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Overview

Current Work

Unlocking the Solo Holiday Market: The Perspectives of Tourists and Service Providers

Exploring the Risk Perceptions and Travel Experiences of Asian Solo Female Travellers

A Social Media Analysis of the Gendered Representations of Female and Male Athletes in the Commonwealth Games 2018

The Changing Landscape of Gender Representation and Needs In Business Events: Delegates and Planners Perspectives

Wayfinding Using Mobile Eye-tracking and Think Aloud Method
 

News

Expertise Keywords

  • Asian Tourism
  • Female Travel
  • Gender Studies
  • Innovative Qualitative Research Methods
  • Solo Travel
  • Tourist Risk Perception

Subject Area Codes

  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality
  • Human Geography
  • Sociology
  • Tourism
  • Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience

Country Affiliations

  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Taiwan

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 20 (Other: 20)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Panelist
    Empowering Women in Tourism: Fair Futures in Diverse Economies,   TTRA Apac,   2017,  

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

2018 Highly Commended, Griffith Excellence in Teaching Award (Early Career Category), Griffith University
2018 Teaching Excellence Recognition Scheme (TERS) Award
2017 Teaching Commendation from Deputy Vice Chancellor, Griffith University
2016 Highly Commended, Griffith Excellence in Teaching Award (Sessional Category), Griffith University
 

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in a responsible approach to tourism education that prepares students with reflexivity and practical wisdom. The purpose of tourism education is not just about “knowing” and “doing” but also “being”. I believe that we need to educate our students to become philosophic practitioners who have self-awareness towards one’s action and accountability in making positive impact to our natural and social environment.  

Current and Past Courses

  • Mnging Culturally Diverse Wpls (3120HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Risk.Crisis/Disaster Mgt (3201HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Hotel Distribution and Sales (2222HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Mnging Culturally Diverse Wpls (3120HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Hotel Distribution and Sales (2222HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Tourism Economics (3203HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Economics (3203HSL)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Economics (3203HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203THS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (7008HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (7008HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Experience (7008THS)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Experience (7008THS)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006HSL)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006THS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Experience (3008HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Experience (3008HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Experience (3008THS)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Experience (3008THS)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203HSL)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203THS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006HSL)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006THS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Management (3006THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Experience (3008THS)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, Nathan Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Cruise Industry Experience (3008THS)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Nathan Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2018.
  • Tourism Economics (3203HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Tourism Economics (3203HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Risk.Crisis/Disaster Mgt (3201HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Managing Risk in T. E and H (3201THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Tourism Hotel Econ Analysis (3203THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Risk.Crisis/Disaster Mgt (3201HSL)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Managing Risk in T. E and H (3201THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Managing Risk in T. E and H (3201THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Tourism Impact Assessment (2233THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Hotel Distribution and Sales (2222THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Hotel Distribution and Sales (2222THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Managing Risk in T. E and H (3201THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Tourism Culture (3120THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Hotel Distribution and Sales (2222THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Hotel Distribution and Sales (2222THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Managing Risk in T. E and H (3201THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Managing Risk in T. E and H (3201THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Tourism Culture (3120THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Hotel Distribution and Sales (2222THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Hotel Distribution and Sales (2222THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Tourism Culture (3120THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Hotel Distribution and Sales (2222THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Hotel Distribution and Sales (2222THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • People Places Serv Industries (1005THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Tourism Culture (3120THS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

I am interested in supervising students working on topics related to gender studies, Asian tourism and social impact of tourism.

Background

Bio

Dr Elaine Yang is a Lecturer in the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management at Griffith University. Her research expertise lies in the areas of female travel, solo travel, Asian tourism and tourist behaviour. Her works have been published in reputable academic journals, industry magazines and the media. She is also an enthusiastic lecturer who has consistently obtained outstanding teaching evaluations and awards. Elaine is committed to research and teaching practices that make a difference.  

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, Griffith University 2014 - 2017
  • MIntTourHospMgtHons Master Of International Tourism And Hospitality Management With Honours, Université de Toulouse-le-Mirail (Toulouse II) 2011 - 2012
  • BA Bachelor of Arts, National Taiwan Normal University 2005 - 2009

Academic experience

  • Associate Lecturer, Griffith University 2017 - 2018
  • Head Tutor/Tutor, Griffith University 2015 - 2016
  • Research Assistance, Griffith University 2014 - 2016
  • Lecturer, HELP University 2014 - 2014
  • Research Officer, Taylor's University Malaysia 2013 - 2014

Awards and Honours

  • Emerging Scholar, e-Review of Tourism Research 2018 -
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Scheme (TERS) Award, Griffith University 2018 - 2018
  • Highly Commended, Griffith Excellence in Teaching Award (Early Career Category), Griffith University 2018 - 2018
  • Bill Faulkner Award for Best PhD Scholar’s Paper, CAUTHE 2016 -
  • Highly Commended, Griffith Excellence in Teaching Award (Sessional Category), Griffith University 2016 - 2016

Professional experience

  • Marketing Expenditure Project, Queensland Tourism Industry Council 2017 - 2018
  • Consultancy Project, Abbey Museum 2019 - 2019
  • Consultancy Project, Tourism Australia 2018 - 2018

Internal service roles

  • Member, Griffith University Gender Equality Research Network (GERN) 2019 -
  • Mentor, Griffith Honours College 2019 -

External service roles

  • Mentor for Schoolgirls Speed Mentoring Event, Women of the World 2018 - 2018
  • Social Media Manager, Women Academics in Tourism (WAiT) 2014 -

Editorial roles

  • Editorial Board Member, Tourism Management Perspectives 2017 -
  • Editorial Board Member, Annals of Leisure Research 2018 -
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Current Issues in Tourism -
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management -
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management -
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing -
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Tourism Review -
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Hospitality & Society -
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research -

Professional memberships

  • CAUTHE Member, The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education 2017 -
  • TTRA Member, Travel and Tourism Research Association 2018 -
  • Honorary Member, Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honour Society of the Republic of China 2009 -