Associate Professor Richard Robinson

Associate Professor

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Richard previously practiced as a chef, predominantly managing foodservice operations in the prestige club, heritage facility and hotel sectors, before joining UQ in 2005. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in hospitality and tourism management and professional development. His expertise and scholarship in teaching and learning are recognized by awards and advisory appointments at state and national level. His research projects, often funded by competitive local, national and international awarding bodies, explore tourism and hospitality workforce policy and planning, skills development, identifying ‘foodies’ consumer behaviours and designing and evaluating education programs. He holds a UQ Research Development Fellowship, to investigate gaining and sustaining employment for disadvantaged youth.

Research Interests

  • Workforce issues in hospitality and tourism; food tourism


  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma in Business, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2019) Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Getz, D., Robinson, R.N.S and Vujicic, S. (2019). A foodies perspective on gastronomic tourism. The Routledge Handbook of Gastronomic Tourism. (pp. 144-152) edited by Saurabh Kumar Dixit. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Sigala, Marianna and Robinson, Richard N.S. (2019). Introduction: The evolution of wine tourism business management. Management and marketing of wine tourism business. (pp. 1-21) edited by Marianna Sigala and Richard N. S. Robinson. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-75462-8_1

  • Robinson, R.N.S. and McGregor, A. (2019). Wine Industry and Wine Tourism Industry Collaboration: A Typology and Analysis. Wine Tourism Destination Management and Marketing: Theory and Cases. (pp. 381-397) edited by Marianna Sigala and Richard N.S. Robinson. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-00437-8_25

  • Robinson, Richard N.S. and Sigala, Marianna (2018). Epilogue: An ecosystems framework for studying Wine Tourism-Actors, Co-creation Processes, experiences and outcomes. Management and Marketing of Wine Tourism Business: Theory, Practice, and Cases. (pp. 375-381) edited by Marianna Sigala and Richard N. S. Robinson. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Breakey, Noreen M., Robinson, Richard N.S. and Brenner, Matthew L. (2015). Approaches in the Design and Delivery of Hotel/Hospitality Management Undergraduate Degree Programmes within Australia. The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Hospitality Education. (pp. 305-321) edited by Dianne Dredge, David Airey and Michael J. Gross. New York, NY United States: Routledge.

  • Getz, Donald, Robinson, Richard and Vujicic, Sanja (2014). Demographic history of food travellers. Have Fork Will Travel: A Practical Handbook for Food & Drink Tourism Professionals. (pp. 63-69) edited by Erik Wolf, Jenn Bussell, Caralyn Campbell, Wendy Lange-Faria and Kathy McAree. Portland, OR, USA: World Food Travel Association.

  • Robinson, Richard (2013). Australia's culinary 'coming out'. Food and Drink: The Cultural Context. (pp. 220-227) edited by Donald Sloan. Oxford, UK: Goodfellow Publishers.

  • Robinson, Richard N. S. (2013). Souveniring occupational artefacts: the chef's uniform. Tourism and Souvenirs: Glocal Perspectives from the Margins. (pp. 49-60) edited by Jenny Cave, Lee Jolliffe and Tom Baum. Bristol, United Kingdom: Channel View Publications.

  • Boksberger, Philipp, Schuckert, Markus and Robinson, Richard (2010). Feeding time at the zoo: Food service and attraction management. Zoos and Tourism: Conservation, Education, Entertainment. (pp. 143-153) edited by Warwick Frost. Bristol, England: Channel View Publications.

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