Jane Ali-Knight

Jane AliKnight

Prof Jane Ali-Knight

Professor in Festival and Event Management

Biography

Dr. Jane Ali-Knight is a Professor in Festival and Event Management at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and a Visiting Research Professor at Curtin University, Perth. She is currently leading and developing the festival and event subject group as well as lecturing at Universities internationally and facilitating training and development in the field. Her core activities fall into three main areas: event and festival related programmes; research and publications and conferences and professional events. She is currently a board member of BAFA (British Arts and Festivals Association), Without Walls, Vice Chair of Women in Tourism and is a Fellow of the HEA and Royal Society of the Arts.

Research Groups

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Committee member for the Tourism Society Scotland

 

Conference Activity

  • Professional conference and seminar organisation: LSA 2005 International Academic Conference; Festivals and Events: Beyond Economic Impacts. July 4 – 6 2005; Tourism Society Scotland Annual Conference, Aviemore, Scotland June 2007; Realising a Culture of
  • Jane Ali-Knight and Paul Gudgin to deliver Executive Certificate programme to Qatar and Abu Dhabi audiences.
  • Community Festival Management experience through organisation of inaugural Stockbridge Village Festival, September 2006, Stockbridge Jumboree, 2011 and Stockfest 2012, 2013.
  • Delivery of Cake Fest Edinburgh, 21 June 2015 as part of VisitScoland’s Year of Food and Drink.
  • Event Manager/Publicity Co-ordination for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2007 – 2011

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Destination Leaders Programme (DLP) Shortlisted for Times Higher Education Leadership and Management (THELMA) Award in the Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative category.
  • DLP course awarded ‘Leadership in the Visitor Economy: Most Innovative Project’ by the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE).
  • • Nominated for Event 100 Club, 2016 (100 most influential people in the UK Events Industry).
  • • Winner, Student Event Category, Scottish Event Awards, October 2015. Commendations 2013 and 2016.
  • Fellow of the HEA
  • Fellow ofhe Royal Society of the Arts (RSA)
  • Congratulations to DLP Graduates!

 

Media Activity

  • Syn Festival Edinburgh shaping up for success
  • Are giant music festivals at the end of the road?
  • Business School's Destination Leaders Programme (DLP) recognised
  • When it comes to Festivals and Events, 'Scotland is the Perfect Stage'
  • Boost for Scottish tourism with destination leaders programme
  • Mercat Tours professionalise their Tour Guide programme

 

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The environmental attitudes and practices of family businesses in the rural tourism and hospitality sectors.

Journal Article
Carlsen, J., Getz, D. & Ali-Knight, J. (2001)
The environmental attitudes and practices of family businesses in the rural tourism and hospitality sectors. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 9, 281-297. doi:10.1080/09669580108667403. ISSN 0966-9582
This paper examines the environmental goals of rural, family owned/operated tourism business with a viewto evaluating their conservationethic andcommitment to sustainable tour...

Intrastate travel experiences in international students and their perceptions of Western Australia (WA) as a tourist destination.

Journal Article
Shanka, T., Ali-Knight, J. & Pope, J. (2002)
Intrastate travel experiences in international students and their perceptions of Western Australia (WA) as a tourist destination. Tourism and Hospitality Research. 3, 245-256. ISSN 1467-3584
This paper presents initial findings from a study examining the impact on Western Australian (WA) tourism of the growing number of international students in the state. Focusin...

Who is the wine tourist?

Journal Article
Charters, S. & Ali-Knight, J. (2002)
Who is the wine tourist?. Tourism Management. 23, 311-319. doi:10.1016/S0261-5177(01)00079-6. ISSN 0261-5177
Both the wine and tourism industries have achieved high levels of growth within Australia in the 1990s, and are significant contributors to the GDP as invisible exports. In 19...

Introduction

Book Chapter
Ali-Knight, J., Robertson, M., Ladkin, A., Fyall, A., Breheny, M., & McQuaid, R. W. (1987)
Introduction. In M. Breheny, R. W. McQuaid, J. Ali-Knight, M. Robertson, A. Fyall, & A. Ladkin (Eds.), The Development of HIgh-Tech Industries: an international survey, 1-10. Croom - Helm

The Dynamics of Successful Events - The Experts Perspective

Journal Article
Ensor, J., Robertson, M., & Ali-Knight, J. (2007)
The Dynamics of Successful Events - The Experts Perspective. Managing Leisure, 12(3), 223-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/13606710701406550
Interviews with key leaders formed the basis of this exploratory research to elicit and identify the key factors that festival leaders perceive as the characteristics of creat...

Eliciting the dynamics of leading a sustainable event: Key informant responses

Journal Article
Ensor, J., Robertson, M., Ali-Knight, J., Ensor, J., Robertson, M., & Ali-Knight, J. (2011)
Eliciting the dynamics of leading a sustainable event: Key informant responses. Event Management, 15(4), 315-327. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599511X13175676722483
Within the event management literature relating to network development and festival sustainability there is a paucity of research that analyzes the perception of festival sust...

The role of niche tourism products in destination development

Thesis
Ali-Knight, J. The role of niche tourism products in destination development. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5376
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations with specific niche products are ab...

Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods

Journal Article
Jarman, D., Theodoraki, E., Hall, H., & Ali-Knight, J. (2014)
Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 5(3), 311-322. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijefm-11-2013-0034
Social network analysis (SNA) is an under-utilised framework for research into festivals and events. This paper reflects upon the history of SNA, and explores its key concepts...

The Events' Industry In Qatar And Social Behaviour Change Promotion Efforts: Green And Active Living Messaging And Anticipations In Light Of The 2022 Fifa World Cup

Conference Proceeding
Theodoraki, E., Haija, S. A., Ali-Knight, J., Musinguzi, D., Omar, M., Canduela, J., & Bourne, S. (2014)
The Events' Industry In Qatar And Social Behaviour Change Promotion Efforts: Green And Active Living Messaging And Anticipations In Light Of The 2022 Fifa World Cup. In Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings:
Qatar's growth, in terms of economic and political influence, is documented extensively in the literature and part of the country's long-term strategy for future development i...

Events and festivals in Asia and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region: Opportunities and challenges

Journal Article
Weber, K., & Ali‐Knight, J. (2012)
Events and festivals in Asia and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region: Opportunities and challenges. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 3(1), 4-8. https://doi.org/10.1108/17582951211210898
Purpose – This editorial aims to provide a brief overview of recent developments in the events industry in general, and in Asia and the MENA region in particular. The discussi...

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