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Dr Edmund Goh

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5231, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.258
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5231
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.258  


Dr Edmund Goh is Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Law. He specialises in Hospitality Management and is the Unit Coordinator for HOS2325 (Undergraduate) and HOS6504 (Postgraduate).


Edmund obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland, a Master of Philosophy from the University of Wollongong and a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney. Before moving into academia, Edmund has worked in various marketing and hospitality sectors with companies such as the Singapore Police Force, MacDonald’s, Hyatt, and Mandarin Oriental.

He has taught across several universities such as University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney University, University of Wollongong, and Torrens University Australia. Prior to joining Edith Cowan University, he was the Head of Academic Studies at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Torrens University Australia.

Edmund has a keen interest in research and uses research as the nexus to bridge the gap between academia and industry. He has published more than 50 research articles in conferences and journals. His work has appeared in Tourism Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Environmental Education Research, Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Education, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, International Journal of Public Policy, International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing, and Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism.

His teaching and research has been recognised with more than $400,000 worth of research scholarships and funding by the Australia Research Council, Office of Learning and Teaching, University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, University of Queensland, Torrens University Australia, Edith Cowan University and Lithgow Tourism Council. In 2016, he received a notable recognition by Taylor and Francis Group for his research contribution to tourism studies in 2016.

Outside of work, Edmund enjoys spending time with his family, bushwalking, exploring Western Australia, and learning the game of cricket.

Professional associations

  • Editorial Boards
  • Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education
  • International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing
  • Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics

Awards and recognition

  • 2018 – Reducing food wastage in the hospitality industry in regional Indonesia – funded by Edith Cowan University, Strategic Research Grant
  • 2018 – Research impact in WA Today, Canberra Times, Brisbane Times, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Hospitality WA, Restaurants New Zealand, Ehotelier, and on radio – 6PR.
  • 2018 – Appointed Secretary of The Council of Australian Universities in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (CAUTHE)
  • 2016 – Recognised as one of the top 10 researchers in hospitality in 2016 by Taylor and Francis Group.
  • 2016 – Developing virtual field trips in hospitality and tourism education – funded by Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT)
  • 2016 – The hospitality workforce bubble focusing on Generation Z – funded by Torrens University Australia
  • 2016 - Appointed Director of The Council of Australian Universities in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (CAUTHE)
  • 2015 – Keynote presentation at The International Centre of Excellence of Tourism and Hospitality Educator Council (THE-ICE), Netherlands – Scholarship in Hospitality and Tourism
  • 2011 -  The role of job embeddedness in reducing hospitality staff turnover – funded by University of Queensland partnership research grant
  • 2009 – Doctor of Philosophy  Scholarship – offered by University of Queensland
  • 2008 – Dean citation for excellence in teaching award – awarded by University of Sydney
  • 2005 – Examining the brand image of public schools in Australia – funded by Australia Research Council
  • 2005 – Master by Research Scholarship – awarded by University of Wollongong

Research areas and interests

  • Non compliance behaviour in national parks
  • Hospitality theft
  • Planned behaviour
  • Hospitality and tourism education
  • Experiential learning
  • Hospitality workforce
  • Generation Z
  • Food Wastage in Hospitality


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland, 2015.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Goh, E., Lee, C., (2018), A workforce to be reckoned with: The emerging pivotal Generation Z hospitality workforce. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 73(July), 20-28, DOI:
  • Goh, E., Ritchie, B., Jie, W., (2017), Non-compliance in national parks: An extension of the theory of planned behaviour model with pro-environmental values. Tourism Management: research, policies, practice, 59(April 2017), 123-127, Oxon, United Kingdom, Pergamon press, DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2016.07.004.
  • Goh, E., Muskat, B., Tan, AH., (2017), The nexus between sustainable practices in hotels and future Gen Y hospitality students’ career path decisions. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism: the professional journal of the international society of travel and tourism educators, 17(4), 237-253, Philadelphia, USA, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/15313220.2017.1362971.
  • Goh, E., Nguyen, S., Law, R., (2017), Marketing Private Hotel Management Schools in Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 29(4), 880-889, Bingley, United Kingdom, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1108/APJML-09-2016-0183.
  • Goh, E., Kong, S., (2017), Theft in the hotel workplace: Exploring frontline employees' perceptions towards hotel employee theft. Tourism and Hospitality Research: the Surrey quarterly review, article in press(article in press), pp. 14, London, United Kingdom, Sage Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1467358416683770.
  • Goh, E., Scerri, M., (2016), I study accounting because I have to: An exploratory study of hospitality students’ attitudes towards accounting education. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 28(2), 85-94, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/10963758.2016.1163498.
  • Robinson, R., Kralj, A., Solnet, DJ., Goh, E., Callan, VJ., (2016), Attitudinal similarities and differences of hotel frontline occupations. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28(5), 1051-1072, United Kingdom, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1108/IJCHM-08-2014-0391.
  • Goh, E., (2015), Exploring underlying motivations behind extreme cases of plagiarism in Tourism and Hospitality Education. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 27(2015), 80-84, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/10963758.2015.1033101.
  • Fatima, JK., Khan, HZ., Goh, E., (2015), Environmental knowledge and behavioural outcomes of tourism students in Australia: Towards testing a range of mediation and moderated mediation effects. Environmental Education Research, 22(5), 747-764, Routledge.
  • Robinson, R., Kralj, A., Solnet, DJ., Goh, E., Callan, VJ., (2014), Thinking job embeddedness not turnover:Towards a better understanding of frontline hotel worker retention. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 36(January 2014), 101-109, Elsevier Ltd.
  • Goh, E., (2013), Plagiarism behavior among undergraduate students in Hospitality and Tourism education. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism: the professional journal of the international society of travel and tourism educators, 13(4), 307-322, DOI: 10.1080/15313220.2013.839295.
  • Goh, E., (2013), Scholarly Activities in Hospitality and Tourism Higher Education among Private Higher Institutions in Australia. Higher Learning Research Communications, 3(2), 53-78.

Conference Publications

  • Domingo, K., Goh, E., Richardson, S., Lee, C., (2016), Is there light at the end of the hospitality tunnel for female hospitality postgraduate students?. Abstract Proceedings: 22nd Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference, 185-188.
  • Goh, E., Scerri, M., (2016), Principles of Accounting, a dirty word among hospitality students. Abstract Proceedings: 22nd Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference, 137-140, Korea, Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Conference.
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