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Overview

Current Work

Funded Projects:
* Best Practices for Managing Human-Seal Interactions: An Analysis of the Current Management Climate in Tasmania. Griffith University Research Support Scheme. 2017-2018.
* Embedding Indigenous Perspectives in STEM disciplines: a virtual field trip approach. Griffith University Learning and Teaching Grant. 2017-2018.
* The impact of microclimate on human-wildlife interactions in subtropical urban green space. Griffith University Research Support Scheme. 2017-2018.
 

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Expertise Keywords

  • Anthropology
  • Gender and Development
  • Rural Development
  • Tourism Ethics
  • Wildlife Tourism

Subject Area Codes

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Ethics
  • Community Planning
  • Gender Specific Studies
  • Rural Sociology
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism Policy
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management

Country Affiliations

  • Fiji
  • Iceland

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 37 (Other: 37)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Collaboration
    Social Matters,   Deakin University,   2018,  
    Established network of social scientists with research related to fishing
  • Collaboration
    Managing human-seal interactions,   DPIPWE - Tasmanian Government Department,   2018,  
    Evaluating guidelines for seal watching in Tasmania
  • Collaboration
    Koala interpretation,   Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland,   2017,  
    Informed refurbishment of the Research collaboration with DEHP QLD that resulted in the complete overhaul of the interpretative display at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre
  • Presentation
    Sharing the Planet: Ethical principles for interacting with non-human species,   The Australian Veterinary Forensics, Law and Animal Conference,   2012,  
  • Presentation
    Animals and Tourism: An ethical scrutiny of relationships between tourists and wildlife.,   University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna,   2014,  
  • Collaboration
    Human-Seal Interrelations in Northern Europe: Cultural values and perceptions.,   Stockholm University, Sweden,   2014,  
  • Seminar
    From Dingoes to Seals: Exploring the Ethics of Managing Wildlife Tourism,   Telemark University College, Norway,   2015,  
  • Public Event
    Sustainable Wildlife Tourism? Exploring ethical approaches to managing interactions between tourists and wildlife,   Wakayama University, Centre for Tourism Studies in Japana,   2016,  
    Keynote, fully funded, speaker at opening of Centre
  • Keynote Address
    Searching for a Wildlife Tourism Ethic.,   Wildlife Tourism Australia,   2016,  
  • Public Event
    Tourism in Iceland: A tale of three research projects and thoughts on a sustainable future.,   University Centre of the West Fjords,   2016,  

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

Currently holds a Griffith University Learning and Teaching Grant  

Current and Past Courses

  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Environ and Social Futures (3307ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environmental Anthropology (2416ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environmental Anthropology (2416ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environmental Anthropology (2416ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environ and Social Futures (3307ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environmental Anthropology (2416ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environmental Anthropology (2416ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environmental Anthropology (2416ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Environ and Social Futures (3307ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environmental Anthropology (2416ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environmental Anthropology (2416ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environ and Social Futures (3307ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environmental Anthropology (2416ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environmental Anthropology (2416ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Development and Ind People (3041ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Development and Ind People (3041ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Development and Ind People (3041ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Development &Indigenous People (3041ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Development &Indigenous People (3041ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Development &Indigenous People (3041ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Development and Ind People (3041ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Development and Ind People (3041ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Development &Indigenous People (3041ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Development &Indigenous People (3041ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Development and Ind People (3041ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Resrch Mthds for Soc Science (2271ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Development &Indigenous People (3041ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Resrch Mthds for Soc Science (2271ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Development and Ind People (3041ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, Online, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Development &Indigenous People (3041ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Anthropological Perspectives (2011ENV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Environment and Development (7461ENV)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Development and Ind People (3041ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Industrial Affiliates Program (3001ENV)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Development &Indigenous People (3041ENV)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Development &Indigenous People (7481ENV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

I am currently supervising the following projects:
PhD
* Building Effective Climate Change Adaptation Approaches for Philippine Coastal Communities
* Dwelled Environments, Lived Ecologies: Multi-sited ethnography of permacultural sites.
* On the civic potential of new and social media for protecting the environment
* Community Based Social Marketing in Cape Town, Africa.
* Tourism and Elephant Welfare in Thailand.
* An Investigation into Human-Wildlife Co-existence and management plans concerning Dingoes and Coyotes.
* Australian Consumers’ Knowledge of Animal Agricultural Practices.
* Cross-cultural attitudes to animals and animals welfare.
Masters
* Interaction between tourism and fisheries in Iceland
* Valuing Flying Foxes: education, attitudes and impacts

These projects have been recently completed:
PhD
* Ex-situ and In-situ Conservation Approach for the Malayan Sun Bear
Masters
* Comparative analysis of the effects of large scale industry on tourism business in Skagafjordur, Iceland
*Anthropogenic impacts of SCUBA Divers in the Silfra freshwater fissure, Iceland
* Interpretation in Wildlife Tourism: Assessing the effectiveness of signage to modify visitor’s behaviour at a seal watching site in Iceland
* Interactions between environments, stakeholders and tourists at Latrabjarg cliff, Iceland

Background

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, University of Western Australia - 2008
  • BS Bachelor of Science, University of Western Aust 1989
  • BScHons Bachelor Of Science With Honours, University of Western Aust 1990
  • MSc Master Of Science, University of Western Aust 1997

Academic experience

  • Associate Lecturer, 1996 - 1999
  • Lecturer, 2000 - 2011
  • Senior Lecturer, 2012 - 2013
  • Head of Tourism Research, Icelandic Seal Centre 2013 - 2015
  • Associate Professor, Hólar University College 2013 - 2016
  • Head of the Department of Rural Tourism, Hólar University College 2014 - 2015

Professional experience

  • Head of Tourism Research, Icelandic Seal Centre 2013 - 2015

Internal service roles

  • Deputy Cluster Coordinator: Australia's Past and Future,
  • Elected Member,

External service roles

  • Vice-chairperson,

Visiting appointments

  • Lecturer and Course Convenor, 1998 - 1999
  • Lecturer and Course Convenor, Volda University College, Norway 2003 - 2013
  • Lecturer, University of Iceland 2015 - 2015
  • Lecturer, Telemark University College, Norway 2015 - 2015