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Dr. Anne Buchmann (PhD Lincoln, MEnvSc L√ľneburg, Grad Cert Newcastle) is lecturing at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Anne is a committed and multi-lingual scholar with extensive experience as a public speaker, as well as active researcher of qualitative, in-depth studies and an outstanding teacher (Excellence in Teaching Award-award in 2009).

Anne has been researching sustainable development concepts and challenges since 1996 and the film tourism phenomenon in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2000, and recently started investigating how knowledge of sustainable practices circulates within the tourism industry, mainly focussed on the Hunter region, NSW, and the roles values play in adapting said practises. Anne has also got extensive industry knowledge through her work as a specialist tour guide for a luxury tour operator. Her knowledge is disseminated in engaging and popular presentations and publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, industry publications and newspaper articles. Anne has also been featured in various documentaries in her function as a tourism and Lord of the Rings-expert. She served time as an elected member of various academic committees, acts as a mentor for her doctoral students, as well as in the Ally-program and the Making Educational Goals Sustainable-program and often acts as a referee of academic papers. Whenever possible, Anne travels extensively for conferences, consultations and other speaking commitments.

Anne is teaching at the Callaghan, Ourimbah and Singapore campus of the University of Newcastle, and is completing her New Staff Project "Tracing the Initiation and Implementation of Knowledge of Sustainable Practices in Tourism, in particular through the Evaluation of Knowledge Flows among Stakeholders".

Qualifications

  • PhD, Lincoln University - New Zealand, 31/12/2007
  • Master of Environmental Science, University of Luneburg - Germany, 31/12/2003

Research

Research keywords

  • Economics, especially Medieval Economics
  • Event Management
  • Mythical, Literary and Film Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism, Planning and Development

Research expertise

Anne is a committed and multi-lingual scholar with extensive experience as a public speaker, lecturer, researcher of qualitative, in-depth studies, referee of academic papers and elected member of various academic committees, while also having extensive work experience in the industry.

Anne has been researching the film tourism phenomenon in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2000. During these studies Anne repeatedly travelled the whole country talking to local tourism operators and other stakeholders about their experience with film tourism. The findings were disseminated to both academic and public audiences in form of the doctoral thesis, several presentations and publications including journal articles, a chapter in the book and newspaper articles and documentaries. Anne is teaching at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and still travels extensively for conferences and speaking commitments.

Languages

  • English
  • German And Related Languages
  • Spanish

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150699Tourism Not Elsewhere Classified80
150399Business And Management Not Elsewhere Classified10
150599Marketing Not Elsewhere Classified10

Collaboration

Anne is currently completing her New Staff Project "Tracing the Initiation and Implementation of Knowledge of Sustainable Practices in Tourism, in particular through the Evaluation of Knowledge Flows among Stakeholders".

This study will examine how knowledge in regards to sustainable practices circulates within the tourism industry of the Hunter region. This will involve an examination of (1) the role values play in adapting more sustainable practices and (2) the role of knowledge gatekeepers, particularly in relation to successful initiations and implementing of more sustainable practises.

The main expected outcome is the development of a critical understanding of the current developments and issues regarding sustainable tourism in the Hunter region including an identification of the key players (through literature research, trade publications, family tours, and interviews).

Anne has also been researching the film tourism phenomenon in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2000. During these studies Anne repeatedly travelled the whole country talking to local tourism operators and other stakeholders about their experience with film tourism. The findings were disseminated to both academic and public audiences in form of the doctoral thesis, several presentations and publications including journal articles, a chapter in the book and newspaper articles and documentaries. Anne is teaching at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and still travels extensively for conferences and speaking commitments.

Research Interests include:

Sustainable Tourism, planning and development;

Mythical, literary and film tourism;

Event Management;

Economics, especially medieval economics.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Acted as elected member of various academic committees (1998-2001).

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • TOUR1000 - Introduction to Sustainable Tourism Management
  • TOUR3001 - Sustainable Tourism Planning
  • TOUR3003 - Tourism Marketing

Teaching expertise

Anne understands the learning process as one informed by a student-centred/learning oriented approach, thus seeing herself as a facilitator of learning rather than a presenter of information (O'Neill and McMahon 2005). Anne is concerned with exploring and facilitating understanding in students, and to aid them in developing and changing conceptions (compare Kember 1997) rather than just advising them of what is expected. The intentions are to have the students develop autonomy, mutual respect and a reflexive approach to the teaching and learning process (compare Lea, Stephenson and Troy 2003).

In practice Anne is guided by the Mori term Te Ako that describes the teaching and learning relationship: the educator is also learning from the student and where educators practices are informed by the latest research and are both deliberate and reflective (Ministry of Education 2008, p.20). Above all it means that a teacher is not expected to have all the knowledge so if I receive a questions I cannot answer, I might invite others students to answer it. Or we discuss how we could find the answer with more resources. In principle ako affirms the value of the pair and group learning approaches in which students interact with their peers, teacher, tasks, and resources (Ministry of Education 2010).

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Buchmann A, Moore K, Fisher D, 'Experiencing film tourism: Authenticity & Fellowship', Annals of Tourism Research, 37 229-248 (2010) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Buchmann A, Frost W, 'Wizards everywhere? Film tourism and the imagining of national identity in New Zealand', Tourism and National Identities: An International Perspective, Routledge, Abingdon, OX 52-64 (2011) [B1]
2007Buchmann A, 'Creating Middle-earth: The Insider's Views', How We Became Middle Earth: A Collection of Essays on The Lord of The Rings, Walking Tree Publishers, Zollikofen, Switzerland 33-61 (2007) [B1]

Journal article (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Buchmann A, 'Insights into domestic horse tourism: the case study of Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia', Current Issues in Tourism, (2014)
2012Buchmann A, 'Advancing social sustainability in film tourism', Tourism Review International, 16 89-100 (2012) [C1]
2011Wearing S, Buchmann A, Jobberns C, 'Free Willy: The whale-watching legacy', Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 3 127-140 (2011) [C1]
2010Buchmann A, 'Planning and development in film tourism: Insights into the experience of Lord of the Rings film guides', Tourism and Hospitality, Planning and Development, 7 77-84 (2010) [C1]
2010Buchmann A, Moore K, Fisher D, 'Experiencing film tourism: Authenticity & Fellowship', Annals of Tourism Research, 37 229-248 (2010) [C1]
2009Croy WG, Buchmann A, 'Film-induced tourism in the high country: Recreation and tourism contest', Tourism Review International, 13 147-155 (2009) [C1]
2006Buchmann A, 'From erewhon to edoras: Tourism and myths in New Zealand', Tourism, Culture and Communication, 6 181-189 (2006) [C1]
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Conference (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Buchmann A, 'Managing a sustainable film tourism industry', CAUTHE 2010 Conference Proceedings, Hobart, Tasmania (2010) [E1]
2010Buchmann A, 'In a galaxy far, far away', International Tourism and Media Conference, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E2]
2009Buchmann A, 'Developments in the contemporary film tourism industry: A case study of the New Zealand experience', CAUTHE 2009: See Change: Tourism & Hospitality in a Dynamic World: CAUTHE Conference Proceedings 2009, Fremantle, WA (2009) [E1]
2009Buchmann A, 'Managing a sustainable wine tourism industry', 'The Business of Wine': The Inaugural Wine Business Research Symposium: Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
2009Buchmann A, 'Scoping paper local wine, tourism and sustainability', CIOS: Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies Inaugural Conference Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008Buchmann A, 'Anyone speaking Elvish? Insights into the tour experiences of guided Lord of the Rings fans in Aotearoa New Zealand', Proceedings of the New Zealand Tourism & Hospitality Research Conference 2008:, Hanmer Springs, NZ (2008) [E1]
2008Buchmann A, 'In the footsteps of the fellowship? An exploration of the expectations and experiences of film tourists in Aotearoa New Zealand', International Tourism and Media Conference 2008 Proceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$6,700

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2009 (1 grants)

Tracing the Initiation and Implementation of Knowledge of Sustainable Practices in Tourism$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Anne Buchmann
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020092009
GNo:G0190549

2008 (1 grants)

New Zealand Tourism & Hospitality Research Conference, Heritage Hotel, hammer Springs, 3/12/2008 - 5/12/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Anne Buchmann
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189675
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorResource Based View on Tourism Development in Malaysia (1965-2010)
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Dr Anne Buchmann

Work Phone(02) 4921 7234
Fax(02) 4921 6911
Email
PositionLecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaTourism
Office
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General Purpose,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/anne-buchmann