Dr Richard Buning


School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 68014


Dr. Buning’s research interests reside at the intersection of physical activity, travel, and events. Within this area, his research agenda is focused on the progressive experiences of participant based active travel at the individual, event, and community level. The outcome of this work enables communities and events to efficiently market to and attract visitors as a form of sustainable tourism development. His work has also crossed over to bikeshare and micromobility where he is focused on tourism use and related impacts. Dr. Buning has worked in the running event industry managing race logistics and continues to work with events as a consultant evaluating event outcomes. He has regurarly published on the topics of sport tourism, event management, and bikeshare.

Research Interests

  • Sport Tourism
  • Event Management
  • Bikeshare
  • Micromobility
  • Physical Activity

Research Impacts


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Florida


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision