The Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network is grateful for the continued service and support of the following world-class scholars and practitioners.

Tourism and Leisure Studies Research Network Advisory Board

  • Claudia Bell, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
  • Nimit Chowdhary, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Mahalgaon Gwalior, India
  • Raj Chintaram, African Network for Policy, Research & Advocacy for Sustainability (ANPRAS), Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Chris Cooper, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
  • Sergio Moreno Gil, Institute of Sustainable Tourism and Economic Development (Tides), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
  • Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Director, Sustainable Tourism for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Africa (STORSA), ANPRAS, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Carolin Lusby, Florida International University, Miami, US
  • Christina Cameron, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Sawsan Khries, University of Yarmouk, Jordan

Chairperson of the Advisory Board

  • Professor Amareswar Galla, PhD, Chief Curator, Amarvathi Heritage Town, AP Government Board for Tourism, Culture and Heritage, India; Honorary Professor, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Apply to Join

The principal role of the Advisory Board is to drive the overall intellectual direction of the Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network and to consult on our foundational themes as they evolve along with the currents of the field. Board members are invited to attend the annual conference and provide important insights on conference development, including suggestions for speakers, venues, and special themes. We also encourage board members to submit articles for publication consideration to Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies as well as proposals or completed manuscripts to the Tourism & Leisure Studies Book Imprint.

Interested in joining the advisory board? Learn how to apply.