Dr. Buning is a lecturer in the The University of Queensland Business School, tourism discipline. His research interests reside at the intersection of physical activity, travel, and events. Within this area, his research agenda is focused on the progressive experiences of participant based active travel at the individual, event, and community level. The outcome of this work enables communities and events to efficiently market to and attract visitors as a form of sustainable tourism development. His work has also crossed over to bikeshare and micromobility where he is focused on tourism use and related impact. Dr. Buning has worked in the running event industry managing race logistics and continues to work with events as a consultant evaluating event outcomes. He has regularly published on the topics of sport tourism and event management.