Service Management and Service Studies
I have studied interrelationships of tourism, transport and sustainability for almost 25 years. In the early 1990s, my work focused on aviation and the sector’s contribution to emissions of greenhouse gases. Since then, I have widened the scope of my research, and my interests now include aviation, automobility and cycling; climate change, climate policy and carbon markets; urban planning and design; transport policy; energy, water and food production; consumer cultures; and interrelationships of information and communication technologies with sustainability. I am feeling most at home in interdisciplinary frameworks embracing geography, economics, sociology and psychology.
My work has been conducted in a wide range of cultural and geographical settings in the European Union, the Middle East, East Africa/Western Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean. I have worked as a consultant on behalf of numerous governments and companies, as well as supranational organisations including UNWTO, UNEP and OECD. My ambition is to contribute to basic and applied science, with the overall objective to develop solutions for a growing number of environmental problems.