Dr. Clare Lade is an experienced lecturer and researcher in the tourism, hospitality, and events discipline. Clare completed a Ph.D. in 2007 at La Trobe University in conjunction with an Australian Research Council grant, conducting research into the role of tourism business clusters in developing competitive advantage along Australia’s Murray River.
With over 20 years of experience in academic research and university teaching, her research interests include regional and international destination development, tourism marketing, gastronomic tourism, and event management. She has presented as an expert in these areas at academic and industry conferences within Australia and internationally as well as having published work as research books, in top tier journal articles and edited book chapters.
Dr. Lade has successfully obtained a number of research grants and led tourism research projects and industry workshops in conjunction with local, regional, and state tourism organisations, including Tourism Victoria. She has taught at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level at leading tertiary institutions in Australia and Singapore and is skilled in face-to-face, blended/flipped, WIL, and remote learning techniques and technologies.
Over the years Clare has held a number of leadership positions including Program Coordinator and Postgraduate Course Coordinator/Advisor, she has also served on University Research Ethics Committees and Tourism Advisory Boards. Dr. Lade currently supervisors a number of Ph.D. students and serves on the Melbourne Polytechnic Curriculum Board. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, travelling, and cooking.
Detailed research publications and teaching activities may be viewed via ORCID: 0000-0001-8319-5146.