About

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 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.

Dr Kamble 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 tourism impacts, tourism development and policy reviews of tourism development post-war in Sri Lanka.

Teaching
  • BX2195: Hospitality, Cultures and People (Level 2; SIN)
  • LB5235: Applied Research Project (Level 5; SIN)
  • TO5203: Hospitality and Gastronomy: Social, Private and Commercial (Level 5; SIN)
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Research
  • Her research interests include tourism planning and development, social cultural impacts of tourism, sustainable tourism, responsible tourism, social cohesion and social capital through tourism, hospitality management and qualitative research methodology
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 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
  • 2004 to 2005 - International Student Scholarship from Leeds Beckett University
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