Colin’s research has concentrated on the application of spatial information systems, including geographic information systems (GIS), to investigating the impact of tourism on nature-based tourist destinations as well as employing GIS into the visualisation and analysis of cultural data (in particular cinema studies). Colin’s research into the impact of tourism also addresses the issue of how to incorporate time into spatial information systems such as GIS.
Blythe has a keen interest in government-citizen relationships in disaster risk reduction, governance and management. Her research has an applied policy focus. For the last seven years, she has undertaken projects for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre and the former Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre