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About Dr Deborah Che

Dr Deborah Che BA, BSc(Maryland), MPA(Indiana), MA, PhD(Clark)
Dr Deborah Che is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism. A common theme in Deborah’s research, which draws upon her disciplinary background in geography, involves the interconnection between economic restructuring and shifting land uses towards a greater emphasis on tourism and recreation. She has extensive funded research experience on the development and marketing of agritourism, which can be a way to help small to mid-sized farmers deal with the global restructuring of agriculture and peri-urban development pressures by selling local, quality foods and agritainment. Deborah’s other research projects have involved examining how shifts from industrial to post-industrial development and economic policy have led to the diversification of the use of local land resources from production (i.e. manufacturing, mining, timber, oil) to increasingly consumption (i.e., ecotourism, cultural/heritage tourism, wildlife watching, hunting, arts-based economic diversification strategies). From these projects, she has published in tourism, geography, social science, and humanities journals. She is on the editorial board of Tourism Geographies and the Journal of Rural Social Sciences and has served as Chair of the Recreation, Tourism, and Sport specialty group of the Association of American Geographers.


2011 - Present Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism


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Coolangatta QLD 4225

Phone: )+ 61 7) 589 3063
Mobile: (+61 4) 2610 1686


Journal articles (21)

Book chapters (15)