About

Professor Gianna Moscardo has qualifications in applied psychology and sociology and joined the School of Business at James Cook University in 2002. Prior to joining JCU Gianna was the Tourism Research project leader for the CRC Reef Research for eight years. Her qualifications in applied psychology and sociology support her research interests in understanding how communities and organisations perceive, plan for, and manage tourism development opportunities, how tourists learn about and from their travel experiences and how to design more sustainable tourism experiences.  She has published extensively on tourism and related areas with more than 200 refereed papers or book chapters.  Professor Moscardo has been invited to speak on issues related to tourism in New Zealand, South Africa, Botswana, Italy, Finland, Austria, Croatia, Wales, Spain and the United States. Her recent project areas include evaluating tourism as a tool for economic development in rural regions, tourist experience analysis, cross-cultural issues in tourism, designing effective tourist interpretation and tourist storytelling. Current research is focussed on understanding heritage interpretation in tourist settings, tourist storytelling, and using Quality of Life as a way to investigate tourism impacts and community development.  In 2014 Prof. Moscardo was appointed Chair of the international BEST EN (Building Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Education Network) group.

Teaching
  • BX2174: Research and Decision Making for Business (Level 2; TSV)
  • BX3194: Destination Management and Planning (Level 3; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Tourism and Sustainable Development
  • Tourist Experience
  • Community well-being/Quality of Life
  • Heritage Interpretation
  • Generational Cohorts
  • Retail Consumption
  • Regional Tourism Planning
Teaching
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Values Based Education
  • Events management
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 155+ research outputs authored by Prof Gianna Moscardo from 2000 onwards.

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Current
  • Emotional Intelligence, Situational Awareness, and Safety Performance: Pilots' Career Development (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The contributions of sport and recreation infrastructure to community wellbeing (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Understanding Chinese Tourist Shopping in Australia: A Social Practices Framework (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Re-assessing the effectiveness of community-based tourism in under developed economies: A semi-traditional perspective (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Employee Engagement: A critical assessment of the relationship with the psychological contract. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Assessing the sustainability of development strategies in rural and remote areas (PhD , Primary Advisor)
Completed
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  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
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  • 27.211, Law, Business And Creative Arts (Townsville campus)
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