Researcher biography

Professor Roy Ballantyne has a well-established international reputation for his work in environmental/heritage interpretation and visitor research. He has published widely (112 refereed papers, 31 books/monographs, 49 chapters in books/research reports, 4 video-based teaching packages) and been successful in attracting 80 competitive research, consultancy and teaching development grants worth around $5.5 million (including 9 ARC Grants). He has an h index of 44 and >6800 citations (868 in 2017). His current research focuses on environmental learning in free-choice learning environments with an emphasis on facilitating visitors' adoption of environmentally sustainable behaviour. He was awarded the Australian National Teaching Fellowship for 1997-8.