Lecturer in Tourism Management
Segura, C., Segredo, E. & Miranda, G. (in press). The Importance of the Individual Encoding in Memetic Algorithms with Diversity Control Applied to Large Sudoku Puzzles. In Proceedings of the CEC 2017
In recent years, several memetic algorithms with explicit mechanisms to delay convergence have shown great promise when solving 9x9 Sudoku puzzles. This paper analyzes and ext...
Urquhart, E. (2017). The Role of Interactive Technology in the Co-creation of Experience in Scottish Visitor Attractions. In PhD Workshop Research Proposals, 113-118. ISBN 978-88-6101-016-1
As a sector reliant on the creation of memorable experiences, visitor attractions (VAs) have increasingly turned to interactive technology as a platform for engaging and commu...
James, K. & Fortheringham, J. (2016). Higher Education Sector Engagement with Higher Education Academy Fellowship. In Converging Concepts in Global Higher Education Research: Local, national and international Perspectives
Considering a historical perspective that looks briefly at higher education changes influenced by government ideological direction is useful for understanding higher education...
Scottish Funding Council
To understand and explore the feasibility of how Visit Arran can collect visitor feedback more efficiently and to reach a younger target audience.
IIDI has been successful in obtaining funding for a new collaborative project with 21Nine Advertising & Design Ltd supported by the SFC Innovation Voucher Scheme.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh would like to explore an opportunity to try to attract more visitors to the gardens during the dark winter months. They came up with an idea of setting up possible ...
29 March 2016
The Transport Minister Derek Mackay has commissioned an independent review of the current system of managing the timing and quality of works in the road carried out by utility...
18 November 2012
Two months into my new role as Director of the Edinburgh Institute and I wanted to thank those of you who have been in touch to wish me well and offer advice on how we can dev...
19 December 2016
The world is moving towards Big Data, and with Cyber Security we see the tracking of host and network events as one of its leading applications. Threats to organisations incre...
Senior Associate Research Fellow
Reader in Human Resource Development
Finance and Commercial Director
Leader of Professional Development
Lecturer/BSc Programme leader
Senior Acoustic Consultant
Forster, S. & Anastasiadou, C. (2015). Enhancing the Tourist Heritage Experience through In-Situ, Customisable, 3D printed Souvenirs. In Proceedings Heritage Tourism & Hospitality International Conference 2015ISBN 978-90-9029477-3
This research set out to investigate whether technological innovations in design and the personalisation of tourist souvenirs through 3D printing, could offer opportunities to...
Bakiewicz, J. & Leask, A. (2014). Exploring film induced tourism implications on onsite heritage interpretation at heritage visitor attractions. In Kozak, M. & Kozak, N. (Eds.). 7th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism Hospitality and Leisure Proceedings Book, 388-393. ISBN 978-605-4940-25-7
The previous research in the area of film induced tourism, although widely acknowledged, was not concerned with built heritage sites which have inherent restricti...
Leask, A. & Barron, P. (2014). Engaging with new consumer markets – Museum Events and Generation Y’. In Proceedings of the International Conference Marketing Trends 2014ISBN 978-2-9532811-2-7
No abstract available
Leask, A., Fyall, A. & Barron, P. (2012). Generation Y: A supply-side comparative study of Western and Asian visitor attractions. In 2nd Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference Proceedings Book
No abstract available.
Leask, A., Barron, P. & Ensor, J. (2012). Gen Y: The Impact of Generational Changes in Consumer Behaviour on the Marketing of Tourist Attractions
This research study compares and contrasts the marketing strategies adopted by operators of tourist attractions aiming to engage effectively with Generation Y (Gen Y) consumer...
Pollock, C., Brown, N., Chalmers, C., Laird, P. & Laybourn, P. (2009). Engaging students in learning: managing retention and reducing attrition.
Leask, A., Rogers, P. & Robertson, M. (2008). Place, values, process and benefits: accounting for the social and cultural future of festivals. In Proceeding of the EUTO Conference 2008, 437-469
This paper presents outcomes from a project established at the Centre for Festival and Event Management (CFEM) at Napier University Business School.
This set out to advance th...
Graham, M., Craig, P. & Kennedy, J. (2008). Visualisation to Aid Biodiversity Studies through Accurate Taxonomic Reconciliation. In Gray, W. A., Jeffery, K. G. & Shao, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of British National Conference on Database Systems: Sharing Data, Information and Knowledge, 280-291. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-70504-8_29. ISBN 978-3-540-70503-1
All aspects of organismal biology rely on the accurate identification
of specimens described and observed. This is particularly important for
ecological surveys of biodiversit...
Weaver, M., Albores, P. & Love, D. (2007). A Decision Aid to Select Techniques to Evaluate Supply Chain Improvement Options. In Weaver, M. (Ed.). Managing Operations in an Expanding EuropeISBN tbc
Hall, H. & Abell, A. (2005). Who is managing information? Opportunities in the e-information market place. In Jezzard, H. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 30th International Online Meeting, 39-44
This paper presents a summary of results that derive from research into the emerging information job market. The project was conducted by TFPL between February and June 2006, ...
Russell, G. & Cumming, A. (2005). Online assessment and checking of SQL: detecting and preventing plagiarism. ISBN 0-9541927-8-8
The automatic checking of online assessments and tutorials offers a significant advantage to students. Such students can work out-of-hours, from home or work, managing their o...
Turner, P. & Price, C. S. (2005). Timber resource management (Forest IQ Pulping).
Selected Indicative Claims:
1. A system for managing a timber resource comprising a number of forests each having a plurality of compartments, a transport infras...
We have identified the need for a more coherent and closer monitoring of system load and requirements in terms of power consumption within datacentres.
This project will develop a prototype applicat...
To develop an interactive hoarding intervention practitioner toolkit and training programme for use by health and social care professionals as well as individuals wishing to adopt a self-help approach...
Design for a system for managing information about personal safety beacons for outdoor activities in remote locations. The user will be able to register a device and provide personal details about the...
Searching for a holiday property currently requires prospective clients to search multiple websites. There is an identified need for a tool that will provide a quick, easy way for potential visitors t...
The project aims to reduce carbon emissions through research and application of integrated sustainable infrastructure in the existing built environment that could be replicated on existing and new bui...
Since October 2008 the EI has delivered a Graduate Certificate of Management Practice programme designed in conjunction with SELECT (the Electrical Contractors' Association for Scotland).The programme...
The company are planning to launch a new division of their business called ‘Leith.TV’. This will be a video-on-demand hyper local news service which will have a focus on Leith centric news. They are a...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Grant to fund academic visitor
The aim of MARINA is to develop and validate the Risk Management Methods for Nanomaterials.
To do this, MARINA will address the four central themes for the Risk Assessment and Management of Nanomater...
The project we have been asked to help with involves the carbon footprint assessment of the company in both the new visitor centre and the vessels. The aim of the project is to a/ improve visitor expe...
Natural Environment Research Council
People living on the coast of East Africa are amongst the World's poorest. They rely heavily on local ecosystems for their livelihoods and security; for example mangrove forests provide them with fire...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
This proposed project is concerned with the conserving and recording of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Scotland. ICH means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledges and skills - a...
As a sector that is reliant on the creation and management of memorable experiences, visitor attrac...
Although previous research has widely acknowledg...
In 1997 the Saudi Government took a f...
Credit risk is one of the most general risks that exist in the financial market and a major risk faced by financial institutions. Credit risk m...
Cement production requires intensive use of natural raw materials and energy. It also
results in emissions to the atmosphere, the most...
With the emergence of the lean enterprise and increased global competition, companies should learn to be more proactive in the way they m...
02 June 2016
02 June 2016
Frances Ryan is at Dartington Hall in Totnes, Devon, today as an invited speaker at Cilip’s 5th annual Discover Academic Research, Training, and Support (DARTS) conference.
17 February 2016
17 February 2016
The 2010 Equality Act and associated Public Sector Equality Duties have introduced important legal obligations for public authorities, continuing for those under the previous ...
24 March 2017
24 March 2017
Robert Hrelja from VTI, the Swedish national transport research organisation, will be at TRI at Napier to meet Napier researchers and present his work on collaboration in publ...