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Current PhD in Tourism Research

The Department of Tourism at Otago has a wealth of current PhD research into many aspects of Tourism and its related disciplines.

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

David Adeloye

Geographical Perception of Terrorism and its Influence on Domestic Tourists’ Travel Behaviour
Supervisors: Neil Carr and Andrea Insch

Abbas Alizadeh

Exploring the relationship between sustainable consumption and eudaimonic well-being in tourism
Supervisors: Sebastian Filep and Juergen Gnoth

Easnin Ara

Thesis title TBC
Supervisors:
Hazel Tucker and Willem Coetzee

Patrick Boudreau

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

Kishor Kumar Chitrakar

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

Stuart Hayes

Tourism Education: A Critical Analysis
Supervisors: Hazel Tucker and Clinton Golding

Md Ariful Hoque

An Investigation into the Understanding of the Relationship between Community-Based Indigenous Tourism (CBIT) and Poverty Alleviation in Rural Bangladesh
Supervisors: Brent Lovelock and Anna Carr

Montira Intason

Thesis title TBC
Supervisors:
Willem Coetzee and Craig Lee

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

Leonardo Nava Jimenez

Recreational camping
Supervisors: Neil Carr and Willem Coetzee

Chiara Massacesi

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

Parisa Saadat Abadi Nasab

Examining the Changing Representations of Family Relations: Insights from Leisure Photographs
Supervisors: Neil Carr and Trudie Walters

Rajesh Nautiyal

Thesis title TBC
Supervisors:
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

Institutionalising waste minimisation in local festivals
Supervisors:
Neil Carr and James Higham

Andrus H. L. Nomm

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

Stephen Parker

Eudaimonic Yoga Experience: A Males Perspective
Supervisors: Sebastian Filep and Anna Carr

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

Karun Rawat

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

Ismail Shaheer

Animal rights violations triggered tourism boycotts-conversations on Twittersphere
Supervisors: Neil Carr and Andrea Insch

Fathimath Shiraani

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

William (Will) Stovall Jr

Thesis title TBC
Supervisors:

Olivia Su (Yu Su)

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

Hsueh Yu Tseng

Investigating structural relationships between behavioural intentions, experience quality, perceived value, and satisfaction for low-carbon tourism.
Supervisors: James Higham and Craig Lee

Guojie Zhang

Using Environmental Philosophy to Interpret Overseas Tourists’ Experiences of New Zealand Mainland Fenced Sanctuaries
Supervisors: James Higham and Julia Albrecht

Jingru Zhang

Non-local owners in ethnic tourism community in China
Supervisors: Hazel Tucker and James Higham

Yunzhen Zhang

Thesis title TBC
Supervisors: Hazel Tucker and Jundan Zhang (external)

Hongrui Zhu

Been There Done That: The Motivations, Working and Traveling Experiences and Learning of Chinese Working Holiday Makers in New Zealand.
Supervisors: Hazel Tucker and Tara Duncan.