|Dr Erica Wilson|
BAdmin(Hons)(JCU), GradDip(EnvStud)(Adel), PhD(Griff)
|Current Appointment:||Head of School, Tourism & Hospitality Management|
|Organisational Unit:||School of Tourism & Hospitality Management Lismore|
|Telephone:||02 6620 3151|
|Facsimile:||02 6622 2208|
Erica Wilson is Deputy Head of School and Senior Lecturer in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. She teaches in the areas of sustainable tourism and special interest tourism.
Born in Seattle, Erica has called Australia home for three decades. Her doctoral thesis (Griffith University) was an interpretive, qualitative exploration into the constraints faced by Australian solo women travellers. Erica also holds a postgraduate diploma in environmental studies, and a first-class honours degree in tourism administration.
Currently, Erica is particularly interested in critical approaches to the study and teaching of tourism/ leisure, and has had a central role in the development of three research network groups which reflect her interests: Gender Researchers in Tourism Studies; Critical Tourism Research Network (Australia/New Zealand, with Drs Jennie Small, UTS and Candice Harris, AUT), and the Qualitative Research in Tourism and Hospitality Network (Australia, with A/Prof Gayle Jennings at Griffith University).
Erica is the Associate Editor and Reviews Editor for the Annals of Leisure Research journal. She also held the position of Commonwealth representative for nature-based tourism on the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Technical and Scientific and Advisory Committee, from 2006-2010. Erica was Secretary for the Executive Board of the Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Educators (CAUTHE) from 2005-2006).
Erica's research publications and conference papers have focused on gender and tourism, women¿s definitions of adventure and nature, work-life balance, leisure constraints/negotiation, sustainable tourism and reflexive/qualitative/feminist research methodologies.
When she is not parenting or working, Erica enjoys living in a rammed earth home that she and her partner built on their bush property near Nimbin.
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