Beatrice Waleghwa

Doktorand|Doctoral Student


I am a doctoral student in tourism studies. I have a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management from Kenyatta University, Kenya. My master’s degree is in tourism and sustainability from Linnaeus University, Sweden.

My main research interests include tourism, transportation, sustainability, destination development, planning, spatial analysis, wildlife, national parks, and citizen-science.

My current research is about understanding and finding solutions to transportation challenges in order to develop tourism sustainably at destinations in rural areas. I mainly use interviews and Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) methods in my current research.

I am doing my doctoral studies in collaboration with Dalarna University (DU). I research at the Center for Tourism and Leisure Research (CeTLeR) at DU.

I have been involved in two projects at CeTLeR:
a) EU Interreg Mobility and Accessibility in Rural Areas (MARA)
b) Micro-based decision support for sustainable tourism and infrastructure planning (MIRANDA)


Artiklar i tidskrifter

Waleghwa, B. & Heldt, T. (2022). Exploring the use of public participation GIS in transportation planning for tourism at a Nordic destination. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, vol. 22: 3, ss. 210-234.    


Waleghwa, B. (2023). Can we always share? Opportunities and challenges for transportation sharing in sustainable rural travel. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Denver, March 23-27, 2023.

Waleghwa, B. & Ioannides, D. (2022). Social representations of transportation: experiences from tourism destinations in sparsely populated areas. Paper presented at the ATLAS Annual Conference Cork, Ireland, september 6-9, 2022

Waleghwa, B. & Heldt, T. (2021). Deepening the understanding of Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) use in a tourism context. I ATLAS annual conference; Re-building Tourism – Continuities and Changes, Prague (online), 7-10 September, 2021..

Waleghwa, B. , Heldt, T. , Kati, V. & Niemelä, T. (2021). Public participation GIS in sustainable tourism planning : experiences from Sweden and Finland. I 29th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research: Shaping mobile futures: Challenges and possibilities in precarious times, Akureyri (online), 21-23 September, 2021... S. 107--111.


Waleghwa, B. (2021). Sustainable tourism in Sälen. Campus Falun, Dalarna University : UR Samtiden. (UR Samtiden - Kunskap för ett gott samhälle).  

Sidan uppdaterades 2023-09-21