Professor Roy Ballantyne
Roy Ballantyne
+61 7 334 69261
Room 435, GP North Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Professor Roy Ballantyne has a well-established international reputation for his work in environmental/heritage interpretation and visitor research. He has published widely (112 refereed papers, 31 books/monographs, 49 chapters in books/research reports, 4 video-based teaching packages) and been successful in attracting 80 competitive research, consultancy and teaching development grants worth around $5.5 million (including 9 ARC Grants). He has an h index of 44 and >6800 citations (868 in 2017). His current research focuses on environmental learning in free-choice learning environments with an emphasis on facilitating visitors’ adoption of environmentally sustainable behaviour. He was awarded the Australian National Teaching Fellowship for 1997-8.

    Research interests

    Visitor Research
    Visitor Research


    • Editorial Board, Visitor Studies

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Improving zoo/aquarium conservation learning outcomes: A values approach ARC Linkage 2014-2018 $359,240
    Measuring the impact of school visits to the national capital on students' civic literacy. National Capital Educational Tourism Project 2014-2016 $54,981
    On being Australian: Exploring the role of ANZAC museum and heritage interpretive experiences in developing visitors’ sense of national identity ARC Discovery Grant 2013-2015 $221,496
    Translating zoo visitors' behavioural intentions into conservation actions using evidence-based post-visit experiences ARC Linkage 2012-2016 $214,448
    Investigating the educational impact of wild-life based leisure experiences in supporting visitors’ adoption of environmentally sustainable practices ARC Discovery Grant 2005-2007 $153,000
    Learning for sustainability: The role and impact of Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres ARC Linkage Grant 2004-2006 $122,586