Queensland COVID-19 research

This page of Queensland’s research related to the COVID-19 pandemic is compiled from information provided by Queensland universities and research institutes.

While many of our researchers are working on potential vaccines, treatments and other medical interventions, other researchers are applying their expertise to other impacts of the pandemic upon our economy and other aspects of society. The data includes immediate research activity, recent relevant work, proposed research (subject to available funds) and other responses using the resources and expertise of our research organisations.

Listing all of 10 matching responses out of 121 total responses.

  • Covid-19 influences on tourists perceptions of health risks and travel destination choices July 2020

    This USQ research study aims to rigorously test a comprehensive model to assess health risk-related behaviours and travel destination choices of tourists during and following COVID-19. The study is based on a modified and expanded version of the Health Belief Model (HBM). It is hoped the modified model will be applicable to tourism and hospitality research in other health-related crises. The project involves an online questionnaire distributed to an international sample of potential tourists that will examine the relationship between psycho-social and psychometric constructs with an emphasis on their influence on consumer behavior and destination attractiveness - all critical to destination management during the recovery phases of health crises.

    #Business and economics

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    Institute for Resilient Regions
    University of Southern Queensland

    Contact details
    Associate Professor Lynda Crowley-Cyr
    Associate Professor, School of Law and Justice
    Lynda.Crowley-Cyr@usq.edu.au
    +61 7 4687 5647
    Collaborations
    • Dr. Villy Abraham (Department of Technological Marketing, Sapir Academic College, Israel)
    • Mercedes Carreño (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and CENP Tourism School, Spain)
    • Dr. Kerstin Bremser (Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
    • Cote Moreno Martin (PhD student, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Escuela Universitaria Felipe Moreno, Spain)
  • COVID-19 - Reset and re-imagine your business July 2020

    This research project will evaluate the impact on women and their enterprises from their particition in the WiRE Reset and re-imagine your business COVID-19 economic recovery program. The WiRE (Women in Rural, Regional and Remote Enterprise) project enables project participants to re-design their business journey while starting and growing their business/venture. Funded by the Queensland Government, the program supports women business owners to take steps towards their business goals - reviewing, re-imagining, re-planning or rebuilding their business as a result of the current COVID-19 crisis. This program is an evidence-based program that enables rural, regional and remote women to achieve and lead in their chosen business ventures.

    #Business and economics

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    Institute for Resilient Regions
    University of Southern Queensland

    Contact details
    Professor Retha Wiesner
    Retha.Wiesner@usq.edu.au
    +61 7 3470 4519
    Collaborations
    Funding: Queensland Government, Advancing Women in Business, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.
  • Economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism, hospitality, leisure and events industries. July 2020

    Dr. Shahab Pourfakhimi at USC is extending his research on the tourism, hospitality, leisure and events industries to examine economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in these industries. He is particularly interested in investigating the effectiveness of post-crisis tourism recovery strategies, specifically from a regional tourism operators’ perspective. Shahab’s research interests generally involve studying consumer behaviour in tourism, hospitality and events, particularly the socio-psychological dimensions of tourists’ perceptions, choices and experiences.

    #Business and economics

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    USC Business School
    University of Sunshine Coast

    Contact details
    Doctor Shahab Pourfakhimi
    Lecturer, Tourism, Leisure and Event Management
    spourfak@usc.edu.au
    +61 7 5456 5690
    Collaborations
  • Identification of impacts of disruption (including COVID 19) and recommendations for future actions May 2020

    A USQ project is identifying the capability of small/regional law firms to meet disruption (including COVID 19) and recommendations for future actions by Queensland Law Society and law firms, to better meet disruption.

    #Business and economics

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    School of Law and Justice
    University of Southern Queensland

    Contact details
    Associate Professor Caroline Hart
    Associate Head
    Caroline.Hart@usq.edu.au
    +61 7 4631 1437
    Collaborations
    • Co-researcher: Dr. Aaron Timoshanko
    • Collaborators:
    • Associate Professor Francesca Bartlett - UQ School of Law
    • Andrea Perry-Petersen
    • Angus Murray - The Legal Forecast
  • Creating out loud: Developing sustainable peer-mentoring to rebuild the arts post COVID-19. August 2020

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Queensland’s arts sector employed 80,000+ people, around 75% of whom have lost employment due to restrictions on public gatherings. By developing and embedding a sustainable peer-mentoring program that fosters capacity, collaboration, resilience, and well-being, this Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship project led by Dr. Kate Power from UQ School of Business will help rebuild artistic and business practices, thus protecting Queensland’s significant cultural assets and enriching the lives of Queenslanders.

    #Business and economics

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    Business School
    The University of Queensland

    Contact details
    Dr. Kate Power
    Lecturer in Management
    k.power@business.uq.edu.au
    +61 7 3346 9989
    Collaborations
    • Queensland Ballet
    • La Boite Theatre Inc
    • Arts Nexus
  • Development and evaluation of crisis management toolkits for Queensland industry. August 2020

    COVID-19 creates unprecedented challenges for workers, whether they remain at the frontline, or working from home. This Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship project led by Dr. Tristan Casey from Griffith Univertity's School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Languages will investigate emerging safety risks and proactive safety strategies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Three crisis-management toolkits will be developed and evaluated for the hospitality, transportation, and manufacturing industries, which can be used now and into the future with other crises.

    #Business and economics

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    School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Languages
    Griffith University

    Contact details
    Dr. Tristan Casey
    Lecturer
    tristan.casey@griffith.edu.au
    +61 7 3735 5147
    Collaborations
    • Queensland University of Technology
    • Cater Care
    • Aurizon
    • Cavalier Bremworth
  • Queensland Tourism Workforce Strategy V2: A crisis resilience and recovery plan. August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified workforce vulnerabilities in Tourism. This Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship project led by A/Prof. Richard Robinson from UQ School of Business will seek to find strategies for recovery and resilience through extensive consultation with industry stakeholders: employees, businesses and government and peak body associations. Project outcomes will include employee and business targeted toolkits to manage crisis’ impacts, and delivery of a Queensland Tourism Workforce Crisis Resilience and Recovery Plan.

    #Business and economics

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    Business School
    The University of Queensland

    Contact details
    A/Prof Richard Robinson
    richard.robinson@business.uq.edu.au
    +61 7 3346 7091
    Collaborations
    Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • Survival of the smallest? Retail’s post COVID-19 future June 2020

    Retailers are facing a COVID-19 customer base that is more frugal, cautious and cocooning with a greater propensity to shop online, says QUT Business School consumer behaviour expert Prof. Gary Mortimer. “Australians are now spending almost 10 cents in every shopping dollar online. Once shoppers have set up accounts, logins, credit card details and have gained trust, online shopping will become a habitual activity. It is estimated 80 per cent of us will be shopping online by next year and with ecommerce jumping by 21.8 per cent compared to the same time last year as COVID-19 restrictions took.” Prof. Mortimer said the shift to online presented large retailers and shopping centres with several challenges such as an inability to respond quickly to consumer shifts toward digital channels. In contrast, small and micro retailers are most likely to survive and thrive during and after the COVID-19 shutdowns because many are able to pivot and adapt their business operations more rapidly than larger competitors. Shoppers maybe more inclined to patronise smaller, independent retailers, in order to avoid busy centres and crowds. With small retail businesses estimated to contribute $21.9bn to local economies, Prof. Mortimer is now researching how small retail businesses located in regional and rural areas of Queensland are adapting and responding to COVID-19. Small retail businesses are critical to the survival of regional Queensland communities. “There is an urgent need to understand how regional small businesses are responding to these emergent challenges and put in place interventions that can guide such businesses in their response to external disruptive forces, such as COVID-19” said Prof. Mortimer.

    #Business and economics

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    QUT Business School
    Queensland University of Technology

    Contact details
    Prof. Gary Mortimer
    Professor QUT Business School
    gary.mortimer@qut.edu.au
    +61 7 3138 5084
  • The impact of COVID-19 on cultural tourism: art, culture and communication in four regional sites of Queensland, Australia August 2020

    The arts, cultural and creative industries are among the most adversely affected sectors of the economy in the wake of COVID-19 social distancing measures, travel restrictions and prohibition of large gatherings of people. Focusing on Cairns, the Gold Coast, Central West and the Sunshine Coast – four regional areas of Queensland, Australia – this article by Prof. Terry Flew and research Katherine Kirkwood from the QUT Digital Media Research Centre provides an overview of impacts on cultural tourism and considers the prospects for regional cultural tourism as part of a ‘creative economy’ revival.

    #Business and economics

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    Digital Media Research Centre
    Queensland University of Technology

    Contact details
    Prof. Terry Flew
    Professor of Communication and Creative Industries
    t.flew@qut.edu.au
    +61 7 3138 8188
    Collaborations
  • The psychological impact of COVID-19 travel restriction on public sense of wellbeing August 2020

    This project led by Dr. Shahab Pourfakhimi at USC aims to investigate the impact (including psychological impacts) of COVID-19 travel restrictions on public sense of wellbeing and quality of life.

    #Business and economics

    Centre

    USC Business School
    University of Sunshine Coast

    Contact details
    Dr. Shahab Pourfakhimi
    Lecturer, Tourism, Leisure and Event Management
    spourfak@usc.edu.au
    +61 7 5456 5690
    Collaborations

Other Queensland COVID-19 initiatives

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Life Sciences Queensland
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Key Australian COVID-19 initiatives

Australian Academy of Science
COVID-19 Expert Database
Rapid Research Information Forum (RRIF)

Key international COVID-19 initiatives

CORD-19 (COVID-19 Open Research Dataset)
Free database of 130,000 plus COVID-19 open research papers