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Dr. Kylie Radel

B.Business, B.Arts, B.Arts/Hon(1st Class), PhD
Research Fellow, Office of Indigenous Engagement; Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Marketing & Tourism
Office of Indigenous Engagement
Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research
0472 605 448
+61 419 660 252 Alternative Phone
Rockhampton North
Building 11 - Room G.08
Yambah Road, ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4702
About Me

Dr Kylie Radel is a Research Fellow with the Central Queensland University, Office of Indigenous Engagement, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in marketing and tourism with the College of Business & Law. Dr Radel's research has three core foci including: Indigenous social justice, gender and entrepreneurship, and qualitative research methodologies. She is an author on over 40 peer-reviewed publications and has worked on and/or been the chief investigator for over $191,000 in funded research projects. She has also received three prestigious teaching awards and an international award for excellence in the area of literacy and Indigenous education. Dr Radel is currently Chief Investigator for a successful Merit Grant to investigate “Empowerment, emancipation and equality for women in Nepal through entrepreneurship and tourism”. She has also received three prestigious teaching awards and an international award for excellence in the area of literacy and education. Dr Radel supports a number of masters and PhD research students as principal supervisor. Dr Radel has been an invited key note speaker at conferences in Spain on Indigenous education and Canada on Indigenous economic development and has delivered a range of training sessions in qualitative research methods for Pokhara University (Nepal), University of Alberta (Canada), and Columbia College (South Carolina, USA) and CQU.



2008 International Award for Excellence in the Area of Literacy and Education - selected by the International Advisory Board for the International Journal of Learning for the paper "What are nice guys like them doing in a place like that?" Education Journeys from Australian Indigenous Students in Custody.


2007 Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching - Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning: For Creating and teaching a successful, culturally appropriate Tertiary Entry Program for Indigenous Australians aspiring to tertiary education, particularly to students in correctional centres.

2006 Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence - Indigenous Teacher of the Year 2006 Awarded to the Nulloo Yumbah Teaching Team

2006 Pro-Vice Chancellors' Teaching Excellence Award 2006 Awarded to the Tertiary Entry Program Teaching Team, Nulloo Yumbah

Professional Experience

  • Deputy Dean of Learning & Teaching (Acting), School of Business & Law -- 2015 - 2016
  • Head of Postgraduate Business Programs in the School of Business & Law --2013 - 2015
  • Discipline Coordinator for Marketing in the School of Management & Marketing -- 2008 - 2014
  • Indigenous Employment Reference Group -- 2010 - 2012
  • Strategic Communications and Reputation Management Steering Committee - 2010 - 2012
  • University Exclusions Committee - 2004 - 2010

Professional Memberships

Associate Member - The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)

Associate Member - Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)

Associate Member - Academy of Management (Entrepreneurship stream)


Hillman, W & Radel, K (Eds) (2018), Qualitative methods in tourism research: Theory and practice, Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK. (

Radel, K and Dobele A R, (Eds.) (2008), Women in Research: Contemporary Issues in research (A), Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development (SLEID) 5(1) (April, 2008).

Dobele A R, and Radel, K, (Eds.) (2008), Women in Research: Contemporary Issues in research (B), Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development (SLEID) 5(2) (April, 2008). (http://sleid/viewissue.php?id=15#Guest_Editorial)

Consultancy Work

Clapton, J, Chenoweth, L, Clements, N, Pascoe, V, Radel, K, Cadet-James, Y, Wallace, V, & Cadet-James, D (2011) Impaired Decision-Making Capacity and Indigenous Queenslanders, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD. (

Pascoe, VA, & Radel, K (2010), Indigenous Queenslanders and impaired decision-making capacity – Preliminary analysis report, Central Queensland University Australia.

Radel, K (2003), Khangali Aboriginal Corporation Business Plan. Consultancy work to develop a business plan for an Indigenous enterprise in Mount Morgan.

Radel, K (1999), WIST Program (Women into Science and Technology) "Tracking Student Progression from the Program to Further Study at Central Queensland University".

Recent Research Projects
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Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3508 Tourism
  • 3506 Marketing
  • 4503 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges and management
  • 4505 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Doctor of Education
Nepali business students in one Australian university: an ethnographic case study
Associate Supervisor
Complete Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy
Maximising the use of education agents as a distribution channel for recruiting international students
Associate Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
Service Customers' Switching Behaviour
Principal Supervisor
Research Interests
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Tourism - Impacts of Tourism

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Tourism - Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience

Indigenous Studies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and regional development

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