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Event Design in outdoor music festival audience behaviour (a critical transformative research note)

Journal Article
Robertson, M., Hutton, A., & Brown, S. (2018)
Event Design in outdoor music festival audience behaviour (a critical transformative research note). Event Management, 22(6), 1073-1081. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599518x15346132863157
This work, a conceptual forward-looking paper, examines the management of audiences at music festivals now and indicates a critical manoeuvre of focus for the future. The theo...

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...

Visualising the ‘festival city’: towards a stakeholder semiotic framework

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L. (2018, August)
Visualising the ‘festival city’: towards a stakeholder semiotic framework. Paper presented at Inclusive Innovation for Enhanced Local Experience, British Council and Newton Fund ‘Researcher Links’, Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand
No abstract available.

Digital Revolution or Plastic Gimmick? Authenticity in 3D Souvenirs

Book
Anastasiadou, C., & Vettese, S. (2018)
Digital Revolution or Plastic Gimmick? Authenticity in 3D Souvenirs. In J. M. Rickly, & E. S. Vidon (Eds.), Authenticity & Tourism Materialities, Perceptions, Experiences, 165-179. London: Emerald
Mass-market production of souvenirs, their disposability and their mixed up, interpretive styling may detach the tourist from the actual experience. Conversely, it is the pers...

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.

Festival leaders and resilient futures: Coast Arts and Local Education

Presentation / Conference
Robertson, M. (2018, July)
Festival leaders and resilient futures: Coast Arts and Local Education. Paper presented at Association of Event Management Educators (AEME) 2018 Event Education & Research: Coming of Age
Visioning is a process which focusses on a preferred future condition (Bazzanella et al., 2012). In the context of a small to medium sized town, economic and social pressures ...

The role of iconic-historic commemorative events in event tourism: Insights from the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Journal Article
Viol, M., Todd, L., Theodoraki, E., & Anastasiadou, C. (2018)
The role of iconic-historic commemorative events in event tourism: Insights from the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tourism Management, 69, 246-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2018.06.018
The role of commemorative events for event tourism has received marginal attention. Existing research primarily considers commemorative events for their social and political s...

The Impact of Negatively-valenced Influencing Behaviour

Conference Proceeding
Azer, J., & Alexander, M. (2018)
The Impact of Negatively-valenced Influencing Behaviour. In SERVSIG-2018-Proceedings, (845-850
Influencing behavior as a form of Customer Engagement Behavior (CEB) has the potential to affect other customers’ attitude and behavioral outcomes and likewise the value and p...

Narratives of health and hospitality: Strathpeffer Spa c.1866 – c.1946

Journal Article
Thomson, E. (2018)
Narratives of health and hospitality: Strathpeffer Spa c.1866 – c.1946. Hospitality and Society, 8(2), 111-135. https://doi.org/10.1386/hosp.8.2.111_1
This paper examines the history of Strathpeffer Spa (the UK’s most northerly spa) between c.1860 and c.1946 using a range of printed primary and archive sources. Drawing upon...

Meanings and myths: Semiotics of Edinburgh Castle

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L., & Furger, T. (2018, May)
Meanings and myths: Semiotics of Edinburgh Castle. Paper presented at Royal Anthropological Institute’s (RAI) Annual Conference: Art, Materiality and Representation, the Royal Anthropological Institute, The Department Of Africa, Oceania And The Americas Of The British Museum And The Department Of Anthropology At SOAS, London
Short abstract We will present initial themes from my study into the semiotics of Edinburgh Castle through analysing shared online images. As a semiotic sign, Edinburgh Castle...
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Senior Visitors to Visitor Attractions

2017 - 2018
This project aims to develop a new and innovative structured visit programme focused on the needs and wants of this increasingly significant older population group. Specifically aimed at the over 75 y...
Funder: Edinburgh Innovations Ltd | Value: £9,972

Gastronomy and Creative Entrepreneurship in Rural Tourism

2017 - 2017
Sustainable landscape management in rural areas requires the creation of opportunities that treat landscapes in the context of their historical, cultural and social factors. The growing popularity of ...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £50,266

Channel Scheme - Egypt

2015 - 2017
The aim of the research is to investigate and analyze the ability of the tour guide in Egypt to achieve intercultural rapprochement between Egypt's and Spain's cultures depending on the guide's functi...
Funder: Egyptian Education Bureau | Value: £11,740

Destination Organisations in Scotland: types, issues and characteristics

2014 - 2015
The aim of this project is to carry out a comparative study of the adaptation of destination organisations to their policy and operating environment in Scotland and Denmark with the view of identifyin...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £585

Research in Scotland on the Water Business: Strathpeffer Spa c.1850-2014

2014 - 2017
To analyse the rise, decline, and rise again of Strathpeffer Spa, c.1850-2014. This project will provide insight into the history and development of a distinctive, business-related highland community...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,000

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

2013 - 2016
Generate an audit of current activities of various Qatari based institutions (public, private and voluntary sectors) linked to the promotion of green and active living via events. Elicit constructive ...
Funder: Qatar National Research Fund | Value: £40,512

Regionalism & cooperation in tourism- S'th Africa

2008 - 2010
Regionalism & cooperation in tourism- South Africa
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,527
7 results

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

An analysis of nudging as a social marketing technique using Front of Pack nutrition labels: A study of women's perceptions of food labels

2014 - 2019
Clidna Soraghan | Director of Studies: Dr Elaine Thomson | Second Supervisor: Prof John Ensor

The role of interactive technology in the co-creation of experience in Scottish visitor attractions

2014 - 2019
" As a sector that is reliant on the creation and management of memorable experiences, visitor attrac...
Dr Ellis Urquhart | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Dr Ivana Rihova

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

Governance of protected areas: the case of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

2010 - 2016
Dr Stephen Taylor | Director of Studies: Dr Eleni Theodoraki | Second Supervisor: Dr Monika Foster

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

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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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. What is a festival city? Edinburgh is known as 'the world's leading festival city' and many cities around the globe are designated or branded as festival cities through their significant provision of festivals and events. This panel discussion unpacked the meaning of the festival city, beyond the brand; and in doing so it asked what are the physical and symbolic frontiers of a festival city in the 21st century? The panel discussion was attended by more than 30 members of the public, Science festival professional delegates and representatives from Edinburgh's Festivals and strategic destination management stakeholders. Hosted by: Dr Louise Todd, Tourism and Languages, The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University With panellists: Dr Gary Kerr, Tourism and Languages, The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University, Kenneth Wardrop, Managing Director, Wardrop Consulting, Dr Kirstie Jamieson, Urbanism, Exhibition and Heritage Design, School of Arts and Creative Industries Edinburgh Napier University, James McVeigh, Head of Marketing and Innovation, Festivals Edinburgh

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

Academics Online: Building your research profile in the digital age

The Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus
1 May 2017

Universities of Scotland Events Conference, 2017 (USEC2017)

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

Visual Methods and Ethnography Research Seminar and Workshop

The Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus
11 May 2015