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Dr

Leonardo Nogueira de Moraes

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Architecture, Building And Planning
tourism
sustainability
market
clustering
tourist market segmentation
multi-destination
sustainable competitive advantage
multiple destination
science
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Dr

Leonardo Nogueira de Moraes

 
Division
Architecture, Building And Planning
 
Primary Interest
Climate Change Adaptation and Local Resilience
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Dr

Leonardo Nogueira de Moraes

 

Leonardo is a postdoctoral research fellow in tourism, resilience and urban planning at the University of Melbourne and has a unique blend of professional and academic expertise, including ten years of research experience in the fields of tourism development, urban and regional planning, island and resilience studies.
He undertook his Bachelor of Tourism and Specialisation in Tourism and Hospitality Marketing Management at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and was a consultant for tourism development research and planning projects for the Brazilian Federal Government, the State Government of São Paulo and the City Councils of Rio de Janeiro, Paraty and Ilhabela Island.

He was the leading consultant responsible for the research and development of the tourism masterplan for the City of Paraty in 2003, which was translated into municipal legislation in 2004 helping support the listing of Paraty as World Heritage in 2019.
He also led the research and development of the tourism management plan for the Island City of Ilhabela in 2005 supporting its successful bid to become a priority destination for Brazilian Federal Government investment in 2008.
Leonardo undertook his PhD in Architecture and Planning at the University of Melbourne and was a guest PhD candidate at the Lund University Centre of Excellence for the Integration of Natural Social Dimensions of Sustainability – LUCID. He has training in complex adaptive systems at the Santa Fe Institute in the US and has extensive skills in qualitative research, including the use of NVivo and Grounded Theory methods to collect, organise, process and make sense of large amounts of qualitative data informing multiple case studies.
His PhD research on tourism development and world heritage listing advanced knowledge on the interactions between processes of globalisation and localisation in small oceanic islands through tourism development and nature conservation; the roles of local empowerment, social cohesion, local identity and attachment to place in these processes; and the sustainability and resilience outcomes deriving from these interactions.
His focus on tourism case studies allows visualisation of the interconnectedness between distant places in terms of land development, integrated resilience & vulnerability. He is directly involved with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre project on Integrated Urban Planning for Natural Hazard Mitigation. More recently, his research on the interplay between tourism development and emergency management described the instances in which tourism contributed to building resilience and vulnerability to the 2015 Wye River – Jamieson Track Fires. His current research on Tourism Development and Local Resilience from self-organisation and community empowerment perspectives highlights the importance of connectivity in processes of self-organisation for problem-solving and resilience to disasters.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Architecture, Building And Planning

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Architecture, Building And Planning

Education


Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Planning)

University of Melbourne

Tourism and Hospitality Marketing Management

University of Sao Paulo

Tourism

University of Sao Paulo