Federation Business School

Dr Damian Morgan

Position: Senior Lecturer,
Management
Location: Churchill,
5N 124
Phone: 5122 6624
Email:Damian.Morgan@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Monash University 2012
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education - Monash University 2001
  • Master of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management - Lincoln University, New Zealand 1999
  • Bachelor of Administration (Tourism, Honours) - James Cook University 1993

Biography

Damian’s research interest in outdoor recreation focus on risk management for visitors and businesses servicing visitors. Damian has a specific interest in safety management for aquatic and coastal activities. Research projects include analysis of public liability in tourism from insurance data, development of a risk management training program for small tourism businesses, epidemiological investigation of surf bather drowning, appraisal of sustainable workplace practices for employees across power generating, water utility and education industries, development of a regional resilience monitor, evaluation for a rockfisher safety campaign, estimation of beachgoer’s exposure to poor water quality based on water quality forecasting, and measuring visitor satisfaction across Gippsland.

Supervision

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)
Thesis title: Psychological Contracting: Creating a new form of leadership practice.
Supervisors: Moore, K (Main), Porter, J (Associate), Morgan, D (Associate)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)
Thesis title: Trans-border territories in tourism.
Supervisors: Backer, E (Main), Morgan, D (Associate)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)
Thesis title: Conflict and Conservation: Sharing the costs and benefits of tiger (Panthera tigris) conservation in communities adjacent to wildlife reserves in Nepal.
Supervisors: Wright, W (Main), Cook, D (Associate), Morgan, D (Associate)

Program of study: (Doctor of Business Administration)
Thesis title: Predicting Doctoral Study Intention among Academic Staff of Malaysian Private Universities: An Application of the Extended Theory of Planned Behaviour
Supervisors: Morgan, D (Main), Weadon, H (Associate)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)
Thesis title: Rewards and recognition: the unappreciated tools for leadership.
Supervisors: Morgan, D (Main), Kennedy, R (Associate), Taylor, A (Co Supervisor)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)
Thesis title: Epidemiological analysis of skier and snowboarder injuries.
Supervisors: Finch, C (Main), Morgan, D (Associate)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)
Thesis title: A qualitative study of organisational transformation: Theoretical appraisal of management practices utilising change management process models and a complex adaptive systems framework.
Supervisors: Kimberly, N (Main), Morgan, D (Associate)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)
Thesis title: Entrepreneurial behaviour in ecotourism: A study of business intention, start-up and operation.
Supervisors: Morgan, D (Main), Lawton, A (Associate)

Publications

Full publication list

Alternatively, see Damian Morgan's Google Scholar profile for a full list of publications

Journals

Rayner, J. & Morgan, D. (2017). An empirical study of ‘green’ workplace behaviours: ability, motivation and opportunity (AMO). Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management. [forthcoming].

Morgan, D. (2016). Development of a method to predict beach visitation. Tourism in Marine Environments, 12(1), 69-77. doi: 10.3727/154427316X693234]

Pillay, S., Reddy, P. S., & Morgan, D. (2017). Institutional Isomorphism and whistleblowing intentions in public sector institutions. Public Management Review, 19(4), 423-442. doi: 10.1080/14719037.2016.1178322.

Swan, C. D., Morgan, D. (2016). Who wants to be an eco-entrepreneur? Identifying entrepreneurial types and practices in ecotourism businesses. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 17(2), 120-132.

Morgan, D., & Ozanne-Smith, J. (2015). Measurement of a drowning incidence rate combining direct observation of an exposed population with mortality statistics, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 22(3), 209-214.

Morgan, D., &Ozanne-Smith, J. (2013). Surf lifeguard rescues, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 24 (3), 285-290.

Morgan, D., Ozanne-Smith (2013).Development and trial of a water exposure measure of crude drowning risk for surf bathers,International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 7(2), 116-135.

Morgan, D., & Ozanne-Smith, J. (2013). Identification of observed factors that predict bather water-immersions at beaches, Ocean & Coastal Management, 84, 180-183.

Morgan, D., & Ozanne-Smith, J. (2012). Surf Bather Drowning Risk and Exposure-Related Factors Identified by an Expert Panel, International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 6, 336-349.

Morgan, D. (2011) Estimates of drowning morbidity and mortality adjusted for exposure to risk [PostScript-letter]. Injury Prevention, 17, 359.

Book chapters

Morgan, D. (2017). Counting beach visitors: Tools, methods and management applications. In C. M. Botero, O. D. Cervantes & C. W. Finkl, Beach Management Tools: Concepts, Methodologies and Case Studies, Springer [forthcoming].

Morgan, D. (2015). A public health approach to injury prevention in commercial adventure tourism activities, in R. Black and K. Bricker (eds.). Adventure Programming and Travel for the 21st Century (pp. 433-437). USA: Venture Publishing.

Morgan, D. & Dimmock, K. (2006). Risk management in outdoor adventure tourism, in J. Wilks, D. Pendergast and P. Leggat (eds.). Tourism in Turbulent Times: Towards Safe Experiences for Visitors (pp. 171-184). London: Elsevier.

Morgan, D. (2006). Surf beach risk and safety, in J. Wilks, D. Pendergast and P. Leggat (eds.). Tourism in Turbulent Times: Towards Safe Experiences for Visitors (pp. 217-229). London: Elsevier.

Other selected publications

Morgan, D. (2017). Gippsland Visitor Survey; Travellers with a Disability. Research report produced for Destination Gippsland, Victoria.

Masters, T. & Morgan, D. (2016). Visitors to Gippsland Phase 11 Results. Research report produced for Destination Gippsland, Victoria.

Duffy, M., Morgan, D., & Reeves, J. (2016). Hazelwood's closure calls for a rethink on Latrobe Valley solutions. https://theconversation.com

Morgan, D. (2016). EPA Port Phillip Bay beach research report research 2012-2016: A Synthesis of Findings. Summary report produced for the Environment Protection Authority, Victoria.

Swan, C., Morgan, D., & Lawton, A. (2016). CSR through Eco-preneurship: A conceptual model of the entrepreneurial process underpinning ecotourism business start-up. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference Corporate Social Responsibility and 6th Organisational Governance Conference, Melbourne, Australia [refereed conference paper].

Morgan, D. (2016). Beach use estimates for Port Phillip Bay Summer 2015-2016 - Phase 2: A Research Study. Research report produced for the Environment Protection Authority, Victoria.

Morgan, D. (2016). Visitors to Gippsland: A Research Study. Research report produced for Destination Gippsland, Victoria.

Riaz, R., Kimberley N., & Morgan, D. (2016) Surviving and thriving in turbulent times: A complex adaptive systems (CAS) based approach to organisational transformation (OT), British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, University of Newcastle, September, 2016 [refereed conference paper].

Swan, C., Lawton, A. & Morgan, D. (2016) The entrepreneurial eco-tourism operator: balancing sustainability, lifestyle and business imperatives’ European Business Ethics Network Annual Conference and PRME UK/ Ireland Regional Network Conference, Nottingham Trent University, June, 2016 [refereed conference paper].

Smith, L. & Morgan, D. (2015). Beach Report Research 2014-2015: Synthesis of Findings. BehaviourWorks Australia: Melbourne.