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David Williamson

Senior Lecturer in the School of Hospitality and Tourism at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland University of Technology

David is Senior Lecturer at The School of Hospitality and Tourism, AUT. He spent 18 years working in the hospitality industry as a bar and hotel manager and restaurateur. His research interests include work, employment and labour market issues in hospitality and tourism. David is a member of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI), he completed his PHD in 2017, a history of employment relations in the New Zealand hotel sector, 1955-2000. David has taught undergraduate course in human resource management, organisational behaviour and the history of hotels, tourism and hospitality in New Zealand. He also teaches a post graduate course in hospitality and tourism employment issues.


  • 2003–present
    Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology


  • 2017 
    AUT, PhD