Australia & International Tourism Research Unit (AITRU)


The Australia & International Tourism Research Unit (AITRU) was officially launched by the Dean of Arts Professor Rae Frances on Thursday 14 April, 2011.

AITRU was formerly the Tourism Research Unit (TRU) based in the Faculty of Business and Economics. The move to the National Centre for Australian Studies in the Faculty of Arts harmonises tourism research with the Graduate Tourism Program and is poised to take advantage of cross disciplinary, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research opportunities.

Director of AITRU and Monash Senior Research Fellow, Dr Keir Reeves said, “AITRU aims to engage with tourism research domestically and internationally, and in so doing, achieve outstanding research outcomes in terms of quality publications and grants.”

AITRU’s Deputy Directors include Dr Jennifer Laing, Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics and Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska, National Centre for Australia Studies, Faculty of Arts.

For more information on AITRU please contact Dr Joseph Cheer, AITRU Associate or phone +613 9903 4097.