1980 …2017

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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

PhD, University of Canberra

Award Date: 10 Oct 2019

Master, University of Canberra

Award Date: 21 Jun 1994

Grad Dip Legal Studies / University of Canberra

Award Date: 21 Jun 1986

Bachelor, University of Wollongong

Award Date: 21 Jun 1977


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