School of Geography

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Rita Figueiredo

MRes Student,



As an undergraduate, I studied BA Geography at the University of Nottingham in 2021. I then continued at the university to obtain a Masters of Research in Geography.

Research Summary

Research Topic: Investigating the geographies of dark tourism in the UK

This research will effectively test the applicability of dark tourism, as a phenomenon, on three particular tourist sites. Choosing three distinctive locations, that range from the 'lighter' entertaining site to a more sensitive and darker side, to how a conventional heritage site has embraced its 'darker' history, will test the adaptability of dark tourism in the UK. The selected sites are Jack the Ripper tours in London, Aberfan village and memorial garden, and Brodsworth Hall and Gardens.

Research Supervisors: Prof. Mike Heffernan (School of Geography), Prof. David Matless (School of Geography).

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