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Dr Terry DeLacy

PhD (UQ), BSc(Hons) (UQ), Dip Ed (Adel)

Professorial Fellow, College of Business

Terry's research area is in environmental policy specialising in sustainable tourism, most recently focusing on climate change and destinations in the emerging green economy. He is currently leading projects in Bali, Indonesia and Chengde, China on developing green growth 2050 roadmaps and in the Pacific on developing vulnerability/resilience frameworks for the tourism sector to adapt to hazards and risks including to those from climate change.

He has authored seven books, over 100 journal articles, 30 keynote addresses, been granted (as co-inventor) 2 provisional patents, received 9 Australian Research Council grants, attracted approximately $12 million in personal research & supervised 28 PhD students.

Together with colleagues he has recently authored 2 books:

  • Green Growth and Travelism: Letters from Leaders and;
  • Green Growth and Tourism: Going There, Being Their and Living There

Terry has extensive, research, policy, project and educational experience in Asia-Pacific, in particular in China. He was appointed by the Queensland Government to the Queensland China Council and by the Australian Government to the Joint Indian Australian Tourism Working Party. He is also a joint founder of the Oceania Sustainable Tourism Alliance.

Key publications

Books

Jiang, M., DeLacy, T. and Lipman, G. (2013) Green Growth and Tourism: Going there, being there and living there. Routledge, UK (for release 2013)

Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Voster, S., Hawkins, R. and Jiang, M. (eds) (2012) Green Growth and Travelism – Letters from leaders. Goodfellow Publishers, Oxford

Worboys, G., Lockwood, M. and De Lacy, T. (2005) Protected area management: principles and practice. Oxford, Melbourne (First edition 2001, Reprinted 2002, Revised edition 2005)

De Lacy, T., Battig, M., Moore, S. and Noakes, S. (2003) Public private partnerships for sustainable tourism. APEC, Singapore

Furze, B., De Lacy, T. and Birckhead, J. (1996) Culture, conservation and biodiversity: The social dimensions of linking development and conservation. John Wiley, Chichester

Book chapters

Tshering, K., Bauer, J. and DeLacy, T. (2013) An evaluation of the integrated conservation and development programs (ICDPS) in the protected areas of Bhutan. In: Merson T and Brown P (Eds). Conservation Through Sustainable Use, UNSW Press, Sydney

Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Voster, S., Hawkins, R. and Jiang, M. (2012) Introduction and overview. In: G. Lipman, T. DeLacy, S. Voster, R. Hawkins and M. Jiang (Eds.). Green Growth and Travelism – Letters from leaders, Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers, pp. 1-7

Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Voster, S., Hawkins, R. and Jiang, M. (2012) Towards Transformations. In: G. Lipman, T. DeLacy, S. Voster, R. Hawkins and M. Jiang (Eds.), Green Growth and Travelism – Letters from leaders, Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers, pp. 8-21

Lipman, G., DeLacy, T., Voster, S., Hawkins, R. and Jiang, M. (2012) New Directions. In: G. Lipman, T. DeLacy, S. Voster, R. Hawkins and M. Jiang (Eds.), Green Growth and Travelism – Letters from leaders, Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers, pp. 22-26

Filep, S., Klint, L., Dominey-Howes, D. and DeLacy, T. (2012) Discovering what matters in a perfect day: A study of well-being of adventure tourists. In: S. Taylor, P. Varley & T. Johnston (Eds.). Adventure Tourism: Meanings, Markets and Learning, Abingdon, Oxford, UK: Routledge, (pp. 33-46)

Journals

Wong, E., Jiang, M. and DeLacy, T. (2012) Climate Change Adaptation in Tourism in the South Pacific – Potential Contribution of Public-Private Partnerships. Tourism Management Perspectives, 4(2012), 136-144

Jiang, M., Wong, E., Klint, L., DeLacy, T. and Dominey-Howes, D. (2012) Tourism Adaptation to Climate Change in the Pacific: Analysing the Policy Environment in Fiji. International Journal of Tourism Policy, 4(3), 238-260

Klint, L., Jiang, M., Wong, E., DeLacy, T., Harrison, D. and Dominey-Howes, D. (2012) Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific island Tourism Sector: Analysing the Policy Environment in Vanuatu. Current Issues in Tourism 15(3), 247-274

Wong, E., Jiang, M., Klint, L., DeLacy, T., Harrison, D. and Dominey-Howes, D. (2012) Policy Environment for the Tourism Sector's Adaptation to Climate Change in the South Pacific – the case of Samoa. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research – Special Issue on Climate Change, 18(1-2), 52-71

Jopp, R., Delacy, T., Mair, J. and Fluker, M. (2012) Using a Regional Tourism Adaptation Framework to Determine Climate Change Adaptation Options for Victoria's Surf Coast. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 18(1-2), 144-164

Patents

Environmental performance assessment. US patent application no 10/468668; International Patent application no. PCT/AU02/00173, DeLacy et al inventors

Data Handling. Australian Patent Application No. PS1199/02; International Patent Application PCT/AU03/00323, DeLacy et al inventors

Research grants

German Development Agency (GIZ) (2013-2014), $200,000

China Central University of& Finance and Economics (2013), $20,000

Australia China Council (2013), $5,000

Government of Indonesia (2011-12), $80,000

AusAID International Development Research Award (2009-2012), $396,000

Government of Egypt (2009), $375,000

WWF (2007), $30,000

Government of Fiji and UNWTO (2006), $200,000

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (2004-2005), $250,000

Postgraduate research students and fellows

Completions as principal supervisor: 16 PhD students

Completions as co-supervisor: 8 PhD students

Portfolios

Areas of expertise

  • Nature and ecotourism
  • Sustainable tourism and the green economy
  • Tourism and climate change
  • Tourism and poverty alleviation
Terry DeLacy

Contact details

+61 3 9919 5349