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Dr Ghialy Yap


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5749, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2453
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5749
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2453  


Ghialy is a Lecturer in Commerce in the School of Business and Law.

Current teaching

  • ECF1110 – Economics I
  • ECF6105 – Economics Analysis for Business
  • ECF6130 – Financial Analysis and Modelling


Ghialy has been working at the School of Business and Law since 2010 as a lecturer and an early career researcher. She has vast experience in tourism and superannuation research and has extensive knowledge in econometrics, financial modelling and forecasting and statistical analysis. She has experience in research supervision for postgraduate students.

Professional Association

Women in Super – member

Research areas and interests

  • Tourism Management
  • Superannuation
  • Quantitative Finance and Economics

Ghialy’s research interests are diverse as long as the research topics are interesting. Since 2010, her main research project is modelling political risks on tourism development. She has published her research in various top tier tourism journals such as Journal of Travel Research, International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourist Analysis and Tourism Economics. Furthermore, she has a growing passion in superannuation research after her first publication with Professor Paul Gerrans about retirement saving investment choice. At present, she is planning to extend her research interests in women in superannuation and how women from disadvantage families make their retirement financial decisions.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2010.
  • Master of Economics, The University of Western Australia, 2005.


Recent Research Grants

  • Positioning Qatar as a Preferred International Tourism Destination Unbridled by the Blockade and Strategies for Economic Diversification via Tourism ,  Qatar National Research Fund,  National Priority Research Program - Standard,  2020 - 2021,  $64,259.
  • Developing a model that investigates the effects of voluntary superannuation on household consumption before and after a global financial crisis.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $17,547.
  • 457 visa workers in the Western Australian resources industry: The benefits and costs for business, migrant families, and the community,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $93,639.
  • Modelling the uncertainty in international tourism demand in Australia,  CRC Centre for Sustainable Tourism,  Grant,  2006 - 2009,  $34,230.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Kim, Y., Yap, G., Vertinsky, I., (2020), Can 'too much' trust slow tourism development? An exploratory cross-country analysis. Current Issues in Tourism, TBA(TBA), TBA, Clevedon, U.K., Channel View Books, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2020.1754353.
  • Wei, X., Huang, S., Yap, G., Wu, X., Taivan, A., (2018), The influence of national holiday structure on domestic tourism expenditure: Evidence from China. Tourism Economics: the business and finance of tourism and recreation, 24(7), 781-800, DOI: 10.1177/1354816618778644.
  • Saha, S., Yap, G., (2015), Corruption and Tourism: An Empirical Investigation in a Non-linear Framework. International Journal of Tourism Research, 17(3), 272-281, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/jtr.1985.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An investigation into the volatility and cointegration of emerging european stock markets.
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