Dr Richard Robinson

Senior Lecturer

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
richard.robinson@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67091

Overview

Richard joined the University of Queensland in 2005, after an extended career as a chef, predominantly managing foodservice operations in the prestige club, heritage facility and hotel sectors.

Since then, he has taught a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in hospitality and tourism management and professional development, often underpinned by experiential learning approaches. His expertise and scholarship in teaching & learning are recognized by various awards and advisory appointments at state and national level.

Richard’s research focusses on workforce development in the hospitality and tourism industries and food tourism. These enquiries are supported by an emerging track record of securing competitive research and consulting funding. His work in these areas are published in leading academic journals in the field, including Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management and Journal of Leisure Research, a monograph (forthcoming), book chapters, international conference proceedings, practitioner periodicals and numerous consultancy and government reports.

Research Interests

  • Workforce issues in hospitality and tourism; food tourism

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma in Business, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Breakey, Noreen M., Robinson, Richard N.S. and Brenner, Matthew L. (2015). Approaches in the Design and Delivery of Hotel/Hospitality Management Undergraduate Degree Programmes within Australia. In Dianne Dredge, David Airey and Michael J. Gross (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Hospitality Education (pp. 305-321) New York, NY United States: Routledge.

  • Getz, Donald, Robinson, Richard and Vujicic, Sanja (2014). Demographic history of food travellers. In Erik Wolf, Jenn Bussell, Caralyn Campbell, Wendy Lange-Faria and Kathy McAree (Ed.), Have Fork Will Travel: A Practical Handbook for Food & Drink Tourism Professionals (pp. 63-69) Portland, OR, USA: World Food Travel Association.

  • Robinson, Richard (2013). Australia's culinary 'coming out'. In Donald Sloan (Ed.), Food and Drink: The Cultural Context (pp. 220-227) Oxford, UK: Goodfellow Publishers.

  • Robinson, Richard N. S. (2013). Souveniring occupational artefacts: the chef's uniform. In Jenny Cave, Lee Jolliffe and Tom Baum (Ed.), Tourism and Souvenirs: Glocal Perspectives from the Margins (pp. 49-60) Bristol, United Kingdom: Channel View Publications.

  • Boksberger, Philipp, Schuckert, Markus and Robinson, Richard (2010). Feeding time at the zoo: Food service and attraction management. In Warwick Frost (Ed.), Zoos and Tourism: Conservation, Education, Entertainment (pp. 143-153) Bristol, England: Channel View Publications.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Golubovskaya, Maria, Robinson, Richard and Solnet, David (2014). Hospitable hospitality workers: a study of hospitality industry worker perceptions. In: P. Monica Chien, Tourism and Hospitality in the Contemporary World: Trends, Changes & Complexity Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference CAUTHE 2014. CAUTHE Conference 2014, Brisbane, Australia, (224-239). 10-13 February 2014.

  • Robinson, Richard N. S. and Tran, Thao (2013). Between courses: a thematic review of the food tourism literature (1982-2012). In: EuroCHRIE Conference 2013, Freiburg, Germany, (1-9). 16-19 October, 2013.

  • Baum, Thomas, Solnet, David, Robinson, Richard, Nickson, Dennis and Kraljk, Anna (2013). Comparing workforce development policy in Australia and Scotland: hot air or making a difference?. In: Joanna Fountain and Kevin Moore, CAUTHE 2013. Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big. Proceedings of the 23rd CAUTHE Conference. CAUTHE 2013: Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference, Canterbury, NZ, (17-19). 11-14 February, 2013.

  • Robinson, Richard (2013). On the edge of a slippery slope? Media influences on chef entrants. In: Joanna Fountain and Kevin Moore, CAUTHE 2013. Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big. Proceedings of the 23rd CAUTHE Conference. CAUTHE 2013: Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference, Canterbury, NZ, (677-680). 11-14 February, 2013.

  • Robinson, Richard N. S. (2012). Slaving away: ... in hospitality and tourism services. In: David Jenkins, 21st CHME Annual International Research Conference presentations. 21st CHME Annual International Research Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom, (). 9 - 10 May 2012.

  • Getz, Donald and Robinson, Richard (2012). Understanding and researching food tourism. In: Maria Francesca Romano and Michela Natilli, Wine and Food Tourism: First European Conference. First European Conference on Wine and Food Tourism, Volterra, Pisa, Italy, (43-86). 13-15 April 2011.

  • Robinson, Richard N. S. and Kralj, Anna (2011). Augmenting food and beverage management education with experiential activities. In: 9th APacCHRIE Conference. Hospitality and Tourism Education: From a Vision to an Icon. Conference Proceedings. 9th APacCHRIE Conference, Hong Kong, China, (). 2-5 June 2011.

  • Breakey, Noreen M., Robinson, Richard N. S., Craig-Smith, Stephen J. and Szambowski, Dominic (2011). Australian hospitality education - A ‘Brilliant Blend’ Of degree programs. In: Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend: Proceedings of the 21st Annual CAUTHE Conference. Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia, (1-10). 8-11 February 2011.

  • Robinson, Richard N. S. (2011). ‘Blending’ social constructionism and labour mobility. In: Michael J. Gross, Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend: Proceedings of the 21st Annual CAUTHE Conference. Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Educators National Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (1-17). 8-11 February 2011.

  • Robinson, Richard N. S. (2010). 'How do You Know?' Methods first, results later - A chefs’ recipe. In: Proceedings of CHME 2010: The 19th Annual Research Conference. CHME2010: The 19th Annual Research Conference, Surrey, United Kingdom, (1-41). 5–7 May, 2010.

  • Breakey, Noreen, Robinson, Richard, Ruhanen, Lisa and Craig-Smith, Stephen J. (2010). 16 Students, 2 destinations, 1 trip: Educating students through an innovative knowledge exchange based internship. In: Proceedings of CAUTHE 2010: Challenge the Limits. 20th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (1-12). 8-11 February 2010.

  • Breakey, N. M., Batey, H., Robinson, R. N. S. and Craig-Smith, S. J. (2009). Australian hotel and hospitality degree programs: Philosophy and practice. In: Andy Nazarechuk, 7th Asia-Pacific CHRIE Conference 2009, Singapore, (). 28-31 May.

  • Robinson, R. N. S. (2009). Old food was never better: Augmenting event authenticity at a medieval festival. In: Evangelos Christou, International CHRIE Conference 2009 Proceedings. 2009 ICHRIE Annual Summer Conference, San Francisco, USA, (1-22). 29 July - 1 August 2009.

  • Robinson, R., Arcodia, C. and Tian, C. (2008). Australian chef skills shortages: A content analysis of employment advertisements in Queensland. In: J. Sutton, Proceedings of EURO-CHRIE Conference. EURO-CHRIE Conference, Dubai, UAE, (1-12). 11 - 14 October 2008.

  • Robinson, R., Breakey, N. and Craig-Smith, S. (2008). Evolution of food and beverage studies: An Australian perspective. In: Davidson, M., Proceedings of the 18th Annual CAUTHE Conference. CAUTHE Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (1-10). 11 - 14 February 2008.

  • Robinson, R., Breakey, N. and Craig-Smith, S. (2008). Food and beverage content and delivery in Australian hospitality degree programs. In: Hobson, P., Proceedings of APac-CHRIE Conference. 6th Asia-Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference, Perth, Australia, (1-12). 21 - 25 May 2008.

  • Breakey, Noreen, Robinson, Richard, Beesley, Lisa and Craig-Smith, Stephen (2008). Going bush: An innovative regional tourism internship project. In: Perry Hobson, Proceedings of APac-CHRIE Conference. 6th Asia-Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference, Perth, Australia, (). 21-25 May 2008.

  • Robinson, R. and Taafe, A. (2008). Season to taste and cook 'til done: Innovations in further education for Australian chefs. In: Sutto, J., Proceedings of EURO-CHRIE Conference. EURO-CHRIE Conference, Dubai, UAE, (1-12). 11 - 14 October 2008.

  • Robinson, R.N.S. (2007). "Jobs for the boys? Developing an understanding of turnover patterns of chefs working in the SEQ club sector". In: McDonnell, I., Grabowski, S. and March, R., Tourism-Past Achievements, Future Challenges. Proceedings of 2007 CAUTHE Conference, Sydney, NSW Australia, (1-12). 11 -14 February 2007.

  • Robinson, R. N. S. (2007). Chefs and creativity: An empirical study. In: D. Lee-Ross, Proceedings of Hospitality and Associated Services Symposium. Hospitality and Associated Services Symposium, Cairns, (36-51). 26 October, 2007.

  • Robinson, R.N.S. (2007). Job satisfaction and turnover intentions of chefs: investigating the creativity construct. In: Sigala, M., 2007 I-Chrie Conference. I-Chrie Conference, Dallas, Texas USA, (365-375). 24-29 July 2007.

  • Clifford C., Robinson, R. N.S. and Arcodia, C. (2007). Searching for the authentic: Foodservice at a medieval banquet. In: Othman, N. and Arcodia, C. V., 3rd Tourism Outlook Conference in conjunction with Global Event Congress II. 3rd Tourism Outlook Conference in conjunction with Global Event Congress II, Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia, (xx-xx). 16-18 July 2007.

  • Solnet, D, Robinson, R N S and Barron, P E (2006). Innovations in tourism education industry partnerships: An analysis of event management student experiences. In: Dr C. Arcodia, Dr M. Whitford and Ms C Dickson, Global Events Congress and Event Educators' Forum. Global Events Congress and Event Educators' Forum, Brisbane, Australia, (66-75). 27-29 September, 2006.

  • Robinson, R., Arcodia, C. and Rizzo, D. (2006). Reading colonial cookery books to understand domestic antipodean hospitality. In: Roger Haden, Proceedings of Cookery Books as History. Cookery Books as History, Adelaide, Australia, (). 3-4 July 2006.

  • Clifford, M. and Robinson, R. N. S. (2006). The Real Thing: Authenticating food and beverage experiences for special events. In: Dr C. Arcodia, Dr M. Whitford and Ms C. Dickson, Global Events Congress and Event Educators' Forum. Global Events Congress and Event Educators' Forum, Customs House, Brisbane, (66-75). 27-29 September 2006.

  • Robinson, R. N. S. (2006). Working on the Edge: Deviance and the hospitality worker. In: Barry Whitelaw and Paul Mahony, CAUTHE 2006 Conference: To the City and Beyond. Council of Australian Universities in Tourism and Hospitality, Melbourne, (1104-1116). 6-9 February 2006.

  • Robinson, R. N. S. (2005). Labour Turnover and Occupational Commitment: The Impact of Deskilling and Standardization of the Mobility of Chefs. In: D. L. Spears, 4th Annual Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Student Research in Tourism. 4th Annual Asia Pacific Forum - Grad Student Research Tourism, Honolulu, United States, (217-243). 1-3 August 2005.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision