The School of Tourism & Hospitality Management is Ireland’s centre of excellence in Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure and Event Management education. It welcomes applications from PhD candidates that wish to undertake research in the areas of hospitality, tourism, leisure or events addressing current and critical issues, as well new approaches to more traditional areas of research.
The school offers a four-year full-time, or six-year part time, structured PhD programme. Entry requirements are as follows:
- Minimum of a 2.1 honours degree (level 8) in a relevant discipline or
- Transfer from the research Master’s degree (level 9)
PhD students are supervised by academics who are experts in their field, and who undertake cutting-edge research in a range of specialisms in hospitality/ tourism/leisure/events.
Examples of current research projects include:
- Zhen Wei: Exploring and Making Sense of Environmental Awareness: Local Ecotourism Providers in Dong Zhaigang Nature Reserve, Hainan, China
- Mary Dillon: A Phenomenological Analysis of Long-Distance Walking
- Tuan Tran: Socio-cultural Impacts of Volunteer Tourism in Vietnam
- Michelle Birmingham: Exploring the Role of Leaders in Food Tourism Development in Ireland
- Sheona Foley: Exploring Alternative Food Networks in Fostering A Sustainable Food System.
- Qian Luo: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ethnic Communities and Tourism Development
- Joseph Tierney: An Exploration of The Motivations of Older Adults to Participate in Outdoor Adventure Activity, In Ireland
- Angela Hartnett: Active Leisure and Ageing in Rural Ireland - Exploring Perceptions and Motivations to Facilitate and Promote Meaningful Physical Activity
- Guillermo Nacipucha: Exploring the Development of Innovation at Coastal Tourism Destinations
- David Proctor: Sports Franchises as Catalysts for Tourism in an Urban Setting
- Danielle Lynch: Festivals, Networks & Place
- Dan Zhang: Women’s Subjective Career Success in the Context of the Chinese Hospitality Industry
- Qian Luo: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Chinese Ethnic Communities and Tourism Development
- Kevin Corbett: Performance Feedback as a form of Performance Appraisal
- Una Ruddock: Natura mater et magistra: Ecovillages Exemplifying Learning from Mother Nature. How Can Slow Tourism Act as a Social Enterprise Anchor for a Nascent, Inclusive Ecovillage?
- Julia Lenz: Cooperation in The Form Of Common Talent Pools In SME’s In The Hospitality Industry
- Clodagh O’Reilly: Scaling in Social Enterprise
- Brina De Weese: Resilience in Tourism Destinations
- Samantha Morris: Placemaking, Communities and Heritage Interpretation
For further information please contact: Dr. Theresa Ryan Theresa.email@example.com