Dr. Manisha Agarwal is working with the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU) as a Lecturer in Business and Psychology programs. With a background in Psychology and PhD in Tourism, she takes on a multidisciplinary approach to deliver engaging and meaningful learning experiences for her undergraduate and post graduate students. Her research interests include tourist behaviour and understanding of underlying psychological processes in tourists. She is also interested in exploring different methodology to learn more about tourist behaviour and tourism phenomenon such as destination management and loyalty as well as responsible tourism. She has worked on many collaborative projects with other faculties and published articles in top ranking journals. She is actively involved with leading journals as a reviewer of research papers.

  • BX2091: Tourism and Leisure Management (Level 2; SIN)
  • TO3052: Experience Design for Tourism Hospitality and Events (Level 3; SIN)
  • Tourist Behaviour, Destination Loyalty, Repeat Tourism, Sustainable and Responsible Tourism
  • 2020 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2019 to present - Senior Manager, Professional Recognition and Personal Data Protection, James Cook University, Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2017 to 2019 - Senior Manager, Accreditation, Policy, Security (Data Protection) and Review, James Cook University, Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2012 to 2017 - Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Review, James Cook University, Singapore (Singapore)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2024 - Dean’s Award for Higher Degree by Research Excellence
  • 2023 - Special Commendation Award for DVC Support James Cook University Singapore
  • 2023 - Quarterly Employee Recognition Award: Feather in your Cap: 1st Quarter 2023
  • 2021 - Corporate staff Excellence Awards 2021: Professional Team award for Excellence James Cook University Singapore
  • 2021 - Quarterly Employee Recognition Award: Feather in your Cap: 1st Quarter 2021
  • 2021 - Vice Chancellor 2021 Awards for Excellence: Innovation and Change , 1st Award, James Cook University Australia
  • 2021 - Engagement Excellence Awards 2021: Professional engagement award James Cook University Singapore
  • 2020 - BEST PAPER AWARD: Oktadiana, H., Agarwal, M. et al., (2020). “Local Food Power: Nudging Tourists Motivation to Visit Padang Indonesia” 8th international Tourism Studies Association Biennial Conference
  • 2014 - Innovator of the Year Award, James Cook University Singapore
  • 2019 - Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA)
  • 2017 - AACSB Member
  • 2015 - Professional member of International Association of Privacy Professional, USA

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  • Agarwal M and Pearce P (2019) Back to India again: motivational insights from the travel career pattern approach. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference. In: CAUTHE 2019: 29th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference: sustainability of tourism, hospitality & events in a disruptive digital age, 11-14 February 2019, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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