Merseyside Maritime Museum - where the symposium was held June 7, 2014
The Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa campus May 19, 2014
Tourism: A Modern Synthesis April 23, 2014
Click to download the flyer for the event April 11, 2014

An ERASMUS visit to Germany

April 10, 2014


The Hanseatic town of Stralsund

I’ve recently returned from an ERASMUS teaching exchange visit to Germany.  I visited the Fachhochschule Stralsund – University of Applied Sciences, in the beautiful medieval city of Stralsund, in the north-east of the country.  While I was there, I taught MA and BA students studying tourism management and destination development. My teaching in Stralsund focused […]

Posted in: Sustainability, Tourism

Educating the 21st Century Events Management Graduate

March 3, 2014



My colleague Charles Bladen and I have just had this paper published in the journal ‘Events Management’.  In the paper, we are argue that Events Management degrees need re-examining, to ensure that they are helping students to develop the kinds of skills and attitudes that employers, and society need.  You can read the abstract below […]

Responsible Events

February 11, 2014



I recently gave a talk on ‘Responsible Events’ at the Event Horizons conference in Cornwall.  You can see the presentation below.  ‘Responsibility’ is a new way of thinking about sustainability.  In this presentation, I argue that ‘sustainability’ has been the least successful policy agenda of the last 50 years.  Top-down policies, frameworks and industry standards […]


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