Kelsey's diverse supervisory interests span her primary teaching areas of tourism and recreation, with additional interest in supervising students whose methodological approach(es) she can support.
Kelsey is interested in supervising students in the areas of nature-based and adventure tourism, trail tourism, hiking tourism, tourism mobilities, sustainable tourism experiences, and the meaning, impact and experience of tourism activities, commercial and rural tourism development, and culinary and agricultural tourism.
She is interested in supervising students whose work explores the interplay of material culture, commodification of culture, and the reproduction and performance of (traditional) cultural practices for tourist consumption, within tourism and tourist cultures.
Kelsey is interested in supervising students in the areas of trail tourism and rural economic development, including explorations of trail user conflict and trail community stakeholder perceptions of trail tourism development.
Kelsey is interested in supervising students whose work explores the phenomenological experiences of travel, and the professional experiences of tourism practitioners.
Kelsey is interested in supervising students in the areas of nature-based and outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation, the therapeutic use of nature and adventure, therapeutic camps, wellbeing and recreation, body positivity in recreation and leisure settings, and inclusive hiking.
She is interested in supervising students whose work explores inclusive sport, including body positivity in sport, inclusive coaching practices, and barriers to community sport and recreation access.
Kelsey is also interested in supervising students whose research explores risk management related to community-based recreation and trail-based recreation activities, as well as the wellness benefits of multi-season trail use.
Kelsey is interested in advising on the use of qualitative, phenomenological, reflexive, and ethnographic research methods in tourism, organizational, business, recreation, sport and interdisciplinary studies.
Kelsey is also interested in supervising students who are interested in using (convergent parallel, sequential or embedded) mixed methods approaches to explore solutions to practical, applied, and
Kelsey is keenly interested in supervising research that is community-driven, and seeks to generate solutions to real-world problems.