Exploring the Capacity of tourism Activities for Indigenous Heritage Sites

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Tourism and Indigenous communities have separate and often conflicting concerns regarding tourism activities on traditional lands. To appropriately unlock the huge potential of tourism requires in-depth understanding of both perspectives. This research aims to develop a new and eclectic set of capabilities for building sustainable tourism development in Indigenous heritage sites. A mathematical system of models of tourist flow and spending in Indigenous heritage sites will be developed. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team that will be the first to attempt to formalise the multifaceted, social, spatial and temporal tourist choices and their inter-relations using a technique known as activity-based modelling at a national scale.

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. Strong mathematical background
  2. Strong background in statistics
  3. Good understanding about economics and behavioural sciences 
  4. Solid understanding about survey design and data analysis
  5. Some programming capacity
Supervisory team
Taha
Hossein Rashidi

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tay
Koo

Science
Aviation
Reuben
Bolt

Other
Nura Gili Indigenous Programs
rashidi@unsw.edu.au