Dr Gareth Butler

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Science South (207)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Gareth is a lecturer in a variety of tourism management topics focusing mainly on sustainable tourism development and community engagement strategies. He is the current coordinator for the department's overseas research project topic (TOUR3000) which typically involves travel to a destination in SE Asia (Malaysia or Cambodia).

He presently holds the additional title of Senior Research Affiliate at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on funded tourism development research projects in rural South Africa. He has previously taught at universities in the UK and Malaysia.

Ph.D. Tourism Geographies
MSc Cultural Tourism Development
BSc (Hons) Geography
Key responsibilities

Postgraduate coordinator

Topic coordinator
TOUR3000 International Research Project
TOUR3101 Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Events
TOUR3113 Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development
TOUR3108 Community Project
Topic lecturer
TOUR1101 Introduction to Tourism Studies
TOUR3101 Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Events
TOUR1104 Tourism Portfolio
TOUR3113 Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development
Supervisory interests
Cultural tourism
Heritage studies
National parks
Tourism development
Tourism geographies
Tourism impacts
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Maritime Cultural Heritage Tourism (1), South Australian Wine Tourism and the Emerging Chinese Market (1), Post-travel Cultural Involvement (1), Cultural Tourism Growth and Community Impacts in Panyu, China (1)
Principal supervisor: Visitor Motivations and Expectations at Naracoorte Caves National Park (1)
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