Academic staff at the School of Hospitality and Tourism are known for their expertise across hospitality, tourism and events, and can supervise postgraduate student research on a wide range of topics.
Local food systems, culinary tourism, tourism and gastronomy, agriculture and tourism, community-based tourism, tourism for development, South Pacific cuisines; quantitative and qualitative methods
Historical and sociological approaches to tourism development. Tourism, politics, cultural identity and indigenous rights
Hospitality, hospitality education, OB, perspectives and principles of leadership; mixed methods
Tourism SME networks, tourism and community development, community informatics and tourism, tourism and technology, tourism and socio-economic development, governance; qualitative methods.
Management decision making, leadership, phronēsis, service management, wisdom; qualitative methods
Food and beverage, hospitality education, human resource management, luxury accommodation; qualitative methods
Service management/marketing, strategic human resource management, organisational behaviour, quantitative methods, mixed methods
Coastal and marine tourism, ecotourism, interpretation and education, wildlife tourism, sustainable tourism, mountain tourism, transport, aviation, gay tourism, mixed methods
Emerging tourism markets, entrepreneurship, environmental management systems, service quality management, sustainable tourism, SMEs and tourism operation, qualitative and quantitative methods
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
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
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
Gender and age in organisations, careers, sustainable human resources management, qualitative methods
Menu engineering, benchmarking, menu analysis, qualitative methods
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’
Event studies and event management, sustainable leadership, sustainability, critical theory, constructionism, phenomenology, qualitative methodologies, conceptual research, visual methods
Families and children in tourism, tourist behaviour and experience management, visitor interpretation; qualitative methodologies, critical theory
Tourist behaviour, Chinese outbound tourism, social media marketing, tourist satisfaction, quantitative and qualitative methods
Sustainable tourism development, Māori development, cultural and indigenous tourism, kaupapa Māori methodology, critical and qualitative methods
Cross-cultural studies, technology in service industry, airline/airport operations, quantitative analysis, leadership, gender studies
Hospitality and tourism employment relations and HRM, media representations of hospitality work, restaurant reviews, critical and historical hospitality and tourism studies, qualitative methods
Organisational behaviour, strategic management, operations management and human resource management, cultural and ethnicity issues, migration, acculturation, qualitative methods
(subject to availability)
Event and festival management and tourism, creative placemaking, social worlds, serious leisure, arts-informed life history, life history, creative research approach
Urban tourism, urban regeneration, placemaking, destination marketing, organisational ecology, risk and resilience, tourism crisis and recovery, entrepreneurial resilience, event portfolio management.
Event volunteering, festival and event management/studies, MICE, qualitative methods
Chinese outbound tourism, tourism education, border tourism, tourist behavior, travel experience, souvenir shopping, quantitative and qualitative methods.
Brand management, destination marketing organisation, social networks, mixed methods
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.
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
Tourism marketing, tourism education, sustainable tourism management, customer service experience, autobiography; identity, narrative inquiry; personality
Not all hospitality and tourism staff will be available for supervision every semester.