Research Network

Centre for Higher Education Research

 

Overview

The Asian Tourism and Hospitality Research Network (ATHRN) represents a group of scholars and institutions with a shared interest in research, teaching in higher education and industry engagement, and is aimed at advancing the understanding of tourism, hospitality and events in Asia. The network has a broad thematic research and activities focus, reflecting the diversity of research and importance of teaching and practice within our fields. Research themes focus on discourses, practices, planning directives and implications for sustainable tourism and the hospitality and service sector industries, and further examine tourism and leisure mobilities and immobilities in the Asian context.

The network activities include to bring together researchers from different universities across Asia working on tourism, hospitality, events and culinary management, formulate joint ideas and research projects, collaborate for publications, organize research-focused events such as workshops, international research seminars, and conferences, and facilitate virtual exchange and global classrooms for students and academic teaching staff.

Activities and News

The objectives of the network are to:

  1. bring together researchers from different universities across Asia working on tourism, hospitality, events and culinary management,
  2. formulate joint research projects and funding proposal among network members,
  3. jointly write and submit Scopus Q1/Q2 research manuscripts,
  4. organize research-focused events at Sunway University, such as workshops, international research seminar series, and conferences,
  5. facilitate virtual exchange and global classrooms for students and academic teaching staff and (6) create a database for postgraduate examiners and research-related reviewers.

Associate Members

Professor John Ap, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies

Associate Professor Huong. T. Bui, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan Associate

Professor Dr Daniel Chong Ka Leong, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, School of Hospitality and Service Management, Malaysia

Professor Leonardo A.N. Dioko (Don), Macao Institute for Tourism Studies

Dr Roberto Gozzoli, Lecturer Tourism and Hospitality Management, Mahidol University Thailand

Professor Perry Hobson, School of Hospitality and Service Management, Malaysia

Associate Prof. Devi Roza Kausar, Dean of Faculty of Tourism, Universitas Pancasila, Indonesia

Associate Prof. Dr Pham Hong Long, Dean of Faculty of Tourism Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Vietnam  

Assistant Professor Dr. Beatrice Loo Poh Theng, International Tourism and Hospitality Department, Director of Global Mobility Center, I-Shou University, Taiwan

Professor Marcus L. Stephenson, Dean of School of Hospitality and Service Management, Malaysia

Dr K. Thirumaran, Academic Head JCU Singapore Business School, James Cook University Singapore

Assistant Professor Dr Toney K. Thomas, in Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Associate Professor in Tourism and Hospitality Management & Asst Dean, Dr Evangeline E. Timbang, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Associate Professor Dr Alexander Trupp, Associate Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies, School of Hospitality and Service Management, Malaysia

 

 

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