About me

Elzbieta Rogers


Elzbieta Rogers  

Dr Ela Rogers has PhD in Human Geography and Tourism, MSc in Human Geography and BSc in Business Management from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She has worked with tour operators in areas of sales, operation, tour leading and guiding and in Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO) and consultancy as a research analyst. She has also lectured in Poland, Slovakia and the UK, as well as being a juror in the Polish National Geography Olympiads in her spare time.  Ela is a member of the Higher Education Academy, Tourism Management Institute, Tourism Society, Polish Geographical Society and Royal Geographical Society.

Dr Ela Rogers has research and consulting experience in medical and health tourism, destination management and tourism competitiveness for transforming economies. Recently, she has begun research issues related to niche tourism, destination branding and innovations in Higher Education learning practice.

Authored books

  • Garecki J., Jaszczuk S., Pitrus E., Wronska D. (2006) Encyclopaedia: Geography, Greg, Krakow.

Articles and chapters in edited books

  • Rogers, E. (2013) Wielka Brytania [in:] Kurek, W. (ed) Regiony turystyczne świata, Polish Scientific Publishers PWN, Warsaw, pp. 153-164.
  • Rogers, E. (2011) Krakowskie uzdrowiska [in:] Mika, M. (ed) Kraków jako ośrodek turystyczny, IGSM UJ, Krakow, pp. 219-226.
  • Pitrus, E. (2007) Marketing Management Techniques in Tourism Research [in:] Kawecka, I., Gorecki, J. (ed) New Research Approach, Methods and Techniques in Geography, University Publishing House, Krakow, pp. 73-82.
  • Pitrus, E. (2007) Qualified Tourism [in:] Kurek, W. (ed) Tourism, Polish Scientific Publishers PWN, Warsaw, pp. 256-259.
  • Pitrus, E. (2007) Sources for Travel and Tourism Information [in:] Kurek, W. (ed) Tourism, Polish Scientific Publishers PWN, Warsaw, pp. 495-508.
  • Pitrus E., (2007) Uzdrowiska karpackie w dobie transformacji społecznoekonomicznej Polski [in:] Górka Z., Więcław-Michniewska J., (ed) Badania i podróże naukowe krakowskich geografów, Vol. 3, Polish Geographical Society, Kraków. pp. 50-60.
  • Pitrus, E., Faracik, R. (2006) Health Resorts Development in Local Government’s Policy in Poland [in:] Wyrzykowski, S. (ed.) Conditions of the foreign tourism development in Central and Eastern Europe, Vol 9, Contemporary Models of Spa Tourism, Wroclaw, pp. 327-338.

Refereed articles in academic journals

  • Pitrus, E. (2007) The Internet in Polish Tourism, Prace Geograficzne, 117(1), pp. 277-285.
  • Pitrus, E. (2006) Carpathian health resorts during socio-economic transformation, Turyzm, 16(1), pp. 53-70. Non-refereed articles
  • Rogers, E. (2011) Integrating Vocational and Academic Curriculum: Redesign of the Destination Marketing module, Curriculum Evaluation and Development, p. 1-17.
  • Rogers, E. (2011) Fieldwork: Assessment in outside-class environment, Managing the Assessment Process, p. 1-12.
  • Pitrus, E. (2008) Turystyka w Małopolsce 2006, Innowacyjny start, 1, Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Małopolskiego, p. 4. Refereed and published conference proceedings
  • Pitrus E. (2007) European Union’s Regulations on Health Resorts in Europe [in:] Kurek, W., Pawlusiński, R., (ed) Geographical, Social and Economic Aspects of Tourism, Vol. 3, IGSM UJ, Krakow.
  • Pitrus E. (2005) Polskie uzdrowiska karpackie w czasie transformacji [in:] Wahla, A. (ed) Transformační procesy 1990-2005: Sborník z příspěvků z Mezinárodní geografické konference konané v Ostravě ve dnech 10. a 11.10.2005, pp. 141-151, Ostravská Univerzita v Ostravě, Ostrava. Pitrus E. (2005) Problemy transformacji uzdrowisk; Podnoszenie atrakcyjności turystycznej gmin uzdrowiskowych w celu rozwijania ich funkcji turystyczno-wypoczynkowych, materiały z ogólnopolskiej konferencji w Busku Zdroju, w dniach 28-30.09.2005, Regionalna Organizacja Turystyczna Województwa Świętokrzyskiego, Busko.

Ela Rogers
Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Travel Management
Email: e.rogers@londonmet.ac.uk