Dr Sally Driml

Lecturer in Tourism Management

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 60755


Dr Driml’s current research interests in tourism draw on a background in economics and environmental economics and experience in government in developing environmental policy and managing natural environments that are also tourism destinations. She is currently undertaking research on the economic impacts of protected areas and of wildlife attractions. Dr Driml has recently published on the economic value of tourism to national parks and on issues for tourism investment in Australia.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Master in Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Griffith University


View all Publications


View all Grants



Book Chapter

  • Driml, Sally (2013). The economic value of national parks and protected areas as tourism attractions. Handbook of Tourism Economics: Analysis, New Applications and Case Studies. (pp. 871-884) edited by Clement A. Tisdell. Singapore, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. doi: 10.1142/9789814327084_0037

  • Ross, Helen, Driml, Sally and Zarezadeh, Zohreh (2012). Water allocation, social change and resilience. Water Policy Reform: Lessons in Sustainability from the Murray-Darling Basin. (pp. 170-191) edited by John Quiggin, Thilak Mallawaarachchi and Sarah Chambers. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

  • Driml, Sally (2000). Eco-tourism opportunities and threats. Securing the wet tropics. (pp. 200-218) edited by Geoff McDonald and Marcus B. Lane. Sydney: Federation Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Driml, Sally, Martins, Antje, Milosavljevic, Filip, Moore, Stewart, Silva, Claudia Moreno, Robinson, Richard and Solnet, David (2019). Developing a Tourism Labour Barometer for the Asia-Pacific Region. CAUTHE 2019: Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality & Events in a Disruptive Digital Age, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 11-14 February 2019. Melbourne: CAUTHE.

  • Driml, Sally and Rodrigues, Cristina Brittar (2017). Has sustainability disappeared from Australian strategic tourism plans?. CAUTHE 2017: Time For Big Ideas? Re-thinking The Field For Tomorrow, Dunedin, New Zealand, 7-10 February 2017. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago.

  • Rastegar, H., Driml, S. and Breakey, N. (2012). Does tourism development change local communities’ attitudes towards the environment?. 5th International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER-12), Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, 22-24 November 2012.

  • Tkaczynski, Aaron, Driml, Sally, Robinson, Jacqueline and Dwyer, Larry (2010). Impediments to tourism investment: An Australian scoping study. New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 24-26 November 2010. Auckland, Aotearoa, N.Z.: School of Hospitality and Tourism and New Zealand Tourism Research Institute.

  • Driml, Sally (2010). Tourism investment in Australia. Tourism Futures Eighth National Conference: Leaders Driving Innovation, Brisbane, Australia, 5-7 July 2010.

  • Driml, Sally, Clouston, Beth and Bortman, Amy (2009). Offsets the Queensland way: Development of the Queensland government Environmental Offsets Policy. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 53rd Conference 2009, Cairns, Australia, 11-13 February, 2009. AARES.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Dr Sally Driml is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor