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Academic Lecture: Sustainability and Tourism: Applications from Psychology and Sociology

TopicSustainability and Tourism: Applications from Psychology and Sociology

SpeakerGianna Moscardo, Professor, James Cook University

TimeJune 2, 2022 (Thursday) 14:00-15:30

Virtual PlatformZoom ID:894 0572 6000  

OrganizersSchool of Business Administration, Office of International Exchange and Cooperation, Research Office

Speaker’s Profile:

Professor Gianna Moscardo, College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University. Professor Moscardo has qualifications in applied psychology and sociology, which support her research interests in understanding how communities and organisations perceive, plan for, and manage tourism development opportunities, how tourists learn about and from their travel experiences and how to design more sustainable tourism experiences.

Professor Moscardo sits in the editorial boards of several journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism in Marine Environments, Journal of Heritage Tourism, Sustainability, and many more. Her research has published in many top journals, including Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management. In 2014 Professor Moscardo was appointed Chair of the international BEST EN (Building Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Education Network) group.

Lecture Preview

In the last two decades, tourism has always had a troubled relationship with sustainability, and it may be getting worse. My research focusses on using concepts from psychology and sociology to find ways to use tourism as a positive force that contributes to sustainability at the destination and globally. The psychology is focused on the experience of the individual tourist – how they make decision, how they act in the setting, what they learn from their experiences and how we can use positive experiences to encourage sustainable action beyond the tourism setting. The sociology is focused on destination communities – resident and destination planners and managers and understanding how they think about and use tourism as a resource for destination development and resident well-being.



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