Visit by Professor Regina Scheyvens
Regina Scheyvens is a Visiting Professor in Human Geography at the Department of Economy and Society. She will be with us in April and for one month a year from 2015 to 2017.
Regina Scheyvens is Professor of Development Studies at Massey University, where she has led this programme since 2007. She is also co-Director of the Pacific Research and Policy Centre. Regina combines a passion for teaching about international development with research on tourism, sustainability and poverty alleviation. This research is advanced by theory and discourse on sustainable livelihoods, international development and empowerment. She is currently conducting collaborative research which critically examines claims of corporate social responsibility in the tourism and resource extraction fields, based on case studies in Fiji and Papua New Guinea. This research will extend conceptualisation of the private sector's roles in community development.