About

Yetta Gurtner is a lecturer and researcher with the Centre for Disaster Studies at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. With a multi-disciplinary background in Southeast Asian Studies, her core research interests include integrated disaster and crisis management, tourism crisis, and sustainable development in disaster recovery. Related research interests include social impact assessment and an appreciation of dynamic contexts of vulnerability, capacity, adaptation, resilience, mitigation and sustainability, particularly within developing nations.

Teaching
  • EV1005: Environmental Processes and Global Change (Level 1; TSV)
  • EV1008: Human Geography (Level 1; TSV)
  • EV2301: Urban Geography and Design (Level 2; TSV)
  • EV3110: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • EV3606: Disasters, Communities and Planning (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • EV5301: Urban Geography and Design (Level 5; TSV)
  • EV5606: Disasters, Communities and Planning (Level 5; TSV)
  • EV5614: Leadership in Disaster Management (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC3008: Professional Placement (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • SC5008: Professional Placement (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Research
  • establishing a holistic understanding of the impacts of tourism in developing nations
  • advancing integrated crisis management for tourist destinations
  • persuading sustainable tourism development practice
  • assisting knowledge, understanding and awareness of integrated disaster management
  • the facilitation of community-based disaster management - maximising community capacity and resources
Experience
  • 2015 to 2016 - Researcher, Graduate Research School (JCU Townsville)
  • 2003 to 2007 - Researcher, Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) (Brisbane)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2017 - Highly Commended Paper by Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management 2016 “Returning to Paradise: Investigating Long term Tourism Crisis Recovery on the Island of Bali”
  • 2016 - Sessional Teaching Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning at JCU
  • 2011 - Faculty Citation - (with David King, Alison Cottrell and Nikki Moore) Innovative approaches to the development of planning curriculum for the needs of regional, tropical Australia
Memberships
  • 2016 - Research Member - The Cairns Institute
  • 2016 - Academic Member - Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)
  • 2016 - Research Member - Active Transport Network
  • 2016 - Council of Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) – Special Interest Group Risk Crisis and Recovery Management
  • 2014 - International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA)
  • 2015 to 2016 - Research Member - Science and Technology Major Group - Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai Framework)
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  • 34.217, Earth & Environmental Sciences (Townsville campus)
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