1980 …2017

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Biography

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

Master

Grad Dip Legal Studies / University of Canberra

Bachelor, University of Wollongong

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Projects

Tourism Industry Training and Information Analysis Needs Analysis

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

Three Sides Pty Ltd

8/11/1031/12/11

Project: Other

Research Output

Open Access
  • 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

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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
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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    23 Downloads (Pure)