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Associate Professor Perry Hobson
BSc(Hons)(OxfordPoly), MSc(Mass), PhD(SCU)
Current Appointment: Associate Professor
Organisational Unit: School of Tourism & Hospitality Management Lismore

Telephone: (07) 5536 6714
Mobile: 0408-961-997
Location: THE-ICE, Comarco House
Campus: Tweed Gold Coast

J.S.Perry Hobson, holds a BSc. (Hons) in Hotel & Catering Administration from Oxford Brookes University (formerly Oxford Polytechnic) in the UK, a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA), and a PhD from Southern Cross University. Perry is an Associate Professor within the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. A former Head of School, he is now Director of the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) which is also based at SCU. Originally established by the Australian Federal Government, THE-ICE is now an international accreditation body - see He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vacation Marketing, and also on the editorial boards of a number of other journals. He has a variety of research interests, and was listed in Tourism Management as being amongst the world's top 50 tourism researchers over a period of two decades. He has had extensive international experience in tourism education, having held full or visiting academic positions in the USA, The Netherlands, Hong Kong and Austria. Over the years he has been instrumental in establishing linkages between SCU and a number of overseas institutions.

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