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Professor Dick Braithwaite
BSc(Qld), MSc(Qld), PhD(Monash)
Current Appointment: Adjunct Professor
Organisational Unit: School of Business and Tourism - Lismore

Telephone: 02 6626 9178
Facsimile: 02 6620 3565
Location: Block 0 Room313
Campus: Lismore

SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF DICK BRAITHWAITE Degrees in ecology from University of Queensland (BSc, MSc) and Monash Universities (PhD). Post Doctoral Fellow at University of Calgary. Spent 17 years researching conservation issues in north-western Australia with Australian Government research organisation, CSIRO. Led various research teams including Program Leader for CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Program and was Officer in Charge of CSIRO Darwin Laboratories. Has published over 140 scientific papers and reports from 30 years as a researcher. Foundation Member of Kakadu Board of Management 1988-98. For six years was founding Co-ordinator of CSIRO?s Tourism Research Program with responsibility for projects in information technology, resorts, regional studies, and future options for the tourism industry. Has been member of a number of tourism industry committees. Areas of research interest: Sense of place and ecological identity, regional tourism systems; carrying capacity; tourism futures and public policy; visitor management systems in nature areas; nature-based tourism and protected areas; and wildlife tourism. In 2001, appointed as Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Southern Cross University at Lismore. From 2002, Chair of Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia World Heritage site Community Advisory Committee. From 2004, Committee member of Japan-Australia Centre at SCU. Current research is directed towards the production of three books: a co-edited multi-disciplinary book on Australian rainforests; a book using sense of place of residents and tourists in north-eastern NSW; and a book on war trauma and using tourism to assist in psychological healing and reconciliation.

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