Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)

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Professor Erica Wilson is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation) and Professor of Tourism at Southern Cross University. Erica has published over 90 scholarly outputs, including two co-edited books: 'Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives' and 'Slow Tourism: Experiences and Mobilities'. Her research and scholarly interests lie in gender and tourism, sustainable tourism, and pedagogical transformation in higher education. Erica has co-led the design and implementation of the Southern Cross Model, a revolutionary approach grounded in student success, based on 6 week teaching periods. 

Erica is passionate about supporting quality higher degree and early career research, and has supervised a number of PhDs, Masters by Research and Honours theses to successful completion. Erica is a proud advocate for gender equity and women’s advancement in higher education and research.

Erica is Chair of the peak discipline body, the Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) and is a CAUTHE Fellow in recognition of outstanding service to the tourism, hospitality and events field.