Dr. Robyn Bushell
Dr Robyn Bushell is Associate Professor in the Institute for Culture & Society and School of Social Sciences & Psychology at Western Sydney University, Australia.
Her research sits at the interface of critical heritage studies, community wellbeing/quality of life, heritage management, governance and tourism planning with an objective to deliver healthy futures for the most vulnerable. She works collaboratively with a range of national and international governance bodies and policy makers. This includes a longstanding involvement with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature; ICOMOS; the UN World Health Organisation and work for ASEAN on the development of a Healthy Tourism strategy to address the many health challenges presented by unprecedented levels of global travel.
Her current work with UNESCO is assessing the affect of World Heritage inscription and the associated tourism development on poverty alleviation.