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Dr Joanne Pyke

PhD Applied Economics (VicMelb), MBA by research (VicMelb), BA Leisure Studies (Philip Inst.)

Senior Research Fellow, College of Business

Dr Joanne Pyke is a Senior Research Fellow in the Tourism and Events Research Group within the College of Business and the coordinator of the Master of Business (Tourism and Destination Management).

Jo is an interdisciplinary researcher in the fields of:

  • sustainable tourism, risk and recovery
  • social cohesion and community wellbeing
  • gender equity and cultural diversity in education, training and employment
  • international migration and settlement
  • diasporas and development. 

Professional experience

  • Senior Research Fellow, Tourism and Events Research Group, College of Business, VU
  • Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR), VU
  • Senior Research Fellow, CSES, VU
  • Research Fellow, Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives (ICEPA), VU
  • General Manager, Equity Research Centre (ERC)
  • Lecturer, School of Leisure, Tourism and Community Studies, UTS
  • Regional Recreation Planner, Victorian Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation

Recent publications

Loretta Baldassar, Joanne Pyke & Danny Ben-Moshe (2017): The Vietnamese in Australia: diaspora identity, intra-group tensions, transnational ties and ‘victim’ status, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2016.1274565

Ben-moshe, D., Pyke, J., & Kirpitchenko, L. (2016). Chapter Three: Diaspora Politics and Australian-Macedonian Relations, in The European Diaspora in Australia: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. B. Mascitelli, S. Mycak, & G. Papalia (Eds.), Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Pyke, J., De Lacy, T., Law, A., & Jiang, M. (2016). Building small destination resilience to the impact of bushfire: A case study. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. doi: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2016.04.003 (2013 ABDC: B)

Ben-Moshe, D., Pyke, J., & Kirpitchenko, L. (2016). The Vietnamese diaspora in Australia: identity and transnational behaviour. Diaspora Studies, 1-16. doi:10.1080/09739572.2016.1183891

Rasmussen, B., Pensabene, A. & Pyke, J. (2016). The Economic Benefits of Cultural Diversity, Report to the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, Victorian Institute of Strategic Economic Studies, Melbourne.

View Joanne's publications on the VU Research Repository.


Pyke, J (2010) Perspectives from below the ceiling: Academic women and the transition from Senior Lecturer to the Professoriate, Doctoral thesis, Victoria University, Australia.

Pyke, J (2005) Productive Diversity: Which companies are active and why? Masters by Research (Management), Victoria University, Australia. 

Professional memberships

Supervision of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students

Joanne welcomes enquiries about the supervision of PhD and Masters in the fields of:

  • sustainable tourism, risk and recovery
  • gender equity, cultural diversity and community wellbeing
  • Mobilities and diasporas.


Areas of expertise

  • Sustainable tourism, risk and recovery
  • Gender equity and cultural diversity in education, training and employment
  • International mobility and Australian diasporas

Contact details

+61 3 9919 2615