Paolo Mura - Assistant Dean of Research and Outreach

Paolo Mura holds a PhD in Tourism from the University of Otago, New Zealand. An Italian by passport, he has lived and conducted research in Germany, Greece, the USA, New Zealand, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. He is currently an Associate Professor in Tourism and the Assistant Dean for Research and Outreach in the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Overall, his research interests are on tourist experiences and behaviour, with a focus on young tourists’ experiences, gender, travelling subcultures, expressions of art, and qualitative approaches to research. Paolo’s scholarly work has been published in several tourism journals, including Tourism Management, the Annals of Tourism ResearchCurrent Issues in Tourism, Tourism Management Perspectives and Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. Paolo enjoys supervising postgraduate students and so far he has supervised to completion 8 PhD students and more than 20 master’s students.         

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