Dr Nina Mistilis publishes extensively in leading tourism journals, her current tourism research interests being tourism policy as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and tourism management (including Visitor Information Centres).
She has received a number of competitive tourism grants. She is a foundation board member and vice president of the Australasian Chapter of the International Federation of Information Technology and Tourism (IFITT) and was a member of the Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE). Her earlier industry experience includes senior policy positions in a global banking corporation and in a tourism lobby group. From 2007 to 2010 she was program director for BCOM Services Marketing - Tourism and Hospitality and 2009 to 2012 Director of the Master of Commerce (Tourism Marketing) Program providing strong leadership and successfully enhancing these programs. She has a long history of involvement in state and local not for profit organisations, driving policy development and successful project implementation with government and other key stakeholders.
Nina speaks Modern Greek. She has a Bachelor of Arts with honours in politics from Macquarie University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science from the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University.