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Federation Business School

Assoc Prof Elisa Backer

Position TitleAssociate Professor,
Tourism and Management
LocationMt Helen,
Building B,
Phone03 5327 9645


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Elisa Backer, PhD joined Federation University (previously University of Ballarat) in 2008, after being at Southern Cross University for three years. Prior to working in Academe, Elisa held management positions in industry, managing a range of Destination Marketing Organisations. Elisa has co-edited three books and is on the editorial board for 15 journals. In addition, she has been awarded 13 awards to recognise her contribution to research and education. Her main research interests are VFR travel, quality of life, destination marketing, and social media. Elisa is currently studying her second PhD, titled "Victims of Family Violence and their children: how does equal shared parental responsibility post-separation impact their quality of life?"


  • PhD
  • B.Ec.
  • Grad. Dip. Bus. Studies
  • B. Bus. Tourism (Honours)
  • Grad Cert Higher Education (L&T)

Teaching areas

Management (Strategic management, managing people at work)

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Professional memberships and associations

  • Member of CAUTHE

Additional information

Associate Professor Elisa Backer has received 13 awards to recognise her contribution to research and education and is on the editorial board for 15 international journals.