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.


Associate Professor Sarah Gardiner

Areas of expertise:

  • Destination marketing and development
  • Consumer behaviour and market analysis
  • Tourism, economic and event development strategies

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Dr Margarida Abreu Novais

Destination competitiveness, event management and experiential learning.

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.

Professor Susanne Becken

Sustainable tourism, consumer behavior and carbon footprint.

Associate Professor 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.

Dr Jason Doyle

Sport and event consumer behaviour, strategic marketing and branding, and the impact of consumption on social-psychological well-being.

Associate Professor Karine Dupre

Chinese tourism and cities, urban development and sustainability, and colonial architecture and urban forms.

Associate Professor 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.

Dr Athula Naranpanawa

Computable general equilibrium modeling, environmental and resource economics. and development economics.

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 Ross Westoby

Research Fellow. International development, sustainable livelihoods, climate change adaptation.

A/P Michelle Whitford

Event and tourism policy and planning, Indigenous tourism and events, and sustainable events.

Dr Emma Whittlesea

Climate change policy, community and stakeholder engagement, carbon footprint modelling, sustainable destination management

Dr Elaine Yang

Gender studies; Asian tourism; Tourism geography; Tourist risk perception; Qualitative research methods.

Associate Professor Brent Moyle

Destination Development, Regional Innovation and Sustainability, Tourism Experience and Immersive Technology

Dr Debbie Cotterell

Sustainable Tourism.

Dr Maria Dharmesti

Marketing, sustainable tourism and hospitality management, and Indonesian tourism.

Adjunct staff

  • Adjunct Professor Heidi Dahles
  • Adjunct Professor Larry Dwyer
  • Adjunct Professor Leo Jago OAM
  • Adjunct Industry Fellow Don Morris AO
  • Adjunct Professor Jaume Rossello-Nadal
  • Adjunct Industry Fellow Steve Noakes
  • Adjunct Research Fellow Dr Robin Nunkoo
  • Adjunct Professor David Simmons

Professional staff

  • Serena Gent
  • Lucy Frank

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