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Research Interests

Emotional Labour and Emotion Work

Soft Skills & Affective Abilities

Post-structuralism & Foucault

Qualitative Methodologies

Residential and Vacation Camp

Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning


Youth Development 

Youth Employment

Emerging workforces, Employability & Graduate attributes

Personal profile

Mandi is a researcher and lecturer with a special interest in organised outdoor experiences, youth, community development, employment and management practices, recreation and leisure. Mandi has many years of experience working in camps, charity and outdoor education organisations in Canada and Australia. Her work explores everyday work experiences through sociological concepts to offer fresh insights and innovative solutions to employability, leadership and education.


Education/Academic qualification

Tourism, Hotel and Sport Management, PhD, Griffith University Queensland

Award Date: 1 Jan 2016

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Research Output

Becoming and Being a Camp Counsellor: Discourse, Power Relations and Emotions

Baker, M., 2020, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. (Series Title: Leisure Studies in a Global Era)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • The Palgrave international handbook of women and outdoor learning

    Baker, M., 2019, In : Annals of Leisure Research. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    All in good fun: governing camp experiences through discourses of ‘good’ and ‘fun’

    Baker, M., Fullagar, S. & O’Brien, W., 15 Nov 2018, In : Leisure Studies. 38, 2, p. 260-273 14 p.

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