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Richard Buning

Senior Lecturer, University Queensland Business School, Bicycle Queensland Director

About Richard

Dr. Buning is a Senior Lecturer within the tourism discipline in the UQ Business School.


His research interests reside at the intersection of physical activity, travel, and events. Within this area, his research agenda is focused on how tourists are physically active as both a driver of tourism behaviour (i.e., active lifestyle sports) and during visitation (i.e., active transport).


His research works on active lifestyle sports closely mirrors his passions in active sport tourism for mountain biking, cycling, running, rock climbing, hiking, and more. His work crosses over to active transport through bikeshare, eScooters, and more generally micromobility where he is focused on tourism usage and related impacts.


The outcome of his work enables communities, events, and organisations to efficiently market to and attract visitors, encourage physical activity generally, and improve the related impact to destinations as a form of sustainable tourism.

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