Tourism Research

Edinburgh Napier University’s Tourism Subject Group is home to cutting-edge research that is internationally recognised and addresses real world challenges.

Innovative research

Our innovative research has expanded the theoretical foundation of key academic topics, influenced policy makers and supported practitioners. We have a wide range of expertise on areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Destinations - management, leadership, the welcome destination, networks;
  • Cultural Heritage Management - visitor attraction experiences, intangible cultural heritage, World Heritage Sites, museums management;
  • Festivals and Events - management, experiences, branding, development, security, impacts;
  • Mobilities - the intersection of tourism with other mobilities, such as migration, for future sustainable wellbeing;
  • Critical Studies - hospitality, tourism and events, small business

Recent research projects

Tourism at Edinburgh Napier

Find out more about our Tourism research leaders.

Karen Fisher


Edinburgh Napier University
Craiglockhart Campus
Edinburgh EH14 1DJ

Tourism Subject Group Office

+44 (0) 131 455 4386