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PhD in Tourism graduate research theses

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:

ABDUL RAZAK, Norhanim

National Representation of Malaysian Myths in Tourism Promotional Brochures: A Longitudinal Perspective (2013).

ALBRECHT, Julia

The Implementation of Tourism Strategies: A Critical Analysis of Two New Zealand Case Studies (2008).

AMOAMO, Maria

Decolonising Māori Tourism: "Representation and Identity" (2009).

BARKER, Michael

An empirical investigation of tourist crime in New Zealand: perceptions, victimisation and future implications (1999).

BOLUK, Karla

The meaning and discourse of ethical consumption and production in fair trade tourism (2011).

BOONABAANA, Brenda

Community-based tourism development and gender relations in Uganda (2012).

BOOTH, Kay

Rights of Public Access for Outdoor Recreation in New Zealand (2006).

BUISSINK-SMITH, Nell

Student Experiences of Tourism Education and Nurturing the Spirit of Service (2001).

CARR, Anna

Interpreting the cultural landscape: the visitor experience in Te Wai Pounamu, the South
Island, Aotearoa/New Zealand (2004).

CARNICELLI-FILHO, Sandro

Managing Emotions: White-water Rafting Guides and the Emotional Labor Theory (2011).

CHADEROPA, Chengeto

Transfrontier parks, social space and local communities' livelihoods: A crisis of representation (2011).

COHEN, Scott

The Search for "Self" for Lifestyle Travellers (2009).

CROY, Glen

The role of film in destination decision-making (2008).

DE LA SANTA, Edieser

Tourism policy implementation in the Philippines, 1973-2009 (2010).

DOERING, Adam

Reconsidering the Travel Ideal: Freedom, Belonging and a Philosophy of Difference (2013).

FARMINER, Andrea

People, rivers and recreation: Fluid relationships of place and experience on the Clutha River, Otago, New Zealand (2013).

GRAHN, Asa

A multiphase analysis of the personal benefits derived from cultural educational tour experiences (2011).

HIGHAM, James E.S.

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).

HOPKINS, Deborah

The social phenomenon of climate change contextual: Vulnerability, risk perception and adaptation in the ski industry of Queenstown, New Zealand (2013).

JELLUM, Carla

Seeking Antarctica: An Investigation into Visitors' Travel and Recreation Value-Based Motivations (2013).

JITPRAPHAI, Supatcharajit

Hospitality management perspectives on casino tourism in Thailand (2008).

JITTITHAVORN, Chompunuch

Thailand and Leisure Oriented Cross-border Mobility: Constraints and Permeability (2007).

JORDAN, Leslie-Ann

Institutional arrangements for tourism: the role of the internal core-periphery model in small island states of the Caribbean (2002).

KANE, Maurice

New Zealand's Adventure Culture: In Hillary's Steps (2008).

LEOPOLD, Teresa

The construction of a disaster destination: Rebuilding Koh Phi Phi, Thailand (2008).

LOVELOCK, Brent

Inter-organisation Relations and Sustainable Tourism in Canadian National Parks (2001).

LUECK, Michael

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)

MITCHELL, Richard

"Scenery and Chardonnay": a visitor perspective of the New Zealand winery experience (2005).

MITCHELL, Robert W.

Sustainable Market Orientation: Its Applicability in Conservation and Tourism Management (2013).

MURA, Paolo

The Young Tourists' Perceptions of Fear on Holiday - A Gendered Perspective (2009).

MUSA, Ghazali

An investigation of travel health experiences in high altitude destinations: case studies of Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal) and Tibet (China).

NYAHUNZVI, Dzingai

The conservation and development implications of Kruger National Park’s commercialisation process: Through a neoliberal lens (2011).

ORCHISTON, Caroline

Tourism and Seismic Risk: Perceptions, Preparedness and Resilience in the Zone of the Alpine Fault, Southern Alps, New Zealand (2010).

RANDALL, Carleigh

The Wine Islands, British Columbia: An Exploration of Wine Tourism Network Relationships (2010).

REIS, Arianne

Constructions of Nature and Tensions in the Outdoors (2010).

REISER, Dirk

Connecting and Changing Places: Globalisation and Tourism Mobility on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand (2008).

ROESCH, Stefan

There and Back Again - Comparative Case Studies of Film Location Tourists' On-Site Behaviour and Experiences (2007).

RITCHIE, Brent Wayne

Cycle tourism in the South Island of New Zealand (2000).

SCHILCHER, Daniela

Supranational governance of tourism: Aid, trade and power relations between the European Union and the South Pacific Island states (2008).

SHELTON, Eric

Expedition cruising in Solander: An application of ecology without nature (2012).

SZARYCZ, Gregory

Cruising with Containers: A Qualitative Investigation of the Lived Experience of Passenger Freighter Travel (2007).

TATE-LIBBY, Julie

Place, Preservation, and Mobility: Amenity Migration and the Politics of Preservation in the Ka‘ū District of Hawai‘i Island (2010).

TAYLOR, Steve

‘Extending the Dream Machine’: Understanding Dedicated Participation in Mountain Biking (2010).

TOKALAU, Filipo

Assessing willingness to pay in the context of communal land values: the case of backpackers in Fiji (2008).

THYNE, Maree

Social and Cultural Distance: Its effect on host tolerance of tourism (2001) (in conjunction with the Department of Marketing)

VALENTIN, Andrea

The Role of Political Awareness in Backpacker Destination Decision-Making: A Case Study of the Burma Travel Boycott (2010).

WALROND, Carl

Encounter levels: a study of backcountry river trout anglers in Nelson-Marlborough and Otago (2002).

WAN HASSAN, Melissa

Hala restaurants in New Zealand: Implications for the hospitality and tourism industry (2008).

WRIGHT, Richard

From the Abbey to the Academy; the Autoethnography of an Academic Sports Tourist (2011).