Researcher biography

Dr Macionis is a Lecturer in Tourism, and is the Program Leader of the Bachelor of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management Program at UQ Business School. Niki is a Teaching-Focused academic with over twenty-five years experience in tertairy education. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently co-chairs the Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group within the Council of Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Educators (CAUTHE). Niki teaches both undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Service Management and Leadership and Principles of the International Tourism System. Her research interests are in student experiences, career paths of teaching focused academics and innovative teaching practices (such as gamification).