Jane Ali-Knight

Jane AliKnight

Prof Jane Ali-Knight

Professor

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

  • Jane Ali-Knight and Paul Gudgin to deliver Executive Certificate programme to Qatar and Abu Dhabi audiences.
  • 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
  • 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

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

 

Media Activity

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

 

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Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives

Journal Article
Robertson, M., Ong, F., Lockstone-Binney, L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2018)
Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives. Event Management, 22(6), 865-874. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599518x15346132863193
In considering critical event studies, a brief reference to critical pedagogy is made before an initial look at Critical Management Studies (CMS) prior to consideration of Crt...

Guest editorial

Journal Article
Platt, L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2018)
Guest editorial. Journal of Place Management and Development, 11(3), 262-265. https://doi.org/10.1108/jpmd-08-2018-131
Authors are guest editors of special issue of Journal to Place Management and Development.

Special Issue: Grassroots Festivals and Place Making

Journal Article
(2018)
Special Issue: Grassroots Festivals and Place Making. Journal of Place Management and Development, 11(3),
Authors are editors of the special issue to Journal of Place Management and Development.

Special Issue: Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives

Journal Article
(2018)
Special Issue: Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives. Event Management, 22(6),
Authors are guest editors of a special issue to the journal Event Management.

Salute to the sun: an exploration of UK yoga tourist profiles

Journal Article
Ali-Knight, J., & Ensor, J. (2017)
Salute to the sun: an exploration of UK yoga tourist profiles. Tourism Recreation Research, 42(4), 484-497. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2017.1327186
This paper focuses on exploring yoga tourism as an under researched area where little has been written to date (Ali-Knight, 2009; Lehto, Brown, Chen & Morrison, 2006). Yoga to...

The event and festival life cycle – developing a new model for a new context

Journal Article
Holmes, K., & Ali-Knight, J. (2017)
The event and festival life cycle – developing a new model for a new context. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(3), 986-1004. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijchm-10-2015-0581
Purpose The events and festivals literature relies on theories and models borrowed from tourism studies which may insufficiently account for the unique characteristics of even...

Aspirations and progression of event management graduates: A study of career development

Journal Article
Barron, P., & Ali-Knight, J. (2017)
Aspirations and progression of event management graduates: A study of career development. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 30, 29-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2017.01.005
The provision of event management education in the higher education sector has grown significantly in recent years, yet little is known of the circumstances of the increasing ...

Leveraging the 2022 Qatar World Football Cup for the promotion of green and active living. A multiple stakeholder evaluation of strategic options.

Report
Theodoraki, E., Musinguzi, D., Omar, M., Ali-Knight, J., & Gair, G. (2016)
Leveraging the 2022 Qatar World Football Cup for the promotion of green and active living. A multiple stakeholder evaluation of strategic options. Qatar National Research Foundation
The study captures ex ante (pre event) local stakeholder perceptions of resources for social leverage of the FIFA 2022 World Cup-Qatar for the promotion of green and active li...

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...

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...

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