Browse our team of leading tourism experts
The Griffith Institute for Tourism brings together research staff across a broad range of specialty areas.
To find out more about our staff and academic members’ individual research strengths and research supervision, follow the links to our Griffith Experts profiles.
Professor Susanne Becken
Areas of expertise:
- Sustainable tourism
- Consumer behaviour
- Carbon footprint
- Climate change vulnerability and adaptation
- Destination management
- Energy use
- Environmental management
- Risk perceptions.
Dr Ali Reza Alaei
Big data analysis, statistical data modeling and symbolic data analysis.
Dr Johanna Nalau
Climate change adaptation policy and decision-making, disaster risk reduction, and science/policy linkages and adaptation theory.
Dr Tien Duc Pham
Tourism satellite accounts, computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling technique, and economic impact analysis.
Ms Margarida Abreu Novais
Destination competitiveness, event management and experiential learning.
Associate Professor Charles Arcodia
Event management practices, tourism management education and cultural heritage management.
Associate Professor Jay Bandaralage
General equilibrium modeling, input-output economics and economic development in South Asia.
Dr Andreas Chai
Innovation and demand, evolutionary economics, tourism economics and behavioural barriers to climate change adaption.
Dr Peiyi Ding
Chinese relations, environmental audits and tourism management in China.
Associate Professor Karine Dupre
Chinese tourism and cities, urban development and sustainability, and colonial architecture and urban forms.
Dr Kevin Filo
Synergy between sport and charity, sport events, and community sport and fundraising.
Dr Sarah Gardiner
Destination marketing and development, Tourism, economic and event development strategies, Consumer behaviour and market analysis
Dr Rob Hales
Climate change, Sustainable tourism, Outdoor recreation, Indigenous issues, Education for sustainability.
Dr Aaron Hsiao
Cross-cultural management, internal marketing and organisational citizenship behavior, and special interest tourism.
Dr Xin (Cathy) Jin
Event management, convention tourism and destination marketing.
Dr Millicent Kennelly
Stakeholder engagement and collaboration in event management, event leveraging strategies and sport event management.
Dr Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
Consumer behaviour (tourists and guests), services marketing and qualitative research methods.
Dr Anna Kralj
Human resource management in hospitality and tourism. Service management and operations. Employee attitudes and organisational climate perceptions.
Dr Anna Kwek
Tourism/leisure theories, social-psychology in tourism/leisure and tourist gaze.
Associate Professor Gui Lohmann
Aviation management, transport geography and tourism transport.
Dr Athula Naranpanawa
Computable general equilibrium modeling, environmental and resource economics. and development economics.
Dr Son Nghiem
Applied econometrics; health economics; panel data analysis.
Associate Professor Anoop Patiar
Quality management practices in hotels, stress and its impact on hotel employees, and management accounting systems.
Dr Helen Perkins
Environmentally and socially sustainable lifestyles and wellbeing, sustainable tourism and consumer behavior.
Associate Professor Catherine Prentice
Services marketing, relationship marketing and casino marketing.
Dr Sacha Reid
Event stakeholder management, community development and planning, and real estate and property development.
Dr Caroline Riot
Elite athlete development and management, Olympic studies, Community sport development, Women and sport studies, Health and physical activity promotion
Dr Jen-Je Su
Econometrics, growth and development economics, and financial economics.
Dr Ying Wang
Destination marketing and management, hospitality management and Chinese outbound tourism.
Dr Michelle Whitford
Event and tourism policy and planning, Indigenous tourism and events, and sustainable events.
Dr Elaine Yang
Gender studies; Asian tourism; Tourism geography; Tourist risk perception; Qualitative research methods.
- Adjunct Professor Heidi Dahles
- Adjunct Professor Larry Dwyer
- Adjunct Professor Jun Gao
- Adjunct Professor Leo Jago OAM
- Adjunct Professor Don Morris AO
- Adjunct Professor Jaume Rossello-Nadal
- Adjunct Professor Steve Noakes
- Adjunct Research Fellow Dr Robin Nunkoo
- Adjunct Research Fellow Tom Scantlebury
- Caroline Wylie
- Tania Layden
- Dr Ali Bec
- Jinyan Chen
- Dung Le