Professorial Lecture Series #6 : Cutting edge: New directions to tourism research with impact
Cutting edge: New directions to tourism research with impact
COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted hospitality and tourism sectors worldwide. These unprecedented times require novel ideas to revive the sectors. Professor Bhati will elaborate on new mediators due to the pandemic effecting intended travel behaviour post-COVID-19. He will then present an approach to attract visitors during periods of heightened concern about health and hygiene. These are some current collaborative research projects led by JCU Singapore researchers.
As we celebrate our University’s 50th anniversary in 2020, our Professorial Lecture Series showcases research excellence across a number of disciplines. Our Professors collectively represent a body of expertise that translates research of directly practical importance to our place in the tropics.
| Professor Abhishek Bhati |
and Head of Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement
Professor Abhishek Singh Bhati is the Campus Dean and Head of Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement at James Cook University’s Singapore campus. As Campus Dean, he contributes to JCU’s initiatives in Tropical Asia. His efforts guide the learning and teaching, student experience and academic governance of programs offered at James Cook University in Singapore. In support of JCU’s strategic intent to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, Professor Bhati is responsible for delivering graduates and building strategic partnerships that make a difference.
He has been successful in securing collaborative grant with Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), external industry grant and several internal research grants. His current research interest is tourist behaviour management, resilience planning and scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Abhishek Bhati’s research investigates resilience planning in tourism, sustainable development of cities and scholarship of learning and teaching. In particular, he is interested in technology and the role it has as a catalyst for tourism industry changes; “Smart City” as a mechanism for future sustainable development; and the need for tourism to deliver United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Recent projects he has conducted have studied tourist vandalism and effectiveness of stakeholder responses to tourism developments. Prof Bhati’s other projects include incorporating ‘work integrated learning’ (WIL) based learning strategies in tertiary education.
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