Professor in Tourism
Professor Mariana Sigala is Professor in Tourism at the University of South Australia Business School, where she also holds the leadership role of the Director of the Centre for Tourism & Leisure Management. She is a widely published authority in the area of Service Management, Information & Communication Technology (ICT) applications in Tourism and Hospitality. Professor Sigala’s research is multi-award winning featuring several best paper awards in international conferences and academic journals. In 2016, Professor Sigala received the Presidents’ EuroCHRIE Award, a prestigious international award for lifetime achievement in the field of tourism and hospitality education. Professor Sigala is the current Chair of the ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition & Publication Series. She is also currently the co-editor of the international Journal of Service Theory & Practice and the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism management, as well as the editor of the International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases. Professor Sigala is currently member of the Board of Directors of IFITT, while she has also served on the Board of Directors of I-CHRIE, HeAIS, and EuroCHRIE.