Dr Raymond Rastegar
Raymond Rastegar
Lecturer in Tourism
  • PhD, Tourism Management (University of Queensland)
  • MSc, Environmental Science (Pune University )
  • BSc, Animal Science (Azad University)
+61 7 334 60759
Room 449, GP North Building, St. Lucia Campus

Raymond joined the University of Queensland in 2010 after working on several projects on tourism development and conservation in protected areas. He completed his PhD in the field of environmental conservation and tourism development at the University of Queensland.  His research focused on investigating the differences between local resident attitudes towards the environment, protected area management (PAM) and tourism at two early stages of tourism development. He has published several journal articles and participated in many conferences.

Research interests

Attitudes, attitude change and pro-environmental behaviour
This research investigates how attitudes are shaped and changed at different stages of tourism development
Tourism and environmental protection
This program looks at how tourism development can enhance conservation in protected areas
Tourism in developing countries
This research looks at early stages of tourism development and its impacts in developing countries


  • Wildlife Tourism Australia
  • Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education