Our Research Associates include a large panel of academic researchers with expertise in diverse areas of public policy, drawn from across several universities in Queensland and beyond. Many researchers also have significant experience inside the public service. 

These experts can offer an additional source of policy advice for those developing or commenting on public policy in Queensland. All members, their research fields, and their contact details, are listed below. 

NameProfessor Bruce Prideaux PhD
Organisation/CompanyCentre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities at the Cairns campus of Central Queensland University
Specialisations / Bio


  • Protected area tourism
  • Rural tourism
  • Remote area tourism
  • Indigenous tourism
  • Urban tourism
  • River and canal tourism
  • Climate change.

Other active areas of research include military heritage, tourism transport, ecotourism. Professor Prideaux holds a Visiting Professorship at Taylors University Malaysia and has authored over 300 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers on a range tourism related issues. He has authored or co-authored 10 books, the most recent of which look at climate change issues and global rainforest tourism.

Current projects include a book looking aspects of coral reef and how tourism can be used in rural development.

Phone07 4037 4715
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