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My research focus is in sustainable development, particularly focused on climate change adaptation, in the tourism industry and especially with regard to the Canberra Region. My interest is how businesses, particularly in the tourism industry identify, analyse, strategise and develop responses to climate change.  I am also interested in regional development more broadly, especially in the Canberra Region.

I explored these issues partly as an element of my PhD work on policy responses to climate change in the tourism industry, partly through part time employment in the Tourism Program, and also through my research work with Canberra Urban and Regional Futures.  These build on previous careers in ecophysiology at ANU and CSIRO, and policy and advising in the ACT Government on economic development, tourism and governance.

Recent activity in these areas resulted in co-authored publications including Climate Adaptation Sector Review Informing the Future Direction for the ACT and Region (CURF, 2014); Coastal Urban Climate Futures in South East Australia: from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, 2013);  A Scoping study for a knowledge portal for the Australian Capital Region (CURF, 2012); and  Connecting leading research and practice for a sustainable Australian Capital Region (CURF, 2015).

Education/Academic qualification



Grad Dip Legal Studies / University of Canberra

Bachelor, University of Wollongong

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tourism Earth & Environmental Sciences
climate change Earth & Environmental Sciences
climate Earth & Environmental Sciences
leaves Agriculture & Biology
regional planning Earth & Environmental Sciences
industry Earth & Environmental Sciences
gas exchange Agriculture & Biology
carbon isotope Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2010 2011

Tourism Industry Training and Information Analysis Needs Analysis

Inbakaran, R., Keating, B. & Weir, B.

Three Sides Pty Ltd


Project: Other

Research Output 1980 2017

Open Access
regional planning
literature review
regional climate
7 Citations (Scopus)

Climate change and tourism - Are we forgetting lessons from the past?

WEIR, B., Sep 2017, In : Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. 32, p. 108-114 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

climate change
Climate change
1 Citation (Scopus)
Gross Domestic Product

Inaugural CURF Annual Forum: Connecting Leading Research and Practice for a sustainable Australian Capital Region

O'DONNELL, T. & WEIR, B., 2016, 40 p. University of Canberra, ACT, Australia : Canberra Urban and Regional Futures.

Research output: Textual Creative WorksOther contribution

Open Access
population pressure
climate change
social impact
urban growth
4 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
tourism management