Curriculum Vitae


Dr Mayukh Dewan

  • Lecturer

  • School of Hosp,Tourism & Events
    Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management
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Dr. Mayukh’s vast experience and knowledge in the hospitality industry are attributed to his travels across the different continents. He obtained his 3 year Hotel & Catering Management diploma from his homeland India, specializing in Chinese cuisine and Banquet Sales. His BA (Honors) International Hospitality Management was later awarded by Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland,UK. This was where he conducted a research on the changing balance between the old world wine and new world wine sales in Edinburgh hotels and restaurants. He then went on to attain his Professional Masters in International Tourism and Hospitality Management from University of Toulouse in 2011. His Post Graduate research focused in the area of sociology of food. He completed his doctorate studies in Hospitality and Tourism from Taylor's University in 2019. 

Before joining the hospitality academia, Dr. Mayukh was involved in an expansive range of work in the hospitality and gastronomic industry. He worked as a Hotel Night Manager at the King George Thistle Hotel in the heart of historic Edinburgh city, UK. Before the Thistle, he worked as an Operations Manager for a group of award winning chain of Indian specialty restaurants, Suruchi Innovative Restaurants in Edinburgh. His job profile included setting and maintaining the highest standards of customer service, supervising, training, motivating and developing all staff on duty, organising food and beverage promotion events and educational exhibitions, organising and conducting wine tasting events along with conducting dining etiquette classes. He has also worked as a Chef de Partie for hospitality catering, industrial catering and hospital catering. He started his career in the Taj Hotel Kolkata (5 star), India (A Member of Leading Hotels of the World) as a Supervisor/ Captain in Food and Beverage service. With over 20 years overall experience in 4 and 5 star category hotels and award winning restaurants in United Kingdom and India, Dr. Mayukh certainly has a lot to offer his students.

  • Lecturer I, Faculty of Hospitality, Social Sciences and Leisure Management, 07/07/2008 to present
  • Module Leader, Food & Beverage Management & Beverage Management., SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND EVENTS. Faculty Of Social Sciences and Leisure Management., 01/01/2014 to 10/07/2019
  • Programme Specialist , Wine & Spirit Centre, SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND EVENTS. Faculty Of Hospitality, Food And Leisure Management. , 06/07/2012 to 30/04/2017
  • Doctor of Philosophy Hospitality And Tourism, TAYLOR'S UNIVERSITY SDN BHD, Malaysia
  • B.A (Hons) In International Hospitality Mangement, QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY SCOTLAND U.K, United Kingdom
  • Diploma In Hotel & Catering Management, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT (INDIA), India
  • Professional Master in International Tourism & Hospitality, UNIVERSITY OF TOULOUSE, FRANCE, Malaysia
  • Travel Newsy Trade News Journal, Associate Editor & Head of Editorial Board, Since 2020 (International)
  • Indian Tourism & Hospitality Congress (ITHC), Life member, Since 2016 (International)
  • International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism (ICHT - 2017), International Advisory Board/ Committee, 2016 to 2017 (International)
  • Association of North American Higher Education International (ANAHEI.Org), Member, Since 2016 (International)
  • Qualitative Research Association of Malaysia (QRAM), Life member, Since 2015 (National)
  • Sociology Of Religion (Hinduism, Hare Krishna (ISKCON) )
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology (religious tourists, food and religion)
  • Ethnography (religious tourists, vegetarianism, food in tourism)
(Research Area)
  • Food in Tourism, Gastronomic Tourism, Vegetarianism, Food and Religion, Religion in Tourism, Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Autoethnography, Interpretivism
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Beverage Management, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (01/2020)
  • CONVENTION AND BANQUET SALES, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2020)
  • HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2020)
  • BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (01/2019)
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT, Diploma, Taylor's University (01/2018)
  • Oenology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • F&B Management, Diploma, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND PRACTICES, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE OPERATIONS, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT, Diploma, Taylor's University (01/2017)
  • CONVENTION & BANQUET SALES, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND PRACTICES, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • CONVENTION & BANQUET SALES, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (05/2017)
  • ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR & PRACTICES, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (05/2017)
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF FOOD & BEVERAGE, Diploma, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • BEVERAGE STUDIES, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (01/2017)
  • RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT, Diploma, Taylor's University (01/2017)
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
  • Dewan, M. (2018). Understanding Ethnography: An ‘Exotic’Ethnographer’s Perspective. In Asian Qualitative Research in Tourism (pp. 185-203). Springer, Singapore.
  • Dewan, M. (2017). Malaysian Chef's Perception towards Factory Farmed Poultry Products: A Qualitative Enquiry. In Rana, V. (Ed.), Trends, Issues And Women In Hospitality And Tourism Industry.
Article in Journals
  • Romy, A., & Dewan, M. (2020). The Bikerni: an ethnographic study on women motorcyclists in modern India. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 1-16. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Dewan, M. (2020). An ethnographic inquiry towards ‘Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna’ religious tourists food consumption habits while on a holiday in India, 3(1), 30-41. DOI: 10.33083/joghat.2020.28
  • Dewan, M. (2017). My vegetarian experience: An autoethnographic approach. Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism, 6(1), 15-32. (SCOPUS Indexed)
Article in Proceeding
  • Dewan, M. & Bhargava, P. (2018). Food Choices Of Foreign Students In Urban Malaysia: Influences And Behaviour. A Qualitative Enquiry
  • Dewan, M. (2010). No Meat Please; I’m Vegetarian: Vegetarianism Trends and Climate Change. Proceedings from 3rd Asia-Euro Conference: Transformation and Modernisation in Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy. Malaysia. Taylor’s University Press.
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
  • Dewan, M. (2021, February 16). Indian Hotel Industry Megashifts Post Pandemic: A Researchers Prediction . Travel Newsy, Retrieved from
  • Dewan, M. & Chia Yee, P. (2021, March 27). Handling Stress and Personal Mental Health in Post COVID Tourism & Hospitality Industry. Travel Newsy, Retrieved from
  • Dewan, M. (2020, April 28). Solutions for Surviving COVID-19: A Malaysian Hotel and Tourism Industry Perspective. Travel Newsy, Retrieved from
  • Dewan, M. (2020, April 21). Surviving COVID-19: A Malaysian Hotel and Tourism Industry Perspective. Travel Newsy, Retrieved from
  • Dewan, M., Sabina Francis, R., Dias Soeiro, J. (2020, November 4). ‘The Unchartered Waters Ahead in the Hospitality Industry’ Taylors University, Malaysia, Concludes Webinar Series, Retrieved from
  • Dewan, M. (2013)Sustainable Hospitality Practices and Challenges in the New Millennia. Le Petit Hotelier
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
  • A qualitative study exploring status of garbage classification of five-star hotels in Jinan City, China, DING Yi, Master by Coursework  (Main Supervisor)
  • Zhan Juan, Master by Coursework  (Main Supervisor)
  • NIE JINGWEN  (Main Supervisor)
  • LI NA  (Main Supervisor)
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
  • Food Choices Of Foreign Students In Urban Malaysia: Influences And Behaviour. A Qualitative Enquiry, 7th Asia-Euro Conference 2018 in Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy, 14/11/2018 (International)
  • Malaysian Chef's Perception Towards Factory Farmed Poultry Products: A Qualitative Enquiry, International Conference of Hospitality and Tourism (ICHT 2017), themed on Trends ,Issues and women in Hospitality and Tourism Industry , 20/01/2017 to 21/01/2017, School of Hotel Management and Hospitality, Graphic Era University (International)
  • VEGETARIAN TRAVELLERS-DIETRY BEHAVIOUR AND DESTINATION CHOICES, Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Francaise / International Association of French Speaking Sociologists (AISLF CR 17) 5th Asia-Euro 2014 Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy Conference, 19/05/2014 to 19/05/2014, Taylor's University, TTUC (International)
  • Sustainable Hospitality Practices And Challenges In The New Millennia, 4th Asia-Euro 2012 Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy Conference. , 28/11/2012 to 01/12/2012, Taylor's University, Universiti De Toulouse Le Mirail (International)
  • NO MEAT PLEASE, I M VEGETARIAN: VEGETARIANISM TRENDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE, 3rd Asia-Euro Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy Conference 2010 Transformation and Modernisation in Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy, 24/11/2010 to 26/11/2010, Taylor s University, Malaysia (International)
  • Crisis in Hospitality and Tourism: A Study on the impacts of terrorism on Indian Hospitality and Tourism sector, Faculty Research Seminar, 11/09/2009 to 11/09/2009, Taylors College (University)
  • AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF HARE-RAMA HARE-KRISHNA RELIGIOUS TOURISTS IN INDIA, International Conference on Transformational Tourism - Shaping the Tourism Narrative of Wellbeing, 06/03/2020 to 08/03/2020, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India (International)
  • NO MEAT PLEASE; I M VEGETARIAN:VEGETARIANISM TRENDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE., International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism ICHT 2017, 20/01/2017 to 21/01/2017, Graphic Era University, School of Hotel Management and Hospitality, (International)
  • Associate Editor and Head of Editorial Board, Travel Newsy Trade News Journal, 2020 to 2025 (Associate Editor and Head of Editorial Board)
  • Editorial Paper Reviewer for ARA: Journal of Tourism Research, Spain., ARA: Journal of Tourism Research, Spain., 2019 to 2024 (Editorial Paper Reviewer)
  • Editorial Paper Reviewer for , Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism (APJIHT), Malaysia., 2017 to 2025 (Editorial Paper Reviewer)
  • Editorial Paper Reviewer for e-Review of Tourism Research[eRTR], USA.,  e-Review of Tourism Research[eRTR], USA., 2017 to 2025 (Editorial Paper Reviewer)
  • Editorial Paper Reviewer for TEAM Journal of Hospitality and Tourism (TJHT), Malaysia, TEAM Journal of Hospitality and Tourism (TJHT), Malaysia, 2014 to 2021 (Editorial Paper Reviewer)
(Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
  • Moderator for panel session at 6th ATRA (ASEAN Tourism Research Forum) 2019 & 17th GRC 2019, 27/06/2019 to 28/06/2019 (International)
  • AMMA (All Malaysia Malayalee Association) Mother's Day Team Building Event. Mocktail training and dinner, 18/05/2019 to 18/05/2019 (Community)
  • Moderator at 7th Asia-Euro Conference 2018 in Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy (CONFERENCE), Manila, Philippines , 14/11/2018 to 16/11/2018 (International)
  • ‘TIME for a PAWS. ‘ Community service Donate & Feel Good: PAWS Initiative (PAWS animal welfare). , 03/03/2014 to 14/03/2014 (Community)
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • CHE- Certified Hospitality Educator, Non research, 02/10/2020 to 05/10/2020 (International)
  • Professionalization in Tequila Culture CONSEJO REGULADOR DEL TEQUILA Award T, Non research, 21/09/2020 to 22/09/2020 (International)
  • Academia Patron Tequila Masterclass, Research, 16/09/2020 to 16/09/2020 (International)
  • Teaching and Assessing Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Communication, Entrepreneurialism & Global Perspective for FSLM & FIT (By invitation only) , Non research, 29/11/2019 to 29/11/2019 (University)
  • Conversations with Assessment: What Drives Student learning? (By invitation only) , Non research, 15/11/2019 to 15/11/2019 (University)
  • FSLM PD Day (Only for FSLM Staff) , Non research, 19/08/2019 to 20/08/2019 (University)
  • Supervision Essentials (by invitation only), Research, 05/08/2019 to 06/08/2019 (University)
  • FSLM Teambuilding & Group Dynamics Trip 2019 , Non research, 01/08/2019 to 02/08/2019 (University)
  • Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics, Non research, 30/05/2019 to 31/05/2019 (International)
  • Professional Development (F&B) for SHTE only , Non research, 08/05/2019 to 08/05/2019 (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • Changes in the World over the Next 50 years & Preparing for it (SHTE&SCAFS only) , Non research, 27/03/2019 to 27/03/2019 (University)
  • FSLM Professional Development Day , Non research, 25/03/2019 to 28/03/2019 (University)
  • TLLM: DIY Lecture Recording-Online Module , Non research, 22/03/2019 to 22/03/2019 (University)
  • TCF Review Workshop: FSLM , Non research, 28/02/2019 to 28/02/2019 (University)
  • Taylor s Curriculum Framework (TCF) Module Alignment Workshop , Non research, 12/11/2018 to 13/11/2018 (University)
  • Credentialing Faculty through High Impact Research (FHFLM) , Research, 23/08/2018 to 24/08/2018 (University)
  • FHLM Teambuilding 2018 , Non research, 03/08/2018 to 05/08/2018 (University)
  • Basic Occupational First Aid Training , Non research, 18/07/2018 to 19/07/2018 (Community)
  • 15th Graduate Research Colloquium , Research, 31/05/2018 to 31/05/2018 (University)
  • AOT Food & Beverage Training (SHTE only) , Non research, 07/04/2018 to 07/04/2018 (University)
  • Food & Beverage Service Technique Training (trainer: Mayukh Dewan) , Non research, 04/04/2018 to 04/04/2018 (University)
  • Roastery site visit to Global Coffee Resources , Non research, 04/04/2018 to 04/04/2018 (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • Professional Development Day (FHLM) , Non research, 22/03/2018 to 23/03/2018 (University)
  • Online Peer Assessment through Workshop , Non research, 15/01/2018 to 15/01/2018 (University)
  • The Art of Story Telling - Developing your Own Research Story , Research, 09/01/2018 to 09/01/2018 (University)
  • The Art of Story Telling - Developing your Own Research Story, Non research, 09/01/2018 to 09/01/2018 (University)
  • 12th Graduate Research Colloquium, Research, 06/12/2017 to 06/12/2017 (University)
  • 14th Graduate Research Colloquium , Research, 08/11/2017 to 08/11/2017 (University)
  • Supervisory Skills: Managing Student Emotions & Giving Constructive Feedback, Research, 27/10/2017 to 27/10/2017 (University)
  • BOMBA Training for ERT (Emergency Response Team) , Non research, 19/07/2017 to 20/07/2017 (Community)
  • PD day 2 (TCHT Only), Research, 24/03/2017 to 24/03/2017
  • HTCA PD Day 1, Research, 12/01/2017 to 13/01/2017
  • Together Everyone Achieve More Innovation N Growth_TCHT , Non research, 18/11/2016 to 19/11/2016 (Department/School)
  • Certified Digital Educator (CDE) Briefing Session , Non research, 19/10/2016 to 19/10/2016 (University)
  • PD Day 3 (TCHT only) , Non research, 22/08/2016 to 22/08/2016 (Department/School)
  • OBE workshop (TCHT only) , Non research, 18/03/2016 to 18/03/2016 (Department/School)
  • Chocolate Praline (HTCA only), Non research, 14/01/2016 to 14/01/2016 (Department/School)
  • Lamb Biryani (HTCA only), Research, 14/01/2016 to 14/01/2016 (Department/School)
  • Lamb enchiladas (HTCA only), Non research, 14/01/2016 to 14/01/2016 (Department/School)
  • INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2015 , Research, 01/12/2015 to 01/12/2015 (University)
  • Making a Difference (MAD) (HTCA only), Non research, 19/11/2015 to 20/11/2015 (Department/School)
  • MOOC Me Workshop , Non research, 03/11/2015 to 04/11/2015 (University)
  • Developing Rubrics , Non research, 20/10/2015 to 20/10/2015 (University)
  • PD Day (3) for HTCA staff only , Research, 28/09/2015 to 28/09/2015 (Department/School)
  • CIVB L'ecole du Vin Bordeaux Wines Professional Certification Seminar , Non research, 25/08/2015 to 25/08/2015 (International)
  • BFM Enterprise Takeaway 2015 (TCHT only) , Non research, 31/07/2015 to 31/07/2015 (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • 9th Graduate Research Colloquium, Research, 16/05/2015 to 16/05/2015 (University)
  • 21st APTA Annual Conference, Research, 14/05/2015 to 16/05/2015 (University)
  • PD Day 2 (for HTCA staff only) , Non research, 18/03/2015 to 18/03/2015 (Department/School)
  • Delphi Training (for TCHT Staff only), Research, 10/03/2015 to 10/03/2015 (Department/School)
  • Understanding and Managing Stress, Non research, 13/02/2015 to 13/02/2015 (University)
  • Unleash your Potential: Know your Perfect Fit , Non research, 12/02/2015 to 12/02/2015 (University)
  • Tapas , Non research, 16/01/2015 to 16/01/2015 (Department/School)
  • Modern Asian Cooking & Plating, Non research, 15/01/2015 to 15/01/2015 (Department/School)
  • Healthy Muffin & Cheese Tart, Non research, 15/01/2015 to 15/01/2015 (Department/School)
  • PD Day - Proofreading Workshop, Research, 19/09/2014 to 19/09/2014 (Department/School)
  • PD Day - Research in the World of Knowledge (HTCA), Research, 19/09/2014 to 19/09/2014 (Department/School)
  • PD Day - Introduction Session for Research (HTCA), Research, 19/09/2014 to 19/09/2014 (Department/School)
  • Usage of X-Space Classroom (Only TCHT) , Non research, 07/07/2014 to 07/07/2014 (Department/School)
  • HTCA/PD-Planning Classes for Operation Module, Non research, 13/06/2014 to 13/06/2014 (Department/School)
  • HTCA/PD-Academic Support Services for Students , Non research, 13/06/2014 to 13/06/2014 (Department/School)
  • HTCA/ PD-Effective usage of X-Space, Non research, 13/06/2014 to 13/06/2014 (Department/School)
  • 12th APacCHRIE Conference 2014 , Research, 22/05/2014 to 24/05/2014 (University)
  • 5th Asia-Euro Conference in Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy 2014, Research, 19/05/2014 to 21/05/2014 (University)
  • Professional Development Day (Only for TCHT), Non research, 14/02/2014 to 14/02/2014 (Department/School)
  • TGC SHARING SESSION 2013, Non research, 09/10/2013 to 09/10/2013 (Department/School)
  • BLOOM S TAXONOMY WITH HANDS-ON EXAM PAPERS SETTING, Non research, 04/04/2013 to 04/04/2013 (University)
  • Intro to PDP/ Reflection , Non research, 02/04/2013 to 02/04/2013 (University)
  • TCHT PD Day, Non research, 01/03/2013 to 01/03/2013 (Department/School)
  • IPAD4U SHARING SERIES - 2013, Non research, 18/02/2013 to 18/02/2013 (University)
  • PREZI-FIED' YOUR POWERPOINT SLIDES, Non research, 05/02/2013 to 05/02/2013 (University)
  • Moodle Training for TCHT , Non research, 07/06/2012 to 07/06/2012 (Department/School)
  • Qualitative Research Method Workshop, Research, 15/05/2012 to 15/05/2012 (University)
  • Outcomes Based Education, Non research, 11/05/2012 to 11/05/2012 (University)
  • Qualitative Research Method Workshop, Research, 08/05/2012 to 08/05/2012 (University)
  • Qualitative Research Method Workshop, Research, 05/05/2012 to 05/05/2012 (University)
  • Reflective Learning- Student' Perspective, Non research, 22/02/2012 to 22/02/2012 (University)
  • 2nd Graduate Research Colloquim (GRC) in Hospitality & Tourism, Research, 23/11/2011 to 23/11/2011 (University)