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Professor Alison McIntosh

Role: Professor of Tourism & Hospitality Management
Faculty: Faculty of Management 
Department: Tourism & Hospitality Management


Faculty Profile

Research Expertise

  • Tourist Behaviour
  • Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  • Critical Tourism and Hospitality
  • Qualitative Methodologies

Teaching Areas/Programmes

  • Heritage Tourism Management
  • Visitor Behaviour and Management

Academic and Professional Leadership Roles

  • WMS Human Research Ethics Committee Convenor (Feb. -July 2010), Reviewer from 2006-present
  • Doctoral Convenor, Dept of Tourism & Hospitality Management, 2005-2007; 2009-present
  • Founding Co-Editor, Hospitality & Society, 2009-present
  • Invited member on Editorial Boards for the following journals:  Journal of Heritage Tourism; Current Issues in Tourism; Annals of Tourism Research (Research Notes); International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research
  • Supervised many PhD students  - three recipients of Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarships
  • Scientific Organising Committee, 4th Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Cardiff, UK, July 2011
  • Member, BTour Degree Coordinating Committee, 2005-2008
  • Academic Advisor, Culture & Heritage Tourism Reference Group reporting to Ministry for Culture & Heritage, Wellington to report on NZ Tourism Strategy 2015, July 2007-April 2008
  • Member, Sector Reference Group for T.I.A.N.Z. – Cultural Tourism Sector, 2002-2004
  • Company Director, Board of Management, Film South NZ Trust, Canterbury, 2003-2004
  • Company Director, Board of Directors, Ferrymead Park Ltd., Christchurch, 2001-2004


  • Invited International Scholar, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau, June 2011
  • Invited International Scholar, Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, September 2006; December 2007; June 2010, July 2011
  • Invited International Scholar, Centre for Tourism, Pilgrimage & Recreation Research, University of Haifa, Israel, June 2008

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