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

Dr Louise Grimmer is a 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 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. She is currently conducting the 'Business as Usual' retail research project which is the only known longitudinal study examining the importance of various resources on the performance of small, independent retail firms. Louise is also leading a research project ‘Just Like the Locals’ which examines the impact of Airbnb host recommendations in encouraging tourist visitation to local shops and restaurants. A third project 'Marketing the City' is currently being conducted across four sites in Tasmania, Australia. Her other research interests are supermarket and department store retailing and how the digital economy is transforming traditional modes of shopping.

Louise is a Certified Practising Marketer and a member of the Australian Marketing Institute, the American Marketing Institute, the Public Relations Institute of Australia, the Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand, and she is a Fellow of the Institute of Place Management.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer in Marketing, University of Tasmania


  • 2015 
    PhD, University of Tasmania
  • 2010 
    Master of Arts (Professional Communication), Deakin University
  • 1991 
    Graduate Diploma of Business, University of South Australia
  • 1990 
    Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide

Professional Memberships

  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
  • Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
  • Institute of Place Management (IPM)
  • Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)

Research Areas

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