Curriculum Vitae


Dr Rokhshad Tavakoli

  • Senior Lecturer II, Faculty of Hospitality, Food & Leisure Management, 01/02/2017 to 15/01/2018
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism), TAYLOR'S UNIVERSITY, Malaysia
  • Professional Master in International Tourism & Hosp Mgmt, TAYLOR'S UNIVERSITY, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Software, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY OF SHIRAZ, Islamic Republic of Iran
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
  • Tavakoli, R. & Wijesinghe, S.N.R. (2019). Digital art and tourism mobility: A critical discussion. In P. Mura, K. K. H. Tan & C. W. Choy (Eds) Contemporary Asian Expressions of Art and Tourism, Springer (Forthcoming)
  • Tavakoli, R. & Tan, A. (2018). Future of Food: Perception of Consuming Virtual Food in Olmedo, E., Giok Hun, P. & Chan Suet Key, R. Food and Society in Asia Pacific: Consuming, eating, Well-Being. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Tavakoli, R. and Mura, P. (2017). Iranian women traveling: Exploring an unknown universe, in Wilson, E. and Khoo-Lattimore, C. Women and Travel, Apple Academic Press.
  • Yang, C. L., Tavakoli, R. (2016). Researching Asians and ‘Asianess’: Methodological frameworks and considerations in Khoo-Lattimore, C. and Mura, P. Asian Genders in Tourism.
  • Tavakoli, R. (2016). My journeys in Second Life: An authonetnography in Khoo-Lattimore, C. and Mura, P. Asian Genders in Tourism. Channel View Publications.
Article in Journals
  • Tavakoli, R. & Wijesinghe, S. N.R. (2019). The evolution of the web and netnography in tourism: A systematic review, Tourism Management Perspectives. 29 (2019) 48–55 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tavakoli, R., Mura, P. (2018). Netnography in tourism – Beyond Web 2.0, Annals of Tourism Research. Doi:10.1016/j.annals.2018.06.002 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tavakoli, R., Mura, P. & Devi Rajaratnam, S. (2017) Social capital in Malaysian homestays: Exploring hosts’ social relations, Current Issues in Tourism 1-16. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2017.1310189 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mura P., Tavakoli R., Pahlevan Sharif S.(2017). ‘Authentic but not too much’: exploring perceptions of authenticity of virtual tourism. Information Technology and Tourism, 17(2), pp.145-159 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Tavakoli, R., & Mura, P. (2015). ‘Journeys in Second Life’ – Iranian Muslim women’s behavior in virtual tourist destinations. Tourism Management. 46. 398–407, doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2014.07.015 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mura, P., & Tavakoli, R. (2014). Tourism and social capital in Malaysia. Current Issues in Tourism. 17(1). 28-45, doi:10.1080/13683500.2012.718320 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kahl, C. & Tavakoli, R. (2014). Continuous dynamics student evaluation system in an Asian learning context. Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Management. 2(2), 38-49.
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Exploring the H.I.D.E. (Healthy.Interactive.Dining.Experience) using augmented reality applications, Co-researcher, 2018 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • Virtual tourism in 3D virtual worlds, Project Leader, 2017 to 2020 (Taylor's University)
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
  • ZULAIKHA REESHA RASHAAD, Master by Research  (Main Supervisor)
  • Nicholas Woo Jiahui, Master by Coursework  (Main Supervisor)
  • MAHTAB KIANI  (Main Supervisor)
  • MAHTAB KIANI  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • POOYA SAEIDI MOTAHAR  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • FADZAYI MBUYANA MADE  (Main Supervisor)
  • HARLINA BINTI MOHD  (Main Supervisor)
  • The Perception of Uganda As a Tourist Destination In Malaysia: A Study of Uganda s Official Promotional Videos, NAMBI JOAN MIREMBE NANKINGA, Master by Coursework  (Main Supervisor)
  • Budget travel in the Maldives: A netnographic analysis of travel bloggers experiences, Mariyam Rifga Rasheed, Master by Coursework  (Main Supervisor)
  • A Netnographic study on Instagram as a destination marketing tool employing the DMO generated content & the user-generated content by a Sri Lankan DMO and the way of expressing the authenticity, R. A. Dilini Chandrasiri, Master by Coursework  (Main Supervisor)