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.

Dog walking and leisure practice (collaborative project w/ Dr. Tom Fletcher, Leeds Beckett).
Full paper here
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 (Due Early 2018)

Co-edited with Prof. Jane Ali-Knight
Journal of Place Management and Development: Grassroot Festivals and Placemaking (Due Autumn 2018)

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. So far we are piloting this with two departments and running monthly gatherings with themes.

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