The Tourism CoLab draws upon the experience of some amazing thought leaders, educators, researchers, mentors and change agents. What sets us apart is that we have decades of experience in community capacity building, education and thought leadership in tourism and visitor economies, protected area management, sustainability and regenerative tourism. We're committed to journeying with you, in your organisation, network or community, to mentor, facilitate and co-design actions with you.
MEET THE TEAM
Dianne Dredge, PhD.
Founder. Catalyst. Creative thinker. Speaker.
Always thinking at the edge, connecting the dots, and making the invisible visible.
Fiercely passionate about the power of travel to help us see, understand and become better humans.
Global leader in tourism education, policy research and tourism by design.
A systems thinker, a bridge-builder, and boundary spanner.
Lived, worked and learned from amazing places like Xalapa, (Mexico), Waterloo (Canada) and Copenhagen (Denmark).
The wearer of many hats: planner, policy analyst, community facilitator, researcher, teacher, founder, entrepreneur, and always trying to be a good human.
Jenny Cave, PhD.
Associate. Anthropologist. Facilitator.
An experienced cultural heritage manager, evaluator and tourism catalyst.
A craftsperson (weaver) and systems thinker.
Cultural heritage management and operations, program evaluation, and market research.
A creative thinker, talented communicator and an innovative community engagement specialist.
Worked with international aid agencies, federal and local government, not-for-profits and the private sector in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australasia.
Adjunct positions at Swansea University, Wales and Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Sustainability Consultant. Educator. Change-agent.
Passionate about creating spaces for people and nature to thrive and flourish through engagement, quality tourism education and experiential learning.
Experienced mountaineer, trail builder, yoga teacher, globetrotter, communicator and researcher with a particular interest in improving tourism in remote and Protected Areas.
Keen to break boundaries, to challenge and be challenged, and to continuously learn from tutoring, facilitating, mentoring and sharing knowledge to restore and regenerate our planet.
Blogging about it since 2014 at OnePlanetBlog.
Social entrepreneur. Purpose-led business coach. Mentor.
Roberto is a passionate social entrepreneur, educator and world cycle tourer with over 10 years’ experience in delivering award-winning social entrepreneurship programs. Roberto combines rigorous research and analytical skills with business insight and experience. Roberto founded the Changemakers’ Lab, a social enterprise created to support aspiring and existing social entrepreneurs to move from passion to action by providing educational, coaching and consulting services.
Conscious travel. Regenerative tourism expert. Speaker.
Anna Pollock is a thought leader and change maker renown for her thought leadership in regenerative tourism. Anna shares her inspiring work on regenerative tourism globally and we, at The Tourism CoLab, are lucky to have enjoyed a 10-year collaborative relationship with her, including projects in social entrepreneurship, education and regenerative tourism. Anna's work is well known across the globe from Samoa to New Zealand, Ireland to Belgium.
Innovation. Co-creation. Community-benefit tourism.
Giang possesses a unique background blending industry, INGO and academic experiences that enable her to develop unique insight and practical approaches to development, social entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. Giang serves on the advisory board of CBT Travel & Consulting, a social enterprise in Vietnam and has consulted on digitalisation in tourism (European Commission), indigenous tourism, community-based tourism, sustainable development goals, climate change and visitor visa policies. She is a regular collaborator and adds copious amounts of sunshine to every project!