Doctor Karina Wardle

Doctor Karina Wardle

Academic Program Advisor, Sport and Hosptitality,
Hospitality, Marketing & Sport

Hospitality, Marketing & Sport


Dr Karina Wardle is the Academic Course Advisor for First Year School of Business students and is a lecturer in Hospitality, Sport and Marketing. Karina has over 10 years of industry experience in catering and events management, 10 years of academic experience at Western Sydney University and over 20 years of volunteer work experience. Areas of research and teaching interests relate to curriculum design, work integrated learning, employability, industry partnerships, student mobility experiences and the share economy.

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  • PhD University of Western Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Hospitality, Marketing & Sport
  • Hospitality, Marketing & Sport


Phone: (02) 9685 9323
Location: 1.8

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Chapters in Books

  • O'Shea, M., Wardle, K. and Collado, S. (2023), 'Virtual internships in hospitality management education : complexities and possibilities', Handbook of Research on Education Institutions, Skills, and Jobs in the Digital Era, IGI Global 9781668459140.

Journal Articles

  • Ramgoolam Atchiamith, A., Khan, A., Rodrigues, C. and Wardle, K. (2022), 'Stress during work placement : examining positive outcomes for hospitality students in a work-integrated learning programme', Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, vol 12, no 4 , pp 674 - 688.
  • Evangelista, F., Varua, M., Saverimuttu, V., Datt, R., Pattinson, H., Wardle, K. and Evangelista, A. (2022), 'Antecedents and outcomes of service co-creation in the sharing economy', SAGE Open, vol 12, no 2 .
  • Williamson, J., Wardle, K. and Hasmi, H. (2021), 'Developing WIL curriculum which enhances hospitality students capabilities', Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, vol 11, no 3 .
  • Abdelrazaq, H., Aljaffal, T., Daruwalla, P. and Wardle, K. (2021), 'Business sustainability through environmental and operational management in five star hotels in Amman, Jordan', Journal of Accounting, Business and Management, vol 28, no 1 , pp 31 - 51.

Conference Papers

  • Aljaffal, T., Wardle, K., Daruwalla, P. and Sloan, T. (2019), 'Investigating environmental sustainability education in undergraduate hospitality management curricula within New South Wales (NSW), Australia', Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education. Annual Conference, Cairns, Qld..
  • Wardle, K. and Ashwell, J. (2018), 'Closing the capability gap : enhancing the employability of hospitality graduates', CAUTHE Conference, Newcastle, N.S.W..
  • Wardle, K. (2017), 'The employer voice in the hospitality work-integrated-learning agenda', CAUTHE Conference, Dunedin, N.Z..
  • Wardle, K. (2016), 'Investment in WIL : a means to secure the future of hospitality university degrees', CAUTHE Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Wardle, K. (2014), 'Capacity building through WIL in the Hospitality HE sector', Australian Collaborative Education Network. National Conference, Tweed heads, N.S.W..
  • Wardle, K. (2012), 'Work integrated learning for tertiary hospitality education', Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference, Deakin University.

Previous Projects

Title: Closing the capability gap: enhancing the employability of hospitality graduates
  • University of South Australia
Western Researchers: Karina Wardle
Years: 2017-09-01 - 2018-08-22
ID: P00024661

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