Ros Derrett DipT(N'cleTC), MAppSc(SCU), PhD(SCU) Ros has ceased working at SCU. This page is no longer being updated. Ros Derrett OAM, DipT(N'cleTC), MAppSc (SCU), PhD (SCU). Ros is the Head of the Office of Regional Engagement at SCU. She works across all campuses to enhance the University's connectivity with its regional footrpint. Ros is based at the Lismore campus while addressing the partnership opportunities between staff and students and regional individuals, communities, special interest groups, government and regional agencies interested in growing the region's capacity. Ros and her colleagues work to achieve locally based partnerships that secure the economic prosperity, socio-cultural well-being and environmental sustainability of the region. She regards community engagement as an integral part of the University's core business of teaching, learning and research. As an academic Ros' research interests are in the area of regional development, cultural tourism, life wide learning and community consultation. She has worked extensively in education, tourism, community cultural development and arts administration in Australia and overseas. She has managed significant substantial regional and national research projects and worked closely with local and regional agencies involved with strategic planning, tourism, culture and community economic development She is actively engaged with numerous regional planning, development and marketing projects.
Festivals and regional destinations: how festivals demonstrate a sense of community & place, Rural Society (2003)
The cultural aspects of a way of life of a place and a sense of...
Making sense of how festivals demonstrate a community’s sense of place, Journal of Event Management (2003)
Planning through community consultation, Sustainable development of tourism : an annotated bibliography (1999)
Crafting regional growth, assessing the value of cultural tourism: workbook, a resource kit for regional destinations, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (2008)
Australian regional tourism handbook: industry solutions (with Ian Kelly, Karina Morrison, Chris Kern, and Iain Waller), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (2001)
As the title of the Handbook indicates, it is concerned with regional tourism. But what...
Special interest tourism (with Norman Douglas and Ngaire Douglas), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (2001)
Regional community theatre: images and impacts (with P Derrett), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (1999)
Images from the edge!: landscape and lifestyle choices for Northern Rivers Region of NSW (with I M. Dutton, Kay Dimmock, Katrina Luckie, William E. Boyd, and S Knox), Faculty of Resource Science and Management, Southern Cross University (1997)
40 sheds - 40 kilometres (with Justin St Vincent Welch), Cultural and heritage tourism in Asia and the Pacific (2008)
How festivals nurture resilience in regional communities, International perspectives of festivals and events : paradigms of analysis (2008)
The rainforest ways: managing tourism the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia (with Joanne Mackellar), Managing world heritage sites (2006)
A private journey, in the barbeque, 2004 Seniors Short Story and Poetry Anthology (2004)
Festivals and innovation in Northern Rivers, New South Wales – examination of the Northern Rivers Herb Festival and Casino Beef Week (with Joanne Mackellar), Regional tourism cases : innovation in regional tourism (2004)
Regional festivals: nourishing community resilience: the nature and role of cultural festivals in Northern Rivers NSW communities, PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2008)
This thesis examines four regional community cultural festivals in the Northern Rivers region of New...
Management culture of cultural management in Australia, Masters thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (1996)
Community engagement produces new perspectives on placemaking, Strategic directions in regional engagement through business: Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA) National Conference (2009)
Cultural tourism and storytelling, Guest lecture, Bond University (2009)
Practicing resilience within the organisation, Northern Australia’s Regional Performing Arts Centres Association (NARPACA) Conference (2008)
The power of passion, Marketing Summit 2008, Australia Council for the Arts (2008)
Best practice customer service - building relationships with all stakeholders, Northern Australia’s Regional Performing Arts Centres Association (NARPACA) Conference (2007)
Queensland arts and cultural tourism strategy (with Jeremy Buultjens and Milica Loncar), School of Commerce and Management Papers (2006)
Byron Bay New Year’s Eve 2002/2003: systematic observation and critical evaluation (with Meredith Lawrence), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (2003)
Rainforest Way strategic plan (with Margaret Tiyce, Joanne Mackellar, and Justin St Vincent Welch), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (2000)
Gwydir Highway, World Heritage Way: a strategic approach (with Kay Dimmock), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (1999)