Mr Wasiul Islam
Wasiul Islam
  • Master of Science, Forest and Nature Conservation (Minor in Leisure, Tourism and Environment), Specialization: Forest ( (Wageningen University and Research Center, the Netherlands)
  • Master of Science, Forestry (Khulna University, Bangladesh)
+61 7 334 68100
Room PHD Zone, Colin Clark Building, St. Lucia Campus

    I am currently involved as a PhD researcher under the supervision of Dr Lisa Ruhanen, Senior Lecturer (Tourism Cluster, UQBS). I am working on tourism governance in some of the protected areas in Bangladesh. This research is on the mid-stage and expected to finish by the end of 2016. Before this enrolment, I have done my second MSc in Forest and Nature Conservation Policy (Minor in Leisure, Tourism and Environment) from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. I have been serving (currently on study leave) as a faculty member (teacher) in Forestry & Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh. Beside this, I also served in Bangladesh Forest Department under the Ministry of Environment and Forests as an Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) for around 3 yrs. Moreover, I like to work as a Trainer to train multi-stakeholder on various issues of the forest and nature. I also work as a volunteer for conserving the nature and natural resources of Bangladesh. I have published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals, proceedings and reports. Travel and knowing new places around the world is one of my hobbies. I have visited some countries in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific regions such as Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, Slovakia, Argentina, Thailand, Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Australia and so on due to different occasions like participating in congresses, conferences, seminars and trainings.


    • The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
    • Tourism Research Information Network (TRINET)
    • Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
    • Holland Alumni Network


    Jun-13 - International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and UQ Centennial Scholarships from Australian Government for PhD Program
    Jun-13 - Asian Development Bank (ADB) Award to take part a training (on economic tools) in Stanford University, USA
    Jul-12 - Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) Award from Netherlands Government to take part a training (on Governance for forest, nature and people) in CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia
    Feb-07 - Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) Award from Netherlands Government for MSc Program