Dr Noreen Breakey

Lecturer

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
noreen.breakey@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67092

Overview

Dr Noreen Breakey joined the UQ School of Tourism in 2005. She was the First Year Experience Coordinator for three years, followed by the Undergraduate Programs Director for four years. In 2013 she developed the Masters course - Disciplinary Foundations of Tourism, Hospitality & Events, which she continues to Course Coordinate, encouraging students to understand how the theories and approaches from different social science and humanities disciplines can help us to address the challenges and issues in tourism, hospitality, and events.

In 2010 Dr Breakey received a UQ Excellence in Teaching & Learning Award - Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, and in 2013 she was part of the team which was awarded the UQ School of Tourism Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Team).

Dr Breakey received her PhD on tourism destination development in 2006. Since then her research has explored the relationships between people, tourism and the natural environment, through her principal research areas of environmental ethics, sustainable tourism, ecotourism, community-based tourism, and tourism in protected areas; and tourism and hospitality education. She has successfully supervised six PhD scholars through to completion.

Prior to her academic career, Dr Breakey worked for over a decade in industry, including hotels, resorts, tour operations, travel agencies, and events in Australia and overseas, as well as in government, developing the Destination Management Plans at Tourism Events Queensland.

Research Interests

  • Sustainable visitor usage of the world�s existing, developing, and potential tourism destinations

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business, The University of Queensland

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