Professor Roy Ballantyne

Professor

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
r.ballantyne@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69261

Overview

Professor Roy Ballantyne has a well-established international reputation for his work in environmental/heritage interpretation and visitor research. He has published widely (112 refereed papers, 31 books/monographs, 49 chapters in books/research reports, 4 video-based teaching packages) and been successful in attracting 80 competitive research, consultancy and teaching development grants worth around $5.5 million (including 9 ARC Grants). He has an h index of 44 and >6800 citations (868 in 2017). His current research focuses on environmental learning in free-choice learning environments with an emphasis on facilitating visitors’ adoption of environmentally sustainable behaviour. He was awarded the Australian National Teaching Fellowship for 1997-8.

Research Interests

  • Visitor Experiences
  • Visitor/Tourist Environmental Learning and Behaviour
  • Eco- and Wildlife Tourism
  • Environmental and Heritage Interpretation
  • Environmental Education

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cape Town
  • Higher Education Diploma, Natal.
  • Master of Arts, Natal.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Natal.

Publications

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Grants

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Hughes, Karen, Mylonas, Aliisa and Ballantyne, Roy (2017). Enhancing tourism graduates' soft skills: the importance of teaching reflective practice. In Pierre Benckendorff and Anita Zehrer (Ed.), Handbook of teaching and learning in tourism (pp. 95-106) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781784714802.00014

  • Packer, Jan and Ballantyne, Roy (2013). Developing ecotourists' environmentally sustainable behaviour. In Roy Ballantyne and Jan Packer (Ed.), International handbook on ecotourism (pp. 192-202) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

  • Ballantyne, Roy and Packer, Jan (2013). Ecotourism: themes and issues. In Roy Ballantyne and Jan Packer (Ed.), International handbook on ecotourism (pp. 1-6) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi:10.4337/9780857939975.00005

  • Packer, Jan and Ballantyne, Roy (2013). Encouraging reflective visitor experiences in ecotourism. In Roy Ballantyne and Jan Packer (Ed.), International handbook on ecotourism (pp. 169-177) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

  • Hughes, Karen, Little, Barbara J. and Ballantyne, Roy (2013). Integrating education and entertainment in archaeological tourism: complementary concepts or opposite ends of the spectrum?. In Cameron Walker and Neil Carr (Ed.), Tourism and archaeology: sustainable meeting grounds (pp. 65-90) Walnut Creek, CA, United States: Left Coast Press.

  • Hughes, Karen and Ballantyne, Roy (2013). Winning hearts and minds through interpreting ecotoursim experiences: walking the talk. In Roy Ballantyne and Jan Packer (Ed.), International handbook on ecotourism (pp. 322-335) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

  • Hughes, Karen, Ballantyne, Roy, Packer, Jan and Zhu, Xuan (2011). Environmental interpretation and visitor education: a review of Australian and Chinese literature. In Jun Gao, Noel Scott, Roy Ballantyne and Peiyi Ding (Ed.), Sino-Australia comparative study on tourism development (pp. 111-142) Shanghai, China: China Travel & Tourism Press.

  • Hughes, Karen and Ballantyne, Roy (2010). Interpretation rocks! Designing signs for geotourism sites. In David Newsome and Ross Dowling (Ed.), Geotourism: The tourism of geology and landscape (pp. 184-199) Oxford, England: Goodfellow Publishers.

  • Ballantyne, Roy and Packer, Jan (2009). Future directions for research in free-choice environmental learning. In John H. Falk, Joe E. Heimlich and Susan Foutz (Ed.), Free-choice learning and the environment (pp. 157-170) Lanham, MD, United States: AltaMira Press.

  • Uzzell, D. and Ballantyne, R. (2008). Heritage that hurts: interpretation in a post-modern world. In Graham Fairclough, Rodney Harrison, John H. Jameson and John Schofield (Ed.), The heritage reader (pp. 502-513) New York, United States: Routedge.

  • Moscardo, Gianna and Ballantyne, Roy (2008). Interpretation and attractions. In Alan Fyall, Brian Garrod, Anna Leask and Stephen Wanhill (Ed.), Managing visitor attractions 2nd ed. ed. (pp. 237-252) Oxford, United Kingdom: Butterworth-Heinemann. doi:10.4324/9780080557588

  • Uzzell, D. and Ballantyne, R. (1998). Heritage that hurts: interpretation in a post-modern world. In David Uzzell and Roy Ballantyne (Ed.), Contemporary Issues in Heritage and Environmental Interpretation: Problems and Prospects (pp. 152-171) Norwich, UK: The Stationary Office.

  • Ballantyne, R. (1998). Interpreting 'visions': addressing environmental education goals through interpretation. In David Uzzell and Roy Ballantyne (Ed.), Contemporary Issues in Heritage and Environmental Interpretation: Problems and Prospects (pp. 77-97) Norwich, UK: The Stationary Office.

  • Ballantyne, R. (1998). Problems and prospects for heritage and environmental interpretation in the new millennium: an introduction. In David Uzzell and Roy Ballantyne (Ed.), Contemporary Issues in Heritage and Environmental Interpretation: Problems and Prospects (pp. 1-10) Norwich, UK: The Stationary Office.

  • Ballantyne, Roy, Thompson, Robert and Taylor, Peter (1994). Principals' conceptions of competent beginning teachers. In Phenomenography: Philosophy and Practice. Proceedings (pp. 23-45) Gardens Point, QLD, Australia: Centre for Applied Environmental and Social Education Research QUT.

  • Thompson, Robert and Ballantyne, Roy (1994). Taking the drudgery out of analysing phenomenographic research data using electronic cut and paste. In Roy Ballantyne and Christine Bruce (Ed.), Phenomenography: Philosophy and Practice. Proceedings (pp. 395-400) Gardens Point, QLD, Australia: Centre for Applied Environmental and Social Education Research QUT.

  • Ballantyne, R. and Fien, J. (1992). Geography and environmental education. In Rod Gerber (Ed.), Geography in Society: A Case for Geography in Australian Society (pp. 75-78) Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia: Royal Geographical Society of Queensland.

  • Ballantyne, R. (1992). South African student images of the world: the effect of Apartheid education. In Interdependence in Geographic Education. Proceedings: the International Geographical Union's Commission on Geographical Education Symposium A. David Hill ed. (pp. 5-7) Boulder, CO, USA: Center for Geographic Education, Department of Geography, University of Colorado.

  • Ballantyne, R. (1991). Environmental education for community nature conservation. In R. Ballantyne and J. Davie (Ed.), Community Nature Conservation (pp. 209-216) Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Services.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kang, Eun Jung, Scott, Noel, Lee, Timothy and Ballantyne, Roy (2010). Effect of enduring involvement on the benefits from a dark tourism experience. In: Proceedings of CAUTHE 2010: Challenge the Limits. 20th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (1-13). 8-11 February 2010.

  • Ballantyne, R. and Gerber, R. (2004). Teaching and Learning in Geography Education: New Research Directions. In: W. Ashley Kent, Eleanor. Rawling and Alastair Robinson, Geographical Education: Expanding Horizons in a Shrinking World. International Geographical Congress 2004, Glasgow, Scotland, (56-67). 15 – 20 August 2004.

  • Moscardo, G., Ballantyne, R. and Hughes, K. (2003). Interpretive signs - talking to visitors through text. In: Tony Griffin and Robert Harris, Proceedings Asia Pacific Tourism Association 9th Annual Conference. Current research - future strategies, bridging uncertainty : Asia Pacific Tourism Association 9th Annual Conference, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, (500-514). 6-9 July, 2003.

  • Ballantyne, R., Connell, S. and Fien, J. (1997). A case study of the effect of an environmental interoperation program upon children's environmental orientation and family communication. In: R. Ballantyne, F. Leverington and L. Sutherland, Big Ideas.Small Budgets: Proceedings of the Interpretation Australia Association National Conference. Interpretation Australia Association National Conference, Gatton, QLD, Australia, (9-13). 28 September - 1 October 1997.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision