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I am a Professor of Economics at the Griffith Business School and currently Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism. Formerly the Director of Griffith University’s MBA program, I teach, research, consult and provide public policy advice on the economic determinants of well-being and the sustainable management of the world around us. In collaboration with the Griffith Climate Change Response Program, I am involved in a number of ongoing research projects with a Pacific Island focus and am particularly interested in sustainable development pathways for Small Island Developing States in the Pacific and beyond. I have previously been employed as a Senior Consultant for MainStream Economics and Policy, and Marsden Jacob Associates, as well as a Senior Advisor within the Sustainable Development Policy Group of the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Otago, a Master of Applied Economics with first class honours from Massey University and a PhD (Economics) from the University of Queensland.


  • Member
    Australian Rivers Institute2018 - 2020
  • Director
    Griffith Institute For Tourism2020
  • Member
    Cities Research Institute2015 - 2020
  • Member
    Griffith Criminology Institute2015 - 2018


  • Professor
    Griffith University, Australia2018
  • Associate Professor
    Griffith University, Australia2015 - 2018
  • Senior Lecturer
    Griffith University, Australia2013 - 2015
  • Lecturer
    Griffith University, Australia2009 - 2013
  • Lecturer
    Swinburne University of Technology, Australia2008 - 2009


  • Senior Consultant
    MainStream Economics and Policy1 Jan 2009 - 1 Jan 2015
  • Senior Consultant
    Marsden Jacob Associates1 Jan 2004 - 1 Jan 2008
  • Senior Advisor
    Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand1 Jan 2002 - 1 Jan 2004
  • Advisor
    Ministry for Economic Development, New Zealand2002 - 2002


  • PhD
    University of Queensland, Australia
  • Master of Applied Economics (First Class Honours)
    Massey University, New Zealand
  • BA (Economics)
    University of Otago, New Zealand