Theme: Collaborating in the age of research performance metrics
Conference participants are invited to attend a newly developed Research Assessment Workshop for CAUTHE 2017. This workshop will incorporate a wider debate surrounding the position of tourism, hospitality, and events and the variously named research assessment exercises and research management initiatives such as Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) in New Zealand, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), and Research Excellence Framework (REF) in the United Kingdom (UK).
The workshop will focus on introducing and discussing the implications of research performance assessment schemes (PBRF, ERA, REF) on research and collaboration among academics in tourism, hospitality, and events. The 1.5-hour program will include presentations introducing the three research assessment schemes of PBRF, ERA, and REF by senior academics from New Zealand, Australia and the UK, a panel discussion and a Q&A session. The workshop also includes afternoon tea for networking opportunities.
Facilitators and panelists for the workshop will include:
- Professor Alison Morrison, Eminent Professor, William Angliss Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
- Professor Graham Miller, Head of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey, UK, professor of sustainability in business, and co-editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
- Professor Karen Smith, Head of Tourism Management Group, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and co-editor of the Third Sector Review Journal
- Professor Betty Weiler, Director of Research, School of Business and Tourism, Southern Cross University, Australia
For enquiries about the Research Assessment workshop, please contact: University of Otago Dr Craig Lee