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Expertise Keywords

  • Carbon footprint
  • Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation
  • Destination management
  • Energy use
  • Environmental Management
  • Global health governance
  • Resilience
  • Risk perceptions

Country Affiliations

  • China
  • Fiji
  • Germany
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Samoa

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 92 (Other: 92)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact


  • Other
    Air New Zealand Sustainability Advisory Panel,   Air New Zealand,   2016,  

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship



Dr Susanne Becken is the Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism. She is a Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University, Australia, and an Adjunct Professor at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Susanne has led several government-funded research programmes in New Zealand and has also undertaken a broad range of consultancy work in Australia and internationally. Susanne has widely published on the topics of sustainable tourism, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, tourist behavior, environmental policy, and risk management. She was a contributing author to the Fourth and the Fifth IPCC Assessment Reports. Susanne is on the editorial boards of Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, and the Tourism Review.  

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, Lincoln University 2003

External service roles

  • Advisor,

Visiting appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, Lincoln University, NZ 2012 - 2016
  • Guest Professor, QiongZhou University Sanya City, Hainan 2014 - 2016
  • Visiting Professor, Hunan Normal University 2015 - 2016

External advisory roles

  • Advisory Board Member,

Government representation roles

  • Taskforce Member - Water Quality, 2015 - 2015