Lecturer in Festival and Event Management
Lecturer in Tourism Management
Salim Al Mazro'ei, L. B. Questioning women’s empowerment through tourism entrepreneurship opportunities: The case of Omani women. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/995563
This thesis adopts critical feminist theory, which is a combination of both critical theory and feminist theory, to explore the nature and experiences of Omani women involved ...
Lagiewski, R. M. (2015). Exporting hospitality & tourism education abroad and its influence on the home programme internationalisation. (Thesis)
HEIs have, over the recent decade, been involved in internationalisation of their academic programmes and in the delivery of their degrees in international locations. Internat...
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
‘Festival leaders and resilient futures: Coastal Arts and Local Education’
Visioning is a process which focusses on a preferred future condition (Bazzanella et al., 2012). In...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
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 ...
Associate Professor in Festival and Event Management
Wight, A. C. (2019). Putting Foucault to work in tourism research. International Journal of Tourism Research, 21(1), 122-133. doi:10.1002/jtr.2246
This paper reflects on Foucault's Archaeology of Knowledge as a methodological approach in tourism research. It offers lessons from recent research focused on critiquing herit...
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. doi: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...
Robertson, M., Ong, F., Lockstone-Binney, L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2018). Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives. Event Management, 22(6), 865-874. doi: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...
Jaimangal-Jones, D., Robertson, M., & Jackson, C. (2018). Event futures: innovation, creativity and collaboration. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 9(2), (5). doi:10.1108/IJEFM-05-2018-0032. ISSN 1758-2954
This special issue has at its centre the theme Event Futures: innovation, creativity and collaboration. This theme was the basis of the Association for Events Management Educa...
Jarman, D. (2018). Festival community networks and transformative place-making. Journal of Place Management and Development, doi:10.1108/JPMD-06-2017-0062. ISSN 1753-8335
Festivals are often explicitly connected to the destinations in which they take place, explored here as contributing to broader processes of place-making and engagemen...
Anastasiadou, C., Vettese, S., & Calder, L. (2018). Enhancing the Tourist Heritage Experience through In-Situ, Customisable 3D - Printed Souvenirs. In L. Egberts, & M. D. Alvarez (Eds.), Heritage and Tourism : Places, Imageries and the Digital Age, 151-171. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. doi:10.5117/9789462985353
This research set out to investigate whether technological innovations in design and the personalisation of tourist souvenirs through 3D printing, could offer opportunities to...
Sweeney, M., Docherty-Hughes, J., & Lynch, P. (2018). Lifestyling Entrepreneurs' Sociological Expressionism. Annals of Tourism Research, 69, 90-100. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2018.01.006
This study explores the tourism host-home relationship investigated through documentary analysis of photographs choreographed through mutual negotiation between hosts and rese...
Jarman, D. (2017). Social network analysis and the hunt for homophily: diversity and equality within festival communities. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, (1-17). doi:10.1080/19407963.2018.1414987. ISSN 1940-7963
Diversity and equality at a Scottish volunteer run arts festival are explored in this paper, through survey based social network analysis and follow-up interviews. Together th...
Thomson, E. (in press). Narratives of health and hospitality: Strathpeffer Spa c.1866 – c.1946. Hospitality and Society. ISSN 2042-7913
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...
Lynch, P. (2017). Mundane welcome: Hospitality as life politics. Annals of Tourism Research, 64, (174-184). doi:10.1016/j.annals.2017.04.001. ISSN 0160-7383
This research explores the experience of mundane welcome and elaborates the emergent concept, ‘hospitality life politics’ (HLP), referring to hospitality practises invoked by ...
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). doi:10.1108/ijchm-10-2015-0581. ISSN 0959-6119
The events and festivals literature relies on theories and models borrowed from tourism studies which may insufficiently account for the unique characteristics of even...
Sood, J., Lynch, P., & Anastasiadou, C. (2017). Community non-participation in homestays in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism Management, 60, 332-347. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2016.12.007
An upsurge in popularity of homestays has provided newer economic opportunities to remote Indian Himalayan communities. Despite the benefits homestays offer, their acceptance ...
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discus...
As a sector that is reliant on the creation and management of memorable experiences, visitor attrac...
The Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus
1 May 2017
11 May 2015