Doctor Garth Lean

Doctor Garth Lean

Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Heritage Studies,
Geography and Urban Studies (SSAP)

Biography

Garth Lean is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Heritage Studies in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University. He researches travel, tourism and new technologies, and is the co-lead of ‘Travel in the Digital Age’ (TinDA – www.tindaproject.com), an interdisciplinary group of researchers working at the intersections of mobile lives and technology. Garth’s current research interests include:

  • Travel, tourism and digital technology (including VR, AR, smartphones, location tracking)
  • Tourist/traveller experiences and personal transformation
  • Digital geography
  • Digital research (including creative and innovative methodologies)
  • Equitable mobilities in urban and regional places
  • Smart transport interventions
  • Asian and Chinese tourists/travellers/migrants
  • Sexual racism and gendered encounters on location-aware social apps

Garth is the School of Social Science and Psychology’s Student Transitions, Achievement, Retentions and Success (STARS) Academic Coordinator, and a Vice President of The Geographical Society of New South Wales.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Lean.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BTourism(Hons) University of Western Sydney
  • BAppScEnvMgtTour University of Western Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Geography and Urban Studies (SSAP)

Committees

  • The Geographical Society of New South Wales
  • School of Social Sciences and Psychology

Contact

Email: G.Lean@westernsydney.edu.au
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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101635 Urban Planning Placement Project, 2016
  • 102170 People, Place and Social Difference, 2016
  • 102170 People, Place and Social Difference, 2017
  • 102170 People, Place and Social Difference, 2018

Publications

Books

  • Lean, G., Staiff, R. and Waterton, E. (2017), 'Travel and Representation', : Berghahn Books 9781785336027.
  • Lean, G. (2016), 'Transformative Travel in a Mobile World', : CABI 9781780643991.

Chapters in Books

  • Condie, J., Lean, G. and Wilcockson, B. (2018), 'The trouble with Tinder : the ethical complexities of researching location-aware social discover apps', The Ethics of Online Research, Emerald 9781787144866.
  • Condie, J., Lean, G. and James, D. (2018), 'Tinder matters : swiping right to unlock research fields', Doing Research in and on the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry, Routledge 9781138673915.
  • Staiff, R., Waterton, E. and Lean, G. (2017), 'Travel and representation : past, present, future', Travel and Representation, Berghahn Books 9781785336027.
  • Lean, G. and Waterton, E. (2014), 'Travel and imagination : an invitation', Travel and Imagination, Ashgate 9781472410252.
  • Lean, G., Staiff, R. and Waterton, E. (2014), 'Reimagining travel and imagination', Travel and Imagination, Ashgate 9781472410252.
  • Lean, G., Staiff, R. and Waterton, E. (2014), 'Exploring travel and transformation', Travel and Transformation, Ashgate 9781409467632.
  • Lean, G., Staiff, R. and Waterton, E. (2014), 'Lasting impressions', Travel and Transformation, Ashgate 9781409467632.
  • Lean, G. (2013), 'Investigating perpetual travel : email interviews and longitudinal methods in travel, tourism and mobilities research', Lifestyle Mobilities: Intersections of Travel, Leisure and Migration, Ashgate 9781409453710.
  • Lean, G. (2012), 'The lingering moment', The Cultural Moment in Tourism, Routledge 9780415611152.
  • Lean, G. (2009), 'Transformative travel : inspiring sustainability', Wellness and Tourism : Mind, Body, Spirit, Place, Cognizant Communication Corporation 9781882345519.

Journal Articles

  • Forrest, J., Lean, G. and Dunn, K. (2017), 'Attitudes of classroom teachers to cultural diversity and multicultural education in country New South Wales, Australia', The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol 42, no 5 , pp 17 - 34.
  • Watkins, M., Lean, G. and Noble, G. (2016), 'Multicultural education : the state of play from an Australian perspective', Race, Ethnicity and Education, vol 19, no 1 , pp 46 - 66.
  • Forrest, J., Lean, G. and Dunn, K. (2016), 'Challenging racism through schools : teacher attitudes to cultural diversity and multicultural education in Sydney, Australia', Race Ethnicity and Education, vol 19, no 3 , pp 618 - 638.
  • Dunn, K., Lean, G., Watkins, M. and Noble, G. (2014), 'The visibility of racism : perceptions of cultural diversity and multicultural education in state schools', International Journal of Organizational Diversity, vol 15, no 1 , pp 17 - 29.
  • Lean, G. (2012), 'Transformative travel : a mobilities perspective', Tourist Studies, vol 12, no 2 , pp 151 - 172.

Conference Papers

  • Lean, G. and Dunn, K. (2013), 'Surveying the state of community relations in public schools', International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order: Realities of Culture, Colour and Identity, Cairns, N.T..

Other Publications

  • 2016, 'Travels Through West Africa: A Sensual Essay', Published Work
  • 2016, 'Travels Through East Timor: A Sensual Essay', Published Work
  • 2016, 'Travels Through Cambodia and Laos: A Sensual Essay', Published Work
  • 2013, 'Rethinking Multiculturalism, Reassessing Multicultural Education. Project Report Number 1: Surveying New South Wales Public School Teachers', Research Report

Garth researches travel, tourism and new technologies, and is the co-lead of ‘Travel in the Digital Age’ (TinDA – www.tindaproject.com), an interdisciplinary group of researchers working at the intersections of mobile lives and technology. His current research interests include:

  • Travel, tourism and digital technology (including VR, AR, smartphones, location tracking)
  • Tourist/traveller experiences and personal transformation
  • Digital geography
  • Digital research (including creative and innovative methodologies)
  • Equitable mobilities in urban and regional places
  • Smart transport interventions
  • Asian and Chinese tourists/travellers/migrants
  • Sexual racism and gendered encounters on location-aware social apps

This information has been contributed by Doctor Lean.

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