Prior to joining UQ, Isabella held various managerial positions in the high-end hotels, as well as working as an educator in several vocational and higher education institutions. She has ample teaching experiences across marketing, tourist behaviours and sustainability in tourism and hospitality. Isabella’s research focuses on landscape perception and interpretation practices in nature-based and heritage tourism attractions.

Isabella has been actively involved in industry and community engagements during her PhD. In collaboration with Binna Burra Lodge and an interdisciplinary team of experts, she won first prize at the 2020 National Innovation Games Queensland for the pitch to develop digital solutions to help bushfire recovery. She is also the recipient of the UQ Future Leader 2020 award, for her going beyond research studies to make positive impacts on the community.

Isabella is currently serving on the executive committee of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE). She’s also a member of Interpretation Australia (IA) and Landscape Research Group (LRG).