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Dark Tourism – Free public event in Greenwich – 4th May 2017

April 11, 2017


Through our Tourism Research Centre at the University of Greenwich, we’re hosting a free, public event on Dark Tourism, on 4th May.  This will be from 5-7pm and will end with a guided walking tour of the dark history of our Old Royal Naval College campus in London. “Dark tourism can be defined as tourism […]

Events Management Research: Attendee motivation, Festivals and Economic Impacts

November 19, 2016


Along with my colleagues Denise Hawkes, Emma Abson and Paul Booth, we’ve recently had a new book chapter published which looks at the relationship between motivations to attend events and the spending that takes place at them.  This research was carried out over three months during a series of festivals held in an area of […]

London Marathon 2013

December 5, 2012


I’m going to run the London marathon in April for the Family Holiday Association.  They are an amazing charity who support disadvantage families to take short breaks, usually to the British seaside. I’ve been teaching and talking about social tourism a lot over the last five years, and the FHA are a great example of how […]

London vs. New York: Who is winning?

November 23, 2012


These are the details of an event being run by the London branch of the Institute of Economic Development.  I became secretary of the branch a few months ago and I’m really looking forward to working with them, especially on events and where we can develop links into our work in EDReC at the University […]

The Sinha Games

July 25, 2012


Last night I was on BBC Radio 4‘s ‘The Sinha Games’, presented by comedian Paul Sinha.  This half hour show took an amusing, and broadly positive, look at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and you can listen to it via the BBC iPlayer by clicking the image below:

BBC News Olympic legacy debate with Ian Sinclair

July 24, 2012


Last night I was invited to take part in a debate on the BBC News Channel about the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.  You can watch the video below:  

London 2012: Good value for money

July 23, 2012


I’m going to be on the BBC News tonight, at some point around 9pm, debating the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with Ian Sinclair, who has had a great deal to say about the negative impacts of the Olympics in East London.  I take the view that 2012 is making a hugely […]