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Professor of Tourism, Griffith University

James Higham is a Professor specializing in tourism and environmental change. He has held the positions of Visiting Fellow, University of Queensland, Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism (2014-2022) and Director of the University of Otago Tourism Policy School (2019-2022). His current research focusses on climate change and tourism.


  • 2023–present
    Distinguished Professor Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, Griffith University
  • 1994–2023
    Honorary Professor of Tourism, University of Otago