Research Projects:

Processions of Witness: Manchester Whit Walks – ongoing project seed funded by Manchester Met School of Tourism, Events and Hospitality with some match funding from Institute of Place Management.

Everyday crafting and placemaking – work with knitting groups and WI in Liverpool
Full paper here OPEN ACCESS

Dog walking and leisure practice (collaborative project w/ Dr. Tom Fletcher, Leeds Beckett).
Full paper here OPEN ACCESS
The Conversation article

Other projects:

Small Scale/Place-based Festivals – more coming soon!

Critical Event Studies – First symposium was held in Manchester in 2016. For further activity related to this group see:

Special Issues

Co-edited with Dr. Rebecca Finkel
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism Leisure and Events: Equality and Diversity in Planned Events 

Co-edited with Prof. Jane Ali-Knight
Journal of Place Management and Development: Grassroot Festivals and Placemaking 

Research Support

PhD Club – I have set up a PhD club for staff in my faculty who are trying to complete their doctorate alongside working.

5 year plan template – feel free to make a copy for yourself of my 5 year plan template to support your research development.