Lyn Leader-Elliot’s specialist expertise is in applying theory from a
wide range of disciplines and applying them to sustainable tourism practice.
She teaches mostly in second and third year undergraduate topics at Flinders
University in which students learn to identify the elements of sense of place
that set destinations apart, and to work with these to achieve best practice
sustainable tourism outcomes.
Lyn’s research interests centre on the links between culture, heritage
and tourism. This includes the management and interpretation of cultural heritage
in ways that respect heritage values, cultural integrity and community ownership.
She is leading the Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Heritage team of the Humanities
Research Centre for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Exchange
From 1990-2000 Lyn ran her own company, Leader-Elliott and Associates Pty Ltd,
specializing in sustainable cultural and heritage tourism policy and applied
projects. She was a member of the Australian Heritage Commission’s Steering
Committee for Successful Tourism in Heritage Places (2001) and developed the
Commonwealth-commissioned best practice manual Tourism With Integrity (1999).
In 1997-1999 she worked on several national projects focusing on improving links
between cultural organizations and the tourism industry, both in the large cities
and in regional communities.
For more information on Lyn Leader-Elliott’s research projects, consultancy
experience, awards and publications visit her Flinders
University Staff webpage.