David Adeloye

After his Master’s, David secured a Doctoral Scholarship to study tourism at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

During his PhD, he was actively involved in research into the impact of terrorism on travel behaviour and collaborated with academic colleagues to have five papers published in A/B ranking tourism journals, alongside a book chapter. He was named Otago Business School’s Best Performing PhD student and now works as a Teaching Fellow within the department.

David has shared his work through conferences, including the Inaugural Tourism Policy School in New Zealand where he contributed to the publication of a White Paper.


Name: David Oluwabusayomi Adeloye
Age: 28
Job role: Teaching Fellow
Organisation: University of Otago
Course studied: MSc Tourism Management
Graduated: 2015

What their colleagues say

“David’s research on the influence of terrorism on travel behaviour has wide-ranging applications in developing tourism in Africa. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on this issue, focusing on strategies to mitigate terrorism’s impact on African tourism. This noble effort helps tourism practitioners and government bodies develop plans for safer travel.”
- Dr Craig Lee, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago