Dr Mucha Mkono

Lecturer in Tourism

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 336 56580


My research focuses on sustainable tourism and ethical tourism. I have published on a wide range of themes in these areas, including wildlife tourism, environmentalism, tourism impacts, and air travel. I believe research should serve society and strive to tackle real world questions.

Research Interests

  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism impacts
  • Wildlife tourism
  • Tourism experiences


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Cross University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, MSU


  • Mkono, Mucha (2022). How we can make the trophy hunting debate less fraught. Nature Human Behaviour. doi: 10.1038/s41562-022-01488-3

  • Mkono, Mucha, Hughes, Karen and McKercher, Bob (2022). Does the environment matter in the ‘new normal’?. Annals of Tourism Research Empirical Insights, 3 (2) 100060, 1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.annale.2022.100060

  • McKercher, Bob, Hughes, Karen and Mkono, Mucha (2022). Unpacking the disinterested tourist. Tourism Management Perspectives, 44 101021, 101021. doi: 10.1016/j.tmp.2022.101021

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  • Mucha Mkono ed. (2019). Positive tourism in Africa. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429428685

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor