Tyler is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Queensland (UQ) Business School. In this role, he is helping to evaluate post-disaster reconstruction incentivisation programs against physical, financial, social, and emotional dimensions of resilience.

In his previous postdoctoral role, he co-authored the Queensland Tourism Workforce Crisis Resilience and Recovery Strategy. He holds a PhD in Hospitality and Anthropology (UQ), and his thesis investigated the experiences of migrants who work in the platform-based food-delivery sector. This research culminated in the publication of the multilingual Humanising food delivery work in Australia toolkit which encourages multiple stakeholders to improve the sector.

Tyler’s broader research examines labour and workforces, with a focus on the ways disadvantaged communities navigate employment, training, and the digital platform (‘gig’) economy. Tyler has more than eight years’ experience in the hospitality industry and a professional background working on education and community development programs with vulnerable communities in Australia and Latin America.