Megan Roberts

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Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader (DTT)

Email: MRoberts@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

BSc – Auckland University
ATITB – Level 3 (Travel & Tourism)
Cert. in Adult Teaching

Memberships and Affiliations:

Member NZITT

Biography:

Travelled extensively prior to joining the travel industry. Ten years retail travel management experience both internationally and in NZ. Taught Travel & Tourism for ten years including working for Private Providers in Auckland.

Teaching Areas:

Fares & Ticketing
Travel & Tourism IT
Destination Papers

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Roberts, M., Andreassen, H., O'Donnell, D., O'Neill, S., & Neill, L. (2018). Tourism education in New Zealand secondary schools: The teachers' perspective. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 30(1). doi:10.1080/10963758.2017.1413380

  • Wood, Y., & Roberts, M. (2017). Cooperative education in hospitality and tourism: Extending standard categorization systems for the classification of industry placements. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 18(3). Retrieved from http://www.apjce.org/files/APJCE_18_3_269_292.pdf

Conference contributions

  • Roberts, M. (2018). Travel Brokers: The new breed of travel agents. In Proceedings of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) 28th Annual Conference (pp. 774-779). The University of Newcastle.

  • Wood, Y., Roberts, M., & Gallagher, S. (2018). Learning Off Campus Guide - an app. In SoTEL 2018 programme with abstracts. Auckland. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/

  • Wood, Y., Roberts, M., & Gallagher, S. (2018). App development and pilot testing – not for the faint hearted. In New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education 2018 Book of Abstracts (pp. 14). The Venue, Onetangi, Waiheke Island: New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education. Retrieved from http://nzace.ac.nz/2018-conference-waiheke-island/

  • Roberts, M., & Wood, Y. (2018). A classification framework to make sense of industry placements. In New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education 2018 Conference Proceedings (pp. 37-42). Conference held at The Venue, Onetangi, Waiheke Island: New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education. Retrieved from http://nzace.ac.nz/2018-conference-waiheke-island/

  • Wood, Y., Gallagher, S., Roberts, M., Fleming, J., & Haigh, N. (2016). Students’ advice about learning off campus: Have courage and expect the unexpected. In Conference 2016: Abstracts, International Conference, Takapuna 2016 - Advocacy, Collaboration, Engagement (pp. 32). Auckland: New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education. Retrieved from http://nzace.ac.nz/2016-conference-takapuna/

  • Andreassen, H., Roberts, M., O'Donnell, D., & O'Neill, S. (2016). Tourism education in New Zealand secondary schools: A teachers' perspective (working paper). In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Confeence: The changing landscape of tourism and hospitality: The impact of emerging markets and emerging destinations (pp. 866-873). Sydney: CAUTHE.

Theses

  • Roberts, M. (2015). ICT and the New Zealand outbound retail travel industry: strategic adaptation to the threat of disintermediation. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ).