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Personal profile


I am an Associate Professor and Director of Engagement (shared role) in the Department of Management, Monash Business School at Monash University.

I have qualifications in management, tourism, and higher education. My expertise is in tourism, business higher education, and I have a growing interest in international business operations.

My research achievements are within the broader context of enhancing community experiences, and most focused on the interrelationship between tourism and the media. I have achieved an Australasian discipline award for my research contributions (CAUTHE Fellows Award). In particular my research has questioned the readily-assumed direct effect of film on tourism, instead stressing the more subtle influences media has.

Aligned with my teaching philosophy, I have adopted education innovations to enhance student outcomes, including destination-partnered learning, the research skill development (RSD) framework, and active-learning. These innovations have resulted in opportunities to influence others in the adoption of these innovations, in the Faculty, Monash and beyond. In recognition of the education contribution I have achieved six teaching/education prizes. In recognition of the above, I am a Senior Fellow HEA.

My engagement profile has had a direct impact on students and colleagues. I am co-Director of Engagement in the Department of Management, co-leader of CAUTHE's College of Peers, and a TEQSA Expert. I am also on the editorial board of Tourist Studies and Tourism Recreation Research. I have previously held appointments as the Department of Management’s Director of Education, and Deputy Course Director for the Faculty at Berwick, and then Peninsula campuses. Additionally, I have been an active contributor to many other student and university duties. I have also held industry engagement positions, including chairperson of the Frankston Tourism Association.

Supervision interests

Communities and tourism or international business

Higher education, including active and team learning, and community/destination/industry-partnered

Tourism, image, and media, including film, television, literary and scoial media tourism

Visitor experiences in natural areas, including pre-site experience management

Circular economy adoption

Monash teaching commitment

MGX3121 International Business Strategy (Caulfield)

Community service

Frankston Tourism (Board Member, Vice-Chairperson, and Chairperson 2004-2014)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

External positions

Expert (ad hoc), Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

2018 → …

Visiting Researcher, Oxford Brookes University

Jun 2015Jul 2016

Lecturer, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Jan 2002Dec 2003

Research area keywords

  • Higher Education
  • Tourism and Communities
  • Tourism and Media
  • International Business
  • Circular Economy

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