Dr David Beirman is a Senior Lecturer of Tourism at the University of Technology Sydney, Management Discipline Group, UTS Business School.

He has had a varied 30-year career in the Australian travel industry, much of it in destination management, prior to joining UTS in 2009.

His specialist areas of research are tourism risk, crisis and recovery management and destination marketing. He is widely published in these fields. He has been invited as a keynote speaker in conferences worldwide and has provided consultation to governments and tourism businesses in Australia and overseas.

David maintains industry connections as a member of PATA’s Tourism Rapid Response Crisis Management Task Force and as a member of the Consular Consultative group to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is Co-Chair of the Tourism Risk, Crisis and Recovery special interest group of the Council of Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Educators.