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About Dr Matthew J Lamont

Dr Matthew Lamont BSportTourMangt(SCU), BBusTourMangt(Hons)(SCU), PhD (SCU)
Dr Matt Lamont is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism. He holds a Bachelor of Sport Tourism Management, a Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management Honours degree, and a PhD in tourism management. Matt was awarded the University Medal in 2006 for academic achievement. Previously, Matt has also worked as a research consultant and project manager with the former Australian Regional Tourism Research Centre.
Matt’s research agenda addresses social impacts of leisure participation with specific focus on sports tourism and sport-based leisure. Development of leisure careers among amateur athletes and concomitant constraint negotiation processes are Matt's primary research interests. Informed by theoretical frameworks from the social sciences, Matt's research also extends to corporate social responsibility in the context of sport, tourism and leisure, with a particular focus on ameliorating negative impacts.


2015 - Present Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  •  2015 Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Fellows Award. For "a significant contribution to tourism/hospitality education and research"
  •  Best Early Career Researcher Publication, 2013 Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) Conference (with Millicent Kennelly & Brent Moyle)
  •  Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning 2011: STHM Work Integrated Learning Team.

Contact Information

Locked Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225
Phone: (+61 7)5589 3053


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