Rebecca Pearson

Rebecca Pearson

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


Rebecca Pearson is a PhD candidate, researcher and geographer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She has taught across geography and environmental planning subjects at both undergraduate and Masters levels. Rebecca has recently published on the links between regenerative tourism and sustainable development in viticultural landscapes. Her expertise and research interests include environmental planning and governance, tourism and regional development, understanding social-ecological transitions, risk management, and the application of social theory.

  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Arts
    2018 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (Honours, First Class)
    2014 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
    2014 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia Diploma in Languages (French Continuers)
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Pearson, R. E., Bardsley, D. K., & Pütz, M. (2024). Regenerative tourism in Australian wine regions. Tourism Geographies, 23 pages.
    DOI Scopus3
    2022 Pearson, R., & Bardsley, D. K. (2022). Applying complex adaptive systems and risk society theory to understand energy transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 42, 74-87.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS4

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