Dr Lee Slaughter


School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 66246


Dr Slaughter is a teaching focused academic in the Tourism discipline of UQ Business School. Her knowledge of tourism management is supported by substantial study in the area.

After travelling extensively, Lee returned to Australia to pursue tourism studies at The University of Queensland. In 2000 Lee was awarded her doctorate which focused on backpacker tourism. She continued researching in the area of tourism management, particularly as it relates to backpacker tourism. More recently Lee has moved to a teaching focused position and uses her previous experience to enhance her teaching at both undergraduate and masters levels.

Research Interests

  • Backpacker travel
  • Tourist motivation
  • Volunteerism


  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business Management (Honours), The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Slaughter, L. (2004). Profiling the International Backpacker Market in Australia. In G. Richards and J. Wilson (Ed.), The Global Nomad - Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice 1 ed. (pp. 168-179) Clevedon, UK: Channel View Publications.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Henderson, D., Slaughter, L-J. and Pegg, S. (2007). Trust and new technologies: Looking at issues from the perspective of the young tourist. In: Yu, C-S. and Lo, Y-F., The 2007 International Joint Conference on e-Commerce. e-Case 2007, Hong Kong, (1-16). 15-17 August 2007.

  • Slaughter, L. and Slater, K. (2005). Tourist railways: A staffing dilemma. In: P. Tremblay and A. Boyle, CAUTHE 2005: Sharing Tourism Knowledge. CAUTHE 2005: Sharing Tourism Knowledge, Alice Springs, Australia, (). 1-5 February 2005.

  • Slaughter, L. and Suwannachote, P. (2004). ELICOS Students - an International student travel market overlooked?. In: C.Cooper, C. Arcodia, D. Solnet and M. Whitford, CAUTHIE 2004: Creating Tourist Knowledge (14th International Research Conference for the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education). CAUTHE: Creating Tourism Knowledge, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, (716-725). 10-13 February 2004.

  • Slaughter, L., Carr, N. S. and Oxley, L. (2004). Tourism Motives and Youth: An Analysis of Holiday Motivations of Visitors to Contiki Great Keppel Island Resort, Australia. In: K. Chon, C. Hsu and N Okamoto, Globalization and Tourism Research : East Meets West. Asia Pacific Tourism Association Tenth Annual Conference, Nagasaki, Japan, (988-998). 4-7 July 2004.

  • Slaughter, Lee, Reid, Sacha and Arcodia, Charles (2003). Event Management Education in Finland. In: Weber, K., Proceedings of the Advances in Convention, Exhibition & Event Research, Convention and Expo Summit. Advances in Convention, Exhibition & Event Research, Convention and Expo Summit, Hong Kong, (139-149). 29-31 August, 2003.

  • Slaughter, L. (2002). Backpackers - a Source of Income for Rural Communities. In: Tourism and Well-Being the 2nd Tourism Industry and Education Symposium Symposium Proceedings. Tourism and Well-Being 2nd Tourism Industry and Education Symposium, Jyvaskyla Paviljonki, Finland, (402-412). 16-18 May 2002.

  • Reid, S. L., Slaughter, L. and Prideaux, B. R. (2002). Coastal Cruising: Targeting the Backpacker Market in the Whitsunday Region, Australia. In: Tourism and Hospitality on the Edge Proceedings of the 2002 CAUTHE Conference. CAUTHE 2002, Perth, Australia, (41-59). 6-9 February 2002.

  • Slaughter, L. (2002). Motivations of long tern volunteers at events. In: L. Jago, M. Deery, R. Harris, A. Hede and J. Allen, Proceedings of Conference on Events and Place Making: Building Destinations and Communities through Events. EAPM: Building Destinations and Communities through Events, Sydney, Australia, (232-252). 15-16 July 2002.

  • Slaughter, L. (2001). International backpackers' preferences for long distance. In: C. Pforr and B. Janceczko, Transport in Australia. Capitalising on Research. Capitalising on Research, Canberra, (127-127). 7-10 Feb 2001.

  • Slaughter, L. (2001). Managing the backpacker market in Australia. In: C. F. Gatchalian, V. C. Heung and R. G. Cruz, Mix, Match and Move: Shaping the Future of Tourism. Makati, Philippines, La Consolacion College, Lyceum of the Philippines, (109-112). 4-7 July 2001.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision