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Valentina Dinica

Associate Professor in Sustainability and Public Policy, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

Valentina’s research addresses several key areas of sustainable development: sustainable tourism, with particular focus on nature-based tourism and island tourism; nature protection and enhancement; renewable energy and energy efficiency in the context of climate change mitigation; and water management. In these areas she is particularly interested in policy and governance evaluation studies; behavioural approaches for policy instruments’ design; policy implementation processes, outputs and outcomes; conflict resolution mechanisms; investor perspectives with respect to green technologies and sustainability practices, and mechanisms of innovation adoption and diffusion; and the regulation and management of tourism and recreation in protected areas (particularly with respect to tourism concessions).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer Public Policy, Victoria University of Wellington


  • 2003 
    University of Twente, The Netherlands, PhD in Public Policy