The Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Research Cluster seeks to build theoretical and applied knowledge concerning the interplay of tourism, hospitality and leisure with social structures and practices, public policy and human behaviour. The cluster produces world class research and supervises HDR students on:

  • gambling and gaming;
  • nature-based tourism and leisure, interpretation and tour guiding;
  • cultural tourism and indigeneity;
  • sustainability;
  • policy, management and governance; and
  • gender and sexuality.

Outcomes of research are published in leading, high impact academic journals, presented at international conferences and help inform industry practices and public policy.

Information Technology

Southern Cross University IT research focuses on the use of technology for transforming:

  • digital business
  • digital health
  • online education

In digital business, we aim to deliver an integrated end-to-end journey experience, transforming tourists and customers experiences through personalised mixed-reality interactions powered by AI and integrated mobile-cloud computing to deliver contextual information across business and services.

In digital health, our focus is to promote wellness through active lifestyle across different age, gender, and digital literacy groups.

In online education, we aim to study learner's behaviour and apply cognitive load theory for measuring effectiveness of Information delivery.

Business and Management

The School has an active research agenda in the field of business of management, with particular research expertise in the following fields:

  • Human resources
  • Networks and collaborations
  • Public policy and administration.

Researchers working in the above fields consistently publish top ranked international journals in addition to offering practical insights and policy advice to public and private clients to assist in evidence based decision making.