David Jarman

David Jarman

Mr David Jarman SFHEA, FRSA



My undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh brought me to the city. I combined this with summers spent working at the Edinburgh festivals. Through the early years of the century I built up my festival experience, completed my MSc, and traveled. This provided a great platform on which to develop my academic teaching and research career with Edinburgh Napier, from 2007 on.

Research Areas



Conference Activity

  • Conference paper: 'Social network analysis and mixed methods research into a community led cultural festival in Scotland'.
  • Conference paper: 'My network, without boundaries? Social networks and the individual: ego network research.'
  • Conference paper: 'The Strength of Festival Ties'
  • Member of LSA 2014 conference organising committee
  • Conference paper: 'Festivals and Social Network Analysis'
  • Conference paper: 'Festivals and Social Network Analysis'


External Examining/Validations

  • External examiner at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences


Fellowships and Awards

  • RSA Scotland: RSA fellow, and membership of organising team



  • Associate Editor of Event Management journal
  • Book review: 'The Edinburgh Festivals' by Angela Bartie, published in The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club