About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Southern Queensland. I completed my PhD at James Cook University where I studied visitors' sensuous experiences and aesthetics of the Great Barrier Reef. 

Prior to joining USQ in 2011, I held academic positions at James Cook University, University of Tasmania and The University of Queensland. I have worked in the public sector as Head of Cultures and Histories at Queensland Museum and Assistant Director of Indigenous Heritage in the Australian Heritage Commission. I was formerly the Cultural Heritage Tourism Research Theme Leader for the CRC for Sustainable Tourism. 

My Research

I have diverse research interests that fall broadly fall into the area of human relationships with the environment. I continue to research my interests in aesthetics and labour on the Great Barrier Reef, cultural heritage tourism and human-animal relations. I have recently developed further projects on heritage and wine tourism in regional Australia, and the impacts of ecotourism and world heritage listing on local communities.

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