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Emma Landby

PhD candidate in human geography focusing on transport mobility. Teaching tourism courses.



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Doctoral student at Department of Geography Units: Geography
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 2& 3 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Geography. My research is about mobility, both in everyday life and tourism related mobility. My main focus is on mobility for families having a disabled child, more specifically wheelchair-using children with cerebral palsy. I examine what opportunities and constraints these families experience in relation to the family's mobility, and what adaptation strategies they use to enable mobility.

I teach at the bachelor programs in tourism and spatial planning. My main teaching activities are within the courses Introduction to tourism and Destinations.


Tourism Recreation Resarch, Routledge 2018, Vol. 43, (1) : 26-38
Nyman, Emma; Westin, Kerstin; Carson, Doris
TRUM-rapport, 2016:1
Bern, Sofia; Jansson, Johan; Nordlund, Annika; et al.

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