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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 programs.



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

Arghavan (Hana) Hadinejad

Dr Aishath Shakeela

Touristic Intelligence: Developing a model on measuring Touristic Intelligence.  Read more about it here.


Azza Al-Busaidi

Dr Anna Kralj

Nation Branding: Exploring the Nature and Heritage Nation Brand:A Nation’s People Perspective. 

Bojana Spasojevic Sijacki

A/Pr Gui Lohmann

Air Transportation's impact on tourism destination competitiveness - Case study of Queensland

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.

David Fechner

A/P Kevin Filo

Dr Sacha Reid

Charity sponsorship in the mass participation sport event context

Dung Le

A/P Gui Lohmann

The antecedents of emotions in the experience economy

Emily Chen

Prof Susanne Becken

Prof Bela Stantic

Using Weibo to understand Chinese travel patterns in Australia

Hong Bing (Thomas) Zhu

A/P Alexandra Coghlan

Experience Value Creation in Heritage Destination

Hung Huynh

A/P  Kevin Filo

Dr Daniel Lock

The influence of social and cultural context on sport consumer motivation

Ingo Janowski

Dr Sarah Gardiner

Dr Anna Kwek

Analysing cross-cultural consumer perceptions of Adventure Tourism

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. Read more about it here.

Kakda Khun

Prof Susanne Becken

A/P Karine Dupre

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

Dr Shyama Ratnasiri
Assessing Real Economic Impact of Tourism

Md Ruhul Amin Mollah

Prof Graham Cuskelly

Dr Brad Hill

NTO-SNO nexus for sports tourism development

Michael Aswin Winardi

A/P Catherine Prentice

Prof Scott Weaven

Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management in the Hotel Industry

Michelle Hayes

Dr Caroline Riot

A/P Kevin Filo

Dr Andrea Geurin

Athlete social media usage during major events

Mona Ji Hyun Yang

Dr Catherine Khoo-Lattimore

Dr Elaine Yang

The impact of encountering tourists on the well-being of child labourer in the host countries.

Nina Dhirasasna

Prof Susanne Becken

Dr Oz Sahin (Griffith Engineering)

Renewable energy uptake in tourist accommodation

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
Ryan Yung

Dr Catherine Khoo-Lattimore

Dr Leigh Ellen Potter

The Future Is Now:  Investigating Reality's Effectiveness as a Destination Marketing Tool through Presence and Emotion

Truc Le

A/P Charles Arcodia

Dr Anna Kralj

Perception of Authenticity and its Key Aeterminant in Dining Experiences. Read more about it here.

Wei Yii Teoh / Mark Teo

Dr Anna Kwek

Dr Ying Wang

Capturing Transformations: Culture’s role in Transformative Experiences

Yang (Subrina) Liu

A/P Karine Dupre

Dr Xin Jin

The Development Plan of Dongguan Street: An Invaluable Historical and Cultural Heritage

Yi YangA/P Michelle Whitford

A/P Leonie Lockstone-Binney
The Role of Spatial Order in Tourism Development: Conflict and Sustainable

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Candidates who meet the research entry requirements are invited to contact the relevant convenor to discuss their research project.

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Dr Sacha Reid:

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