About

  • About CITEM

    The Centre for International Tourism and Events Management Research (CITEM) at Oxford Brookes Business School and the Oxford School of Hospitality Management is dedicated to world-class research in tourism, hospitality and events management.

    Under the direction of Professor Levent Altinay, the centre provides focus for various strands of research activity and provides a platform for new initiatives. in tourism, hospitality and events.

    The aim is to foster high quality research activity through meeting the research agendas of major funding bodies as well as securing studentships, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and the development of industry consultancy partnerships.

    The centre is international and interdisciplinary in scope, working to build a portfolio of research and consultancy projects in the fields of tourism, hospitality and events – and exploit opportunities where the disciplines intersect across academic boundaries.

    In addition to facilitating the highest quality academic research, the centre strives to connect with industry, with a view to developing strategic partnerships and facilitating ideas exchange across the tourism and hospitality sectors.

    CITEM’s International Advisory Panel comprises global industry experts from SMEs, large companies and social enterprises from around the world. With members from Hong Kong to Greece, this network will provide governance, advice and corporate insight on our research agenda, as well as offering opportunities for collaborative bidding.


  • WHO IS CITEM FOR?

  • The centre builds on the momentum of recent publications and research activity by an experienced team of researchers within Oxford Brookes Business School and the Oxford School of Hospitality Management, headed up by Co-Directors Professor Chris Cooper and Professor Levent Altinay.

    The centre is 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.

    As such, we are calling for a broad, inclusive conversation across Oxford Brookes and beyond with a view to collaborating with partners and colleagues on extensive, high impact projects; this research will meet the emerging agendas of a range of funding bodies – from the European Commission to the World Bank.

    The centre is ambitious in its aims and open to collaboration with all tourism, hospitality and event management stakeholders. We intend to partner with fell researchers, industry professionals and third sector organisations. Upcoming projects range from traditional academic studies and pilot projects through to applied research and consultancy opportunities; the extensive experience of the centre’s senior researchers means we are well-placed to serve industry requirements for research and knowledge-gathering exercises, feasibility studies and the development of practical toolkits to support innovation and growth. Building on our existing work with corporate clients such as InterContinental Hotels Group, the centre will foster new international partnerships with social enterprise and industry bodies and move towards a position of strength and esteem in the tourism research community.
  • Get involved

  • 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

    citem@brookes.ac.uk
    Oxford Brookes Business School
    Wheatley Campus
    Oxford OX33 1 HX
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 485858