Professor Lisa Ruhanen

Professor

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
l.ruhanen@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67095

Overview

Dr Lisa Ruhanen, Director of Education and Associate Professor, University of Queensland Business School.

Dr Lisa Ruhanen (PhD, GCEd, BBusHons) is an Associate Professor and the Director of Education. She has been involved in almost 30 academic and consultancy research projects in Australia and overseas. Her research areas include sustainable tourism destination policy and planning, climate change and Indigenous tourism.

Lisa has worked extensively as a consultant, external collaborator and executive committee member with a variety of divisions of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In 2010 Lisa was awarded a fellowship under the Oxford Brookes University International Visiting Fellow Scheme in the United Kingdom.

Research Interests

  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism Destination Planning
  • Indigenous tourism
  • Knowledge Management

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Tourism Management), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Administration (Hons), James Cook University
  • Bachelor of Business, The University of Queensland

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Damayanti, Maya, Scott, Noel and Ruhanen, Lisa (2018). Coopetition for tourism destination policy and governance: the century of local power?. The future of tourism: innovation and sustainability. (pp. 285-299) edited by Eduardo Fayos-Solà and Chris Cooper. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-89941-1_15

  • Ruhanen, Lisa and Cooper, Chris (2018). Tourism research and knowledge transfer. Handbook of research methods for tourism and hospitality management. (pp. 530-542) edited by Robin Nunkoo. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar.

  • Ruhanen, Lisa and Cooper, Chris (2017). Human resource and labour issues in Asian tourism. The Routledge handbook of tourism in Asia. (pp. 45-56) edited by C. Michael Hall and Stephen J. Page. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315768250

  • Ruhanen, Lisa and Whitford, Michelle (2017). Indigenous tourism in Australia: history, trends and future directions. Indigenous tourism: cases from Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 9-24) edited by Michelle Whitford, Lisa Ruhanen and Anna Carr. Oxford, United Kingdom: Goodfellow Publishers.

  • Whitford, Michelle, Ruhanen, Lisa and Carr, Anna (2017). Introduction to indigenous tourism in Australia and New Zealand. Indigenous tourism: cases from Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 1-8) edited by Michelle Whitford, Lisa Ruhanen and Anna Carr. Oxford, United Kingdom: Goodfellow Publishers.

  • Ruhanen, Lisa, McLennan, Char-lee and Whitford, Michelle (2016). Developing a sustainable indigenous tourism sector: Reconciling socio-economic objectives with market driven approaches. A case from Queensland, Australia. Indigenous people and economic development: an international perspective. (pp. 205-222) edited by Katia Iankova, Azizul Hassan and Rachel L'Abbé. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Scott, Noel and Ruhanen, Lisa (2015). Australia. Contemporary destination governance: a case study approach. (pp. 163-203) edited by Harald Pechlaner, Pietro Beritelli, Sabine Pichler, Mike Peters and Noel Scott. London, United Kingdom: Emerald. doi: 10.1108/S2042-144320156

  • Scott, Noel and Ruhanen, Lisa (2015). Case 13: Tourism and Events Queensland. Contemporary Destination Governance: A Case Study Approach. (pp. 167-179) edited by Harald Pechlaner, Pietro Beritelli, Sabine Pichler, Mike Peters and Noel Scott. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing. doi: 10.1108/S2042-144320140000006034

  • Scott, Noel and Ruhanen, Lisa (2015). Case 14: Gold Coast, Queensland. Contemporary Destination Governance: A Case Study Approach. (pp. 181-192) edited by Harald Pechlaner, Pietro Beritelli, Sabine Pichler, Mike Peters and Noel Scott. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing. doi: 10.1108/S2042-144320140000006035

  • Scott, Noel and Ruhanen, Lisa (2015). Case 15: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. Contemporary Destination Governance: A Case Study Approach. (pp. 193-203) edited by Harald Pechlaner, Pietro Beritelli, Sabine Pichler, Mike Peters and Noel Scott. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing. doi: 10.1108/S2042-144320140000006036

  • Cooper, Chris, Ruhanen, Lisa and Scott, Noel (2015). Knowledge management in tourism: are the stakeholders research-averse?. Challenges in tourism research. (pp. 309-337) edited by Tej Vir Singh. Bristol, United Kingdom: Channel View Publications.

  • Ruhanen, Lisa and Whitford, Michelle (2014). Indigenous tourism and events for community development in Australia. Tourism as an instrument for development: a theoretical and practical study. (pp. 183-194) edited by Eduardo Fayos-sola, Maria D. Alvarez and Chris Cooper. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing. doi: 10.1108/S2042-144320140000006016

  • Ruhanen, Lisa and Shakeela, Aishath (2014). Responding to climate change: Australian tourism industry perspectives on current challenges and future directions. Climate change and tourism in the Asia Pacific. (pp. 35-51) edited by Bruce Prideaux, Bob McKercher and Karen Elizabeth McNamara. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Ruhanen, Lisa and Whitford, Michelle (2012). Brisbane's annual sports and cultural festival: connecting with community and culture through festivals. Urban representations: cultural expression, identity and politics. (pp. 101-117) edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Grace Koch. Canberra ACT Australia: Australian Instute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stud.

  • Ruhanen, Lisa (2012). Climate change, sustainability and tourism. Knowledge management in tourism: policy and governance applications. (pp. 153-173) edited by Eduardo Fayos-Sola and Ulysses Foundation. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing. doi: 10.1108/S2042-1443(2012)0000004011

  • Fayos-Sola, Eduardo, Ruhanen, Lisa, de Bruyn, Christophe, Munoz Mazon, Ana, Fuentes, Laura and Alonso, Alba Fernandez (2012). Conclusion: understanding and enacting the strategic role of tourism. Knowledge management in tourism: Policy and governance applications. (pp. 323-345) edited by Eduardo Fayos-Sola and Ulysses Foundation. Bingley UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

  • Bond, Nigel and Ruhanen, Lisa (2012). Religion, remembrance and the ‘Rock’: current trends in Australian religious tourism. Reflecting on religious tourism and pilgrimage. (pp. 29-47) edited by Kevin Griffin and Razaq Raj. Arnhem, The Netherlands: Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS).

  • Cooper, Chris, Wheeller, Brian and Ruhanen, Lisa (2012). Tourism Education: Quo Vadis?. Critical debates in tourism. (pp. 199-225) edited by Tej Vir Singh. Buffalo, NY United States: Channel View Publications.

  • Cooper, Chris, Wheeller, Brian and Ruhanen, Lisa (2012). Tourism education: quo vadis?. Critical debates in tourism. (pp. 199-226) edited by Tej Vir Singh. Bristol, United Kingdom: Channel View Publications.

  • Ruhanen, Lisa and Bond, Nigel (2011). Australia a country specific analysis of religious tourism in Australia. Religious Tourism in Asia and the Pacific. (pp. 79-97) Madrid, Spain: World Tourism Organization.

  • Ruhanen, Lisa, Gao, Jun, Sun, Ruihong and Ding, Peiyi (2011). Ecotourism: a review of the Australian and Chinese literature. Sino-Australia comparative study on tourism development. (pp. 309-349) edited by Jun Gao, Noel Scott, Roy Ballantyne and Peiyi Ding. Beijing, China: China Travel & Tourism Press.

  • Semone, Peter, Laws, Eric, Ruhanen, Lisa, Wang, Zhuo and Scott, Noel (2011). Governance approaches in new tourist destination countries: Introducing tourism law in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Tourism Destination Governance: Practice, Theory and Issues. (pp. 25-38) edited by Eric Laws, Harold Richins, Jerome Argusa and Noel Scott. London, United Kingdom: CAB International.

  • Scott, Noel, Ruhanen, Lisa and Ding, Peiyi (2010). Developing China's ecotourism product through marketing: Examples from Australia. Theory and Practice in Ecotourism. (pp. 310-320) edited by Cheng Shengkui, Wu Dawei and Zhong Kinsheng. Beijing, China: China Environmental Science Press.

  • Ruhanen, L. (2010). The myth of sustainable tourism. Cambio Clímático y Turismo: Realidad y Ficción [Climate Change and Tourism: Fact and Fiction]. (pp. 145-146) edited by Eduardo Fayos-Solà and Jafar Jafari. Valencia, Spain: Universitat de València; World Tourism Organization.

  • Shakeela, Aishath, Ruhanen, Lisa and Breakey, Noreen (2010). Women's participation in tourism: A case from the Maldives. Tourism in the Muslim World. (pp. 61-71) edited by Noel Scott and Jafar Jafari. Bingley, UK: Emerald. doi: 10.1108/S2042-1443%282010%290000002008

  • Ruhanen, L., Cooper, C. and Fayos-Sola, E. (2008). Volunteering tourism knowledge: A case from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Journeys of Discovery: International Case Studies in Volunteer Tourism. (pp. 25-35) edited by Lyons, K. and Wearing, S.. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publications.

  • Ruhanen, L.M. (2007). Destination Competitiveness: Meeting sustainability objectives through strategic planning and visioning. Advances in Modern Tourism Research: Economic Perspectives. (pp. 133-152) edited by Matias, A., Nijkamp, P. and Neto, P.. New York, USA: Physica-Verlag Heidelberg.

  • Cooper, Chris, Michael Hall, C., Ruhanen, Lisa and Treloar, Peter (2005). Compendium of sources. Oceania: a tourism handbook. (pp. 380-416) Bristol, United Kingdom: Channel View Publications.

  • Cooper, Chris and Ruhanen, Lisa (2005). Demand for Tourism in Australia. Oceania: A Tourism Handbook. (pp. 17-34) edited by Chris Cooper and C. Michael Hall. Clevedon UK: Channel View Publications.

  • Craig-smith, S. J. and Ruhanen, L. M. (2005). Implications of climate change on tourism in Oceania. Tourism, Recreation and Climate Change. (pp. 181-191) edited by C. M. Hall and J. Higham. Clevedon, UK: Channel View Publications.

  • Ruhanen, Lisa (2005). Introduction to Australia. Oceania: A Tourism Handbook. (pp. 7-16) Clevedon United Kingdom: Channel View Publications.

  • Ruhanen, L. M. (2005). Introduction to Australia. Oceania: A Tourism Handbook. (pp. 7-16) edited by C. Cooper and C. M. Hall. Clevedon UK: Channel View Publications.

  • Cooper, Chris and Ruhanen, Lisa (2005). Sources of Australian tourism statistics. Oceania: a tourism handbook. (pp. 75-85) Bristol, United Kingdom: Channel View Publications.

  • Cooper, Chris and Ruhanen, Lisa (2005). The Australian Tourism Industry. Oceania: A Tourism Handbook. (pp. 57-74) edited by C. Cooper and C. Michael Hall. Clevedon UK: Channel View Publications.

  • Cooper, C. P. and Ruhanen, L. M. (2005). The Organisation of Tourism in Australia. Oceania: A Tourism Handbook. (pp. 35-56) edited by C. Cooper and C. M. Hall. Clevedon UK: Channel View Publications.

  • Cooper, C. P., Ruhanen, L. M. and Archer, B. (2005). The positive and negative impacts of tourism. Global Tourism. (pp. 79-102) edited by William. F. Theobald. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann.

  • Ruhanen, Lisa and Cooper, Chris (2005). The use of strategic visioning to enhance local tourism planning in periphery communities. Taking tourism to the limits: Issues, concepts and managerial perspectives. (pp. 53-63) edited by Chris Ryan, Stephen Page and Michelle Aicken. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision