Lecturer in Tourism and Airline Management
Associate Professor in Festival and Event Management
Urquhart, E. A. The Role of Interactive Technology in the Co-creation of Experience in Scottish Visitor Attractions. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2090670
As a theoretical construct, co-creation has received significant attention in the service management field and is increasingly being applied to experiential industries such as...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
02 May 2017
02 May 2017
The “Academics Online” workshop on Tuesday 2 May, organised by Dr Ivana Rihova and Dr Nathalia Tjandra from the Business School, allowed the 40 participating academics, ECRs a...
12 May 2015
12 May 2015
A total of 35 researchers, early career and established academics from the Business School, the University and other institutions, attended the event, which took place on 12th...
Lecturer in Festival and Event Management
Urquhart, E. (in press). Technological mediation in the future of experiential tourism. Journal of Tourism Futures, 21(4), 489-516. https://doi.org/10.1108/jtf-04-2019-0033
Purpose – This article considers the role that technology may play in the future of experiential tourism. This viewpoint paper begins to question future developments in techno...
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. 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...
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...
Jaimangal-Jones, D., Robertson, M., & Jackson, C. (2018). Event futures: innovation, creativity and collaboration. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 9(2), 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEFM-05-2018-0032
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...
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...
Robertson, M., Newland, B., & Darby, P. (2014). An Exploration of a Niche Sport Event’s Role in Visitors’ Perception of a Rural Destination: The Case of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. International journal of sport management, 15(2), 193-218
This article investigates whether a niche sport event in a rural location influences visitor perceptions of a destination. The work explores how rural sport events can affect ...
Robertson, M., & Yeoman, I. (2013). Signals and Signposts of the Future: Literary Festival Consumption in 2050. Tourism Recreation Research, 39(3), (321-342). ISSN 0250-8281
This conceptual paper uses a scenario planning process to facilitate possible futures for literary festivals, a form of festival tourism that has grown rapidly in the develope...
I. Yeoman, M. Robertson, U. McMahon-Beattie, E. Backer, & K. A. Smith (Eds.), (2014). The Future of Events and Festivals
The growth of events and festivals has been significant over the last decade and a wide range of skills are essential to ensure those events are successful. This requirement h...
I. Yeoman, M. Robertson, J. Ali-Knight, U. McMahon-Beattie, & S. Drummond (Eds.), (2004). Festival and Events Management: an international arts and culture perspective
Festival and Events Management: An International Perspective is a unique text looking at the central role of events management in the cultural, tourism and arts industries.
Tinsley, R., & Lynch, P. (2001). Small tourism business networks and destination development. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 20(4), (367 - 378). doi:10.1016/S0278-4319(01)00024-X. ISSN 0278-4319
This paper is based on ongoing research into networking between small tourism businesses and its contribution to destination development. The fieldwork is being carried out in...
Lynch, . P. (1999). Networking in the Homestay Sector. The service industries journal, 20(3), (95-116). doi:10.1080/02642060000000034
This paper provides a case study on the management of private home accommodation used to house overseas guests who are primarily registered as students with the English as a f...
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