Who is Susanne Becken ?

Dr. Susanne Becken is a Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University in Australia and the Principal Science Investment Advisor (Visitor) in the Department of Conservation, New Zealand, where she works at the science-policy interface.

She is also a Vice Chancellor Research Fellow at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom focusing on sustainable tourism and green transition. Her research focuses on the tourism-environment nexus with particular focus on resource use and climate change, and has been published in well over 100 papers and industry reports. Susanne is a member of the Air New Zealand Sustainability Advisory Panel, the Whitsunday Climate Innovation Hub, and she is an elected Fellow of the International Academy of the Study of Tourism.

In 2019, she was awarded the prestigious UNWTO Ulysses Award for her contribution to tourism knowledge. She is on multiple editorial boards, including the Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Tourism Management.

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