Dianne has an interdisciplinary background in urban/environmental planning, policy, tourism, management, economic development, and community engagement.
She employs design thinking to help build tourism and visitor economies that benefit people, places and the planet. She draws from 25 years’ of consulting practice, including 17 years spent in higher education. She is an award-winning educator who has provided policy research and advice to international organisations such as the European Union and the OECD and to dozens of local governments across Australia.
Dianne held a full-time professorship but in 2019 she set herself free to pursue creative, interdisciplinary systems thinking and to inspire changemakers. As Founder and Director of The Tourism CoLab, Dianne combines thought leadership with hands-on practical solutions. She is Member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and Past Chair of the Tourism Education Futures Initiative. She now focuses her time on thought leadership within industry and government, and amongst change-makers wanting to drive responsible, inclusive and sustainable tourism through creative critical design and education.
23 Ideas to inspire discussion and ignite action How do we implement sustainable and responsible tourism that replenishes the natural, social and cultural resources on which tourism is based? While there is an array of ideas ...