A Malaysia-based academic is crediting her time at the
University of Otago as the reason for being chosen as a
Dr Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore was given a Fulbright Scholar
award - worth about $US20,000 - to carry out six months of
research at the University of Florida and she credited her
time studying towards a PhD at Otago University's School of
Business for getting the award.
''The training at Otago was so good. I never thought of
myself as a researcher, but Otago gave me all that training
and I absolutely loved it,'' Dr Khoo-Lattimore, who is now
employed as a teacher at Taylor's University in Malaysia,
Dr Khoo-Lattimore, who has been in Dunedin for the last few
months to deliver her baby, was thankful for the support she
received while at Otago University.
''I had a lot of support all round, from the Department of
Marketing and also from the School of Business.''
Her research would be in the same area as her PhD, which was
on consumer behaviour.
''I am going to look at consumer behaviour within the context
of female travel ... and what the hospitality industry and
the tourism industry can do better for females travelling on
She would be taking up the position in Florida next month and
was looking forward to it.
''In Malaysia I don't get a lot of time off to do research.
It's pretty much a lot of teaching, so I am really looking
forward to this.''