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  • Universitetsvej 1, 02

    DK-4000 Roskilde



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Research intercultural communication and cultural mediation in tourism.


Lecturer and tutor in connection with pilote projects at Tourist Guide Diploma Programme.



Cultural mediation in practice in various spatial contexts. Lecturer and tutor on connection with final diploma project at The Tourist Guide Diploma Progamme.  

Lectures departing from my Ph.D project "The Guided Tour - An Intercultural Co-produced Tourism Experience"; To create experiences in interaction; Innovation and product development in guided tours; New technologies - a threat or opportunity in interpersonal experience production; The negiotiated City - between tourists and Copehageners

Tutoring projects at Geography. 


The sociology of cultural- and experience production, sharing economy, sutstainability and post-secular tourism.  



2016          Associate Professor, Ph.D. Tourist Guide Diploma Programme. Department of People and Technology

2011-         Assistant Professor & Academic coordinator. The Tourist Guide Diploma Programme. Department of Environmental, Spatial and Social Change. Roskilde University  

2005-2010  Ph.D student & Coordinator at the Tourist Guide Diploma Programme.Department of Environmental, Spatial and Social Change Roskilde University

2002-2004 Lecturer & Coordinator at the Tourist Guide Diploma Programme. Department of Geography and International Development Studies. Roskilde University

1999-2001 Hotel Manager Hotel Christian IV,  Arp Hansen Hotel Group  

1994-1995 Conference Organiser. "Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Social Development.  Christiansborg Castle. Copenhagen.

1987-1992   Teacher at The Danish School for Tour Managers. 

1988-1991   Tourmanager. American groups on roundtrips in Scandinavia. USSR and Eastern Europe 

1986-1988   Destiantionmanager Northern Italy

1986-1988   Skiguide, Yugotours. Danish/ Swedish tourists in Kranjska Gora; Slovenia.

1983-2009  Authorised guide in Italian and English  




2010. Ph.D in Social Science. Titel of dissertaion  “The Guided Tour – A Co-Produced Tourism Performance”

1999   M.Sc. in International Business Administration and Modern Languages. Copenhagen Business School. Titel of master thesis "Institutionalisation of Tourism as Regional Development Strategy - the Case of EU-supported Tourist Programmes at Lolland"

1990   1 year GCSE from Lyngby Business School

1989   Cour de Langue Francaise, Université de Savoie, Annecy, France

1986   Tourmanager. The Danish Tourmanger School 

1984   Authorised Guide in English and Italian. The Tourist Guide Association

1982   Italian laguage and litterature. Universitá per Stranieri, Perugia. Italy 

1979   GCSE in laguages and social sience. Efterslægtens Gymnasium.


Education/Academic qualification

Pasteur Program Executive, Project manager, Harvard Business School

1 Apr 201716 Jan 2018

Ph.D Sociology, Roskilde University

1 Jan 200512 Nov 2010

Business, Language and Culture, Cand. Merc. Int., Copenhagen Business School

1 Sep 199015 Nov 1999

Cours de Langue Francaise, Fransk B1, Université de Savoie

1 Dec 19881 Mar 1989

Autoriseret Turistfører, Turistfører, italiensk og engelsk, Danmarks Turistråd

1 Sep 198315 May 1984

Voksenpædagogisk grundkursus, Voksenunderviser, AOF Danmark

1 Jan 198831 Mar 1988

Lingua e cultura Italiana corso intermedio di secondo livello , Italiano livello B2

1 Jul 198221 Dec 1982


  • Event, Tourism, Performance

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

Guides on a crossroad - between deregulation and entrepreneurship

Meged, J. W., 2019, (In preparation) Palgrave Macmillan.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

Hostessing tourists as temporary locals

Meged, J. W. & Zillinger, M., 17 Dec 2019, Fika, Hygge and Hospitality: The Cultural Complexity of Service Organisation in the Öresund Region. Eldh, C. & Nilsson, F. (eds.). Göteborg & Stockholm: Makadam Förlag, 18 p. (Centrum foer Danmarksstudier).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Disruptive network innovation in free guided tours

Meged, J. W. & Zillinger, M., 21 Sep 2018, In : Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism. 18, 3, p. 303-318 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Existential walking in invented Nordic pilgrimage

Meged, J. W. & Munar, A. M., 2018, (In preparation) In : Annals of Tourism Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

The Camøno: A Communitarian Walking Trail in the Sharing Economy

Meged, J. W. & Gyimóthy, S., 29 Aug 2018, In : Tourism Planning & Development. 15, 5, p. 496-515 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


INUT: Forskning og udvikling af bæredygtig bynær naturturisme

Meged, J. W., Holm, J., Haraszuk, S., Lasa-González, A. C., Kragh Jakobsen, H. & Hens, M. F.


Project: Research


Hens, M. F., Schulte, K., Sommer, F. M., Frederiksen, K., Jensen, H. T., Jespersen, P. H., Singla, R., Dybbroe, B., Haurum, S., Keil, D., Meged, J. W. & Storgaard, C.


Project: Research

Environmental Tourism - a Learning Experience

Meged, J. W., Holm, J., Højbjerg, I., Haraszuk, S., Nehmar, H., Kjær, P., Polano, G. & Hedensted, J.

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Project: Research


Netværksinnovation i Turismen- Værdiskabelse via lokale deleøkonomiske platforme

Jane Widtfeldt Meged (Speaker)
8 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

International Journal of Tour Guiding Research (Journal)

Jane Widtfeldt Meged (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Kommunernes Landsforening. Kultur og Fritidskonference

Jane Widtfeldt Meged (Speaker)
15 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Folkemødet 'Kan man rejse med god klimasamvittighed?

Jane Widtfeldt Meged (Speaker)
13 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Journal of Tourism Leisure and Hospitality (Journal)

Jane Widtfeldt Meged (Editor)
1 Aug 2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch