Tamara Griffiths

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Research Interests

I work within the theoretical frameworks of sustainability studies and environmental anthropology with a strong focus on exploring anthropocentric and biocentric synergies. In addition to my master's degree in Sustainable Mountain Development, University of Highlands and Islands, I have a PhD from University of Malta in anthropology focused on the human relationship to nature and Heideggerian philosophy.

  • Author of several books on mountain studies in Central Italy.
  • Editorial assistant for Journal of Mediterranean Studies 2017-2018.

I am interested in mountains and everything relating to them. Human relationship to nature. Custodianship of biodiversity. 'Slow' rural livelihoods. Alternative economies. As part of an agro-forestry for climate change project, I became involved in cultivating truffles and nature-first farming, and am a member of a truffle cultivators' association.

Teaching Expertise

  • Management of Adventure Tourism
  • Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
  • Adventure Tourism Guiding and Interpretation
  • Developing Entrepreneurial Effectiveness
  • Niche Tourism
  • Contemporary Issues in Management.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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