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Professor of Development Studies, Massey University

Regina Scheyvens is Professor of Development Studies at Massey University, where she combines a passion for teaching about international development with research on tourism and sustainable development. Two books have emerged from this research: Tourism for Development: Empowering Communities (Pearson, 2002), and Tourism and Poverty (Routledge, 2011). She has also written articles on themes such as backpacker tourism, ecotourism, empowerment and sustainable tourism. Her most recent research examines the Sustainable Development Goals, the concept of ‘inclusive tourism’, corporate social responsibility in tourism, and the value of self-determined development on customary land. Regina's field research is mainly in the South Pacific.
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  • –present
    Professor of Development Studies, Massey University


  • 1996 
    Massey University, PhD in Development Studies


James Cook Fellowship 2021-22; National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award, 2005