Research expertise in hospitality, tourism and events

Academic staff at the School of Hositality and Tourism are known for their expertise across hopitality, tourism and events, and can supervise postgraduate student research on a wide range of topics.

Associate Professor Tracy Berno

Local food systems, culinary tourism, tourism and gastronomy, agriculture and tourism, community-based tourism, tourism for development, South Pacific cuisines; quantitative and qualitative methods

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Dr Hamish Bremner

Historical and sociological approaches to tourism development. Tourism, politics, cultural identity and indigenous rights

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Dr Stephen Cox

Hospitality, hospitality education, OB, perspectives and principles of leadership; mixed methods

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Dr Carolyn Deuchar

Tourism SME networks, tourism and community development, community informatics and tourism, tourism and technology, tourism and socio-economic development, governance; qualitative methods.

Dr Warren Goodsir

Management decision making, leadership, phronēsis, service management, wisdom; qualitative methods

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Dr Tracy Harkison

Food and beverage, hospitality education, human resource management, luxury accommodation; qualitative methods

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Professor Nigel Hemmington

Sustainable consumer behaviour and experiences in hospitality and tourism, philosophies of hospitality, life-long learning, professional development and learning

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Associate Professor Peter Kim

Service management/marketing, strategic human resource management, organisational behaviour, quantitative methods, mixed methods

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Professor Michael Lück

Coastal and marine tourism, ecotourism, interpretation and education, wildlife tourism, sustainable tourism, mountain tourism, transport, aviation, gay tourism, mixed methods

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Dr Claire Liu

Emerging tourism markets, entrepreneurship, environmental management systems, service quality management, sustainable tourism, SMEs and tourism operation, qualitative and quantitative methods

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Professor Alison McIntosh

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

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Professor Simon Milne

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

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Dr Massimo Morellato

Adventure tourism and leisure, tourism in mountain and marine environments, policy co-creation in events/tourism, event impacts and legacies, IT in cultural mapping/community development

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Associate Professor Shelagh Mooney

Gender and age in organisations, careers, sustainable human resources management, qualitative methods

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Dr Ben Nemeschansky

Menu engineering, benchmarking, menu analysis, qualitative methods

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Dr Lindsay Neill

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’

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Associate Professor Tomas Pernecky

Event studies and event management, sustainable leadership, sustainability, critical theory, constructionism, phenomenology, qualitative methodologies, conceptual research, visual methods

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Associate Professor Heike Schänzel

Families and children in tourism, tourist behaviour and experience management, visitor interpretation; qualitative methodologies, critical theory

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Dr Mindy Sun

Tourist behaviour, Chinese outbound tourism, social media marketing, tourist satisfaction, quantitative and qualitative methods

Dr Keri-Anne Wikitera

Sustainable tourism development, Māori development, cultural and indigenous tourism, kaupapa Māori methodology, critical and qualitative methods

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Dr Pola Wang

Cross-cultural studies, technology in service industry, airline/airport operations, quantitative analysis, leadership, gender studies

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Dr David Williamson

Hospitality and tourism employment relations and HRM, media representations of hospitality work, restaurant reviews, critical and historical hospitality and tourism studies, qualitative methods

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Dr Nancy McIntyre

Organisational behaviour, strategic management, operations management and human resource management, cultural and ethnicity issues, migration, acculturation, qualitative methods

(subject to availability)

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Dr Sandra Goh

Event and festival management and tourism, creative placemaking, social worlds, serious leisure, arts-informed life history, life history, creative research approach

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Dr Abrar Faisal

Urban tourism, urban regeneration, placemaking, destination marketing, organisational ecology, risk and resilience, tourism crisis and recovery, entrepreneurial resilience, event portfolio management.

Dr Caroline Qi

Event volunteering, festival and event management/studies, MICE, qualitative methods

Dr Sam Li

Chinese outbound tourism, tourism education, border tourism, tourist behavior, travel experience, souvenir shopping, quantitative and qualitative methods.

Dr Jin Yi

Brand management, destination marketing organisation, social networks, mixed methods

Dr Brielle Gillovic

Qualitative research methodologies, critical tourism and hospitality, care ethics, social tourism, accessible tourism, (in)justice and (in)equality in/through tourism, health and wellness in/through tourism.

Richard Ajiee

Sense of belonging, social capital and migration, event for social change, event legacy - social impact of events on community, sport events - mega sport events,  major sport events and community sport events, sport for development, qualitative research, Creative Analytical Practice (CAP) methodology - story telling

Dr Sheree O’Neill

Tourism marketing, tourism education, sustainable tourism management, customer service experience, autobiography; identity, narrative inquiry; personality

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Not all hospitality and tourism staff will be available for supervision every semester.

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