Having completed his PhD in 2013, Tim is an early career researcher and Academic Course Advisor within the School of Business at the University of Western Sydney. His research interest in outbound mobility experiences have seen Tim participate in outbound mobility programs at UWS since 2010, with responsibility for itinerary development and as a tour leader. Tim has received government funding to subsidies outbound mobility programs on three occasions: 2011, 2013 and 2015 -$33,000 New Colombo Plan. Tim has also played an advisory role in assisting successful outbound mobility funding applications for Operations and Supply Chain Management programs at UWS.
Tim’s interest in outbound mobility extends to his involvement and leadership in curriculum design within Hospitality Management and Sport Management programs in which Tim has successful designed and implemented assessment and learning outcomes specific to outbound mobility. Tim has combined his other research interest of Experience Economy theory to inform his involvement with the outbound mobility by focusing on the staging of outbound mobility programs to develop positive transformational outbound mobility experiences. Together with Assoc. Prof. Tonia Gray, Tim heads the OLT-funded project, Enhancing Programmes Integrating Tertiary Outbound Mobility Experiences (EPITOME), a project with strong links to Classroom of Many Cultures.