Griffith University's strategic initiative in sustainable tourism research combines the expertise of the International Centre for Ecotourism Research, led by Professor Ralf Buckley; and the Centre for Tourism, Sport and Service Innovation, led by Professor Bev Sparks.
The initiative has three reseach themes. The theme on tourism and climate change is led by Professor David Weaver. Themes on tourism and conservation, and tourism and corporate social and environmental responsibility, are led by Professor Buckley.
Other key research faculty include Associate Professor Catherine Pickering, Dr Guy Castley, Dr Fernanda Pegas, Dr Alexandra Coghlan, Dr Clare Morrison and Dr Aishath Shakeela. Projects and publications for faculty members are available on their individual Griffith University home pages, on the ICER and TSSI sites, or on Griffith Research Online.
The initiative operates cooperative research projects worldwide, with funds to support international visitors. It also offers competitive fee scholarships for international postgraduate students undertaking PhD studies supervised by its Faculty members.