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Kevin Markwell
Professor Kevin Markwell
BA(Hons)(N'cle), BEdSt(N'cle), MA(N'cle), PhD(N'cle)
Current Appointment: Adjunct Professor
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

Telephone: 02 66269366
Location: Room R.103A
Campus: Lismore
Personal Website

Kevin is a geographer whose research interests include nature-based/eco/wildlife tourism as tools for nature conservation; heritage interpretation; zoos as tourist attractions; tourist attraction design; pet keeping; animals, leisure and tourism; and gay and lesbian identities, tourism and leisure. He has authored or co-authored four books, (Gay Tourism, Culture and Context, co-authored with Gordon Waitt, 2008; Snake Bitten, Eric Worrell and the Australian Reptile Park, co-authored with Dr Nancy Cushing, 2010; Slow Tourism: Experiences and Modalities, co-edited with Simone Fullagar and Erica Wilson, 2011; and Tourism: Understanding Diverse Relationships, 2015). He has also published 20 book chapters; over 50 refereed journal articles; and presented more than 50 papers at conferences. Kevin has supervised 10 Honours students, 12 PhD students and is currently supervising 1 PhD students and 1 Masters students. Kevin's leisure interests include collecting natural history books, herpetology/herpetoculture, gardening, travel and bushwalking.