Adrienne Liu, Assistant Professor


Office:4F, Building N



Academic Qualification

Doctor Degree (Dual)      PhD Hospitality and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

                                           PhD Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey

Master Degree                  MSc International Hospitality Management (Euromasters), University of Surrey

Bachelor Degree               BCom Management with concentration on International Business, University of Toronto


Working Experience

From 08/2023 to Present              Assistant Professor, City University of Macau

From 10/2022 to 03/2023             Teaching Assistant & Research Assistant, University of Surrey

From 01/2021 to 11/2021             Teaching Assistant, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

From 01/2020 to 07/2020             Supplier Relations Executive, Webjet Limited, United Kingdom

From 10/2018 to 09/2019             Guest Relations Officer, St. Regis Toronto, Canada


Teaching Area

MICE Industry Studies

Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Business

Consumer Behavior

Research Method


Research Area

Tourism-Migration Nexus

Tourist Behavior

Destination Management

Cultural Tourism

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)


Professional Certification and Awards

Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)


Academic Publication

Journal Paper

  • Liu, A.T., Williams, A.M., Liu, A., Kim, Y.R., Lin, P.M.C. (2023). A Systematic Analysis of Diaspora tourism: Geographic Perspectives and Superdiversity, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, (SSCI)

Conference Paper

  • Liu, A.T., Kim, Y.R., Lin, P.M.C., Williams, A.M. (2023, January 5-7). Does Diaspora Travel Experience Affect Return Migration Intention? The Role of Cultural Identity and Homeland Attachment [Conference session]. The 28th Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Pomona, CA, United States.
  • Liu, A.T., Wang, D., Cheung, C. (2023, April 24-26). Revisit is a must for alumni? A case study of China-based UK alumni on travel intention [Conference session]. 2023 TTRA Europe Conference, Dijon, Burgundy, France.
  • Liu, A.T., Kim, Y.R., Lin, P.M.C., Williams, A.M. (2023, July 5-7). The Impact of Diaspora Tourism on Return Migration Intention across Cultural Distance [Conference session]. Surrey 2023 Conference, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.