Dr. Richard Robinson

Country/Regional Representatives-Australia

Senior Lecturer
UQ Business School
University of Queensland
QLD 4072, Australia

Dr Richard Robinson is Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, UQ Business School. He joined academe in 2005, after an extended career as a chef, predominantly managing foodservice operations in the prestige club, heritage facility and hotel sectors. Since, he has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in hospitality and tourism management and professional development. His expertise and scholarship in teaching and learning are recognized by awards and advisory appointments at state and national level. His research projects, often funded by competitive local, national and international awarding bodies, explore tourism and hospitality workforce policy and planning, skills development, identifying ‘foodies’ consumer behaviours and designing and evaluating education programs. He holds a UQ Research Development Fellowship, to investigate gaining and sustaining employment for disadvantaged youth.