- Published: 16 February 2017
William Angliss Institute staff won peer recognition at the 2017 CAUTHE Conference which is Australasia’s leading tourism and hospitality research and education conference.
In support of William Angliss Institute’s strategic priority to become a recognised part of higher education, it was prominently represented in the academic awards presented at the conference, alongside the leading university in the field, the University of Queensland.
Dr Kim William and Dr Faith Ong were recognised by their peers, in highly competitive fields.
Winner of the Best Poster Award, Dr Kim Williams was awarded for her poster titled: Wine Tourism in South Africa: A Snapshot of Human Resource Practices of Cellar Door Management.
Dr Faith Ong won the Early Career Researcher Bursary Award, for her fully refereed paper: Akrasia and Effective Altruism: A Philosophical Reflection on Volunteer Tourism.
Institute staff also won an award at the closing session of the conference for social media engagement thanks namely to Dr Madelene McWha’s work posting on the Higher Education Facebook page.
Additionally, William Angliss Institute’s Eminent Professor Alison Morrison facilitated a panel workshop on research assessment exercises in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, which was attended by over 100 academics.
Other staff whose work was showcased at the conference included Ajay Khatter, Effie Lagos, Ian Frost, Paul Taylor, A/Prof Melanie Williams, Emma Gronow, Marcela Fang and A/Prof Leonie Lockstone-Binney.
These staff showcased some of the research being conducted at the Institute in 12 separate sessions at the conference, with topics as diverse as the evolution of cycling trails, leadership development through tourism leadership programs, the use of a simulation to teach sustainable destination management, the codification of language in wine teaching and student learning of tourism accounting concepts, to name but a few.
The Conference attracted over 270 delegates from higher education institutions across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and a range of other countries.