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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.


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

Supervisors: Hazel Tucker and Willem Coetzee

Patrick Boudreau

A Mixed-Methods Study of the Occurrence and Controllability of Flow States in Adventure Sports
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

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

Chiara Massacesi

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

Leonardo Nava Jimenez

Recreational camping
Supervisors: Neil Carr and Willem Coetzee

Golnaz Nazem

Supervisors: Neil Carr and James Higham

Stephen Parker

Eudaimonic Yoga Experience: A Males Perspective
Supervisors: Sebastian Filep 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

Parisa Saadat

Analysis of Changes Over Time in the Nature of Family Leisure Photographs
Supervisors: Professor Neil Carr, Dr Trudie Walters

Ismail Shaheer

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

Fathimath Shiraani

Exploring Disabled Children's Holiday/Vacation Experiences.
Supervisors: Neil Carr and Gill Rutherford

William (Will) Stovall Jr

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

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.