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Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual

Journal Article
Keith, L., & Kerr, G. (2022)
Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual. Journal of Science Communication, 21(04), Article A03. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.21040203
The workforces of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) industries suffer from skills gaps and lack diversity. Science engagement activities e.g. science f...

"The Arcade" at Cheltenham Science Festival (Curator)

Exhibition / Performance
Kerr, G. (2022)
"The Arcade" at Cheltenham Science Festival (Curator). [Exhibition]. Exhibited at Cheltenham Science Festival, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham. 7 June 2022 - 12 June 2022. (Unpublished
The game is on – get set for an awesome adventure in The Arcade and put your skills to the test in a series of fun, creative and cryptic challenges. Can you make, break and cr...

Covid & Innovation within Edinburgh's Festivals: Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Innovation & Technology

Report
Stewart, H., Ali-Knight, J., Kerr, G., & Holmes, K. (2022)
Covid & Innovation within Edinburgh's Festivals: Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Innovation & Technology. Edinburgh Napier University
The COVID-19 pandemic created a global hiatus for events and festivals. The requirement for whole countries to stay at home and avoid contact with other people led to numerous...

Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities

Presentation / Conference
Jarman, D. (2022, May)
Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities. Paper presented at CHME 2022 (Council for Hospitality Management Education), Edinburgh Napier University
This paper explores some of the key themes from my PhD. In the paper I introduced the themes in the context of my work, exploring interpretations of "community" and "networks"...

Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia

Report
Stewart, H., Smith, S., Baxter, R., Ali-Knight, J., & Kerr, G. (2022)
Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University
Unlock & Revive is a multi-disciplinary action-research project that involves multiple partners. It is a highly collaborative project aimed at supporting the wellbeing of peop...

Building resilience and future proofing events education

Conference Proceeding
Jaimangal-Jones, D., Jackson, C., & Robertson, M. (2021)
Building resilience and future proofing events education
This session explores issues surrounding the design and delivery of Event Management programmes, specifically those related to their resilience and futureproofing. It addresse...

Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020

Book Chapter
Elsden, C., Yu, D., Piccio, B., Helgason, I., & Terras, M. (2021)
Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020. In L. Bissell, & L. Weir (Eds.), Performance in a Pandemic. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003165644
Within days of performance venues being forced to close their doors in 2020, the National Theatre began broadcasting high-quality recordings of the best of London’s West End. ...

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. (2022)
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, 26(1), 157-175. 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...

Learning from the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Recommendations for Festivals and Performing Arts in Navigating Covid-19 and New Digital Contexts

Report
Elsden, C., Piccio, B., Helgason, I., & Terras, M. (2021)
Learning from the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Recommendations for Festivals and Performing Arts in Navigating Covid-19 and New Digital Contexts. AHRC
When it happened, the announcement that the Edinburgh Festivals would not go ahead was both predictable and shocking. Cruelly, so many aspects of what makes the Edinburgh Fest...

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...
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Women, festival leaders and social transformation: an international comparison.

2019 - date
Bene Piccio | Director of Studies: Dr Louise Todd | Second Supervisor: Dr Martin Robertson

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

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

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

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 images: Brand image and stakeholders’ brand relationship types at 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
28 September 2019

Festival Frontiers: The Festival City.

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

Visual Methods and Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research

The Business School
6 March 2019 - 5 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
15 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