Best PhD Scholar’s Paper

The  Best PhD Scholar’s Paper is presented in memory of Bill Faulkner (1945-2002), Professor of Tourism at Griffith University and Deputy CEO of Australian’s Centre of Co-operative Research in Sustainable Tourism. Professor Faulkner was widely know internationally for his publications in many research journals and many contributions at conferences. In Australia he was generally and deservedly regarded as the country’s most prominent leader of research on tourism. Professor Faulkner was instrumental in the formation of CAUTHE and the development of its annual conference into one of the foremost international tourism and hospitality research conferences. The award was introduced at the 2002 Annual Conference in Fremantle to honour his memory and recognise the influence his work.

In addition to the selection criteria outlined for the Best Full paper, the PhD Best paper has to be a full refereed paper with the student as the primary author and the only acceptable co-authors being the author’s registered supervisors. The winning scholar is presented a certificate at the Annual Conference Dinner.

Previous Winners

2017 Ambrozio Correa de Queiroz Neto, Griffith University, Re-thinking destination competitiveness: The investigation of customer value in scuba diving tourism

2016 Elaine Chiao Ling Yang, Griffith University, Australia  ‘Are You Crazy?’: Exploring the Risk Perceptions of Asian Solo Female Travellers, co-authored by supervisor(s) Dr Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore, Griffith University, Australia and Associate Professor Charles Arcodia, Griffith University, Australia.

2015 Jane Godfrey, University of Technology, Sydney for paper titled Neo-colonialism and the volunteer tourist gaze: commercial volunteer tourism in Cusco, Peru co-authored by supervisors Stephen Wearing and Nico Schulenkorf

2014  Allison Anderson, James Cook University, Integrated mega-resorts: The clash between public interest and neoliberalism, co-authored by supervisor Prof Bruce Prideaux.

2013  Debbie Hopkins, University of Otago, Social Perceptions of Climate Change in Queenstown’s Ski Industry: A Framework of Contextual Vulnerability

2013 Highly Commended paper

  • Jessica Taplin, Southern Cross University, Programme Monitoring and Evaluation in Volunteer Tourism: Towards a critical approach co-authored and supervised by Dianne Dredge and Pascal Scherrer, Southern Cross University

2013 CAUTHE Best PhD Scholar paper

  • Serli Wijaya, Victoria University, International visitor encounters with local food: a preliminary conceptual framework co-authored and supervised by Brian King and Thu-Houng Nguyen, VU

2012 Michelle Thompson, James Cook University, Segmenting visitors to Tropical North Queensland by Travel Motives, co-authored and supervised by Professor Bruce Prideaux

2011 Richard N.S. Robinson, University of Queensland, ‘Blending’ Social Constructionism and Labour Mobility

2010 Ann Surawaree Ashton, University of Queensland, Hotel restaurant dining: the relationship between perceived value and intention to purchase by Ann Suwaree Ashton and Noel Scott, University of Queensland

2009 Michael Shone, Lincoln University, NZ, Changing paradigms: the case of tourism and development in the Hurunui District, New Zealand

2008 Naomi Pocock, University of Waikato, Roof, relationships, roots: A hermeneutical understanding of why returnees from long-term travel may be considered homeless

2007 Michael Gross, University of South Australia, Tourists and places: an empirical structural model.

2006 Anne Eastgate, Griffith University, The Development of a Generic Tourism Benefits Scale

2006 Meredith Lawrence, Southern Cross University. MGS Architects Award for best PhD paper on sustainability, Urban or tourism development? An analysis of stakeholder involvement in tourism development processes and policy in Byron Bay

2005 Ian Knowd, University of Western Sydney, Tourism as panacea: Exploring the role of tourism in non-tourism development agendas

2004 Aggie Wegner, Murdoch University

2003 Lisa Beesley, Griffith University

2002 Christof Pforr, Curtin University of Technology

See PHD SCHOLAR PAPER AWARD TESTIMONIALS