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Research Biography

Gareth is a lecturer in a variety of tourism management topics focusing mainly on sustainable tourism development and community engagement strategies. He is the current coordinator for the department's overseas research project topic (TOUR3000) which typically involves travel to a destination in SE Asia (Malaysia or Cambodia).

He presently holds the additional title of Senior Research Affiliate at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on funded tourism development research projects in rural South Africa. He has previously taught at universities in the UK and Malaysia.

Research Interests

Sustainable tourism development, community engagement, tourism mobilities, tourism & migration, socio-cultural impacts of tourism, independent travel, national parks.

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Visitor Motivations and Expectations at Naracoorte Caves National Park (1)

External positions

Senior Research Affiliate, University of Johannesburg

4 May 201331 Oct 2027


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Research Areas

  • Geography
  • Sociology

Supervisory Interests

  • Heritage studies
  • Cultural tourism
  • Tourism development
  • Tourism impacts
  • Tourism geographies
  • Migration
  • Diasporas
  • National parks


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