5 PhD and 1 Masters by Research Students Passed Viva Voce


In 2021, five (5) Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism) and one (1) Masters of Science (Tourism) by Research students from the School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Events have successfully completed their viva voce. The Faculty would like to congratulate these students and their supervisory committee for successfully passing their viva voce.


1. Student's Name: Sonia Lim Ern Yi

Country: Malaysia

Main Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anindita Dasgupta

Co-Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Frederic Bouchon

Thesis Title: An Exploratory Study of Malaysian Women’s Trust and Practices on Network Hospitality

Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism)


2. Student's Name: Pooya Saeidi Motahar

Country: Iran

Main Supervisor: Dr. Rokhshad Tavakoli

Co-Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Paolo Mura

Thesis Title: A Netnographic Study of Social Media Influencers' Framing of Iran on YouTube: A Narrative Analysis

Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism)


3. Student's Name: Fardhiyanti Gebriella

Country : Indonesia

Main Supervisor: Prof. Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee Eng Lye

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran

Thesis Title: Air Connectivity in Promoting ASEAN Integration: A Case Study of AirAsia Malaysia

Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism)


4. Student's Name: Nur Ida Fatihah Binti Che Shalifullizam

Country: Malaysia

Main Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rahmat Hashim

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Sree Kala Kunju Raman Nair

Thesis Title: Perspectives on Quality of Care, Patient Value and Satisfaction of Geriatric Patient Travelers: The Moderating Effects of Companion’s Roles In Klang Valley

Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism)


5. Student's Name: Chee Shi Yin

Country: Malaysia

Main Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anindita Dasgupta

Co-Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Toney K Thomas

Thesis Title: Enabling Environment in Serviced Accommodations for Older Adults: A Phenomenological Study of The Functional Limitations and Environmental Barriers in Aged Care

Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism)


6. Student's Name: Reem Mohamed Abdalla Eltoum

Country: Sudan

Main Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Rasoolimanesh

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Nelum Rajika Wijesinghe

Thesis Title: Developing Sustainability Indicators for Hotels Industry: Malaysia Context

Programme: Masters of Science (Tourism)