Associate Professor Rosemary Black's areas of expertise are in the fields of ecotourism, sustainability, tour guiding and environmental communication. This expertise has been developed over the past 40 years through both industry experience and research. Her current research interests and work are in tour guiding, community-based tourism and sustainability. She has published over 70 refereed publications including 49 refereed journal articles and conference papers, 23 refereed book chapters and 6 books. She was Senior Editor for three of the books. Rosemary co-authored "Tour Guiding Research: Insights, Issues and Implications" by Channel View Publications. she has published in a wide range of international refereed journals.. Rosemary undertakes applied research with industry partners including protected area management, tourism agencies and community-based organizations and has successfully gained over $500,000 in research and consultancy funding. Rosemary holds two Ministerial appointments with the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service Advisory Council and North Coast Regional Advisory Committee, is a Board Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and an invited member of Parks Victoria Science and Management Effectiveness Committee. She is an Associate Editor for two international tourism journals.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Geography, University College London, University of London, 1977
Graduate Diploma in Recreation, Preston Institute of Technology, 1978
Masters in Natural Resources, University of New England, 1999
Ph.D Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, 2002
External Appointments & Memberships
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council (Ministerial appointment), the North Coast Regional Advisory Committee, Member of the Board of Directors Global Sustainable Tourism Council; Interpretation Australia and Oceania World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations representative); NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service State Council (Ministerial appointment)
Rosemary has previously been a member of the Southern Ranges and Mid-North Coast Regional Advisory Committees.
Editorial roles on journals
Editorial Board of the Journal of Ecotourism and the Journal of Interpretation Research.
Peer Reviewed Papers
Knight, A., Black, R., Whitsed, R. & Harvey, R. (2018) Enhancing the usability and benefits of open space for older people in regional Australia, Australian Planner, DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2018.1521454
Tenzing, K., Millar, J., Black, R. (2018) Exploring governance of high altitude rangeland in Bhutan using Ostrom’s Design Principles. International Journal of the Commons 12: 428-459 DOI: 10.18352/ijc.828
(2018) Exploring governance of high altitude rangeland in Bhutan using Ostrom’s Design Principles. International Journal of the Commons 12: 428-459
Cobbinah, P.B., Amenuvor, D., Black, R., & Pepraj, C. (2017) Ecotourism in the Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana: Local politics, practice and outcome. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jort.2017.09.003
Namgay, K., Millar, J. & Black, R. (2017) Dynamics of grazing rights and their impact on migrating cattle herders in Bhutan. The Rangeland Journal. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RJ16052
Black, R., & Cobbinah, P. B. (2016) Local attitudes towards tourism and conservation in rural Botswana and Rwanda. Journal of Ecotourism, 1-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14724049.2016.1258074
Weiler, B., & Black, R. (2015) The changing face of the tour guide: one-way communicator to choreographer to co-creator of the tourist experience, Tourism Recreation Research, Vol. 40, Iss. 3, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02508281.2015.1083742
Cobbinah, P.B., Black, R. & Thwaites, R. (2015) Ecotourism implementation in the Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana: administrative framework and local community experiences, Journal of Ecotourism, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14724049.2015.1051536
Cobbinah, P.B., Black, R., & Thwaites, R. (2015) Biodiversity conservation and livelihoods in rural Ghana: Impacts and coping strategies.Environmental Development ,
Namgay, K., Millar, J. Black, R. S., Samdup, T. (2013) Transhumant agro-pastoralism in Bhutan: Exploring contemporary practices and socio-cultural traditions. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice, 3 (1) :13 http://www.pastoralismjournal.com/content/pdf/2041-7136-3-13.pdf
Black, R. S. (2013) Delivering formal outdoor learning in protected areas: A case study of Scottish Natural Heritage National Nature Reserves. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 22 (1), pp.4-22.
Cobbinah, P.B., Black, R. & Thwaites, R. (2011) Reflections on Six Decades of the Concept of Development: Evaluation and Future Research. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa,13(7). pp.143-158.
Black, R. & Brickar, K.S. (2015) Adventure Programming and Travel for the 21st Century. Venture Publishing https://www.venturepublish.com/product.php?id=188
Weiler, B. & Black, R. (2014) Tour Guiding Research: Insights, Issues and Implications, Channel View Publications
Bricker, K.S., Black, R. & Cottrell, S. (eds.) (2013) Sustainable Tourism & the Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Positive Change, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Massachusetts, USA
Black, R. S. & Weiler, B. (2013) Current themes and issues in ecotour guiding in Ballantyne, R. & Packer, J. International Handbook on Ecotourism, pp. 336-350, Edward Elgar, Northhampton, MA.
Bricker, K. S.; Cottrell, S. & Black, R. (2012) An introduction to tourism and the millennium development goals in Bricker, K. S.; Black, R. and Cottrell, S. (2012) Sustainable Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Change. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA.
Black, R. S. (2012) Partnerships in practice: Ecotourism and sustainable tourism accreditation and certification programs in Bricker, K. S.; Black, R. and Cottrell, S. (2012) Sustainable Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Change. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA.
Black, R.S., Bricker, K.S. & Cottrell, S. (2013) Ecotourism and sustainable tourism: Transitioning into the new millennium with future opportunities and challenges in Bricker, K. S.; Black, R. and Cottrell, S. Sustainable Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Change. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA.
Ollerton, J. & Black, R. (2017) Planning for Social Inclusion in Playspaces: An evaluation of Livvi's Place, Port Macquarie. ILWS Report 109
Black, R. (2015) Social and impacts of tourist lodges on local communities: Case studies from Rwanda and Botswana. ILWS Report 82
Tenzing, K., Millar, J. & Black, R. (2017) Conflicts and mediation in high altitude rangeland property rights in Bhutan. 16th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Study of the Commons, Utrecht, The Netherlands. July 10-15
Whitsed, R., Black, R., Knight, A., Harvey, R. (2017) Better rural city park planning to improve older people's health and well-being. Presented at the 2017 NSW Rural Health and Research Congress, Sept 27-29, Wagga Wagga (Won the ARHRC best rural publication/population health research presentation)
Evaluation of Women in Future Innovation Program. Black, R. (2017) Mid North Coast Local Health District, $5000
Better Parks for People, Whitsed, R., Black, R., & Harvey, R. (2016-2017) FACS NSW Liveable Communities, $62,727 Project details
Evaluating social and economic outcomes of agricultural research and development. Millar, J & Black, R. (2014) ATSI Crawford Fund, $14,000
Understanding Thurgoona/Wirlinga Community Knowledge & Values of Biodiversity. Laird, S.G. & Black, R. (2012). Albury Conservation Company.
Travel Patterns and Choices Among Staff and Students on Albury-Wodonga Campus. Laird, S.G. & Black, R (2012)
Facilitating energy saving behaviour among students living in halls of residences. Black, R., Davidson, P., & Neville, K. (2009-2011) CSU sustainability grant.
Implementing a social marketing energy saving program across student residences. Black, R., Davidson, P., Kelly, J., Bell, B. & Willsher, J. (2010-2011) CSU sustainability grant.
Factors facilitating and inhibiting the use of research to inform interpretations practice in Australian protected area management agencies. Black, R., and Weiler, B. (Monash University) (2007-2009) CSU and Monash University.
Food waste prevention project. Black, R., Davidson, P., Fuschen, E. (NEVR Waste) (2009) North East Victorian Regional Waste Management Group