Dr Jie Wang
Jie Wang
  • PhD, Management (The University of Queensland)
  • MA, Tourism Management (University of Canberra)
  • BBus, BA, Tourism Management, Journalism (Wuhan University, China)
+61 7 334 60758
Room 438, GP North Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Dr Wang completed a PhD in the field of crisis management in 2011 at the University of Queensland. Her current research interests are associated with risk and crisis management in the tourism, travel and hospitality context. Crisis prevention and risk communication have been transformed by technical innovation. Risk decisions are made in partnership with those affected and empowered. Her research has focused on understanding how humans perceive and act in relation to risk and crisis, with the research objective to bring about change (related to perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, feelings, behaviour, or any combination of these) that improve the well-being and safety of people and organisations.

    Research interests

    Crisis prevention and preparedness
    Dr. Wang’s first research stream is crisis prevention and readiness. It attempts to investigate the key factors that constrain or facilitate the adoption of preventive behaviour of individual and organisations. Dr. Wang is interested in exploring the role of technology in crisis management and is investigating how to use global technologies and social media to empower the crowd to survive a crisis? In addition, she is also researching the antecedents and outcomes of affective and cognitive readiness for risks, crises, and nature disasters in the travel and hospitality context.
    Risk Communication for Healthy Travel
    Dr. Wang’s second research stream is risk reduction and communication. The digital media (mobile telecommunications and web-based systems) has changed the way of risk communication. Jie’s research aims to investigate how these new medias and their new forms of social interaction and influence affect risk reactions. One particular area is healthy travel. She aims to build a better understanding of travel health of tourists, and explore a more effective health advice and communication to those high-risk segments.


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    • International Association for Chinese Management Research
    • Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education
    • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management


    2018 – Recipient of the UQ Business School Learning and Teaching Grant on the project “Enhancing student learning experience through an integrated ePortfolio-enabled assessment platform: Chalk & Wire” ($4195.80)
    2016 – Recipient of the UQ Business School Teaching Grants Scheme on the project “Enhance learning outcomes through work-integrated-learning (WIL)” ($5,000)
    2013 – Recipient of 2012’ Emerald/EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Outstanding Doctoral Research Award
    2010 – Recipient of UQ Graduate School International Travel Award (GSITA)

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Healthy travel: health risk perception, protective behaviour and effective communication UQ Early Career Researcher Grant (UQECR) 2018 $13,992
    Building visitors protection and resilience: perception and behaviour in the 'Tsunami-Like' tidal-bore-watching attraction UQ New Staff Research Start-Up Grant (NSRSF) 2013 $11,961
    Sustainable business: the relationship between organisational culture and crisis planning behaviour The University of Queensland (GSITA) 2010 $4,426