Xiongzhi (Jamin) Wang has an academic background in Tourism Management before pursuing a PhD in UQ. He has published several academic papers on tourism. Currently, he is interested in human-nature relationships, especially an “owning nature” frame based on the theory of psychological ownership, as a way to promote nature conservation. He is in his first year of candidature and is now working towards the confirmation of his research project.

Research Interests:

  • environmental psychology
  • environmental communication
  • sustainable tourism


Master Degree of Management, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Bachelor Degree of Economics & Bachelor Degree of Management, Soochow University, China

Current Research Topic: Cultivating psychological ownership of nature to facilitate individuals’ pro-environmental behaviours

Supervisors: Associate Professor Kelly Fielding & Dr Angela Dean


Wang, X., & Zhang, C. (2020). Contingent effects of social norms on tourists’ pro-environmental behaviours: The role of Chinese traditionality. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1746795.

Wang, X., Qin, X., & Zhou, Y. (2020). A comparative study of relative roles and sequences of cognitive and affective attitudes on tourists’ pro-environmental behavioral intention. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 28(5), 727-746, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2019.1704297.

Huang, K., Pearce, P. L., Wu, M. Y., & Wang, X. Z. (2019). Tourists and Buddhist heritage sites: An integrative analysis of visitors’ experience and happiness through positive psychology constructs. Tourist Studies, 19(4), 549-568, DOI: 10.1177/1468797619850107.

Li, Y., Wang, X., Chen, P. (2019). Development and testing of heritage responsibility scale: Based on perspectives of tourists and residents. Tourism Tribune, 34(10): 60-75, DOI: 10.19765/j.cnki.1002-5006.2019.10.010.

Zhang, C., Chen, P., & Wang, X. (2017). Conceptualizing heritage responsibility in world heritage sites: Insights from Levinas’ ethics of responsibility, Asian Journal of Tourism Research, 2(3), 79-100, DOI: 10.12982/ajtr.2017.0018.