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Professor Stephen Pratt is Professor of the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
The University of the South Pacific. He was appointed to this position in September 2018. Previously he was Assistant Professor at the School of Hotel & Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from January 2013. He completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He obtained a Bachelor of Economics and Masters of Economics from the University of Sydney.

His research interests include sustainable tourism development (economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism), tourism in small island states and tourist behavior. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in such journals as Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Tourism Economics. Stephen is an Executive Council Member of International Association for Tourism Economics.


  • 2018–present
    Professor, University of the South Pacific
  • 2013–2017
    Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 2009–2012
    Senior Lecturer, University of the South Pacific