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Lewis Cheung has joined the Department of Social Sciences, HKIEd as an Assistant Professor in 2014. Before joining the department, Lewis was a Lecturer in the Department of Geography of the University of Hong Kong. Lewis received his Master of Geographical Information Systems and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong in 2004 and 2010 respectively. His research interests focus on sustainable tourism with particular emphasis on nature-based tourism in protected areas, environmental education, and environmental conservation. His research papers have been published in the international peer-reviewed journals such as Environmental Education Research, Natural Hazards, Geoheritage, Professional Geographer, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Science of the Total Environment, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, and Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Lewis has participated the post-earthquake ecotourism development of the Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan and developed an Ecotourism Accreditation and Certification System (EACS) for the tourism development of the reserve. He has currently been appointed as the Expert Advisor for Assessment Panel of Ecotourism Accredition and Certification System of the Nature Reserve. Lewis has been invited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Ecotourism Australia (EA) as the Sustainable Tourism Trainer and the Chairman of the Assessment Committee for Ecoguide Certification of the greater China region respectively. He has received the President's Awards for Outstanding Performance in Knowledge Transfer (Individual Award) 2016/17 and FLASS Dean's Research Output Prize in 2017/18.

Research interests

Ecotourism; Nature-based tourism; geotourism; protected areas management; environmental attitude and behaviour; environmental education and training.

External Appointments

Community Services:

  1. Member of the Country and Marine Park Board, HKSAR (Sept 2019 - )
  2. Committee Member of Lantau Conservation Fund Advisoty Committee, Development Bureau, HKSAR (2020 -)
  3. Member of Expert Group on Green Transport and Ecotourism for Lantau, Sustainable Lantau Office, HKSAR (2020 -)
  4. Honourable Advisor for the Green Outing Program of Ocean Park Corporation (2020 -)
  5. Committee Member for the Transport Logistics Training Board (TLTB), Vocational Training Council (Apr 2016 -)
  6. Editorial Board member of the Asian Geographer (2016 -)
  7. Editorial Board member of the Tourism and Hospitality (2020 -)
  8. External Academic Advisor for the Associate of Social Science in Leisure and Tourism Management programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences, of the UOW College, Hong Kong. (2020 -)
  9. External Academic Advisor for the General Education courses of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the UOW College, Hong Kong (2019 -)
  10. Member of the Environmental Advisory Committee of the Harbourview Hotel, YMCA. (Feb 2015 - )
  11. Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Geographical Association (Sept 2015 -)
  12. Chair of the HKDSE Geography Subject Committee, HKEAA (Sept 2018 -)
  13. Reviewer for Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector under Research Grants Council (2019 -)
  14. External Examiner for MPhil of the Department of Geography, HKU
  15. Chairman of the Assessment Committee of EcoGuide Certification (Greater China), Ecotourism Australia (March 2017-)
  16. Expert Advisor for the Assessment Panel of Ecotourism Accreditation and Certification System of the Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China. (Sept 2016 -)
  17. External Examiner for PhD of the Department of Geography and Resources Management, CUHK, 2020
  18. Expert Advisor of the Development and Conservation of Lantau, Sustainable Lantau Office, HKSAR (2018 - 2020)
  19. Expert Advisor for the Eco-tourism Project in the Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province. Development Bureau, HKSAR (Sept 2013 – 2018 )
  20. Invited Speaker for the 26th International Travel Exhibition, Hong Kong. Topic: GO GREEN: future trend of meeting and exhibition industry, June 2012.
  21. Invited Speaker of Teachers’ Training Seminars for Education Bureau (Geography), HKSAR (Dec, 2011)
  22. Invited Speaker of Teachers’ Training Seminars for Education Bureau (Tourism), HKSAR (Dec, 2011)

Membership of Professional Society

  1. Member of Asia Pacific Tourism Association (2013-2019)
  2. Professional Member of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) (2006-)
  3. Member of Global Sustainable Tourism Council (2016-)

Ad-hoc Journals’ Reviewer

  1. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development;
  2. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research (SSCI);
  3. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing (SSCI);
  4. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology (SCI);
  5. Area (SSCI);
  6. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning;
  7. Geoheritage (SCI)
  8. Environmental Sociology
  9. Tourism Geographies (SSCI)
  10. Science of the Total Environment (SCI)
  11. Current Issues in Tourism (SSCI)
  12. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (SCI)
  13. Sustainaility (SSCI)
  14. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change (SSCI)
  15. Tourism Management (SSCI)
  16. Tourism Management Perspectives
  17. Journal of Place Management and Development
  18. Ecologcial Economic (SSCI & SCI)
  19. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change (SSCI)
  20. Environmental Education Research (SSCI)
  21. Urban Greening and Urban Forestry (SCI)
  22. Energy Policy (SSCI & SCI)
  23. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (SCI)

Professional information

Scopus ID: 55626024300

ORCID: 0000-0002-1619-0473

ResearcherID: I-2007-2013


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