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Industry Advisory Board

Paul Whitelaw
Associate Director, Higher Education and Quality
William Angliss Institute

Paul is the Associate Director, Higher Education and Quality at William Angliss Institute. He was Chair of the Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) from 2008-2013.

Prior to joining William Angliss Institute, he was a senior lecturer at Victoria University. Whilst at Victoria University he received the VC’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2001. Paul co-chaired the University’s Task Force into Student Transition and Attrition in 2002. Paul has been the senior investigator in several projects worth more than $250,000 in total for the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre.

Since 2008 he has variously led or been a team member in Commonwealth Govt. funded projects worth more than $800,000, covering such diverse areas as; academic literacy, acculturation strategies for Chinese students in Australian universities, the hospitality curriculum, simulations and other online pedagogies.

Paul is currently leading a Commonwealth Government funded project which is setting academic standards for tourism, hospitality and events undergraduate and post graduate courses. He has published extensively in the areas of curriculum development and the development and deployment of digital supported pedagogies. His PhD investigated the psychosocial factors that drive career progression and success in the hospitality industry.