Antonia Canosa BBus Tourism (SCU), MA Social Anthropology (London) 

Antonia Canosa is a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant with the School of Tourism and
Hospitality Management and the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross
University. She has a Bachelor of Business in Tourism from Southern Cross University and
a Master of Arts in Social Anthropology from Goldsmiths College University of London.
Antonia won the Australian Institute for Tourism Industry Management Prize for best
academic performance in the undergraduate tourism program and has had several years of
experience both in the tourism and hospitality industry and as a researcher with the
Queensland Government. Antonia’s previous work and research experience have developed her
expertise in community wellbeing, with a particular focus on the wellbeing of children
and young people. As a result of this emerging research expertise, Antonia is completing
her PhD research on the impacts of tourism on the youth of Byron Bay. In addition to her
PhD Antonia is also working as a Research Assistant, developing her research interests in
the anthropology of tourism, mobility and displacement, identity transformations through
tourism, socio-cultural influences of tourism on host communities and particularly on

Journal articles


Examining social relations between adolescent residents and tourists in an Italian coastal resort (with Graham Brown and Harjap Bassan), The Journal of Tourism Studies (2001)

This study examined the social relations between tourists and young residents of Positano, Italy. It...




The ‘Voiceless’ population: understanding the social impacts of tourism and their influence on the development of young people in tourist destinations (with Meredith Wray), International Conference: Sustainability Issues and Challenges in Tourism (2013)

Social impact studies confirm that little attention has been given specifically to the views and...