Associate Professor Brent D. Moyle holds a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), majoring in Tourism Management and a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), all completed at Monash University, Australia.
Upon finishing his PhD Brent received a competitive and esteemed Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia (2011-2014).
During this appointment Brent worked on an Australian Council Linkage Project titled: ‘Promoting and Managing National Parks into the 21st Century.’
Following the completion of this project he was employed as a Senior Research Fellow at the Griffith Institute for Tourism (2014-2018), engaging in numerous externally funded research and consultancy projects.
Brent recently started as an Associate Professor of Tourism at the University of the Sunshine Coast, during which he will be leading an Advance Queensland Fellowship titled ‘Stimulating Regional Tourism though the Virtual Reconstruction of Queensland’s WWII Heritage.’
Associate Professor Moyle’s interdisciplinary approach has resulted in extensive experience publishing, with research outcomes published in over 50 internationally recognized top tier journals including Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Management and the Journal of Travel Research.
Brent takes pride in conducting research at the interface between theory and practice, engaging extensively with industry partners to complete research with impact.
His passion for sustainable regional economic development lay the stepping stones for a long term collaboration with Murweh Shire Council in outback Queensland, leading to the construction of a virtual rocket at the Charleville Cosmos Centre, with future collaboration planned through the Advance Queensland Fellowship.
Brent has supervised several PhD students to completion and currently supervises others at different stages of the process. He is always interested to hear from students, scholars, industry and government with mutual interests.