Dr Zilmiyah completed her PhD in Hospitality and Tourism with her ethnographic study on Tourism as a catalyst to foster social cohesion in the post-war regions of Sri Lanka. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality and Tourism Management (PhD) from Taylor’s University, Malaysia (2015), Master of Science (M.Sc.) in International Hospitality Management from Leeds Beckett University, UK (2005) and her Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) from Bangalore University (2001). 

She is also actively involved with leading journals as a reviewer of research papers and gained experience through membership of the scientific committees for conferences. She is a continuing reviewer for the BEST EN Building Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Education Network and ad-hoc reviewer for the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, the Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality, and the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. She has chaired conference sessions and is also a member of the scientific committee for the Asia Euro conferences in tourism and hospitality.

She is a qualitative researcher and has supervised research in both hospitality and tourism related fields, drawing on her considerable industry experience and qualifications in hospitality as well as tourism. She has also consulted for the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism, and published research pertaining to social impacts of tourism, tourism planning and policy reviews of tourism development post-war in Sri Lanka.

Dr. Zilmiyah is interested in prospective PhD candidates with research interest in Tourism planning, destination governance, social impacts of tourism, niche or special interest tourism and hospitality management.

  • BX3194: Destination Management and Planning (Level 3; SIN)
  • TO2117: Food and Beverage Management (Level 2; SIN)
  • TO5102: Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management (Level 5; SIN)
  • TO5203: Hospitality and Gastronomy (Level 5; SIN)
  • Her research interests include tourism planning, destination governance, social cultural impacts of tourism, sustainable tourism, responsible tourism, hospitality management and qualitative research methodology
  • 2021 to present - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2018 to 2021 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Assistant Professor, Jagran Lakecity University (India)
  • 2012 to 2013 - Tutor, Taylor's University (Malaysia)
  • 2009 to 2012 - Assistant Professor, Leeds Metropolitan University, offshore campus (India)
  • 2007 to 2009 - Lecturer, Senior Lecturer,/ Head of Programme, Seychelles Tourism Academy (Seychelles)
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  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Tourism & Hospitality Management, 2013 (ICTHM 2013), Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Best Presentation under the session Tourism Planning and Governance (ICOHT 2014), 2nd International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • 2012 to 2013 - Tutorship from Taylor's University, Malaysia

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 23+ research outputs authored by Dr Zilmiyah Kamble from 2011 onwards.


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  • Micro business and cultural heritage in Singapore: Continuity, Custodianship and Community. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Digitalisation and Digitisation: The Impact on Memory-Making and the Role of Museums (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The study of tourism in the staging of Dai dance: community interests, commercial value, and cultural sustainability (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Towards the Development of Quality Tourism Workforce: The Case of Vietnam (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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