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PhD and research candidates play an important role in the research efforts of the Griffith Institute for Tourism.
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Amal Al Alawi
The Potentials, Challenges and Strategies for Developing Oman as an Event Tourism Destination. Supervisors - A/P Charles Arcodia & Dr Anna Kralj.
Bojana Spasojevic Sijacki
Air Transportation's Impact on Tourism Destination Competitiveness - Case Study of Queensland. Supervisor - A/P Gui Lohmann.
Carlos Eugenio Zardini Filho
Implementation of Para-Elite Sports Policies. Supervisors - Prof Graham Cuskelly & Prof Simone Fullagar.
Dan (Dannie) Huang
A Dedicaton-Constraint Based Model of Innovation Resistance in the Context of Peer to Peer (P2P) Accommodation. Supervisors - A/P Alexandra Coghlan & Dr Xin (Cathy) Jin.
Charity Sponsorship in the Mass Participation Sport Event Context. Supervisors - A/P Kevin Filo, Dr Sacha Reid & Dr Robyn Cameron.
Jinyan Chen (Emily)
Tracking Social Media Weibo to Understand Chinese Tourists' Travel Patterns in Australia. Supervisors - Prof Susanne Becken & Prof Bela Stantic.
Hongbing (Thomas) Zhu
Experience Value Creation in Heritage Destinations. Supervisors - Dr Xin (Cathy) Jin, A/P Alexandra Coghlan & Prof Noel Scott.
Ida Kristine Fjelldal
Investigating Australian Tourism Destinations Reputation on Social Media. Supervisors - A/P Brent Moyle & Dr Anna Kralj.
Cross-Cultural Consumer Perceptions and Behavioural Intentions towards Adventure Tourism. Supervisors - Dr Sarah Gardiner & Dr Anna Kwek.
Tourism Adaption to Climate Change in two South Pacific SIDS: The Potential to Decrease Community Vulnerability and Foster Sustainable Tourism Development. Supervisors - Prof Susanne Becken, Prof Brendan Mackey & Dr Johanna Nalau.
The impacts of coastal tourism development on local community: what makes public participation in the governance of tourism works? Supervisor - Prof Susanne Becken & Dr Robert Hales.
Assessing Real Economic Impact of Tourism. Supervisors - Dr Athula Naranpanawa & Dr Shyama Ratnasiri.
Community Engagement in Hallmark Events. Supervisors - Dr Xin (Cathy) Jin & Dr Ying Wang.
Md Ruhul Amin Mollah
Sport Tourism Development: Functional level collaboration between National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) and National Sport Organizations (NSOs). Supervisors - Prof Graham Cuskelly & Dr Brad Hill.
Michael Aswin Winardi
Emotional Intelligence (EI), Cultural Intelligence (CQ), and Conflict Management in the Hotel Industry. Supervisors - A/P Catherine Prentice & Prof Scott Weaven.
Mona Ji Hyun 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. Supervisors - Dr Catherine Khoo-Lattimore & Dr Elaine Yang.
Renewable Energy Uptake in Tourist Accommodation. Supervisors - Prof Susanne Becken & Dr Oz Sahin (Griffith Engineering).
The Role of Technology in Understanding the Experience Expectations of Co-Creation. Supervisors - Dr Sarah Gardiner & Dr Ying Wang.
Putu Devi Rosalina
The Integrated Rural Tourism Towards Sustainable Development in Bali. Supervisors - Dr Ying Wang & A/P Karine Dupre.
Business Clustering as a Destination Branding Tool for Regional Small Tourism Businesses. Supervisors - A/P Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore & Prof Charles Arcodia.
The Future is Now: Investigating Virtual Reality’s Effectiveness as a Tourism Marketing Tool through Presence and Emotion. Supervisors - A/P Catherine Khoo-Lattimore & Dr Leigh Ellen Potter.
Kuling: A flourishing town in the Great Depression Era. Supervisors - A/P Karine Dupre & Dr Xin Jin.
Understanding and conceptualising authenticity in dining experiences using online reviews. Supervisors - Prof Charles Arcodia, Dr Anna Kralj & Dr Margarida Abreu Novais.
Wei Yii (Mark) Teoh
Understanding Transformative Tourism Experiences in a Cross-Cultural Setting. Supervisors - Dr Anna Kwek & Dr Ying Wang.
Yang (Subrina) Liu
Stakeholder conflicts, salience and engagement in the planning and management of contested heritage - A case study of Dongguan Street in Dalian, China. Supervisors - A/P Karine Dupre & Dr Xin Jin.
From second home to tourism enclave community: A multiscale heterogeneous spatial analysis. Supervisors - A/P Michelle Whitford & A/P Leonie Lockstone-Binney