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The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis

Journal Article
Stewart, H., Ali-Knight, J., Stephen, S., & Kerr, G. (in press)
The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis. Event Management, https://doi.org/10.3727/152599521X16192004803683
Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects how the brain works, and in particular the ability to remember, think and reason. It affects speech, mood, mobility, behavior a...

Building resilience and future proofing events education

Presentation / Conference
Jaimangal-Jones, D., Jackson, C., & Robertson, M. (2021, July)
Building resilience and future proofing events education. Paper presented at AEME 2021 ‘Event Principles and Practice: a level playing field’, University of Brighton [Online]
This session explores issues surrounding the design and delivery of Event Management programmes, specifically those related to their resilience and futureproofing. It addresse...

FameLab, cultural relations and 'going virtual' at the time of a pandemic

Report
Kerr, G. (2021)
FameLab, cultural relations and 'going virtual' at the time of a pandemic. London: British Council
EDITOR'S NOTES This contribution by Gary Kerr, taking the example of one of the British Council’s flagship partnership programmes – FameLab – covers the notion and nature of s...

Events As Platforms, Networks, and Communities

Journal Article
Richards, G., & Jarman, D. (2021)
Events As Platforms, Networks, and Communities. Event Management, 25(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599520x15894679115420
This introduction to the special issue on events as platforms, networks, and communities reviews recent research on these subjects. It outlines the previous work of the ATLAS ...

Four shades of science festival: a qualitative study exploring the business and management dimensions of science festivals in the United Kingdom

Thesis
Kerr, G. Four shades of science festival: a qualitative study exploring the business and management dimensions of science festivals in the United Kingdom. (Thesis)
University of Salford. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2725841
Science festivals are a global cultural phenomenon with at least 60 such festivals taking place across the UK every year. Science festivals fulfil a unique function within civ...

Dog filters & flower crowns: Using Snapchat as a Pedagogical Tool in Higher Education

Journal Article
Kerr, G., & Faulkner, S. (2020)
Dog filters & flower crowns: Using Snapchat as a Pedagogical Tool in Higher Education. Journal of Social Media for Learning, 1(1), 147-157. https://doi.org/10.24377/LJMU.jsml.vol1article393
Academics overwhelmingly value social media as a tool for enhancing student learning (Moran et al, 2011). Generally, academics use information technologies and social media to...

Film4Gender - Online Launch

Exhibition / Performance
MacLeod, K., Ryle, J., Crook, T., Sar, L., & Boodoosingh, R. Film4Gender - Online Launch. [Online event]. 1 December 2020. (Unpublished)

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MacLeod, K., Ryle, J., Crook, T., Sar, L., & Boodoosingh, R. Film4Gender - Online Launch. [Online event]. 1 December 2020. (Unpublished
Online launch of the Film4Gender films by the Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium. Event to bring together the consortium filmmakers, shared discussion of the films, with...

Book review: John Armbrecht, Erik Lundberg and Tommy D. Andersson (eds), A Research Agenda for Event Management (Elgar Research Agendas, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA 2019) 192 pp.

Journal Article
Snell, S. (2020)
Book review: John Armbrecht, Erik Lundberg and Tommy D. Andersson (eds), A Research Agenda for Event Management (Elgar Research Agendas, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA 2019) 192 pp. Journal of Qualitative Research in Tourism, 134-137. https://doi.org/10.4337/jqrt.2020.01.09
Abstract not available.

Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case

Journal Article
Tjandra, N., Rihova, I., Snell, S., den Hertog, C., & Theodoraki, E. (2020)
Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case. Journal of Product and Brand Management, 30(1), 58-73. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPBM-08-2019-2539
Purpose: This study explores a multi-stakeholder perspective on brand meaning co-creation in the context of the Olympic Games as a unique mega sports event brand with a strong...

Semiotics of the festival city: exploring the visual culture of Edinburgh. . Paper presented at Special Track: Visual Tourism

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L., & Logan-McFarlane, A. (2020, September)
Semiotics of the festival city: exploring the visual culture of Edinburgh. . Paper presented at Special Track: Visual Tourism. Paper presented at ATLAS annual conference 2020: Tourism as a driver of regional development and collaboration, Online
This paper presents emerging themes from our study of the semiotics that sustain the visual culture, consumption and place myth of Edinburgh, as the ‘world’s leading festival ...
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Sustainable festivals and events - an enquiry of leadership and futures

2015 - 2017
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discus...
Dr Martin Robertson | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Prof Jane Ali-Knight

Heritage interpretation challenges and management issues at film-induced tourism heritage attractions: case studies of Rosslyn Chapel and Alnwick Castle

2011 - 2015
Although previous research has widely acknowledg...
Dr Justyna Bakiewicz | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Prof Paul Barron

Cultural identity and transnational heritage in contemporary jazz: a practice-based study of composition and collaboration

2011 - 2013
This study focuses on three albums of original music performed and recorded by...
Prof Haftor Medboe | Director of Studies: Prof Chris Atton

The role of niche tourism products in destination development

2009 - 2011
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations...
Prof Jane Ali-Knight | Director of Studies: Prof John Ensor

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

Festival Image, Impacts and Identity - an investigation into the international significance of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2007 - 2011
Dr Louise Todd | Director of Studies: Prof John Ensor | Second Supervisor: Prof Anna Leask
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Dementia Engagement Event

Online
11 November 2021

An Edinburgh Festival City Map for Wester Hailes. This public engagement with research initiative was delivered as part of Explorathon 2019: European Researchers' Night. It involved a participative drawing and collage activity where members of the local community were asked to contribute to an Edinburgh Festival City Map for Wester Hailes

Whale Arts, Wester Hailes
27 September 2019

Festival Frontiers: The Festival City.

Edinburgh International Science Festival, Lomond Room, Pleasance, Edinburgh
8 April 2019

Visual Methods and Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research

The Business School
6 March 2019 - 4 June 2019

The Fringe - my BFF. Everyday branded products, from instant coffee to cars, have long been imbued by marketers with human traits as a means of appealing to consumers’ self-image. Indeed an interpersonal relationships metaphor is applied to some products, with them viewed as people – such as friends, partners, family members and even enemies. Since its origination in 1947, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has grown in a relatively organic way to become the largest and most renowned festival in the world. My talk will consider if a phenomenon like the Fringe is considered in similar interpersonal terms by its consumers as they organise, attend, support, and participate in their various stakeholder roles, from audience members to performers, and beyond. I will discuss my research where I interviewed consumers about their relationships with the Fringe. I discovered that the Fringe is viewed in numerous interpersonal terms, from casual, childhood and best friendships; to marriages and flings; and even in darker obsessive terms. My research also uncovered that many relationships with the Fringe are life-long, change over time, and can impact upon important life decisions. What does this tell us about ourselves and how we relate to something which is neither another human being nor a valued product, but an experience?

Skeptics on The Fringe 2017, Edinburgh Skeptics Society, Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
14 August 2017

Universities of Scotland Events Conference, 2017 (USEC2017)

The Business School Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart Campus Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1DJ
24 March 2017