Joseph M. Cheer

Dr Joseph lectures in tourism at Monash University. He is Board Member, International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Tourism and Leisure and Global Change and Steering Committee, Critical Tourism Studies Asia-Pacific.

Joseph has published widely on tourism geographies and tourism anthropologies with a focus on Asia-Pacific.

As a former practitioner, now academic, he is focused on research to practice with an emphasis on resilience building, sustainability and social justice in tourism, especially in Asia-Pacific. His recent books with Alan Lew (Routledge in 2018) include (1) Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change and (2) Tourism Resilience and Sustainability: Adapting to Social, Political and Economic Change. His forthcoming books include (1) Overtourism: Excesses, Discontents and Measures in Travel and Tourism (With Claudio Milano & Marina Novelli) and Modern Day Slavery and Orphanage Tourism (with Leigh Mathews & Tess Guiney) (CABI in 2019).

Joseph was a recipient of Australia China Council/Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade/Tourism Research Australia funding in 2017-2018 to examine Chinese inbound tourism. His work on the China-Australia bilateral relationship was published in Australia China Business Review. With China Digital, Joseph recently undertook an in-depth market analysis for Chinese inbound tourism to Vanuatu commissioned by the IFC/World Bank.