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Engaging students in enhanced academic transitions – a case of online study skills resource SPICE (Student Pre-arrival Induction for Continuing Education)

Journal Article
Foster, M. (2011)
Engaging students in enhanced academic transitions – a case of online study skills resource SPICE (Student Pre-arrival Induction for Continuing Education). Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education,
In the current educational landscape, with increasingly diverse student groups on programmes, traditional induction many not always be best suited to the needs of the students...

Individualized Tourism Brochures as a Novel Approach to Mass Customization

Journal Article
Migas, N., Anastasiadou, C., & Stirling, A. (2008)
Individualized Tourism Brochures as a Novel Approach to Mass Customization. Journal of Hospitality and Leisure Marketing, 17, 237-257. https://doi.org/10.1080/10507050801978463
Tourism is an information intensive business and technological advances have transformed the way in which information is stored, managed and transmitted to potential visitors....

Interdisciplinary methodologies in different cultures of learning: Apples and Pears?

Conference Proceeding
Macdonald, I., Firth, R., Foster, M., & Zhou, V. (2014)
Interdisciplinary methodologies in different cultures of learning: Apples and Pears?
This paper explores the reception and analysis of different methodologies in an inter-disciplinary pedagogical collaboration involving Design and Business academics and their ...

From destination management organisations to destination organisations in Scotland and Denmark: multi-level governance versus localism

Conference Proceeding
Anastasiadou, C., & Halkier, H. (2014)
From destination management organisations to destination organisations in Scotland and Denmark: multi-level governance versus localism. In S. Gyimóthy, M. Möckel, & A. Budeanu (Eds.), The Values of Tourism, (111
Although a lot of previous research on destination management had focused on the relevance of destination marketing organisations in improving destination competitiveness (Pik...

Management Challenges at Film-Induced Tourism Heritage Attractions

Journal Article
Bąkiewicz, J., Leask, A., Barron, P., & Rakić, T. (2017)
Management Challenges at Film-Induced Tourism Heritage Attractions. Tourism Planning and Development, 14(4), 548-566. https://doi.org/10.1080/21568316.2017.1303540
In response to an increasingly competitive environment, a number of heritage visitor attractions (HVAs) have encouraged filming, as well as subsequent film-induced tourism, in...

Salute to the sun: an exploration of UK yoga tourist profiles

Journal Article
Ali-Knight, J., & Ensor, J. (2017)
Salute to the sun: an exploration of UK yoga tourist profiles. Tourism Recreation Research, 42(4), 484-497. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2017.1327186
This paper focuses on exploring yoga tourism as an under researched area where little has been written to date (Ali-Knight, 2009; Lehto, Brown, Chen & Morrison, 2006). Yoga to...

Managing Asian attractions, Generation Y and face

Journal Article
Fyall, A., Leask, A., Barron, P., & Ladkin, A. (2017)
Managing Asian attractions, Generation Y and face. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 32, 35-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2017.04.006
In view of the growth, dynamism and increasing influence of the Asian tourism industry and the contribution to be played in the future by Gen Y visitors and workforce, this st...

Imaging Edinburgh as the ‘festival city’

Presentation / Conference
Todd, L., & Logan-McFarlane, A. (2017, June)
Imaging Edinburgh as the ‘festival city’. Presented at Critical Tourism Studies: Understand Tourism- Change Tourism, Understand Ourselves - Change Ourselves
We will present initial findings and emerging themes from our study into the imaging of a ‘festival city’, as it is represented and elicited by city stakeholders through share...

The Role of Interactive Technology in the Co-creation of Experience in Scottish Visitor Attractions

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, E. (2017)
The Role of Interactive Technology in the Co-creation of Experience in Scottish Visitor Attractions. In PhD Workshop Research Proposals, (113-118
As a sector reliant on the creation of memorable experiences, visitor attractions (VAs) have increasingly turned to interactive technology as a platform for engaging and commu...

Managing revenue in Scottish visitor attractions.

Journal Article
Leask, A., Fyall, A., & Garrod, B. (2012)
Managing revenue in Scottish visitor attractions. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2012.667070
Revenue management is often identified as a potentially valuable tool for addressing some of the challenges currently facing visitor attractions. This article sets out to inve...
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

Visual Methods and Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research

The Business School
6 March 2019 - 4 June 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

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