PVC Research, Enterprise and International
Consumer experiences, consumer behaviour in hospitality and tourism, development of life-long learning at work, design of frameworks for continuing professional development, measurement and modelling of customer satisfaction in tourism.
Coastal and marine tourism, ecotourism, interpretation and education, wildlife tourism, sustainable tourism, mountain tourism, transport, aviation, gay tourism.
Pacific Island tourism, tourism and sustainable development goals, community based tourism, tourism and poverty alleviation, evidence based strategy and planning, labour markets and work, productivity, information and communication technologies, urban tourism.
Professor of Tourism and Hospitality
Accessible tourism, social justice and advocacy through hospitality, stakeholders and sustainable tourism development, heritage, cultural and indigenous tourism; critical and qualitative methods, (ill) health, disability, ageing, care and travel.
Service management/marketing, strategic human resource management, organisational behaviour, quantitative methods; mixed methods.
Local food systems, culinary tourism, tourism and gastronomy, agriculture – tourism linkages, community-based tourism, tourism as a tool for development, South Pacific cuisines, quantitative, qualitative (participatory methods) and mixed methods.
Event studies and event management, sustainable leadership, sustainability; critical theory, constructionism, phenomenology, qualitative methodologies, conceptual research, visual methods.
Critical theory in tourism and hospitality, families and children in tourism, sociality in tourism and hospitality, tourist behaviour and experiences, visitor interpretation, qualitative methodologies.
Historical and sociological approaches to tourism development. Tourism, politics, cultural identity and indigenous rights.
Emerging tourism markets, entrepreneurship, environmental management systems, service quality management, sustainable tourism, SMEs and tourism operation; qualitative and quantitative methods.
Gender, ethnicity, age, career privilege and penalty, hospitality career construct, vocational education and employability, sustainable hospitality workforce; Intersectionality, critical approaches, memory-work.
Adventure tourism and leisure, tourism in mountain and marine environments, co-creation in policy making, event legacies, place activation, ICT in cultural mapping/community development.
Qualitative methodologies focusing on food sociology, anthropology and semiotics within the hospitality industry, wider socio-culture, gastronomy and food experience. Socio-cultural rituals and practices. Hospitality entrepreneurship. Food and hospitality related tourism. The ‘lived experience’.
Research officer, NZTRI
Tourist behaviour, Chinese outbound tourism, social media marketing, tourist satisfaction, quantitative and qualitative methods.
Employment relations, exit interview, hospitality, human resource management, labour markets, labour turnover, media representation of hospitality workers and work, restaurant reviews, discourse analysis.
Senior Research Fellow, NZTRI
Tourism SME networks and collaboration, community informatics and tourism, tourism and technology, ICT and the travel industry, tourism and socio-economic development, governance and local coordination of the tourism industry.
Event and festival management and tourism, creative placemaking, social worlds, serious leisure, arts-informed life history, life history, creative research approach.
Management decision making, leadership, phronēsis, service management, wisdom; qualitative methods.
Food and beverage, hospitality education, HRM, luxury accommodation; qualitative methods.
Menu engineering, benchmarking, menu analysis, qualitative methods.
Sustainable tourism development, Māori development, cultural and indigenous tourism; kaupapa Māori methodology, critical and qualitative methods.
Urban tourism, urban regeneration, placemaking, destination marketing, organisational ecology, risk and resilience, tourism crisis and recovery, entrepreneurial resilience, event portfolio management.