Rosemary Black

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I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Environmental Sciences at Charles Sturt University.

Prior to joining to CSU in 1995 I worked for over 15 years in a range of conservation and tourism organisations, as an Ecotour Guide and Operations Manager for World Expeditions, Australia’s leading adventure travel company and then a Park Ranger for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. This industry background has placed me in a strong position to continue my contribution to the profession, undertake research in collaboration with industry partners and support and strengthen my teaching.

One of my key strengths as an academic is the nexus between my professional activity, research and teaching. Drawing on my industry experience and my PhD I have developed a program of sustained International and National achievement through disciplinary specific and interdisciplinary professional activity and research and teaching in two interrelated areas: environmental interpretation and tour guiding and sustainable tourism, education and management.

I also have broader research interests around social issues in natural resource management and have supervised many PhD students in the topic areas of land tenure, pastoralism, ecotourism and communities. I have published over 40 refereed publications and edited four books and am an Associate Editor for the Journal of Ecotourism and the Journal of Interpretation Research. I am a member of the IUCN Commission for Education and Communication and hold a Ministerial appointment with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Southern Ranges Regional Advisory Committee. I teach in the areas of interpretation, tour guiding, outdoor recreation design and adventure tourism.


Dr Rosemary Black
Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental Sciences Charles Sturt University
PO Box 789
Albury NSW 2640, Australia

Phone: (02) 60 519 983
International: +61-02-60519983
Fax: (02) 60 519 897