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Erica Wilson
Professor Erica Wilson
BAdmin(Tourism)(Hons)(JCU), GradDip(EnvStud)(Adel), PhD(Griff)
Current Appointment: Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
Organisational Unit: Office of the PVC (Academic Innovation)

Mobile: 0418 672 872
Location: F3.17 Rod Treyvaud Building
Campus: Lismore
Personal Website

Professor Erica Wilson is Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Innovation) and Professor of Tourism. Previously, Erica has held the roles of Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic (Acting), as well as interim Dean, Deputy Head and Director of Teaching and Learning in the former School of Business and Tourism. She is based at the Lismore campus.

Born in Seattle, Erica has called Australia home since 1983. Her doctoral thesis (Griffith University) was a study of Australian solo women travellers. Erica also holds a postgraduate diploma in environmental studies (Adelaide University), and a first-class honours degree in tourism administration (James Cook University).

Erica has published over 80 scholarly outputs, including three co-edited books: 'A Research Agenda for Gender and Tourism' (Edward Elgar, 2023), 'Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives' (CRC Press, 2017) and 'Slow Tourism: Experiences and Mobilities' (Channel View, 2012). She currently sits on the Editorial Advisory Boards for Hospitality and Society, Journal of Tourism and Development, and the Annals of Leisure Research (where she was Associate Editor and Book Reviews Editor from 2008-2015). Erica was also a member of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Technical and Scientific and Advisory Committee (from 2006 to 2015). She has supervised a number of PhDs, Masters by Research and Honours theses to successful completion.

As part of a team, Erica was awarded an Office for Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2014 ('Education for Sustainability in the Undergraduate Business Curriculum'), and a Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2012. Externally to the University, Erica is the Chair of the Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), as well as a Fellow of CAUTHE.