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      A Research Centre

      dedicated to world-class research in tourism, hospitality and events management

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      International and interdisciplinary in scope

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      An International Advisory Panel

      comprises global industry experts from around the world

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      CITEM is

      part of Oxford Brookes Business School and the Oxford School of Hospitality Management

  • WELCOME to the Centre for International Tourism and Events Management Research (CITEM)

    The Centre for International Tourism and Events Management Research (CITEM) is dedicated to international and interdisciplinary research across the disciplines of tourism, hospitality and events. Headed up by Professor Levent Altinay from Oxford Brookes Business School and the Oxford School of Hospitality Management, the centre is focused on developing a progressive research agenda addressing socio-economic issues as these intersect with tourism in a global context. By speaking to emerging research trends and supporting talented doctoral students, the centre aims to produce high impact research with the potential to change the working and living practices of people both in the UK and internationally – particularly in developing country settings.

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  • The centre is firmly international in scope, working to build a portfolio of research and consultancy projects in the field of tourism, hospitality and events – and offers the opportunity for researchers to address key research gaps across this broad sector. We are particularly interested in cross-disciplinary studies and will be aiming to take advantage of the numerous points of intersection between tourism and other fields, including health and social care, natural science, computer science and technology. Please contact us to discuss any areas of potential collaboration or research.

    The centre aims to assist doctoral students in the early stages of their careers in tourism research. This support could take the form of advice on publication, pilot studies or facilitating access to specialist events and further funding. By capitalising on our expertise in securing funding and building partnerships on an international scale, we enable students to engage in activity which complements or extends the scope of their doctoral study. The assistance we offer ranges from helping students with small grant proposals to fund data collection, travel or pilot studies, to more involved support with post-doctoral fellowship applications. Ultimately, we want to develop the next generation of tourism researchers and create a supportive, collaborative environment in which high quality research can flourish.

    We are pleased to be offering PhD studentships. Contact us for more information.

    Does your doctoral thesis interface with tourism, hospitality or events management? If so we would be pleased to hear from you to discuss how the Centre may be able to support you in your research activity. Contact us for more information.

  • Contact us
    Oxford Brookes Business School
    Wheatley Campus
    Oxford OX33 1 HX
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 485858