Tourism at Otago is proud of the calibre of its PhD graduates, and the ground-breaking and relevant research that has come out of the Department over the years.
Our graduates’ PhD theses includes research into tourism strategies, ethics, education, policy and analysis. Please see below for a complete list, in alphabetical order, of PhD in Tourism graduates.
To read abstracts about the research, please click on the graduates’ names:
National Representation of Malaysian Myths in Tourism Promotional Brochures: A Longitudinal Perspective (2013).
The Implementation of Tourism Strategies: A Critical Analysis of Two New Zealand Case Studies (2008).
Decolonising Māori Tourism: "Representation and Identity" (2009).
An empirical investigation of tourist crime in New Zealand: perceptions, victimisation and future implications (1999).
The meaning and discourse of ethical consumption and production in fair trade tourism (2011).
Community-based tourism development and gender relations in Uganda (2012).
Rights of Public Access for Outdoor Recreation in New Zealand (2006).
Student Experiences of Tourism Education and Nurturing the Spirit of Service (2001).
Interpreting the cultural landscape: the visitor experience in Te Wai Pounamu, the South
Island, Aotearoa/New Zealand (2004).
Managing Emotions: White-water Rafting Guides and the Emotional Labor Theory (2011).
Transfrontier parks, social space and local communities' livelihoods: A crisis of representation (2011).
The Search for "Self" for Lifestyle Travellers (2009).
The role of film in destination decision-making (2008).
Tourism policy implementation in the Philippines, 1973-2009 (2010).
Reconsidering the Travel Ideal: Freedom, Belonging and a Philosophy of Difference (2013).
People, rivers and recreation: Fluid relationships of place and experience on the Clutha River, Otago, New Zealand (2013).
A multiphase analysis of the personal benefits derived from cultural educational tour experiences (2011).
Wilderness perceptions of international visitors to New Zealand : the perceptual approach to the management of international tourists visiting wilderness areas within New Zealand's conservation estate (1996).
The social phenomenon of climate change contextual: Vulnerability, risk perception and adaptation in the ski industry of Queenstown, New Zealand (2013).
Seeking Antarctica: An Investigation into Visitors' Travel and Recreation Value-Based Motivations (2013).
Hospitality management perspectives on casino tourism in Thailand (2008).
Thailand and Leisure Oriented Cross-border Mobility: Constraints and Permeability (2007).
Institutional arrangements for tourism: the role of the internal core-periphery model in small island states of the Caribbean (2002).
New Zealand's Adventure Culture: In Hillary's Steps (2008).
The construction of a disaster destination: Rebuilding Koh Phi Phi, Thailand (2008).
Inter-organisation Relations and Sustainable Tourism in Canadian National Parks (2001).
Environmental Values and On-Site Experiences of Tourists on Wildlife Watch Tours in New Zealand: A Study of Visitors Watching and/or Swimming With Dolphins. (2003)
"Scenery and Chardonnay": a visitor perspective of the New Zealand winery experience (2005).
Sustainable Market Orientation: Its Applicability in Conservation and Tourism Management (2013).
The Young Tourists' Perceptions of Fear on Holiday - A Gendered Perspective (2009).
An investigation of travel health experiences in high altitude destinations: case studies of Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal) and Tibet (China).
The conservation and development implications of Kruger National Park’s commercialisation process: Through a neoliberal lens (2011).
Tourism and Seismic Risk: Perceptions, Preparedness and Resilience in the Zone of the Alpine Fault, Southern Alps, New Zealand (2010).
The Wine Islands, British Columbia: An Exploration of Wine Tourism Network Relationships (2010).
Constructions of Nature and Tensions in the Outdoors (2010).
Connecting and Changing Places: Globalisation and Tourism Mobility on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand (2008).
There and Back Again - Comparative Case Studies of Film Location Tourists' On-Site Behaviour and Experiences (2007).
Cycle tourism in the South Island of New Zealand (2000).
Supranational governance of tourism: Aid, trade and power relations between the European Union and the South Pacific Island states (2008).
Expedition cruising in Solander: An application of ecology without nature (2012).
Cruising with Containers: A Qualitative Investigation of the Lived Experience of Passenger Freighter Travel (2007).
Place, Preservation, and Mobility: Amenity Migration and the Politics of Preservation in the Ka‘ū District of Hawai‘i Island (2010).
‘Extending the Dream Machine’: Understanding Dedicated Participation in Mountain Biking (2010).
Assessing willingness to pay in the context of communal land values: the case of backpackers in Fiji (2008).
Social and Cultural Distance: Its effect on host tolerance of tourism (2001) (in conjunction with the Department of Marketing)
The Role of Political Awareness in Backpacker Destination Decision-Making: A Case Study of the Burma Travel Boycott (2010).
Encounter levels: a study of backcountry river trout anglers in Nelson-Marlborough and Otago (2002).
Hala restaurants in New Zealand: Implications for the hospitality and tourism industry (2008).
From the Abbey to the Academy; the Autoethnography of an Academic Sports Tourist (2011).