Tatiana Chekalina, doctoral research fellow
My employment history started in 1997. Since then my major professional duties have been mostly connected with networking in the Baltic Sea region in the spheres of sustainable development and spatial planning. I have been actively involved in administration mostly dealing with international collaboration and project management issues. In parallel I was conducting investigations in the field of regional studies with special focus on cross-border cooperation. I also have experience of tourism studies, mainly from the spatial planning point of view.
I graduated from the Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy in Kaliningrad, Russia in 2001 with a degree in Management. In February 2004 I defended my thesis and was awarded Master of Science Degree with Major in Built Environment, Specialization in Spatial Planning from Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan in Stockholm, Sweden. In November 2007 I defended my PhD thesis entitled “Development and Spatial Differentiation of Transboundary Cooperation in the Baltic Sea region” at Immanuel Kant State University of Russia in Kaliningrad.
I started at ETOUR in November 2008. Since then I have been involved in the research project “Customer-based innovation in tourism” focusing on issues of entrepreneurship and destination development.