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Professor Sam Huang awarded grant from National Natural Science Foundation of China

Monday, 28 October 2019

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Professorial Research Fellow Sam Huang has been awarded a grant from the National Natural Science foundation of China (NSFC), one of the most prestigious national competitive grants in China.

The grant, worth $119,496.86 (AUD) is for Professor Huang's research titled;The emotional experience of large-scale mobility travelers: temporal-spatial differences and influencing mechanisms.

The study interrogates issues at the intersection between human mobility and emotions by investigating tourist emotional experiences resulted from human-nature interaction in the context of long-distance (large-scale) travel.

The study takes independent travellers to Tibet as the study subjects and applies multiple methods such as interviews, netnography and questionnaire survey-based structural equation modelling in its data collection and analysis.

Professor Huang says he is pleased to be awarded the grant as an ECU-based researcher.

"I can contribute internationally to this national competitive grant project in China, which resulted from the long term productive research collaboration between me and Dr Ganghua Chen from Sun Yat-sen University in China."

"I look forward to working with my collaborators in China to implement the project at a high quality standard and generating high quality world class research publications out of the project.”

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