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Dr Sue Beeton Academic, Business School Operations

Dr Beeton began her life in Tourism guiding horseback tours in the Australian High Country, largely in response to the 'Man from Snowy River' movies. She witnessed first-hand the growth of a specific sector of Tourism and its effects on local, country communities and families. She was an early Board Member of an industry tourism association (Victorian Tourism Operators Association) where she represented the interests of such groups to local and state government. Since moving to academia some 14 years ago, Sue has conducted tourism-based research into public land management, nature-based tourism, rural tourism, community development, cycle tourism and film-induced tourism. As well as producing numerous academic papers, she has published four books, Beeton's Guide to Adventure Horse Riding, Ecotourism: A practical guide for rural communities, Community Development Through Tourism and Film-Induced Tourism. She is an international Board member of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) and co-convenor of the bi-annual International Tourism and Media conference (ITAM).

Research Boards, Committees
2008 - current- International Board Member of Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Co-Organiser and Host for the Third International Tourism and Media Conference, 25-28 Nov.
2007 - current- Tourism Education Futures Initiative working group.
2006-end 2007 - ST CRC Victorian Network Coordinator.
2006 - Co-Organiser and Paper Chair for the Second International Tourism and Media Conference, 28 Nov - 1 Dec - Academic Paper and Poster Chair and proceedings editor for 2006 TTRA Annual Conference.
2005-2007- Executive Board Member of Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Second Vice Chair from 2006.
2005-6 - Scientific Committee for CAUTHE 2006 Conference.
2004-2008 - Founding Board Member of Bicycle Research Network.


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