Dr Damien Jacobsen
Damien is descended from the Bulgun-Warra clan whose traditional land is west of Cooktown, Queensland. He is currently the Principal Research Leader for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Product Project and based at Southern Cross University, Lismore. The focus of this project (which is overseen by Ninti One) is on developing the strategic capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in tourism throughout remote Australia. Through this work Damien aims to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice and control over the Aboriginal tourism sector. His main research interests include Aboriginal tourism, domestic tourists and Reconciliation.