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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.
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.
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
Post-Pandemic Power Tool: Social Media, Symbols and Destination Image. Supervisors - A/P Brent Moyle and Dr Anna Kralj.
Cross-Cultural Consumer Perceptions and Behavioural Intentions towards Adventure Tourism. Supervisors - Dr Sarah Gardiner & Dr Anna Kwek.
Jess Sanggyeong Je
The Effectiveness of Gender Equality Policies and Strategies in Tourism Organisations: A Pragmatic Multi-Phase, Multi-Method and Multi-Case Approach. – A/Prof Catheryn Khoo and Lecturer Elaine Yang
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.
Attention restoration for Millennials at airports. 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.
Rubiana Lopes Cury
Environmental sustainability in Australian high-performance sport: understanding key drivers for the adoption of a green agenda. Supervisors - Dr Millicent Kennelly & A/Prof Michael Howes
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.
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