Research expertise in hospitality, tourism and events

Professor Nigel Hemmington

Nigel Hemmington. Dean, Faculty of Culture and Society

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.

Professor Michael Lück

Michael Luck. Professor

Michael Lück Coastal and marine tourism, ecotourism, interpretation and education, wildlife tourism, sustainable tourism, mountain tourism, transport, aviation, gay tourism.

Professor Simon Milne

Simon Milne. Director, NZTRI

Sustainable tourism, tourism and information technology, community economic development, regional development, economic impact assessment, small island states, urban tourism, tourism and food, tourism strategy development, tourism planning and decision support systems.

Professor Alison McIntosh

Alison. Professor of Tourism and Hospitality

Critical approaches to tourism and hospitality studies, accessible tourism, social justice, ethics and advocacy, health benefits of travel, sustainable tourism, community hospitality, indigenous tourism.

Dr Tracy Berno

Tracy Berno. Associate Professor

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.

Dr Alison Booth

Alison Booth. Lecturer

Ethnography, festivalisation, community empowerment, cultural events, quality of life, social sustainability cultural representation of diasporic communities, event management theory and event production practices.

Dr Hamish Bremner

Hamish. Senior Lecturer

Tourism, ethnography.

Dr Charles Johnston

Charles Johnston. Senior Lecturer

Asian tourism, China tourism, urban tourism, tourist behaviour, sustainable tourism, heritage tourism, tourism, geography, mega-events, tourism distribution systems and grounded theory.

Dr Peter (BeomCheol) Kim

Peter Kim. Associate Professor

Hospitality marketing, organisational behaviour, service management, strategic human resource management, quantitative research methods.

Dr Claire Liu

Claire Liu. Senior Lecturer

Chinese outbound tourism market and tourism education, customer expectation and satisfaction, service quality management, SMEs and tourism management, sustainable tourism management, quantitative and qualitative methods.

Dr Jared Mackley-Crump

Jared Mackley Crump. Lecturer

Festivalisation, cultural representation and diaspora (esp. Pacific), food and music (at) events, events and individual/collective identities, event management, social/cultural and political impacts of events, event policy, qualitative and ethnographic methodologies.

Dr Shelagh Mooney

Shelagh Mooney. Senior Lecturer

Hospitality careers, critical management studies, intersectional approaches, age, gender, ethnicity and class as performance, feminist methods, mixed methods, memory-work.

Dr Massimo Morellato

Massimo Morellato. Lecturer

Marketing and tourism, event legacies, network social responsibility and sustainable development, sport and adventure recreation, mountain and coastal leisure value, indigenous protected areas and wilderness, e-tourism, mobile web and augmented reality.

Lindsay Neill

Senior Lecturer

Hospitality, culture, kiwiana, language, New Zealand, profile, food anthropology, gastronomy.

Dr Bart Neuts

Bart Neuts. Senior Lecturer

Visitor management, crowding, carrying capacity, urban tourism, structural equation modelling, tourist satisfaction, destination loyalty, marketing conversion, market segmentation, economic impact analysis.

Dr Tomas Pernecky

Associate Professor

Philosophical and theoretical inquiry into events, tourism and hospitality, social constructionist approaches, worldmaking, postdisciplinarity, hermeneutic phenomenology, sustainability and sustainable leadership.

Dr Jill Poulston

Associate Professor

Ageism, diversity, ethical issues, expressive labour, hospitality, new age tourism, organic food, philosophy and history of hospitality, sexual harassment, sustainability, quantitative and qualitative methods.

Dr Heike Schänzel

Heike Schanzel. Senior Lecturer

Critical theory in tourism and hospitality, families and children in tourism, sociality in tourism and hospitality, tourist behaviour and experiences, visitor interpretation, qualitative methodologies.

Dr Mindy Sun

Research officer, NZTRI

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

Dr David Williamson

David Williamson. Senior Lecturer

Employment relations, exit interview, hospitality, human resource management, labour markets, labour turnover, media representation of hospitality workers and work, restaurant reviews, discourse analysis.

Dr Carolyn Deuchar

Carolyn Deuchar. 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.

Dr Sandra Goh


Event travel career, festival and event tourism, serious leisure, social worlds, festival and event management/studies, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, arts-informed life history, creative research approach.

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