Dr Tracy Harkison

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Senior lecturer, Programme Leader Bachelor of International Hospitality Management

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8491

Email: tracy.harkison@aut.ac.nz


  • PhD
  • Masters of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Hospitality Management
  • Higher National Diploma in Hotel Catering and Institution Management
  • National Diploma in Adult Training and Education
  • Advance Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
  • Certificate in Computing.

Teaching Areas:

  • International Food and Beverage Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Hospitality Career Development
  • Co-operative Education.

Research Areas:

  • Hospitality Education
  • Luxury Hotel and Lodge Experiences.

Current Research Projects:

  • Luxury Hotel Experiences.


  • Harkison, T., Hemmington, N., & Hyde, K. (2018). Creating the luxury accommodation experience: Case studies from New Zealand. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
  • Mooney, S.,  & Harkison, T. (2018). Assessment for learning in university settings: fun and games, Anatolia. doi: 10.1080/13032917.2018.1443826
  • Harkison, T. (2017). The use of co-creation within the luxury accommodation experience – myth or reality?. International Journal of Hospitality Management. doi:10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.11.006
  • Harkison, T., Hemmington, N., & Hyde, K. F. (2017). Luxury accommodation – significantly different or just more expensive?. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, 1-13. doi:10.1057/s41272-017-0085-1
  • Harkison, T. (2017). The importance of the human touch in the luxury accommodation sector. Research in Hospitality Management, 7(1), 59-64. doi:10.1080/22243534/2017.1355488
  • Harkison T. (2017). Acccommodating co-creation in a hotel experience Hospitality Insights 1(1):3-4. doi:   https://doi.org/10.24135/hi.v1i1.5
  • Harkison, T., Poulston, J., & Ginny Kim, J. H. (2011). Hospitality graduates and managers: the big divide. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 23(3), 377-392.
  • Harkison, T. (2009) Hospitality Degrees in New Zealand: Exploratory Research: The Future of New Zealand Hospitality Degrees. VDM Verlag: Saarbrucken, Germany.