Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sustainable tourism
  • Sustainable tourism and the green economy
  • Sustainable tourism and poverty alleviation

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

About Terry DeLacy

Terry DeLacy's research area is in sustainable tourism.

Most recently he has led a research group investigating how tourism destinations can transform into the emerging green economy. Terry has:

  • authored 2 recent books on the topic
  • led projects in Australia, Pacific Islands, Indonesia, China, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Egypt, and Tanzania
  • supervised 15 Phd students on specific topics in this research area
  • and published numerous journal articles, book chapters and technical reports on research outcomes from the projects.

Before joining Victoria University in 2008, Terry was for 10 years the director and chief executive of the Australian National Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism, which was at the time the largest tourism academic research institute in the world.

In the 1990s Terry was professor of environmental policy and dean of the agricultural and natural resources faculty at the University of Queensland in Australia. Over his career Terry has supervised approximately 60 PhD students.

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • BSc (Hons)
  • DipEd

Key publications

Year Citation
2005 Worboys, G., Lockwood, M., & DeLacy, T. (050101). Protected area management: principles and practice (Revised). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Year Citation
2019 Rahmawati, P. I., Jiang, M., Law, A., Wiranatha, A. S., & DeLacy, T. (190102). Spirituality and corporate social responsibility: an empirical narrative from the Balinese tourism industry. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 27(1), (156-172).

doi: 10.1080/09669582.2018.1513006

2019 Rahmawati, P. I., Jiang, M., & DeLacy, T. (190101). Framework for stakeholder collaboration in harnessing corporate social responsibility implementation in tourist destination to build community adaptive capacity to climate change. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management,

doi: 10.1002/csr.1745

2017 Law, A., DeLacy, T., & McGrath, G. M. (171003). A green economy indicator framework for tourism destinations. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25(10), (1434-1455).

doi: 10.1080/09669582.2017.1284857

2016 Law, A., De, Lacy., Lipman, G., & Jiang, M. (160116). Transitioning to a green economy: The case of tourism in Bali, Indonesia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 111 (295-305).

doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.12.070

2014 Mao, N., Grunfeld, H., DeLacy, T., & Chandler, D. (140101). Agriculture and tourism linkage constraints in the Siem Reap-Angkor region of Cambodia. Tourism Geographies, 16(4), (669-686).

doi: 10.1080/14616688.2014.915878

2012 Klint, L. M., Wong, E., Jiang, M., Delacy, T., Harrison, D., & Dominey-Howes, D. (120427). Climate change adaptation in the Pacific Island tourism sector: Analysing the policy environment in Vanuatu. Current Issues in Tourism, 15(3), (247-274).

doi: 10.1080/13683500.2011.608841

2011 Jiang, M., DeLacy, T., Mkiramweni, N. P., & Harrison, D. (110701). Some evidence for tourism alleviating poverty. Annals of Tourism Research, 38(3), (1181-1184).

doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2011.03.008

2010 Jopp, R., Delacy, T., & Mair, J. (101013). Developing a framework for regional destination adaptation to climate change. Current Issues in Tourism, 13(6), (591-605).

doi: 10.1080/13683501003653379

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Project Jigsaw
From: NEM Australasia
Investigators: Dr Xiaocui Lou, Dr Hua Wang, Dr Joanne Pyke, Dr Khandakar Ahmed
For period: 2019-2019
$6,745

Building resilience to the economic and social impacts of bushfire in nature-based tourism communities in regional Victoria
From: Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
Investigators: Dr Joanne Pyke, Dr Min Jiang
For period: 2015-2016
$29,030

DEPI Schedule 18: Assessing the economic value and vulnerability of nature-based tourism in the ovens and alpine regions of Northeastern Victoria
From: Bushfire CRC Ltd
Investigators: Dr Min Jiang, Dr Joanne Pyke, Dr Paul Whitelaw, Prof Roger Jones
For period: 2014-2014
$75,000

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
4 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (4) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
5 PhD Principal supervisor
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor
1 Masters by Research Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (5) Principal supervisor
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor
Masters by Research (1) Principal supervisor

Other supervision of research students

Terry has supervised approximately 50 PhD students at University of Queensland, Griffith University, University of Sydney and Charles Sturt University.

Teaching activities & experience

Terry has taught at several in Australia, including UQ, Griffith, CSU, Uni Of Adelaide. He was also Dean of The Agricultural and Natural Resources Faculty at UQ. Terry has also been a visiting Professor at the University of London and University of California.

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 1995 - Dec 1997
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Queensland
Jan 1998 - Dec 2008
Director and CEO
Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 1995 -
Dec 1997
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Queensland
Jan 1998 -
Dec 2008
Director and CEO
Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jan 2004 - Dec 2007
Member
Australia India Tourism Council
Jan 2003 - Dec 2008
Member
Queensland China Council
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2004 - Dec 2007
Member
Australia India Tourism Council
Jan 2003 - Dec 2008
Member
Queensland China Council

Invited keynote speeches

Year Title/Description
2000

De Lacy, T. (2000) ‘Tourism, nature and culture’. To UNWorld Tourism Organisation Millennium World Leaders Conference. Osaka, Japan, November, 2000

Invited plenary keynote address. “This plenary keynote address to the biennial world tourism millennium congress, held by the UNWTO, to over 3000 delegates, was a synthesis of global sustainable tourism research, thinking and policy at the time.”