Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania

Dr Louise Grimmer is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and a Retail Researcher in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania.

Louise is an active researcher in the areas of sustainability in retailing, issues management and crisis communications in the context of the retail industry, factors affecting small and independent retailers, and how marketing communications can help retailers grow their firms. Her other research interests are shopping precinct improvement, supermarket and department store retailing, thrift and sustainable shopping, tourism and retailing, and how the digital economy is transforming traditional modes of shopping.

Louise is a Member (and Certified Practising Marketer - CPM) of the Australian Marketing Institute, a Member of the American Marketing Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Place Management.

Louise is regularly sought out for expert comment by local, national and international media outlets and she has published in leading academic journals including Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Small Business Management and Journal of Consumer Behaviour.


  • 2019–present
    Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Tasmania
  • 2017–2019
    Lecturer in Marketing, University of Tasmania


  • 2015 
    University of Tasmania, PhD
  • 2010 
    Deakin University, MA (Communication)
  • 1991 
    University of South Australia, GradDipBus
  • 1990 
    University of Adelaide, BA

Professional Memberships

  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
  • Institute of Place Management (IPM)
  • Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)
  • International Place Branding Association (IPBA)

Research Areas

  • Marketing (1505)
  • Marketing Communications (150502)
  • Marketing Management (Incl. Strategy And Customer Relations) (150503)