PhD, ECR and MCAs

PhD and ECR Workshop

The Bill Faulkner PhD Scholar and Early Career Researcher workshop is held annually immediately prior to the CAUTHE conference. The full day workshop provides PhD scholars and ECRs (completed a PhD within the past five years and have a teaching and/or research position) the opportunity to develop relevant knowledge, skills, and expertise through their PhD journey and into the early stages of their career thereafter. The workshop is a great opportunity for up-coming researchers to network with fellow scholars and internationally recognised academics. Senior academics provide their own experience and insightful advice into strategic thinking and approaches for developing a successful long-term academic career.

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2017 PHD and ECR workshop

The 2017 PhD & ECR workshop will be held on Tuesday 7 February at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Theme: Creating a personal identity – be seen and be heard

The workshop will focus on creating a personal research identity, capturing impact and the contribution of these issues to grants and funding. The program will include an opening presentation, small group facilitated discussions, concurrent activities, mentoring sessions, a panel discussion and networking opportunities with fellow students and senior academics. The workshop will finish with an informal drinks and networking function.

Keynote presentations, facilitators and panel discussions will include:

  • Professor Marianna Sigala, University of South Australia, co-editor of Journal of Service Theory & Practice
  • Professor Graham Miller, University of Surrey, UK, professor of sustainability in business and co-editor of Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • Dr Kathryn Sutherland, Associate Dean, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, co-editor International Journal for Academic Development and author of Success in Academia?
  • Associate Professor Pierre Benckendorff, The University of Queensland, Australia


  • NZ$55 if attending the CAUTHE 2017 conference
  • NZ$110 if not attending the conference

For more information:

Draft program



Mid-Career Academic Workshop

The Mid-Career Academic (MCA) workshop is held every two years immediately prior to the annual conference. The workshop provides MCAs (at least five years a post-PhD completion and have a non-entry-level teaching and/or research position) with strategic and practical advice on academic career development through one-to-one mentoring sessions and panel discussions with CAUTHE fellows and senior professors.

Past MCA workshops

  • 2016 Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Sydney
  • 2014 University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • 2013 Lincoln University, New Zealand

PhD and ECR Bursaries

Applications for 2017 are now closed

PhD Scholars and Early Career Researchers are invited to submit bursary applications for the CAUTHE 2017 conference at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The aim of the scheme is to provide benefits to Chapter and individual members, encourage membership and encourage the submission of full refereed papers for the annual conference.

Read past winner testimonials

The bursaries will include conference registration, PhD/ECR workshop fees and up to $1000 for travel, accommodation and other expenses that will facilitate access to the CAUTHE 2017 conference. A bursary certificate will be presented at the conference dinner awards ceremony. Submitted papers must be accepted as a full refereed paper, with the applicant as the primary author (with the only acceptable co-authors for PhD bursaries being the author’s registered supervisors).

Eligibility criteria include

*Contact CAUTHE secretariat for current Chapter member status.

Download 2017 PhD and ECR Bursary information and application form

For further information please contact the workshop coordinators:

  • Dr Naomi Dale

    Faculty of Business, Government & Law

    University of Canberra

  • Dr Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore

    Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management

    Griffith University