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Assoc Prof Alexandra Coghlan

Assoc Prof

Alexandra Coghlan

Associate Professor
Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
+61 (0)7 5552 8580 (Work)
G27 3.30, Gold Coast Campus

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BIO

Dr Alexandra Coghlan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management at Griffith Business School. Her research focus is consumer behaviour and pro-environmental outcomes of tourism. Dr Coghlan also has a BSc(hons.) in marine biology and is a PADI-certified dive master. She has a 20-year career of working in national parks, especially the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Her current research using virtual reality games as a way of informing tourists of the complexity of the Reef as an ecosystem. She has over 20 top-tier publications on tourism in the reef, and over 60 publications more broadly, including a textbook - Introduction to Sustainable Tourism (published in 2019 by Goodfellows). She was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Award in 2020 on Persuading tourists to use fewer natural resources when on holidays.

GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS

  • Member
    Griffith Institute For Tourism2020

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Tourism Discipline Leader
    Griffith University, Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, Gold Coast, Australia2 Sep 2019
  • Associate Professor
    Griffith University, Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, Australia13 May 2012

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Founder and director
    EcoGames, Australia30 Nov 2018

DEGREES

  • PhD
    James Cook University, Australia
  • Grad Dip
    James Cook University, Australia
  • BSc(hons.) Marine and Environmental Biology
    University of St-Andrews, United Kingdom

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Dive master
    PADI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  • Graduate Diploma Education
    James Cook University, Australia

LANGUAGES

  • French
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Spanish - Latin American
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review

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