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DR. GELAREH ABOOALI

Vice President, Australia & Oceania

UNTIL 30 TH NOVEMBER 2021- International Senior Lecturer, School of Tourism, Hospitality,
and Event Management (STHEM), University Utara Malaysia; Head of Event Management
Research Unit (EMRU), STHEM; years of experience in tourism and events education;
building network and university-industry collaborations particularly in Southeast Asia.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.,) in Tourism Marketing, University Science Malaysia,
    2014
  • Master of Science (MS) in Tourism Development, University Science Malaysia, May
    2010
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran, January 2003
  • Certified Event Educator, Asia Pacific Institute of Event Management (APIEM) 2020

GRANT/PROJECTS

  • Industry grant, Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA), 2021
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education,
    Malaysia, “Modelling the Antecedent of Resident Support for the Local Cultural, art,
    and Heritage Festival Development in Kelantan”, Member Researcher, 2019
    Industry Grant, Penang Global Tourism, “Penang Tourists Survey”, Member
    Researcher, 2014.
  • Industry Grant, Penang State Government, “Indicative Measurement Study of
    George Town Festival, Project Manager”, 2014.

PUBLICATIONS
14 Indexed journal papers

1 book chapter
10 conference papers