Megan Roberts

Senior Lecturer

Email: megan.roberts@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5010-5658

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Academic appointments:

  • Work Integrated Learning Leader - Tourism, Auckland University of Technology (2014 - ongoing)
  • Industry Liaison, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland (2013 - ongoing)
  • Programme Leader - Diploma in Travel and Tourism, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland (2004 - 2014)
  • Programme Leader - Certiifcate in Travel Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland (2001 - 2004)

Qualifications:

  • Master of Philosophy, Auckland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Auckland

Teaching summary:

Work Integrated Learning - Industry placement
Travel & Tourism Information Technology
Introduction to tourism

Fields of research:

  • Education Systems
  • Business and Management
  • Tourism
  • Tourism Management

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

  • Wood, Y., & Roberts, M. (2019). The detail is in the data: WIL placement insight. In K. E. Zegwaard, & K. Hoskyn (Eds.), New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education 2019 book of abstracts (pp. 22). Wellington. Retrieved from https://www.nzace.ac.nz/

  • 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/

  • Andreassen, H., & Roberts, M. (2016). Tourism education in New Zealand secondary schools: A teacher's perspective. In Cauthe 26th Annual Conference. Sydney.

  • 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).