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 19 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.

  • Module Leader, Food & Beverage Management, Wine Studies & Beverage Management., SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND EVENTS. Faculty Of Social Sciences and Leisure Management., 01/01/2014 to 17/03/2019
  • Lecturer I, Faculty of Hospitality, Social Sciences and Leisure Management, 07/07/2008 to 17/03/2019
  • 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
  • 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, vegetarianism, food and religion, religion in tourism, qualitative research, ethnography, interpretivism
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT, Diploma, Taylor's University (01/2018)
  • ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND PRACTICES, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • oenology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • F&B Management, Diploma, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR & PRACTICES, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (05/2017)
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF FOOD & BEVERAGE, Diploma, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE OPERATIONS, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT, Diploma, Taylor's University (01/2017)
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT, Diploma, Taylor's University (01/2017)
  • BEVERAGE STUDIES, Bachelor Degree, 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)
(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
  • Dewan, M. (2017). My vegetarian experience: An autoethnographic approach. Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism, 6(1), 15-32.
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.
(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)
  • 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)
(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)
  • 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)
  • Lamb Biryani (HTCA only), Research, 14/01/2016 to 14/01/2016 (Department/School)
  • Chocolate Praline (HTCA only), Non 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 - Research in the World of Knowledge (HTCA), Research, 19/09/2014 to 19/09/2014 (Department/School)
  • PD Day - Proofreading Workshop, 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)