Anna Thompson is a senior lecturer and course coordinator at the University of Otago. She serves as the Department representative on the School's Undergraduate Advisory Group and the University of Otago Women's Development Programme. She is Kaiawhina Māori and on the Teaching and Learning Committee for the Tourism Department.
Anna has published internationally in peer reviewed academic journals and been invited as a chapter contributor to numerous edited books. Her current research interests are focused on the environmental management of tourism,indigenous business development, cultural landscapes, heritage tourism, Maori sport and leisure activities.