Enhancing knowledge and awareness to create sustainable events
This research program provides the knowledge, tools and capacity to assist hospitality businesses, organisers and host destinations maximise sustainability outcomes and positive impacts of their events. Our research employs both management and consumer perspectives, and includes a diverse range of companies and events from small niche events to larger active participation events. Our research engages a variety of stakeholders including cultural groups, urban planners, environmental groups, sponsors and government agencies.
Professor Heidi Dahles
International relations theory, international security and China’s international relations.
Dr Kevin Filo
Synergy between sport and charity, sport events, and community sport and fundraising.
Dr Millicent Kennelly
Stakeholder engagement and collaboration in event management, event leveraging strategies and sport event management.
Dr Ying Wang
Destination marketing and management, hospitality management and Chinese outbound tourism.
Dr Xin (Cathy) Jin
Event management, convention tourism and destination marketing.
Dr Michelle Whitford
Event and tourism policy and planning, Indigenous tourism and events, and sustainable events.
Dr Sacha Reid
Event stakeholder management, community development and planning, and real estate and property development.
Associate Professor Catherine Prentice
Services marketing, relationship marketing and casino marketing.
Associate Professor Gui Lohmann
Aviation management, transport geography and tourism transport.
Tracking Commonwealth Games Engagement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities
An under-researched area in social and cultural legacy of sport events is the engagement of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. In the context of the Commonwealth Games (GC2018), there is a clear literature and policy gap regarding the engagement of CALD communities, particularly those originating from non-Commonwealth countries.
This research aims to use a mixed method to review policies, strategies, approaches, interests, and barriers in engaging CALD communities in GC2018 to enhance the success of the event and enrich event legacy. The research will also develop a comprehensive model that will improve policy and practice in engaging communities for future events.