Skip to main content

About Grant Cairncross

Grant Cairncross, BA(VUW, NZ), GradDipBusAdmin(Massey, NZ), MBus (SCU), PhD (SCU).
Grant joined the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University in 1997, having previously resided in New Zealand.
He has extensive management experience as a Human Resource and Industrial Relations practitioner and has also worked as an Organisational Change consultant, working in areas as diverse as hospitality, the public sector, general and pipeline construction, small business, and tourism.
Grant has key interests in employment and service quality, quality of working life, the future of work and organisational and personal change. He has worked throughout Australia and New Zealand with an 18-month assignment in the oil exploration industry in Norway. Grant’s experience spans both the private and public sectors with employers and employee organizations, and he has been involved in corporate-wide change and change at the individual work group and departmental levels.
Grant’s research interests include employment relations strategies and their effects on service quality in the tourism and hospitality industry, the overall physical/sociological and economical value of a holiday, Occupational Health & Safety in tourism and hospitality, the effects of changing work patterns on holiday destinations and employee relations, the effects of demographics on the Tourism & Hospitality labour market, and downshifting and ‘seachangers’ and what they mean for the Tourism & Hospitality industry.


Present Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism

Curriculum Vitae


Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Contact Information

Coffs Harbour Education Campus
Hogbin Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW
Australia 2450
Phone: (+61 2)6659 3617
Fax: (+61 2)6659 3206


Journal articles (22)

Books (3)