Prof Susanne Becken is a Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University in Australia and a Vice Chancellor Research Fellow at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. Susanne was the founding Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism and has worked closely with the tourism industry, Government and international organisations. She has published well over 100 articles on sustainable tourism, climate change and tourism resource use and was a contributing author to the Fourth and the Fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Reports.
Susanne is a member of the Air New Zealand Sustainability Advisory Panel, the NOW Transforming Travel Advisory Board, and an invited expert on the Whitsunday Climate Change Innovation Hub. Susanne is a member of the International Academy of the Study of Tourism.