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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.

Research Candidates

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.

David Fechner

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

Post-Pandemic Power Tool: Social Media, Symbols and Destination Image. Supervisors - A/P Brent Moyle and Dr Anna Kralj.

Ingo Janowski

Cross-Cultural Consumer Perceptions and Behavioural Intentions towards Adventure Tourism. Supervisors - Dr Sarah Gardiner & Dr Anna Kwek.

Johanna Loehr

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.

Kakda Khun

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.

Kanchana Wickramasinghe

Assessing Real Economic Impact of Tourism. Supervisors - Dr Athula Naranpanawa & Dr Shyama Ratnasiri.

Lakshi Senevirathna

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.

Nina Dhirasasna

Renewable Energy Uptake in Tourist Accommodation. Supervisors - Prof Susanne Becken & Dr Oz Sahin (Griffith Engineering).

Paresh Pant

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.

Rachel Perkins

Business Clustering as a Destination Branding Tool for Regional Small Tourism Businesses. Supervisors - A/P Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore & Prof Charles Arcodia.

Ryan Yung

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.

Tiehong Feng

Kuling: A flourishing town in the Great Depression Era. Supervisors - A/P Karine Dupre & Dr Xin Jin.

Truc Le

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.

Yi Yang

From second home to tourism enclave community: A multiscale heterogeneous spatial analysis. Supervisors - A/P Michelle Whitford & A/P Leonie Lockstone-Binney

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

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