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Dr Meredith Wray
BBus(SCU), MIntTourMangt(SCU), PhD(SCU)
Current Appointment: Casual Academic (Teaching)
Organisational Unit: School of Business and Tourism - Gold Coast

Telephone: 07 5589 3061
Location: Level 3 - Room A.3.31
Campus: Beachside Campus|Coolangatta

Dr Meredith Wray (B Bus Tourism, M Int Tour Mangt., PhD) Dr Meredith Wray is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University. Meredith is actively engaged in developing new curriculum and lecturing in both undergraduate and postgraduate units for the School including: Tourism Theories & Practices, International Tourism Systems, and Strategic Marketing for Destinations & Hotels. She is also currently supervising a number of PhD and Masters students. Meredith isactively engaged in tourism research. Her studies and research work focus primarily on tourism policy, planning, sustainable destination management, marketing and development, and wellness tourism. In recent years she has developed strategic and sustainable tourism planning for regional destinations including: Byron Bay (NSW), Daylesford & Hepburn Springs (Vic), Broken Hill (NSW), Eurobodalla Shire (NSW). She has also been working in a consultancy role with the Regional Tourism Unit at Destination New South Wales since 2011. She was recently appointed a Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism and is recognised as a suitably qualified and experienced 'Destination Management Provider' by the Australian Regional Tourism Network. Meredith completed a Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) PhD scholarship in 2006 and was awarded an Award for Excellence in PhD research in 2007. During 2007 to 2010 she led a major Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre research project titled 'Sustainable Regional Tourism Destinations Project' that examined best practice principles for destination development, marketing and management involving 21 regional tourism destinations across Australia.

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Last Updated: 09/01/2014 10:45:58 AM