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Clayton J Hawkins

Course Coordinator (UC), Lecturer (IRD) and Honorary Associate (TSBE)

Room D2.11, Building D, Cradle Coast Campus

+61 3 6430 4982 (phone)

Clayton.Hawkins@utas.edu.au

Currently on secondment as a Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator in the new University College.  Clayton is coordinating the Associate Degree in Applied Business and its specialisations in General Business; Sport, Recreation and Leisure; and Tourism and Events.

Dr Clayton J Hawkins is a Lecturer with the Institute for Regional Development (IRD), an Honorary Associate of the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE), Deputy Director (Cradle Coast) of the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd), and an Affiliated Researcher of the Institute for the Study of Social Change.

Clayton coordinates the learning and teaching programs delivered by the IRD at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He plays a lead role in the design and development of new coursework programs on the campus to address needs in the Cradle Coast region. Clayton has led numerous research projects for the IRD, is an Assistant Graduate Research Coordinator and is a registered PhD supervisor.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2014), 'Informal Leisure as a Source of Social Capital Formation: A Festival Case Study', University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Master of Business Administration (2007), Southern Cross University, Australia - specialisations in Tourism Management and Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Higher Education) (2016), University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (2015), University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Graduate Certificate in Research (2014), University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts and Entertainment Management (2004), Deakin University, Australia
  • Advanced Diploma in Management (2007), National Business Institute of Australia, Australia - specialisation in Recreation Planning
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (2005), TAFE Tasmania, Australia
  • Certificate II in Hospitality Operations (1996), Drysdale, Tasmania, Australia

Biography

Clayton joined the University of Tasmania in 2007.  He has extensive experience working in local government in the fields of sport and recreation, cultural and community development, community arts and event management and has won numerous state and national awards for his practitioner work.  He is a national board member of ANZALS – the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (Online Engagement portfolio) – and previously held Ministerial appointments as a member of the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board and as Chair of Arts Tasmania's Assistance to Organisations Panel. Clayton is a former elected representative in local government having served almost four years with the Waratah-Wynyard Council and is a Fellow (FIPM) of the Institute for Place Management at the UK.

Clayton is the Conference Co-chair of the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies conference to be held in Tasmania.  He is also a member of the scientific committee.

Research Themes

Clayton's research aligns to the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. His main research interest is in the area of leisure planning and policy where the concepts of social capital, informal leisure activity and the value of 'place' (including 'third place') form the majority of the academic framework.  He also has keen interests in the future of local government, tourism, festivals, events and the adaption of lean thinking beyond manufacturing industries (e.g. service industries, higher education). His PhD with the IRD was titled 'Informal Leisure as a Source of Social Capital Formation: A Festival Case Study'.  He also has a passion for the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Fellow: Institute of Place Management (UK) - current
  • Board Member: Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies - current
  • Member: Cricket Tasmania - Regional Development Council (North West) - current
  • Member: Cradle Coast Authority - Regional Events Strategy Working Group
  • Board Member: Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board
  • Elected Representative: Waratah-Wynyard Council
  • Chair: Arts Tasmania - Assistance to Organisations Panel
  • Chair: Waratah-Wynyard Council - Recreation Advisory Special Committee
  • Board Member: Tasmanian Music Industry Association
  • Board Member: Womens' Cricket Tasmania
  • Member: Arts Tasmania - Amplified Festival Advisory Panel
  • Member: Premier's Physical Activity Advisory Council - Local Government Advisory Group
  • Member: Cradle Coast Authority - Recreation Advisory Group
  • Member: Burnie Arts Council
  • Member: Burnie City Council - Burnie Positive Ageing Committee
  • Member: Burnie City Council - Burnie Community Safety Committee
  • Member: Burnie City Council - Burnie Sports Centre Committee
  • Member: Burnie City Council - Burnie Historical Society
  • Board Member: Tasmanian Music Industry Association
  • Board Member: Womens' Cricket Tasmania

Committee associations

  • Deputy Director: University of Tasmania - Tourism Research and Education Network- current
  • Member: University of Tasmania - University College Learning and Teaching Committee - current
  • Member: University of Tasmania - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Teaching

    events, festivals, leisure, sport, recreation, tourism, community development, community engagement, lean management, lean thinking, local government, regional development, work integrated learning, SoTL

    Teaching responsibility

    Coordinating Responsibilities:

    Teaching Responsibilities

    Research Appointments

    • Board Member: Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies - current
    • Deputy Director (Cradle Coast): University of Tasmania - Tourism Research and Education Network - current
    • Assistant Graduate Research Coordinator: IRD

    View more on Dr Clayton Hawkins in WARP

    Expertise

    • Leisure and Recreation Planning and Policy
    • Festivals and Events
    • Place Management
    • Community Development and Engagement
    • Lean Thinking and Management
    • Local Government
    • Tourism
    • Third Place
    • Sport Management
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • Reflective Practice
    • Blended Learning
    • ePortfolios

    Fields of Research

    • Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography (160402)
    • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
    • Sport and Leisure Management (150404)
    • Human Geography (160499)
    • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
    • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
    • Counselling, Welfare and Community Services (160702)
    • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
    • Urban and Regional Economics (140218)
    • Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing (199999)
    • Language, Communication and Culture (209999)
    • Population Trends and Policies (160305)
    • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
    • Impacts of Tourism (150601)
    • Family and Household Studies (160301)

    Research Objectives

    • Arts and Leisure (950199)
    • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
    • Cultural Understanding (959999)
    • Recreation (950103)
    • Urban and Industrial Water Management (960912)
    • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
    • Human Capital Issues (910202)
    • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)
    • Government and Politics (940299)
    • Organised Sports (950102)
    • Road Safety (880109)
    • Time Use, Unpaid Work and Volunteering (940503)
    • Management and Productivity (910499)
    • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
    • Economic Issues in Tourism (900301)

    Publications

    Total publications

    21

    Journal Article

    (3 outputs)
    YearCitationAltmetrics
    2017Tower J, McGrath R, Sibson R, Adair D, Bevan N, et al., 'State of leisure studies in Australia and New Zealand', World Leisure Journal pp. 1-9. ISSN 1607-8055 (2017) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1080/16078055.2017.1343326 [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Maxwell H

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    2013Hawkins CJ, Ryan L-AJ, 'Festival Spaces as Third Places', Journal of Place Management and Development, 6, (3) pp. 192-202. ISSN 1753-8335 (2013) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1108/JPMD-02-2013-0002 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 5

    Co-authors: Ryan L-AJ

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    2010Hawkins CJ, '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, 43, (3) pp. 26-27. ISSN 1445-4335 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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    Conference Publication

    (4 outputs)
    YearCitationAltmetrics
    2009Poot AC, Oerlemans IK, Hawkins CJ, Eversole R, 'Supporting Learning Partnerships Through the Use of ePortfolios', Teaching Matters 2009, 2009, University of Tasmania, pp. 1-10. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Poot AC; Oerlemans IK; Eversole R

    2008Eversole R, Hawkins CJ, 'What do I know how to do? Piloting the 'Student ePortfolio' as a reflective learning tool in the Bachelor of Regional Resource Management course', Exploring Possiblilities for Practice, 4th November, 2008, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 2 - 17. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Eversole R

    2008Hawkins CJ, 'Social capital through leisure: Can we build livable value and competitive advantage in regions?', 8th Annual Conference Programme, 9-11 January 2008, Melbourne Australia, pp. 25-26. ISBN 978-1-86272-676-5 (2008) [Conference Extract]

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    2008Hawkins CJ, 'Building regional competitive advantage and liveability through leisure', Young Professionals Confernce program, 24th October 2008, Burnie Tasmania 7320, pp. 17. (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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    Contract Report, Consultant's Report

    (5 outputs)
    YearCitationAltmetrics
    2016Woodroffe J, Auckland S, Hawkins C, Eyles K, Tasker T, 'Social and Economic Benefits of Treated Water for Small Communities Including the Health Impacts of Different Water Qualities on Small Communities', Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Woodroffe J; Auckland S; Eyles K; Tasker T

    2016Woodroffe JJ, Auckland SRJ, Hawkins CJ, Eyles KJ, Tasker TL, 'Social and Economic Benefits of Treated Water for Small Communities Including the Health Impacts of Different Water Qualities on Small Communities', Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd, Institute for Regional Development (UTAS) (2016) [Contract Report]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Woodroffe JJ; Auckland SRJ; Eyles KJ; Tasker TL

    2008Hawkins CJ, 'Cradle Coast young professional network: strategic plan 2008 - 2010', Cradle Coast Young Professional Network, 1 (2008) [Contract Report]

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    2006Hawkins CJ, Troughton P, 'Burnie BMX Park: A Proposal from the Wynyard BMX Club: Site Options Review', Burnie City Council (2006) [Contract Report]

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    2003Hawkins CJ, Fernon CA, 'Spark Up at West Park: Part of Ten Days on the Island 2003', Burnie City Council (2003) [Contract Report]

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    Co-authors: Fernon CA

    Other Creative Work

    (1 outputs)
    YearCitationAltmetrics
    2005Hawkins CJ, 'I Can Be', Cafe Europa Poets Society , Burnie Tasmania, pp. 1 (2005) [Minor Creative Work]

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    Other Public Output

    (8 outputs)
    YearCitationAltmetrics
    2016Hawkins CJ, Hawkins C, 'Learn for Life: Circular Head Community Literacy Action Plan 2014-2019 Evaluation Framework', Circular Head Council, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Report of Restricted Access]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Hawkins C

    2011Hawkins CJ, 'Using social media in leisure research and teaching', Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies Newsletter, Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies, 43 (2011) [Report Other]

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    2009Hawkins CJ, 'Country Football Codes 'overdue' for overhaul', The Advocate Newspaper, The Advocate Newspaper, Burnie Tasmania Australia, 7th October 2009, pp. 1-2. (2009) [Newspaper Article]

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    2008Hawkins CJ, 'Social Capital through Leisure: Cradle Coast's advantage in the year 2030', Drive, ABC Radio, BURNIE TASMANIA (2008) [Media Interview]

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    2008Hawkins CJ, 'Social Capital through Leisure: Cradle Coast's advantage in the year 2030', Breakfast Show, ABC Radio, Burnie Tasmania Australia (2008) [Media Interview]

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    2008Hawkins CJ, 'Social Capital through Leisure: Cradle Coast's advantage in the year 2030', Mornings Show, ABC Radio, Burnie Tasmania (2008) [Media Interview]

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    2005Hawkins CJ, 'Burnie CBD Safety Committee: CBD Cameras Report', Burnie City Council, Burnie Tasmania Australia (2005) [Report of Restricted Access]

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    2005Hawkins CJ, Powell M, 'Who's DES tonight? Toolkit', Toolkit , Burnie City Council, Burnie ,Tasmania, Australia, 14 p. (2005) [Government or Industry Research]

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    Grants & Funding

    Funding Summary

    Number of grants

    4

    Total funding

    $41,078

    Projects

    Circular Head Community Literacy Plan (2014-2019) evaluation framework (2016)$2,970
    Description
    The Circular Head Education and Training Consultative Committee (CHETCC) is facilitated by the Circular Head Council. TheUniversity of Tasmania is a member of the CHETCC. The CHETCC seeks a framework to evaluate its Learn for Life: Circular Head Community Literacy Plan (2014- 2019). The Institute for Regional Development will utilise its Knowledge Partnering methodology to develop an evaluation framework that will assist CHETCC to collect and analyse data continuously throughout 2016-2019. This project will create another opportunity to further the development of the KP methodology.
    Funding
    Circular Head Council ($2,970)
    Scheme
    Contract Research
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Hawkins CJ; Hawkins C
    Year
    2016
    Wynyard Tulip Festival - Community Value: Stage One (2015)$3,950
    Description
    The project seeks to take a snapshot in time of who the attendees of the 2015 Wynyard Tulip Festival are. The project will survey attendees to identify basic reasons for attending the Festival as well as demographic data to identify where the come from and what they spend. Attendee numbers will be counted and aerial photos examined to identify numbers of attendees and associated peak times. Data will be analysed, synthesised and reported by the investigators.
    Funding
    Waratah-Wynyard Council ($3,950)
    Scheme
    Contract Research
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Hawkins CJ; Hawkins C
    Year
    2015
    Social and economic profiling for small towns (2015)$27,496
    Description
    The project responds to a brief by TasWater seeking social and economic profiling of ten small towns in Tasmania and a literature review of the general benefits of treated water for small communities, the health impacts of different water qualities on small communities, and any associated impacts.
    Funding
    Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd ($27,496)
    Scheme
    Contract Research
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Hawkins CJ; Auckland SRJ; Woodroffe JJ; Eyles KJ
    Year
    2015
    Tasmanian Fire Service Volunteer Support Brigade Practices Program (2010)$6,662
    Funding
    IMC-Link ($6,662)
    Scheme
    Consultancy
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Hawkins CJ
    Year
    2010

    Research Supervision

    Thinking of undertaking a PhD, masters or honours project? Feel free to discuss ideas with Clayton.  Clayton is keen to supervise candidates interested in leisure and recreation planning and policy, place management, events, festivals, local government, social capital, third place, community development, ePortfolios, online learning and reflective practice. He is also interested in supervising students with an interest in the adaptation of Lean methodologies to these areas.

    Current

    1

    Current

    DegreeTitleCommenced
    PhDStrength of Place as determinant for Place Management Practice in Regional Development2015