Steve Cox

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Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8907


Physical Address:

Room WH419, WH Building
49 Wellesley Street East, Auckland 1010

Postal Address:

School of Hospitality + Tourism
Faculty of Culture and Society
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


  • Master of Science (Education)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Hotel and Catering Management
  • Diploma Advanced Food Hygiene & Safety.

Teaching Areas:

  • Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (BIHM) undergraduate
  • Hospitality Organisational Behaviour and Interpersonal Skills
  • Human Resource Management
  • Service Management.

Research Areas:

  • Hospitality education.

Research Summary:

Stephen completed his master's thesis investigating the difference between employers’ needs and requirements and student expectations of the hospitality industry in a critical case study context.

This research has provided a platform for his doctoral studies and further investigation into the educational development of hospitality graduates.

Current Research Projects:

  • Doctoral study investigating perceptions of success in hospitality and applications to the educational development of graduates.