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Programme Leader for UG Tourism
Foster, M., Macdonald, I. & Firth, R. (2014, January). Challenges and benefits of student mobility: what do we know about our students’ perceptions of own and host culture of learning. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier Staff Conference, Edinburgh
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Exploring students' attitudes to study abroad. Paper presented at TARC International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2013: Innovation and Transformation in Learning and Teaching, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Foster, M. (2012, May). SEDA Workshop - Working with Cultural Diversity in Higher Education
The evolving dialogue about internationalisation in the Higher Education has moved from considering issues surrounding teaching international students to recognising students ...
Edinburgh Innovations Ltd
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...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
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 ...
Egyptian Education Bureau
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
Professor in Festival and Event Management
Lecturer in Marketing
Lecturer in Tourism Management
Lecturer in Festival and Event Management
Associate Professor in Festival and Event Management
Programme Leader MSc Tourism & Hospitality Suite
Foster, M. (2010, January). Management. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier Staff Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
Foster, M. (2010, January). Engaging students in enhanced academic transitions. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Staff Conference, Edinburgh Napier University
Foster, M. (2009, October). A cross-disciplinary and cross-university approach to Enhancing Asian student learning experience in the UK HE. Paper presented at Global Connections – Local Impacts: Best Practices and Policies for Cross-Border Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Foster, M. (2009, January). for international students. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Staff Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
approach to enhancing Asian student experience in UK HE. Paper presented at Institutional Research Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
Robertson, M., & Rogers, P. (2008, November). Media Framing and the Perception of the Impacts of Festivals and Events in Rural and Urban Fringe Areas: A Case Study Analysis of Newspaper Coverage. Paper presented at International Tourism and Media Conference, Melbourne
Foster, M. (2008, January). Harnessing learning style preferences of Asian students to develop engaged learning: what we know so far and how can we apply this to enhance learning and teaching. Paper presented at The Internationalising of UK Higher Education Learning and Teaching Conference, Edinburgh
Robertson, M., & Darby, P. (2007, January). The Rurban Interface ~ investigating the potency of niche sport events as brand narrative for destinations: Case Study: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William, Scotland. Paper presented at International Event Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia
Carlsen, J., Ali-Knight, J., & Robertson, M. (2007, January). Access: Developing a research agenda for Edinburgh festivals and events. Paper presented at International Event Research Conference., Melbourne, Australia
Foster, M. (2007, January). How can we get our students to speak in class?. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on East Asian students
Foster, M. (2005, January). From a risk to a comfort zone: developing digital materials to enhance students experience. Paper presented at 2005 joint BALEAP/SATEFL conference, Edinburgh
Foster, M. (2005, January). A little inspiration goes a long way. Exploring students' intercultural dilemmas through their diaries. Paper presented at British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) Intercultural Communication Professional Issues Meeting
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
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...
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...
Qatar National Research Fund
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 ...
Regionalism & cooperation in tourism- South Africa
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discus...
Although previous research has widely acknowledg...
As a sector that is reliant on the creation and management of memorable experiences, visitor attrac...
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations...
Skeptics on The Fringe 2017, Edinburgh Skeptics Society, Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
14 August 2017
The Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus
1 May 2017
The Business School
Edinburgh Napier University
24 March 2017
11 May 2015