Professor, Wakayama University

I am a Professor at Center for Tourism Research, Wakayama University, Japan. I formerly lectured in sustainable tourism at the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics, Monash University and remain an Adjunct Research Fellow.Also, I am board member International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Tourism and Leisure and Global Change. My research draws from trans disciplinary perspectives especially human geography, cultural anthropology and political economy, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

As a former practitioner and practicing consultant/analyst, I am focused on research to practice, emphasising resilience building, sustainability and social justice in tourism. With Alan Lew, I published 'Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change' and 'Tourism Resilience and Sustainability: Adapting to Social, Political and Economic Change' (2018) with Routledge. I have published research in Annals of Tourism Research; Journal of Heritage Tourism; Tourism Analysis; Tourism Development & Planning, Tourism Management Perspectives; SHIMA: International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, Pacific Economic Bulletin, Asia and Pacific Policy Studies; Asian Journal of Tourism Research; Hospitality & Society; Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Tourism Geographies, among others.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 2019–present
    Professor, Wakayama University

Education

  • 2014 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2009 
    Monash University, MA
  • 1992 
    University of Queensland, B.Bus

Publications

  • 2019
    Tourism Planning & Development, 1
  • 2019
    Hospitality & Society, 1
  • 2019
    Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1
  • 2017
    Tourism Management Perspectives, 3
  • 2017
    SHIMA: International Journal for Research into Island Cultures, 1
  • 2017
    INTERACTION, 1
  • 2017
    Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change Definitions and Frameworks, 1
  • 2017
    Tourism, Resilience and Sustainability Adapting to Social, Political and Economic Change, 1
  • 2017
    Cruise tourism in a remote small island - high yield and low impact?, 1
  • 2015
    Journal of Heritage Tourism, 1
  • 2013
    Tourism Analysis, 1
  • 2013
    Annals of Tourism Research, 1
  • 2012
    Tourism Planning & Development,
  • 2010
    Pacific Economic Bulletin, 1

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Australia-China Council
    Role:
    1
    Funding Source:
    DFAT
  • 2017
    Austrade (C17/0233)- FOR THE PROVISION OF DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF A SURVEY OF CHINESE VISITORS IN AUSTRALIA (With China Digital and Edith Cowan University)
    Role:
    1
    Funding Source:
    Austrade

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Australian Geographers (AIG), Australian Anthropological Society (AAS), Association of American Geographers (AAG), Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group (ATIG), Critical Tourism Studies Asia-Pacific Consortium (CTS), The Institute of Postcolonial Studies (IPCS), International Ecotourism Society (IETS), Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), Australian Association for Pacific Studies (AAPS), The Pacific Circle, European Society for Oceanists, (ESfO)
  • Center for Tourism Research - Wakayama University

Research Areas

  • Tourism (1506)
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology (160104)
  • Human Geography (1604)
  • Economic Development Policy (160505)
  • Impacts Of Tourism (150601)
  • Recreation, Leisure And Tourism Geography (160402)
  • Urban And Regional Studies (Excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Pacific Peoples Environmental Knowledge (050210)
  • Social And Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Anthropology Of Development (160101)
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific (160606)
  • Asian Cultural Studies (200202)