Renuka Narayan

Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead

Staff profile

Renuka Narayan


Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead


Master of Art, Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Management), Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (MIT),  NZQA 4098 Unit Standards to assess candidate performance.

Teaching areas

  • Diploma and Degree courses in Communication, Management Operations, Business Functions, Management and Human Resource Management.
  • Supervise industry projects in Human Resource Management and Operations Management.


Renuka is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business, Academic Lead (Student) and Capstone Project Coordinator and teaches tourism and hospitality, communication and human resource management. She conducts research on cooperative education and work-integrated learning and has presented at academic conferences and research seminars in New Zealand and Australia.


  • Gunuguntla, S. and Narayan, R. (2021). Impact of Covid in the New Zealand Tourism Industry. ITP Symposium (26 November, 2021)
  • Narayan, R. and Fleming, J. (2021). When things don’t go well: Challenging experiences encountered by hospitality students during internships. Hamilton Auckland (online): WILNZ Conference proceedings
  • Narayan, R. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on NZ’s Tourism Industry. Presented at MIT Business Seminar
  • Gonuguntla, S. and Narayan, R. (2020). Inbound tourists to New Zealand: An application of Shift share Analysis to measure arrivals competitiveness. Journal of Travel Research 55(6): 804-812
  • Narayan, R. (2018). Cooperative education mutual benefits: Students, Industry and Institution, Brisbane, Australia: ACEN Conference proceedings
  • Narayan, R. (2016). Student perception of cooperative education at Manukau Institute of Technology. Auckland, New Zealand: New Cooperative of Education Association, conference proceedings
  • Narayan, R. (2014). Cooperative Education Achieving Graduate Profile. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Communication Association, conference proceedings
  • Narayan, R. (2013). Exploring Cooperative Education Teaching and Learning Strategies. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology Symposium
  • Narayan, R. (2013). Developing Entrepreneurial Skills with Cooperative Education. Auckland, New Zealand: Global Institute of Applied Business Research, conference proceedings.


  • Student Nominated Teaching Excellence – 2019.