Dr Breakey's teaching focus is in the hotel and hospitality management stream and her research interests are in sustainable visitor usage of the world’s existing, developing, and potential tourism destinations.
Dr Noreen Breakey joined the School of Tourism in 2005 as a lecturer in the hotel and hospitality management stream and is currently the coordinator of the undergraduate foundation course. She is also the coordinator of the first year experience for students of the School’s flagship program, the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management. Dr Breakey has more than a decade of industry experience, having worked in hotels and resorts throughout Australia and in the travel industry in the UK. Immediately prior to joining the School Dr Breakey was a project officer with Tourism Queensland, working on Destination Management Plans for each region of Queensland. Her research interests are in sustainable visitor usage of the world’s existing, developing, and potential tourism destinations and she recently completed her PhD in tourism destination development.