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Current PhD in Tourism Research

Our PhD research addresses the current and critical issues in Tourism, as well as taking a new approach to more traditional areas of Tourism research. Please see below for a complete list of current PhDs in Tourism studies.

Taufik Abdullah

Between Success and Failure: The empowerment of Survival Entrepreneurs, a Case Study of Indonesian Street Food Vendors
Supervisors: Neil Carr and Craig Lee

Abbas Alizadeh

Exploring the relationship between sustainable consumption and eudaimonic well-being in tourism
Supervisors: James Higham

Patrick Boudreau-Alguire

Optimal States of Mind in Adventure Recreation
Supervisors: Susan Houge Mackenzie and Ken Hodge

Stafano Celon

Professional sport and tourism: the impact of the Super Rugby franchise on the Highlanders
Supervisors: Willem Coetzee and Craig Lee

Kishor Kumar Chitrakar

Community Based Home-Stay Tourism as a Sustainable Tourism Model in Nepal
Supervisors: Neil Carr and Julia Albrecht

Claire Dowsett

Investigating the social dimensions of invasive species
Supervisors: Anna Carr and Brent Lovelock

Md Saiful Islam

Community-based Tourism and its Impact on Sustainable Community Development: A Global Comparative Study to Assess the Viability
Supervisors: Willem Coetzee and Brent Lovelock

Mahdis Madani

Developing a web of inter-connected incentives to improve the effectiveness and resilience of MPAs governance
Supervisors: Neil Carr and James Higham

Chiara Massacesi

Food Heritagisation for Tourism Development. Cheese networks in the Italian Dolomites.
Supervisors: Brent Lovelock and Anna Carr

Rajesh Nautiyal

Intangible Cultural Heritage and Cultural tourism: An Analysis of Ramman, A Ritual Theatre of Garhwal Himalayas.
Julia Albrecht, Anna Carr

P Naresh Nayak

Strategy and Implementation plan for Water Conservation in Star category Hotels in New Zealand
Supervisors: Willem Coetzee and Julia Albrecht

Golnaz Nazem

MICE Tourism in New Zealand
Neil Carr and James Higham

Thuy Nguyen

“Green Nudges”: Application of behavioural insights in fostering energy and water-saving practices in small and independent hotels in Vietnam
Supervisors: Willem Coetzee and Craig Lee

Andrus H. L. Nomm

Decarbonisation of the tourism industry – drivers and perspectives in destination management and governance.
Supervisors: Julia Albrecht & Brent Lovelock

Hannah Parsons

The design and delivery of transformative spiritual tourism experiences
Supervisors: Susan Mackenzie & Sebastian Filep

Reni Polus

The Spiritual Journey of International Volunteer Tourists
Supervisor: Neil Carr

Hemu Rajamacicam

The demand and supply perspectives of accessible tourism in adventure tourism destinations of New Zealand
Supervisors: Brent Lovelock and Susan Houge Mackenzie

Zahra Rahmani

Thesis title TBC
: Susan Houge Mackenzie and Anna Carr

Karun Rawat

The Silent Choreographers of Mount Everest: An Ethnographic Study about Sherpas as Tourist Guides
Supervisors: Neil Carr and Susan Houge Mackenzie

Fathimath Shiraani

Understanding the holiday experiences of disabled children and young people
Supervisors: Neil Carr and Gill Rutherford

Matthias Spall

“Bad Nature” The social dimensions of invasive species
Supervisors: Brent Lovelock and Anna Carr

Olivia Su (Yu Su)

Communion versus Agency: The Effectiveness of Loyalty Programmes across Gender and Cultures
Supervisors: Brent Lovelock and Craig Lee

Animesh Tripathi

The rise of Asian / Indian lifestyle travellers
Supervisors: Hazel Tucker and Pooneh Torabian

Hsueh Yu Tseng

Fly smarter not harder: An examination of academic flying
Supervisors: James Higham and Craig Lee

Yunzhen Zhang

Understanding and assessing tourists’ awe in different tourism settings
Supervisors: Hazel Tucker and Jundan Zhang (external)

Xi Zhu

The evolving roles of Chinese tour guides
Supervisor: Hazel Tucker