Dr David Weaver

Principal Research Fellow

Dr. David Weaver is a Principal Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and the Centre for Future Enterprise at QUT, having accepted a fractional appointment in 2020 following a 34-year career as a full-time academic at universities in Canada, Australia and the USA. Working in collaboration with Dr. Char-lee Moyle, Dr. Weaver is actively involved in research and publication in the areas of sustainable and resilient development through tourism, with an emphasis on stakeholder and managerial innovation. Current projects include a citizenship approach to community sustainability, dystopic and utopic mega-event scenarios, and tourism small business innovation in peripheral destinations. To date, he has published more than 150 journal articles, book chapters and books, and thus far in 2020 has authored the Advanced Introduction to Sustainable Tourism (Edward Elgar, UK) and co-authored a paper on the bibliometrics of sustainable tourism research in the A*-rated Journal of Sustainable Tourism, with several other manuscripts under review by top-tier journals. With 14,306 Google Scholar citations and an H-index of 51 as of October 14, 2020, Dr. Weaver continues to be involved in international collaborations, having recently delivered keynote addresses and workshops in Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, and Russia. He is also an elected Fellow (Emeritus) in the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, and recently held a Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) Scholarship from the Chinese Ministry of Education.