Lecturer, National Centre for Australian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

Dr. Joseph M. Cheer is lecturer at the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University and directs the activities of the Australia and International Tourism Research Unit. Joseph’s research draws from trans disciplinary perspectives especially human geography, cultural anthropology and political economy with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. As a former practitioner, he is focused on research to practice with an emphasis on resilience building, sustainability and social justice. With Alan Lew, he has two forthcoming books: Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change (2017) and Tourism Resilience and Sustainability: Adapting to Social, Political and Economic Change (2017) with Routledge. His forthcoming monograph (2018) examines the tourism and traditional culture nexus in the Pacific Islands. Joseph has published in Annals of Tourism Research; Journal of Heritage Tourism; Tourism Analysis, Tourism Development & Planning, Pacific Economic Bulletin and forthcoming in Tourism Recreation Research, Tourism Management Perspectives and SHIMA. Current projects include forthcoming journal special issues on Spiritual Tourism in the journal Tourism Management Perspectives (with Yaniv Belhassen & Joanna Kujawa), on "On Film and Contemporary Representations of the Exotic Other: Gazing Through Filmic Eyes" in the International Journal of Tourism Anthropology.

Experience

  • 2010–present
    Director - Australia & International Tourism Research Unit, Monash University
  • 2008–present
    Lecturer, National Centre for Australian Studies , Monash University

Education

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

Publications

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

Research Areas

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