Michal Apollo is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, a Fellow of Yale University’s Global Justice Program, New Haven, USA, a Visiting Scholar at Hainan University – Arizona State University Joint International Tourism College, Haikou, China, and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Tourism Research Wakayama University, Japan.
He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Earth science in the field of geography at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, and PGCert in Global Development at the University of Warsaw. Michal is an enthusiastic researcher (research field: System man – high-mountain environment), traveller (visited more than 60 countries on 6 continents), mountaineer (several new climbing routes, photographer, and science populariser (a few hundred pop-science lectures). Michal’s unique background allows him to integrate knowledge from the perspectives of various points of view into his research and consultancy work. His areas of expertise are tourism management, consumer behaviours well as environmental and socioeconomic issues. In his main research field, he focuses on human presence in high mountain regions, and their well-being. Currently, he is working on a concept of sustainable use of environmental and human resources, as this is a key to development, prosperity, and well-being of all stakeholders. Michal is a Board Member of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) and a founder and a chairman of ASAP Poland.