Professor and Director
Dianne is Professor and Director of the Tourism CoLab, a tourism and design thinking agency based in Brisbane, Australia. She holds guest professorships at Lund University, Sweden and Federation University, Australia, and is an elected member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, Past Chair of the Tourism Education Futures Initiative, and an international advisor to the World Tourism Forum Institute. Originally trained as an urban and environmental planner, and with a PhD in policy and tourism organisational design, Dianne is a systems thinker, researcher and change agent with over 180 publications and 6 books to her name. She has provided advice to international organisations such as the OECD and the European Commission, and to national, regional and local governments across the world. She is a thought leader who advocates for the design of responsible, inclusive and regenerative tourism and visitor economies.