Vanessa Uiari

         Ms. Vanessa Uiari

          Senior Lecturer

          Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management

          Faculty of Business and Informatics

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Tel: (675) 422 2707  Ext: 786
(675) 422 2812


Location: AA Building/ Room#07

Research interest:

  • Social embeddedness, kinship relations and livelihoods in tourism on the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea
  • Stakeholder theory, integrated World War 2 heritage management, conservation, and development in Papua New Guinea
  • Colonial history and tourism in Papua New Guinea
  • Pedagogy of methodological learning

Research Profile:

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Vanessa Uiari is currently a lecturer in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management. She has almost 20 years of experience in technical and vocational training and higher education in tourism and hospitality management. She currently serves as the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee. She volunteers on the editorial committee of the Electronic Journal of Informatics. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Hotel Management from Griffith University, Queensland, 2001. In 2016, after earning a Higher Distinction in Marketing Research, Qualitative Research Methods, and Quantitative Research Methods in the Master of Tourism Management by Research, she upgraded her course to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy at Edith Cowan University, which she is currently completing while teaching fulltime. Her expertise is grounded in almost ten years of experience working at the Holiday Inn Port Moresby, in a hotel management career, which began in 1993 and ended in 2001 when she made the transition to work in post-secondary technical training. This has expanded to include an expertise developed from her ongoing doctoral research, which is an ethnographic study that explores everyday life and the worldview of the autochthonous ‘Isurava’ kin groups living along the northern stretches of the Kokoda Trail in the Iora Creek valley, in Oro province.   

Research Projects:


Madang Campus

Divine Word University,

Allotment Portion 7,

Section Milinch Kranket,

Nabasa Road,

P.O Box 483,
Madang 511, Madang,
Papua New Guinea

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 424 1800
       (+675) 422 2937
       (+675) 7111 0002

Port Moresby Campus

DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741


Wewak Campus

St. Benedict’s campus,
PO Box 542
Kaindi, Wewak, ESP 531

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 456 2327
       (+675) 456 3243

Fax: (+675) 456 2331


Rabaul Campus

c/- OLSH Kabaleo
P.O. Box 138
Kokopo, ENB 613

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 982 8213
Fax: (+675) 982 8339


Tabubil Campus

c/- DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131


Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741

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