Barn och vuxna i regnskog

Place attachment and community well-being in tourism

Professor Haywantee (Rumi) Ramkissoon will discuss the significance of place attachment and place protective behaviours for the well-being of local communities. The seminar is organised by the burgeoning Knowledge Environment in Sustainable Tourism (KEST) and EUniWell – the European University for Well-Being.

Short Bio

Haywantee Ramkissoon, Ph.D. is a Professor of Tourism at UniSA Business at the University of South Australia and a Fellow of the Peer Review College at the British Academy of Management, UK. Her scholarship in sustainability research has gained international significance evidenced by media coverage, prestigious awards and academic and industry keynotes.

She has worked in domains of place attachment, pro-environmental behaviour, sustainable community tourism, wellbeing, public health and quality-of-life. She engages in collaborative research with national and international academic and industry partners for the benefits of individuals and society. She serves on several editorial advisory boards of top-tier journals and as a reviewer across disciplines.

She is recognised as one of the world’s highly cited researchers in 2021 and 2022 (Clarivate Analytics Web of Science™). She is also listed in Stanford’s list of World's most cited world scientists (2021 and 2022).

Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Sustainable Tourism (KEST) – a burgeoning knowledge environment