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PhD and research candidates play an important role in the research efforts of the Griffith Institute for Tourism.

Candidate projects are closely aligned with the Institute's research pillars.



Project title

Amal Al Alawi

A/P Charles Arcodia

Dr Anna Kralj

The Potentials, Challenges and Strategies for Developing Oman as an Event Tourism Destination. Find out more.

Bojana Spasojevic Sijacki

A/Pr Gui Lohmann

Air Transportation's Impact on Tourism Destination Competitiveness - Case Study of Queensland.

Carlos Eugenio Zardini Filho

Prof Graham Cuskelly

Prof Simone Fullagar

Implementation of Para-Elite Sports Policies. Find out more.

Dan (Dannie) Huang

A/P Alexandra Coghlan

Dr Xin (Cathy) Jin

A Dedicaton-Constraint Based Model of Innovation Resistance in the Context of Peer to Peer (P2P) Accommodation. Find out more.

David Fechner

A/P Kevin Filo

Dr Sacha Reid

Dr Robyn Cameron

Charity Sponsorship in the Mass Participation Sport Event Context. Find out more.

Jinyan Chen (Emily)

Prof Susanne Becken

Prof Bela Stantic

Tracking Social Media Weibo to Understand Chinese Tourists' Travel Patterns in Australia. Find out more.

Hongbing (Thomas) Zhu

Dr Xin (Cathy) Jin

A/P Alexandra Coghlan

Prof Noel Scott

Experience Value Creation in Heritage Destinations. Find out more.

Ida Kristine Fjelldal

A/P Brent Moyle

Dr Anna Kralj

Investigating Australian Tourism Destinations Reputation on Social Media.

Ingo Janowski

Dr Sarah Gardiner

Dr Anna Kwek

Cross-Cultural Consumer Perceptions and Behavioural Intentions towards Adventure Tourism. Find out more.

Johanna Loehr

Prof Susanne Becken

Prof Brendan Mackey

Dr Johanna Nalau

Tourism Adaption to Climate Change in two South Pacific SIDS: The Potential to Decrease Community Vulnerability and Foster Sustainable Tourism Development.  Find out more.

Kakda Khun

Prof Susanne Becken

A/P Karine Dupre

Benchmarking Sustainable Tourism Transport in GMS:  A critical look from tourism policy and planning.
Kanchana Wickramasinghe Dr Athula Naranpanawa

Dr Shyama Ratnasiri

Assessing Real Economic Impact of Tourism. Find out more.

Md Ruhul Amin Mollah

Prof Graham Cuskelly

Dr Brad Hill

Sport Tourism Development: Functional level collaboration between National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) and National Sport Organizations (NSOs). Find out more.

Michael Aswin Winardi

A/P Catherine Prentice

Prof Scott Weaven

Emotional Intelligence (EI), Cultural Intelligence (CQ), and Conflict Management in the Hotel Industry. Find out more.

Mona Ji Hyun Yang

Dr Catherine Khoo-Lattimore

Dr Elaine Yang

Are Host-Children Exploited or not?: Exploring Tourism Impacts on the Quality of Life of Host-Children in Developing Countries Through a Cultural Lens. Find out more.

Nina Dhirasasna

Prof Susanne Becken

Dr Oz Sahin (Griffith Engineering)

Renewable Energy Uptake in Tourist Accommodation. Find out more.

Paresh Pant

Dr Sarah Gardiner

Dr Ying Wang

The Role of Technology in Understanding the Experience Expectations of Co-Creation.

Putu Devi Rosalina

Dr Ying Wang

A/P Karine Dupre

The Integrated Rural Tourism Towards Sustainable Development in Bali. Find out more.
Ryan Yung

A/P Catherine Khoo-Lattimore

Dr Leigh Ellen Potter

The Future is Now: Investigating Virtual Reality’s Effectiveness as a Tourism Marketing Tool through Presence and Emotion. Find out more.

Truc Le

Prof Charles Arcodia

Dr Anna Kralj

Dr Margarida Abreu Novais

Understanding and conceptualising authenticity in dining experiences using online reviews. Find out more.

Wei Yii (Mark) Teoh

Dr Anna Kwek

Dr Ying Wang

Understanding Transformative Tourism Experiences in a Cross-Cultural Setting. Find out more.

Yang (Subrina) Liu

A/P Karine Dupre

Dr Xin Jin

The Development Plan of Dongguan Street: An Invaluable Historical and Cultural Heritage. Find out more.

Yi Yang A/P Michelle Whitford

A/P Leonie Lockstone-Binney

From second home to tourism enclave community:  A multiscale heterogeneous spatial analysis. Find out more.

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