Dr Lee Slaughter


School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 66246


Dr Slaughter is a teaching focused academic in the Tourism discipline of UQ Business School. Her knowledge of tourism management is supported by substantial study in the area.

After travelling extensively, Lee returned to Australia to pursue tourism studies at The University of Queensland. In 2000 Lee was awarded her doctorate which focused on backpacker tourism. She continued researching in the area of tourism management, particularly as it relates to backpacker tourism. More recently Lee has moved to a teaching focused position and uses her previous experience to enhance her teaching at both undergraduate and masters levels.

Research Interests

  • Backpacker travel
  • Tourist motivation
  • Volunteerism


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours), The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Slaughter, L. (2004). Profiling the International Backpacker Market in Australia. The Global Nomad - Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice. (pp. 168-179) edited by G. Richards and J. Wilson. Clevedon, UK: Channel View Publications.

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Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision