in 2011 .


Estimated completion date is early 2014. Special thank yous go to Professor Janelle Allison and Professor David Adams as supervisors and to the Falls Music and Arts Festival for allowing access to their event and attendees.


Paper published in the Journal of Place Management and Development Vol.6, Iss.3, p.192-202 called "Festival Spaces as Third Places".