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Research Fellow, Griffith University

Dr Ross Westoby is a Research Fellow with Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) at Griffith University specialising in the intersection between tourism, livelihoods and climate change. Ross is a social scientist whose research focus is grounded in placing ‘community’ at the centre of climate change adaptation and sustainable tourism destinations. Central to his work is understanding the complex cultural, social, political and economic forces at play in the adaptation and tourism spaces. Ross previously played a central role in evaluating fourteen climate change adaptation projects in Vanuatu, has conducted numerous consultancies throughout the Pacific Islands and Torres Strait region, and has worked in research and evaluation for a social justice NGO in Brisbane.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Griffith University


  • 2013 
    University of Queensland, Doctorate of Peace Studies